In this One Minute Lesson of RealLife TV you will learn 5 expressions for losing your job (Watch Video & See Transcript Below):
- To be/get Fired
- To be/get Let Go
- To be/get Laid Off
- To be/get Canned
- To be/get Sacked
Hey guys, how is it going? I’m Justin, welcome to another one minute lesson from RealLife TV.
Today, I’m going to teach you 5 ways to say to get fired, or to lose your job.
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Ok, so, none of us want to lose our job, but, unfortunately, it happens from time to time. Sometimes it’s not our fault and sometimes it is, but today I’m going to teach you five expressions.
1. To Get Fired
So, the first expression, the most universal one is to get fired, or to fire somebody. So, to get fired is to lose your job and, usually, it is your fault.
2. To Get Let Go
The second term for to get fired is to be let go. To be let go is similar to get fired, but it’s a little bit more neutral, it’s a little bit more beating around the bush, not direct. So, maybe, the manager that fired a person might say “I had to let that person go.”
3. To Get Laid Off
Third term we’re going to cover today is to be or to get laid off. So, where the first two are probably the fault of the employee, or, at least, a much more aggressive terminating of the person’s position, this one is more systematic, it’s more structural. So, it’s probably not the person’s fault that they got laid off.
4. To Get Canned
The fourth one is kind of a slang, it’s to get canned. It’s more like to be thrown in the can, to be fired.
5. To Get Sacked
And the fifth one is to get sacked, which is another more colloquial way to say the same thing.
So, those are our five expressions today. I hope you enjoyed the one minute lesson.
Have a good day, take care!