To be led to believe you will get something at a job (usually a bonus, raise, promotion..), but get the rug pulled out from under you last minute.
-You work O.T. all month for the promised labor bonus, but not told til the 28th day you didn't fill out a form right on the 2nd day, so there'd be no bonus. Your co-worker says, "Damn, you've been hurlbutted."
-You work your ass off for a promised promotion, then, last minute, the job is given to a drunk from another store. I say to you, "Sorry you got hurlbutted. Is there anything I can do?"