Feb 192013

In this episode of the English at Work: Language used in making someone redundant

At the offices of Tip Top Trading, the team is catching up on yesterday’s good news from the conference. But today it’s bad news that everyone is going to hear following Paul’s chat with big boss, Mr Socrates. But how bad is it?

Language to use when making someone redundant:

This week’s programme focuses on the language that you might use or hear when someone in the company has to be made redundant.

Phrases from the programme:

We’ve got to move the furniture around.
I’m afraid I’ve got to let you go.
I’m giving you seven days’ notice.
Other related language:
Facing redundancy
Getting the sack
Terminating your employment
Leaving the company

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