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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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Meanwhile, the CM asked the company not to issue any more pink slips and to work towards a better worker- management relationship," a top official of the Haryana government said.
Traditionally, notices are sent out to all school workers that could be laid off - even though many times a majority or all pink slips are rescinded as district officials tinker with budgets to avoid cutting staff.
This form, known as the pink slip because it was printed on pink paper, would then become a public record open to inspection by anyone.
I]t has become a familiar, bitter story in cities, towns, and communities across the country, as layoffs are announced, pink slips are issued, and factories are closed down.
He received one of the harshest pink slips of all time when he was fired from the project of carving a monument to Confederate heroes at Stone Mountain, Ga.
LEE HECHT HARRISON, A NATIONAL PERSONNEL-SERVICES FIRM WITH AN office in Cherry Creek, began one recent press release with the exhortation, "If you're holding one of the pink slips being passed out.
After getting their proverbial pink slips in mid-August, OTA employees expedited their work schedules to complete 27 additional analyses, filling some 4,200 pages.
500 more workers of Manesar plant set to get pink slips soon
But he did have ``the important stuff,'' he said - his birth certificate, passport, vehicle pink slips and checkbooks.
Meanwhile, Tembec's Opasatika mill will issue pink slips to 78 workers and permanently shut down March 4.
In Mexico, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, which recently bought Bancomer, laid off more than 7,000 employees and was preparing pink slips for 2,000 more.