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"Mumford! I thought you were killed instantly."
Tags:office, offices, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, executive, executives, employer, employers, employee, employees, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, fire, fired, lay off, lay offs, laid off, let go, redundant, redundancy, made redundant, outsourcing, outsourced, kill, killed, killing, dead, die, died, dead, death
"Long story short: you're fired."
"And that's where we fired Jeff."
Tags:office, offices, conference, conferences, meeting, meetings, progress report, progress reports, progress chart, progress charts, graph, graphs, productivity, productive, productive, fire, fires, fired, firing, let go, letting go, lets go, lay off, laid off, lays off, sinking ship, bad nut, one bad nut, lousy worker, lousy workers, bringing everyone down, all go down together, collective failure
"I'm not sure what I was doing, but, evidently there's no call for it anymore."
Tags:unemployed, unemployment, unskilled work, unskilled labor, unskilled labour, alcohol, booze, bar, bars, pub, pubs, beer, beers, cocktail, cocktails, drink, drinks, drinker, drinkers, drinking, drunk, drunks, bartender, bartenders, laid off, lay off, lay offs, fired, firing, let go, redundant, redundancy
"We're sorry, armstead, but there are no more hoops to jump through."
Tags:jump through hoops, jumping through hoops, trying too hard, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, dog owner, dog owners, dog, dogs, pup, pups, puppy, puppies, animal, animals, office, offices, businessman, businessmen, business, businesses, executive, executives, fired, firing, let go, laid off, lay off, lay offs
"It's not you, Grover. It's me."
Tags:grover cleveland, benjamin harrison, oval office, president, presidents, politics, political leader, political leaders, political official, political officials, elected official, elected officials, politicians, politician, non-consecutive terms, government, governments, break up, break ups, separation, separated, separating, fired, let go, laid off, relationships, relationship, democrat, democrats, republican, republicans
"you're on my short list of people to fire."
"I believe, Merkin, that my action today frees you to unleash your God-given talents and pursue your dreams, in some other venue."
Tags:boss, bosses, employee, employees, fire, firing, fired, made redundant, making redundant, dismiss, dismissed, give notice, giving notice, lay off, lay offs, laid off, let go, cut, cuts, job cuts, free, frees, freeing, free up, freeing up, pursue, pursues, pursuing, dream, dreams, alternative, alternatives, role, roles, venue, venues, opinion, opinions, belief, beliefs, believes, believing
"I'll lay it out for you. We're cutting back, and we no longer need a dog."
Tags:dog, dogs, office, offices, work, work place, fire, fires, fired, let go, letting go, let one go, letting one go, employee, employment, budget cut, budget cuts, cutting back, cut back, management, managers, hr, hr department, human resources department, dismiss.dismissed, lay off, laid off, sack, sacked, sacks, give one the boot, give him the boot, dog person, dog people, dog lover, dog lovers, dog owner, dog owners
Man carrying a box of his stuff and a balloon that says "Just Fired"
Tags:man, men, balloon, balloons, box, boxes, stuff, clean out your desk, fired, firing, fire, just fired, let go, dismissed, lost your job, lost his job, businessman, businessmen, office, offices, office life, comfort, comforting, consolation, ex-employee, former employee, former employees, ex-employees, sad, depressed
"'Terminated'. Could you use that in a sentence?"
"Thank you for calling the unemployment office. No one can take your call right now, because we've all been laid off."
Tags:unemployment, unemployed, unemployment office, unemployment, unemployment benefits, unemployment benefit, unemployment crisis, mass unemployment, sacked, sack, fired, laid off, let go, covid-19, covid 19, corona, coronavirus, novel coronavirus, corona virus, novel corona virus, pandemic, pandemics, coronavirus pandemic, covid-19 pandemic, covid 19 pandemic, public health crisis, global health crisis, self-isolation, social distancing, social distanced, socially distanced, physical distancing, quarantine, quarantines, quarantined, lockdown, lockdowns, locked down, stay-at-home order, stay-at-home orders, shelter-in-place, shelter-in-place order, shelter-in-place orders
"You've been an asset to the company, but then so has carbon paper."
Tags:fire, fired, firing, dismiss, dismissal, redundant, redundancy, laid off, let go, letting go, waste of space, bad worker, bad workers, unskilled, insult insulted insults, insulting, harsh, harsh comment, criticise, criticism, criticising, waste of space, paper, papers, carbon paper, change, changes, staff changes, give notice, given notice
"His words, not mine."
Tags:ventriloquism, ventriloquist, ventriloquists, ventriloquist dummy, ventriloquist dummies, office, offices, executive, executives, pink slip, fired, firing, let go, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, redundancy, redundant, scapegoat, scapegoats, blame, pass the blame, passing the blame, pass the buck, passing the buck
"The computer in the main office says you need to be fired but it didn't say why."
"Yeah you've always been loyal, so what? You're fired."
Tags:fired, let go, lay off, lay offs, laid off, made redundant, redundancy, outsourced, outsourcing, office, offices, businessman, businessmen, business, businesses, executive, executives, dog owner, dog owners, dog, dogs, pup, pups, puppy, puppies, cat, cats, kitty, kitties, kitten, kittens, pussycat, pussycats, cat owner, cat owners, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, animal, animals, cat lady, cat ladies
"Letting someone go is never easy, Peters."
"No, no, your job's not going out of the country to some foreign bastard. We're just firing you."
Tags:office, offices, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, executive, executives, fire, fired, firing, laid off, let go, made redundant, redundant, redundancy, unemployed, unemployment, job, jobs, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, outsourcing, foreign, foreigner, foreigners, corporate, corporation, corporations
"I've been at home in a fired capacity."
"I've penciled you in, Haskins, and I can eraser you out."
"Honey, you're home."
When cats get fired
"While you were out, your office was turned into a taco stand."
Tags:receptionist, receptionists, office, offices, work, work space, work office, work offices, pa, personal assistant, personal assistants, taco, tacos, stand, stands, taco stand, taco stands, renovate, renovating, renovation, renovations, burrito, burritos, take out, let go, fire, fires, firing, fired, kick out, kicked out
"I was working smarter, not harder, but that didn't fit their template."