layoff lust
( lust) n. The strong desire to be laid off from one’s job.

Example Citation:
A new term has entered the language: "layoff lust," the sudden desire to be sent away with a severance package, providing time at last to search for meaning and cultivate the soul.
—Cullen Murphy, "Fast-Free Living," The Atlantic Monthly, April, 2002

Earliest Citation:
Gen X Embraces the Recession By Going to Plan B: Layoff Lust
—Headline, New York Observer, December 10, 2001

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