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    Default I was laid off due to redundancy

    Interviewer: Why did you leave your last job?
    Interviewee: My ex-employer made redundancy. I was one of the employees who was laid off.

    Is the above sentences grammatically correct or natural?

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    Default Re: I was laid off due to redundancy

    Interviewer: Why did you leave your last job?
    Interviewee: I was made redundant.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: I was laid off due to redundancy

    Your thread title is a better answer to the question than the one in your post.

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    Default Re: I was laid off due to redundancy

    , and Ems is right. I should add, for the sake of completeness, that the standard management euphemism (which I loathe, but which outplacement agencies* have adopted wholeheartedly) is 'You're not redundant, your job is'.

    b

    PS * 'Outplacement agencies' are people who make money out of the guilt felt by management who're laying people off. The managers assuage that guilt by saying 'Here's the brown envelope [mine really was brown] but I've fixed you up with an outplacement agency'. Outplacement agencies advise against saying 'I was made redundant', but I reckon it's hard to avoid (without using that dreaded euphemism) - perhaps you could say 'There was a reorganization, and my employer found that my position was no longer needed. So they layed me off. (But the interviewer might summarize by saying 'You were made redundant', to which you'd have to nod. So you might as well just spit it out and move on.

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