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"We've decided, Carmichael, to give you back to the community."
Tags:donate, donates, donating, donation, donations, give back, giving back, community donation, charity, charities, charitable donation, charitable donations, fire, fired, firing, firings, sacked, sacking, sackings, layoff, layoffs, laid off, lay off, lay offs, downsize, downsizes, downsizing, restructure, restructures, restructuring, bearer of bad news, bearers of bad news, messenger, messengers, breaking bad news, cushion the blow, cushioning the blow
"Hank, when you're finished firing this gentleman I have some rather unfortunate news for you as well."
Tags:fire, fires, firing, layoff, layoffs, mass layoff, mass layoffs, mass firing, mass firing, job, jobs, job loss, job losses, corporate culture, corporate ladder, corporation, corporations, megacorporation, megacorporations, bad news, breaking bad news, messenger, messengers, shoot the messenger, shooting the messenger, upper management
"Remember how I said I was happiest when we had nothing?"
"I'm afraid you have humans."
Tags:environmentalism, environmentalist, environmentalists, human, mankind, pollute, pollutes, polluting, pollution, diagnose, diagnoses, diagnosing, diagnosis, diagnoses, doctor, doctors, human activity, climate change, global warming, environmental destruction, extinct, extinction, mass extinction, extinction level event, parasite, parasites, pest, pests, bad news, breaking bad news
"You're sicker than I think."
Tags:medical, doctors, fitness, language, clichés, cliche, sick, sickness, ill, illness, terminal illness, terminal illnesses, diagnosis, diagnosing, disease, diseases, doctor, doctors, physician, physicians, family doctor, family doctors, bad news, break bad news, breaks bad news, breaking bad news, mankoff
"I've finally learned not to measure my worth by how many employees I have."
Tags:self-esteem, self-esteem issue, self-esteem issues, employee, employees, ceo, ceos, executive, executives, c.e.o., c.e.o.s, chief executive, chief executives, upper management, upper manager, upper managers, self-worth, materialist, materialists, materialism, net worth, fired, firing, firings, layoff, layoffs, laid off, lay-off, lay-offs, bad news, breaking bad news, break bad news, bearer of bad news, mass layoffs, wealthy, rich, riches, rich person, rich people
'I'm not sure how to break this to you all... the Atkins diet is back.'
"You asked for more time off to spend with your family... How does 365 days a year sound?"
'You'd better sit down, I have some bad news, Mrs Burton...It's about your late husband...Whoops!..'
'Er, so Mrs Trimble, the good news is we got your test results back in record time! . . .'
"Your father and I want to explain why we've decided to live apart."
Tags:live apart, lives apart, living apart, separate, separates, separating, separation, separations, divorce, divorces, bad news, break bad news, breaking bad news, child, children, large family, large families, big familiy, big families, rodent, rodents, mouse, mice, rat, rats, family meeting, family meetings
"Brodkin, now that the economy is creating jobs at a faster than expected clip, why don't you go out and find yourself one?"
Tags:unemployment, personnel, hierarchy, corporate hierarchy, corporate hierarchies, job creation, job rate, job rates, economic recovery, economic recoveries, break bad news, breaking bad news, bad news, fired, firing, firings, callous, callousness, job creation rate, job creation rates, layoff, layoffs, laying off, boss, bosses, manager, managers, personnel department, mankoff
"Your test results were quite encouraging, however the results give you slightly less than three months to live."
Tags:doctor, medicine, diagnosis, test, test results, test result, tests, medical test, medical tests, bad news, breaking bad news, result, results, misdiagnosis, misdiagnose, misdiagnosing, patient, patients, medical misadventure, medical malpractice, hospital, hospitals, consult, consultation, mistake, medicine, mislead, misleads, misled, misleading
'Do you want to tell him or should I?'
'I'm afraid that your father is dead. Dead as a Dodo.'
"Breaking bad news - it's not really my forte..."
Tags:bedside manner, bad news, bad-news, bedside-manner, patient, patients, doctor, doctors, gp, gps, general practitioner, general practitioners, terminal illness, terminal illnesses, terminal case, terminal disease, terminal diseases, healthcare, grave, graves, graveyard, graveyards, breaking bad news, skill, skills, skill set, skill-set, skill-sets, skill sets, forte, fortes
Waiting Times for Doctor and for Spin Doctor
Missing Husband - 'OMG! You mean he's coming back?!'
'You're not saying that you... er... got one of those generic diseases...'
"Level with me, doc...is it serious?"
Tags:undertaker, undertakers, undertaking, funeral, funerals, funeral director, funeral directors, bad news, breaking bad news, coffin, coffins, casket, caskets, bedside manner, terminal illness, terminal illnesses, terminal disease, terminal diseases, doctor, doctors, physician, physicians, health care
Breaking Bad News; doctor to patient - 'OK; now does anyone know the Latin word for crab?'
'Bad news, Ma'am. Your husband got cooked, skinned, beheaded and eaten.'
"I have a healthy skepticism of what's reported to me as 'fact'."
Tags:baldo, fact, facts, skeptic, skeptics, skepticism, sceptic, sceptics, scepticism, conspiracy, conspiracy theory, conspiracy theories, break bad news, breaking bad news, report card, report cards, grade, grades, bad grades, bad grade, father, fathers, son, sons, fail, fails, failing, failing grade, failing grades
"The electric bill is up. The water bill is up. The gas bill is up. It would be so nice if just one thing went down."
Tags:baldo, electric bill, electric bills, gas bill, gas bills, water bill, water bills, utility, utilities, utility bill, utility bills, bill paying, bill payment, bill payments, report card, report cards, grade, grades, bad grade, bad grades, lucky day, lucky days, bad student, bad students, break bad news, bad news, breaking bad news, good news
"Now that I have you all here..."