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RIF

1. noun An acronym for "reduction in force," referring to the termination of employees due to budget requirements. I've been hearing rumors that another RIF might be in the cards if the company doesn't start turning a bigger profit soon. Sarah's been out of work ever since the RIF at her last job.
2. verb By extension, to terminate one or more employees, especially due to budgetary requirements. Sometimes written in lower case, especially when conjugated. We might have to RIF some employees if we want to keep the business afloat. I can't believe they riffed me, after 30 years of loyal service!

riffed

slang Terminated from one's job due to a reduction in staff, often for budgetary requirements. Based on the acronym "RIF," which stands for "reduction in force." I can't believe I got riffed, after 30 years of loyal service! The unfortunate reality of this industry is that it's all too easy to get riffed every time the busy season winds down.
See also: riff

rif

(rɪf)
1. tv. to dismiss an employee. (From the euphemism reduction in force.) They’re going to rif John tomorrow.
2. n. a firing; a dismissal. There’s a rif in your future.

riffed

1. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. I can’t keep getting riffed every night like this.
2. and rift mod. fired; released from employment. (From rif, “reduction in force.” A dismissal not for cause, but simply to reduce the number of workers.) Most of the sales force was rift last week.
See also: riff
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Figure 1 shows the mean recall of words for each practice condition, which shows the predicted RIF effect--that recall of Rp- words was lower than recall of control (Nrp) words.
A plaintiff cannot rely on her own subjective belief that she is better qualified than individuals retained in the RIF. Courts generally refrain from substituting their own judgment for the employer's judgment in reviewing layoff decisions in a RIF.
For the statistical analysis, the results obtained in the RM and RIF were compared separately with the control group.
Pour la JS, ces condamnations sont considerees comme [beaucoup moins que]un defi irresponsable aux consequences incalculables pour, d'une part, les fils du Rif et leurs aspirations, et, d'autre part, pour l'ensemble des masses populaires, au droit a la protestation pacifique, a l'expression et a la revendication des droits economiques et sociaux que la Constitution du pays garantit[beaucoup plus grand que].
All the 10 positive cultural growths were further subjected to LPA test for the detection of INH and RIF drugs resistant and it was found that 6 (2.43%) participants were MDR-TB and 4 (0.81%) were drugs sensitive.
Footage of the incident showed Rif being beaten and stabbed in Beirut's Gemmayzeh neighborhood as his wife and eyewitnesses looked on helplessly.
Revel's study [sup][16] showed the different miRNA profiles of the secretory endometrium between patients with repeated implantation failure (RIF) and fertile women.
The Xpert MTB/RIF assay detects genetic sequences of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex as well as mutations associated with resistance to RIF and provides results in 2 hours.
Rapid molecular detection of extrapulmonary tuberculosis by the automated geneXpert MTB/ RIF system.
MDR-TB is the tuberculosis caused by the strains of Mycobacterium which are resistant to first-line drugs: rifampicin (RIF) and isoniazid (INH), and its treatment is costly and less effective, which may result into treatment failures and relapses [3].
tuberculosis, (1) that are resistant to at least isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RIF), the first-line antitubercular (antiTB) drugs.
(Broad-range PCR coupled with mass-spectrometry for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis drug resistance, GERMS 2016) describes the use of a commercial PCR assay coupled with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (PCR/ESI-MS) to detect isoniazid (INH) and rifampin (RIF) resistance in 63 M.
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Chicago, IL, July 02, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Reason, Individualism, Freedom (RIF) Institute is inviting retired and working adults to save the date for The Great Connections Seminar in Chicago this fall, October 1-4, 2015.
Bydd Gorchymyn Cyngor Sir Dinas a Sir Caerdydd (Man Parcio i Bobl Anabl) (Redcliffe Avenue Caerdydd) 2015 yn creu Man Parcio i Bobl Anabl y tu allan i Rif 13 Redcliffe Avenue.