no one is indispensable

no one is indispensable

The services one provides can always be handled by someone else or become redundant. A: "You can't fire me! I'm the only one who knows how to run the operating system!" B: "No one is indispensable, Jake. We've found someone else who has proven to be perfectly capable." If you think there's any risk of layoffs in the company, I'd start looking for new work now—no one is indispensable, you
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No one is indispensable.

Prov. Anyone may become unnecessary; anyone may lose his or her job. Fred: You can't fire me. I'm absolutely necessary to this company. Nancy: No one is indispensable, Fred. The housekeeper was sure that her employer would always need her, but she discovered when she was let go that no one is indispensable.
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But no one is indispensable in cricket and I am sure sooner or later someone will take my place in ODIs as well".
Now, in a riposte to suggestions that certain names in his squad are untouchable, Eriksson has used his captain as an example to warn that no one is indispensable.
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