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    Red face third quarter,pink-slipped,roll-up-your-sleeves ethic

    I found an ending sentence in a Post-Rejection-follow-up letter as below:
    • Thank you for your time and I hope your third quarter is off to a great start.
    What does it mean of 'I hope your third quarter is off to a great start'?
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    In a website talking about the reason of someone who's out of job. I found a topic as below:
    • Pink-slipped or fired
    What does it mean of 'Pink-slipped' ?
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    In a cover letter for a cook position, I found a sentence among his credentials as below:
    • I earned a reputation for teamwork, a roll-up-your-sleeves ethic.
    What does it mean of "roll-up-your-sleeves ethic'?
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    Re: third quarter,pink-slipped,roll-up-your-sleeves ethic

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    I found an ending sentence in a Post-Rejection-follow-up letter as below:
    • Thank you for your time and I hope your third quarter is off to a great start.
    What does it mean of 'I hope your third quarter is off to a great start'?

    Looks to me like an American Football analogy. Probably means I hope the rest of your life is succesful
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    In a website talking about the reason of someone who's out of job. I found a topic as below:
    • Pink-slipped or fired
    What does it mean of 'Pink-slipped' ?

    Again I think American. Pink-slipped means you were made redundant from your post. (I suppose a pink slip is an official piece of paper. Fired on the othe rhand means you were dismissed for some reason to do with your performance or behaviour.
    __________________________________________________ _______________
    In a cover letter for a cook position, I found a sentence among his credentials as below:
    • I earned a reputation for teamwork, a roll-up-your-sleeves ethic.
    What does it mean of "roll-up-your-sleeves ethic'?

    Roll up your sleeves ethic means you were prepared to work hard and do the menial jobs when required. Roll up your sleeves and wash the kitchen, for example, even though that was not your job.
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