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"Don't listen to her - she's a control freak. Now, let me tell you what you're gonna do."
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"Long story short: you're fired."
"Don't say it – I'll clean out my desk."
"I want you to try thinking outside the severage package."
"Letting someone go is never easy, Peters."
"Yes we need it back. The team fired you, not Sharky."
"I've been at home in a fired capacity."
"Here – if you dose at the exact moment you get fired, it really heightens the experience."
When cats get fired
"We'd like to switch you from working under the radar to living off the grid."
Tags:under the radar, off the grid, offices, office work, working, worker, unemployment, fired, fire, pink slip, pink-slip, unemployed, boss, horrible bosses, management, middle management, cubicle, cubicles, laid off, laid-off, lay-off, lay-offs, lay off, lay offs, unceremonious, unceremoniously, unfairly, unfair, dismiss, dismissal, unfair dismissal, businessmen, businessman, business men, business man
"First of all Harringnton, let me tell you how much we all admire your determination not to choose between job and family."
Tags:work, worklife, home, homelife, work life balance, family, families, dad, dads, father, fathers, working parent, working parents, parent, parenting, parents, parenthood, boss, bosses, let down, gently, letting down gently, disciplinary, disciplinary hearing, fire, fired, firing, dismissed, dismissal, dismissals, determination
"Fired? I think the people for the ethical treatment of animals may have something to say about that."
Tags:dog, dogs, dog lover, dog lovers, dog person, dog people, working dog, working dogs, union, unions, charity, charities, fire, fired, firing, dismissed, dismiss, dismissal, unfair dismissal, unfair dismissal, employment law, employment laws, boss, bosses, employer, employers, manager, managers, employee, employees
"It's in this room – and it's getting laid-off..."
"Excuse me! I might have said 'yada yada yada' but I never said 'blah, blah, blah'!"
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"Our operations here close down today, and you are all emeritus!"
Tags:factory, factories, factory closure, factory closures, closure, closures, loss of industry, shutdown, close, job losses, mass job losses, redundant, redundancy, redundancies, mass redundancies, dismissed, dismiss, dismissal, dismissals, let down gentle, carefully worded, careful wording, emeritus
"Look around you,Crawford. I want you to savor being employed."
"Your clone, Melford, has come of work age – you must now leave."
"He said, 'Hayward, you've given us twenty-seven years of loyal, dedicated service, and I hate to have to let you go.' Then he fell out the window."
Tags:let go, fired, fire, firing, dismissed, dismissal, dismissals, redundant, made redundant, redundancy, boss, bosses, suicidal, accident, accidents, tragic accident, tragic accidents, suspicious accident, suspicious accidents, suspicious, fell, fall, died, die, dead, fell to his death, fell to their death
"We'd like you to take early retirement, retroactive to the day you started working here."
'Do you prefer rosy rhetoric or the plain truth that I'm firing you?'
"...But of course we'll still be friends on Facebook!"
"Normally, I'd fire you, Hoskins – but we have a lower standard for men."
Tags:boss, bosses, female boss, female bosses, manager, managers, female manager, female managers, fire, fired, firing, dismissed, dismissal, dismissals, dressing down, performance review, performance reviews, bad performance review, bad performance reviews, poor performer, poor performers, double standards, double standard, sexist, workplace sexism, glass ceiling, glass ceilings, lower standard, lower standards, men, man, women, woman
'Don't take you dismissal personally Jenkins. I had to fund my bonus somehow.'
"We can't offer you a golden parachute, however we do offer a very attractive escape hatch."
Tags:golden parachute, golden parachutes, dismissal, dismissals, merger, mergers, executive, executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, business manager, business managers, compensation, financial compensation, guarantee, guarantees, escape hatch, escape hatches, takeover, takeovers