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'Children, remember me saying that Santa was quite poorly? Well, I've got some very sad news...'
'I'm really sorry, but production costs are far lower in Korea!'
Firing by Heather
Tags:fire, fires, fired, firing, sack, sacks, sacking, sackings, lay off, lay offs, redundancy, redundancies, layoff, layoffs, lay-off, lay-offs, downsize, downsized, downsizing, downsizes, office job, office jobs, office worker, office workers, desk job, desk jobs, office politics, hr, human resources, personnel, p45, pink slip, pink slips
"Management were worried about our workloads, so they've reduced them...to zero!"
'Wow! They don't even bother giving you notice anymore before they fire you!'
'...They gave me the pink slipper.'
'Management is very concerned about 'work life' balance, particularly where back room staff are concerned...We think you give too much, you need to get your lives back.'
'Ooooh, what's that note in your ice cream? Who says we aren't creative in the personnel department?'
'You can stop worrying about job burnout.'
'When the music stops, sit down in the nearest chair. Whoever doesn't get a chair is redundant.'
'I've figured out an elegant solution to your work-life balance concerns.'
"I'm surprised he didn't see that coming."
Tags:foresight, unemployed, unemployment, elf, elves, santa, santa claus, father christmas, saint nick, saint nicholas, st nick, st nicholas, st. nick, st. nicholas, festive period, seasonal work, festive work, p45, unemployed, lay off, lay offs, lay-off, lay-offs, laid off, sack, sacked, unemployment, fired, firing
'I would like to thank everyone for coming to our quarterly, employee pink slip awards. Where the winners are really the losers.'
"Can you fire me in half an hour?... I'm just about to go on my tea break."
The new busy.
"I suppose we should have seen it coming!"
P.45 Collection Point - "Wasn't that the personnel dept?"
Strike Action and Strike Reaction
'As a member of our great company family, my pink slip was signed with 'Yours Aunt Anny, personnel manager''.
'It's a wage restraint device.'
Tags:redundancy, unemployment, p45, wage restraint, cuts, downturn, economy, pay freeze, pay freezes, public service, public services, public servant, public servants, local council, local councils, council, councils, salary, salaries, wage, wages, wage reduction, salary reductions, p45s, pay cut, pay cuts
'Grr, look at the Joneses with their new P45s.'
Tags:p45, unemployment, unemployment levels, unemployment figures, unemployed, lay off, lay offs, redundancy, redundancies, cutback, cutbacks, lay-off, lay-offs, laid off, laid-off, keeping up with the joneses, neighbour, neighbours, neighbor, neighbors, jealousy, recession, recessions, economic downturn, economic downturns
'Don't tell anyone that we're heating the entire building with pink slips.'
'Keep up the good work... with another company.'
"Oh no! Eternity leave!"