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pink slip

A notice of termination from an employer. He was in total disbelief when he received a pink slip from his boss today, as he had worked at the company for over a decade.
See also: pink, slip

pink slip

1. n. a piece of paper giving notice of dismissal from employment; any dismissal from employment. I got a pink slip today. I guess I had it coming.
2. tv. to dismiss someone from employment. (see also pink-slipped.) They pink slipped the whole office force today.
3. n. a learner’s permit for driving an automobile. (In some U.S. states.) You can’t even drive in your own driveway without a pink slip.
See also: pink, slip
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asked Trinidad Hernandez, a fifth-grade teacher at Sunny Brae Avenue Elementary School, who received her pink slip notice late last week.
Second, on February 6, 1935, he sent the petition and a form letter under Sentinels letterhead to 12,000 people urging them to complain about the pink slip and explaining exactly what steps they should take to do so.
It doesn't take an economist to figure out that a grower would have no option but to quickly pull vines and issue pink slips.
But just six employees received pink slips - the remainder were posts that had been vacant since the district instituted a hiring freeze in December.
Right now, districts throughout California are sending pink slips to 30,000 teachers, while the Legislature has passed bills like Senate Bill 1419 that prevent schools from saving money outside of the classroom," said Allan Zaremberg, president of the California Chamber of Commerce.
But while managers at so many companies have been reaching for their pink slips, they've also had temporary-staffing companies on speed dial.
We hate the fact that we have to send our dedicated teachers pink slips, but these mandates make it otherwise impossible to save money.
An estimated 20,300 teachers across the state have so far been given pink slips because of budget cuts.
At the end of the last school year, Detroit Schools CEO Kenneth Burnley issued pink slips to 391 OSAS master teachers, eliminating their jobs and demoting them to classrooms.
To date, 59 classified employees, 115 teachers and 10 assistant principals have been given pink slips.
You are now in the passenger seat and the driver is racing for pink slips.
SANTA CLARITA - Despite speculation of massive layoffs for teachers across California, few pink slips actually went out in the Santa Clarita Valley as growth continues to fuel the area's demand for educators.
Certificated employees who receive pink slips can ask for a hearing in front of an administrative law judge, Barcelona said.
In private industry, such gross fiscal mismanagement would be rewarded by pink slips.
NO OFFICE HOURS FOR 'MDs': The cast and crew of ABC's ``MDs'' also have received pink slips for the holidays.