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    #1

    be made redundant from

    "The man was made redundant from a large firm."
    What does this mean?
    Was he fired?

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    #2

    Re: be made redundant from

    I would call it a poor choice of words, but I think it means he was replaced and then fired.


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    #3

    Re: be made redundant from

    I would say that the company was reducing its staffing, the man's job has been reduced or absorbed, he therefore no longer has a job, so is redundant, and is asked to leave.

    Firing would rather be where a man is required to leave a job owing to some form of misdemeanour, crime, ill-judged action. It carries a black mark on a job record, whereas redundancy does not.


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    Re: be made redundant from

    Firing carries a black mark on a job record, whereas redundancy does not.
    You made clearer the difference between 'firing' and 'redundancy'.
    Both words have one thing in common that the man lost his job,
    but I've learned that 'firing' has a negative ring, thanks to your explanation.
    I appreciate your replies.

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