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"Oh, sure, that could be us tomorrow, but it's him today."
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"Let me put it this way—you're irreplaceable but not indispensable."
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'It appears we've accidentally laid off all the people who 'do' things.'
"I'll have what's left of my people get in touch with what's left of your people."
"The good news is that you've been invited to a leaving do, the bad news is that it's yours."
Now, let's remove the blindfold and have a look around your new work space: Bad news, delivered badly.
'I'm afraid I'm going to have to let you go. You're been giving 110%.'
'Think of it as a buyout package, Bob...without the 'buy' and just the 'out'!'
'Sorry I fired you, Maggie. I got my husband's testosterone patches mixed up with my estrogen patches.'
'Clear your desk. You're fired!'
"I'm worried management will find someone offshore..."
"We don't fire people here, Thompson, we tag them and release them into the wild."
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The Sack/The Executive Sack.
'Me, I took the voluntary redundacy.'
'I'm glad you had the courage to speak up. Now I know who to fire.'
Termination notice...'Willoughby, you should feel honored to be part of the solution.'
'We won't exactly be firing you, Brubaker. However we are switching to an all-volunteer work force.'
Marketing: READY! AIM! FIRE!
'Not only could I replace you with a computer, I wouldn't even have to turn it on.'
Bob gets his walking papers.
'We've laid off our entire legal department since we've gone with the honesty is the best policy approach.'
'They can't fire Barney. He has tenure.'
'If the company is sending my job overseas, I'd like to go with it.'
'Jenkins, there's no easy way for me to say this, so I suggest you download your dismissal as a PDF file from the company website.'
'Our CEO has been doing a lousy job for years. So, we fire him, while awarding him a $210 million bonus.'