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Post by sbraney on Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:35 pm

As if we aren't all familiar with these "euphemisms" that the corporate geniuses have coined to describe their plans to decimate working class America, check out a few - these require a level of viciousness that is unparalleled. You might want to copy a few down so that the box labeled "reason for leaving" doesn't look so redundant:

Euphemisms are often used to "soften the blow" in the process of firing and being fired. The term "layoff" originally meant a temporary interruption in work (and usually pay). The term became a euphemism for permanent termination of employment and now usually means that, requiring the addition of "temporary" to refer to the original meaning. Many other euphemisms have been coined for "(permanent) layoff", including "downsizing", "excess reduction", "rightsizing", "delayering", "smartsizing", "redeployment", "workforce reduction", "workforce optimization", "simplification", "force shaping", "recussion", and "reduction in force" (also called "RIF", especially in the government employment sector).

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