penciled out + fired

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Sep 26 18:05:21 UTC 2011

At 9/26/2011 12:39 PM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
>I still think, however, that your perception is wrong. A google search
>for "employees fired" brings up a list of stories about employees
>being fired for cause. A search for "employees laid off" refers to
>lay-offs. I don't know what source is generating the misuses you see,
>but general usage seems to be mostly correct.

I see "fired" in newspapers routinely where "laid off" is what I
would expect.  Like Victor.


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