Apr 022013

In this episode of the English at Work: Language related to getting the sack.

The team from Tip Top Trading has been having a smashing time at the launch of its plastic aubergine. Tom threw one at Dave from the IT department, but it missed him and went through a window! It’s time for Paul to hand out some harsh words but he’s about to hear some words he won’t like.

Language related to getting the sack:

This week’s programme focuses on the language you may hear to do with people losing their job – or getting the sack.

Phrases from the programme:

I’ve been doing a strategic review of the company.

I need to downsize.

I need you to step aside.

The company needs new direction and more dynamic leadership.

You are surplus to requirement.


English at Work 60 – Stepping aside Transcript Video


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