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"You're out, Hodges—it's time to make way for a younger loser."
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"We're very sorry, Templeton."
Tags:retiring, retirement, forced retirement, laid off, laid-off, lay off, lay-off, lay offs, lay-offs, redundancy, made redundant, redundancies, downsizing, unemployed, unemployment, ice floe, ice floes, ice flow, ice flows, executive, executives, business executive, business executive, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, betray, betrayal, betrayals
"Hold it - we almost forgot his benefits package."
"I'd be upset, too, if they replaced my golden parachute with a dirty rolled-up carpet."
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"You've been in harness for twenty seven years, Hargraves, and now we'd like to shoot you."
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"This is the most difficult decision this board has ever made. We're putting you in a nursing home."
"We do all those old tricks electronically now."
Tags:you cant teach an old dog new tricks, you can't teach an old dog new tricks, offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, replaced, replacement, replacements, out of touch, out of date, behind the times, desk job, desk jobs, laid off, laid-off, lay off, lay-off, lay offs, lay-offs, redundancy, made redundant, redundancies, forced retirement, dog, dogs, old dog, old dogs, expression, expressions
"They said you retired early. I thought they meant from working here."
Tags:early retirement, early retirements, retirement plan, retirement plans, retiring, sleeping, camping out, workaholic, workaholics, work addict, work addicts, sleeping at your desk, ageism, forced retirement, office, camping, office camping, long hours, break time, nap time, sleep, insomnia, sleep disorders
"You're over 50. While we appreciate your past contributions, we need to put them behind us and move on."
Tags:ageism, ageist, ageists, age discrimination, getting older, aging, ageing, loyalty, early retirement, early retirements, obsolete, forced out of a job, new management, millennials, secession, succession planning, out to pasture, management, track record, contributions, moving on, forced retirement, forced retirements, office politics, boom to bust, handing over the reins
'Come right in, Fenton. It's time to explain your retirement options.'
'I hear they're putting you out to pasture.'
Baseball manager brings pitcher golf clubs
'It's my own fault. I never upgraded my skills. I was replaced by a man half my age with a more advanced smartphone and hundreds of productive apps.'
'You can't put him out to pasture - he owns the pasture!'
"I'm a magician of rationalization. I can make old and inefficient employees disappear!"
'I've been given a new territory - the pasture.'
"Congratulations on your 50 years with the company - we'll miss you, Parker."
"Look here, Watson, everybody has to retire sometime."
"He used to be a mover and shaker around here -- now he's just a shaker."
'We'll have to let Johnson go. His methods are somewhat dated.'
"Just ignore him, we retired him last week."
'Retirement age! Can retirement age do this?'
'Ed, the time has come to roll out Ed 2.0.'
'I was a devoted public servant until I was de-voted from office.'
'You are correct...we can't make you retire....'