bossnapping

bossnapping

(ˈbɒsˌnæpɪŋ)
n
kidnapping a company executive as part of industrial action
[C21: from boss + (kid)napping]
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Susie Dent's top words of the year Bossnapping - noun: (in France) The prevention of senior managers from leaving company premises for a period of time by their employees, to protest about large-scale redundancies and cutbacks.
Bossnapping - noun: (in France) the prevention of senior managers from leaving company premises for a period of time by their employees, in order to protest about large-scale redundancies and cutbacks
In France, with many factories closing, a wave of executive hostage-taking -- "bossnapping," as this newfangled crime is called -- is agitating board rooms and police across the country.
In France, with many factories closing, a wave of executive hostage-taking - "bossnapping," as this newfangled crime is called - is agitating board rooms and police across the country.
Bossnapping is all the rage in France and has extended to other parts of Europe.
There have been at least six cases of bossnapping in France in the last fortnight, and the worrying thing is, it works.
In all six cases, bossnapping has resulted in concessions being made.
The way bossnapping is described, often rather humorously, you could be forgiven for thinking that it is a lot more civil than it is.
"Bossnapping" is a variation on kidnapping except that it is not kids that are held against their will but bosses.