A description of the feeling a person gets after receiving a piece of shock news concerning their employment i.e. demotion, redundancy, loss of benefit, changes to working routines or dismissal. Often due to unforeseen circumstances which lead to the recipient ending up in said state.
"Well, what can i say? The company told us this morning that they are moving all manufacturing over to China before this year is out. I was completely jobsmacked when I heard...."
by Northstar77 July 21, 2009