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"Driftwood, deadwood—what the hell's the difference?"
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"Sit down, Brad—I've got some character-building news for you."
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"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
"If somebody's listening to this conversation, I need a job."
"We'd like to switch you from working under the radar to living off the grid."
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"It means taking a healthy pay cut, but my dad has decided to stay at home and lock himself in the basement."
Tags:family, families, work, world of work, unemployed, unemployment, job search, pay, gallows humour, dark humour, dark humor, black humor, black humour, gallows humor, pink slip, laid off, quit job, resign, resignation, resign from work, recession, children, basement, hermit, mid life crisis, hide, neet, home office, home offices, depression, depressions, depressing, mid-life crises
"...But of course we'll still be friends on Facebook!"
"How funny …that notice is printed on bright white paper and yet they insist on calling it a pink slip."
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"Unfortunately, Whitcomb, I am suffering from compassion fatigue."
"Have you ever wondered why a plain white piece of paper is called a pink slip?"
'Before your 'routine' surgery, your manager would like to stop by and give you a 'routine' exit interview.'
(The Road To Mandalay-off) (This pink slip came up like thunder out of China, cross the bay…..)
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"I CAME here with a bigger box than this."
Firing by Heather
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"Don't think of this as getting fired."
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"How cute! A smiley face on my pink slip."
Tags:smiley, smileys, smile, smiles, smiley face, smiley faces, pink slip, pink slips, fire, fired, fires, sack, sacks, sacking, sackings, firings, downsize, downsizes, downsizing, corporate downsizing, corporate culture, bad news, deliver, delivers, delivering, delivery, deliveries, notice, notices, notification, notifications, optimist, optimists, glass half full
"While you were at lunch, Mr. Merriman took the company private and went home with it to New Jersey."
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Pulling the federal plug
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"Think hard. Is there anything that could have happened during the lunch hour that could have caused your not being allowed back in the building?"
"When he goes outside to smoke, don't let him back in."
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'...They gave me the pink slipper.'
"I know you're not a quitter, Pete - in fact, that's the main reason I have no choice but to fire you."
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The Synchronized-Swim Team Quits
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Office worker sitting in the Out tray.