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A series of wind-up tin cups walk past a man on the sidewalk.
Tags:cup, cups, tin cup, tin cups, beg, begs, begging, beggar, beggars, panhandle, panhandles, panhandling, panhandler, panhandlers, hobo, hobos, homeless, homelessness, homeless person, homeless people, mechanization, mechanisation, automation, automated, robot, robots, worker, workers, job loss, job losses, tramp, tramps, take work, takes work, replace, replaces, replacement, replacements
"Who do you want to replace when you grow up?"
"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
'Dan lost his job in October, but we've made some lifestyle changes that have helped to compensate for the drop in income.'
"I want you to try thinking outside the severage package."
"We're considering outsourcing your job. Could you explain to this guy in Guatemala whatever it is you do around here?"
'They stopped making excuses. It's cheaper to import them.'
"I had too many irons in the fire and it went out."
Tags:too many irons in the fire, spread thinly, spread too thinly, trying too much, trying to do too much, idiom, idioms, iron, irons, fire, fires, extinguished, extinguish, job loss, job losses, unemployed, unemployment, self employed, self employment, unsuccessful, lack of success, bar, bars, pub, pubs, after work dirnks
"Bad news. The board's decided to cryogenically freeze your department indefinitely."
'The stimulus package doesn't seem to be working,'
Undervalued,underpaid,worried about my future, still enough of my problems...what can I do for you?
"We ran out of toilet paper. Luckily, I have a whole box of my resumé."
Tags:toilet paper, toilet paper shortage, toilet paper shortages, panic buying, panic buy, panic buyer, panic buyers, stockpiling toilet paper, resume, resumes, cv, curriculum vitae, covid-19, corona, coronavirus, novel coronavirus, corona virus, novel corona virus, pandemic, pandemics, epidemic, epidemics, disease, diseases, illness, sickness, virus, viruses, self-isolation, social distancing, quarantine, quarantines, quarantined, lockdown, lockdowns, unemployment, unemployment crisis, job loss, job losses
"Don't worry, Bob. There are some jobs a robot just can't do – like kissing up."
'Mmmh... Do I give up a life of luxury and privilege that people can only dream of... or just lay off half of you?'
"I'll have what's left of my people get in touch with what's left of your people."
"We're down to two potential hires: you and an efficiency algorithm on a Malaysian server barge."
"Our operations here close down today, and you are all emeritus!"
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"I've had a lot of free time this year."
Tags:yoga, yoga mat, yoga mats, practice, practices, practicing, practise, practises, practising, free time, unemployed, unemployment, skill, skills, skillset, skillsets, skill set, skill sets, fire, fired, retire, retired, retiring, yoga instructor, yoga instructors, yoga position, yoga positions, job loss, job losses, flexible, flexibility
'OK ladies and gentlemen, when I start the music start circling the chairs. When the music stops please take up your new post...'
"Since he lost his job I try to keep him busy around the house."
'Which bit of 'You're fired' don't you understand?'
A helping hand...
"I don't know what the hell happened - one minute I'm at work in Flint, Michigan, then there's a giant sucking sound and suddenly here I am in Mexico."
Tags:layoff, layoffs, flint, michigan, factory, factories, factory worker, factory workers, rust belt, job loss, job losses, laid off, fire, fired, firing, automaker, automakers, auto manufacturer, auto manufacturers, big three, big 3, american car, american cars, downsize, downsizes, downsizing, mexico, mexican plant, mexican plants, manufacturing job, manufacturing jobs, overseas, globalism, globalist, globalists
Fortune 500 Earnings
'Think of it as a buyout package, Bob...without the 'buy' and just the 'out'!'