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pink slip

n. 1) slang for official automobile registration certificate, due to its color in some states. 2) slang for notice of being fired or laid off from a job.

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While the company is not going to take back the 500 workers who have already been sacked, the management has agreed not to issue any more pink slips to other workers," a senior company executive confirmed to MAIL TODAY .
Last year, more than 26,000 pink slips were sent out statewide to teachers and 16,000 were laid off.
We have heard they are going to give 500 more pink slips.
Under the wrapper, the Budget Crunch Bar is clad in pink foil -- "symbolizing the pink slips so many California workers have been handed recently," Calderon adds.
That offered hope that companies might be feeling better about business conditions and be less inclined to hand out pink slips.
Under the wrapper, the Budget Crunch Bar(C) is clad in pink foil--"symbolizing the pink slips so many California workers have been handed recently," Calderon adds.
1 billion savings through raise deferrals or layoffs, if it couldn't get them through bargaining, maybe it will need to do it through pink slips.
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York and Washington gathered around a Christmas tree decorated with pink slips in front of the USAir headquarters.
More than 20,300 California teachers have received pink slips to date, according to the California Teachers Association.
Both physical-education specialists face pink slips because they work in a program that has been reorganized.
to confront the company with a Christmas tree decorated with pink slips and to personally deliver a Christmas card for USAir CEO Seth Scofield.