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    Question difference between lay off & fired from work

    Goo day!!

    What's the difference between Laid off and Fired . . . . . from work?

    1. I just want know the difference between the two of those when it comes to the "EXTENT" of being dismissed from work. Please help me using detailed explanation thanks a lot!!


    God Bless!!


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    Re: difference between lay off & fired from work

    "Laid off" = the company/factory is short of orders, does not have enough work for its staff, is in some kind of financial difficulty, so lays off [ = sends them home] a percentage [hopefully with pay] of its workers with the hope that they will be re-employed when things improve.

    "Fired from" = the worker's employment has been permanently terminated. He is no longer employed by the company. It is a negative term, implying some form of wrong behaviour or action by the worker.

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    Wink Re: difference between lay off & fired from work

    Thank you so much for explaining the difference of those phrases. . . . may God Bless you so!

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    Re: difference between lay off & fired from work

    Oh! I didn't know that. Thanks for the distinctions, Anglika!

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    Re: difference between lay off & fired from work

    Just to expand on Ang's answer a bit...in the US, when an employee is laid off, it is with the assumption that if the economy gets better and business increases, he will be called back to his old job. While he is laid off, he is entitled to Unemployment pay, which is usually about 70% of his previous salary. The rules vary from state to state, but usually Unemployment is only paid for 26 weeks; you are expected to find a new job in the meantime.

    If you are fired, you have been terminated from the company and will not be called back. You may still be able to collect Unemployment, as long as you were not fired for stealing from the company or for drug use.

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