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    Dismiss!

    Are their other formal alternatives for the verb " dismiss"

    meaning to fire someone?

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    Re: Dismiss!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseSpring View Post
    Are their other formal alternatives for the verb " dismiss"

    meaning to fire someone?
    ===Not a teacher===

    You could use these two formally: discharged, dismissed.

    Informal: laid-off, pink-slipped, terminated.

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    Re: Dismiss!

    Thanks indeed.

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    Re: Dismiss!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseSpring View Post
    Are their other formal alternatives for the verb " dismiss"

    meaning to fire someone?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, RoseSpring.

    (1) While reading some of the threads, I have noticed that some

    people are starting to use the verb "downsize" as a nicer way to say

    "dismiss" or "terminate."

    (2) As you know, many companies in these hard economic times

    have to reduce the number of employees. So the verb: to downsize.

    ( ??? = bring down the size of the staff)

    (3) It hurts when a person has to say, "I was fired/dismissed/terminated/

    let go."

    (4) Maybe it doesn't hurt so much if one says, "I was downsized."

    (5) I do NOT know, but maybe some managers are using this verb

    when they have to dismiss an employee.

    ***** Thank you.

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    Re: Dismiss!

    Thanks indeed.

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    Re: Dismiss!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseSpring View Post
    Are their other formal alternatives for the verb " dismiss"

    meaning to fire someone?
    ********** NOT A TEACHER **********

    Hello, RoseSpring.

    (1) I just read something that I have to share with you.

    (2) A reporter who works for a very important cable news

    organization just wrote something that embarrassed and

    angered her company. So the manager dismissed her. He

    did not use the words "terminate" or "dismiss." He found a

    more beautiful way. He said:

    She will be leaving the company.

    ***** Thank you.

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    Re: Dismiss!

    Thank you indeed.

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    Re: Dismiss!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    Hello, RoseSpring.

    (1) While reading some of the threads, I have noticed that some

    people are starting to use the verb "downsize" as a nicer way to say

    "dismiss" or "terminate."
    I couldn't disagree more. 'Downsizing' is to a company what 'collateral damage' is to the military: a dishonest euphemism cynically employed for PR purposes to avoid any suggestion that there are innocent victims.

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