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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

pink slip

A notice of job termination. The term, used mainly in the United States, originated in the early 1900s but there is no evidence that such a notice was written on pink paper. A holdover from when workers were paid in cash, the termination slip was included in the envelope with their wages, often unexpectedly. The New York Times ran an article by Frank J. Prial on June 18, 1991, stating, “Six thousand New York City municipal employees are getting ‘pink slips’ this week. In other words, they are being laid off.” But, Prial went on to say, their termination was announced not by pink slip but by telex.
See also: pink, slip
References in classic literature ?
Under the pink slip Mr Usher found a strip of a later paper, headed, "Astounding Escape of Millionaire's Daughter with Convict.
Gillenwater was given the pink slip after two forgettable games.
The former UST mentor first took the helm in the 2014 Commissioner's Cup but struggled in his first foray until he was given the pink slip in the 2015 Philippine Cup and was replaced by his deputy Eric Gonzales.
"Sinclair told me he would fill up the Yeto van with Banquets and give me the pink slip if I grinded that rail."--Cole Wilson
"My employer gave me the pink slip without any notice.
McHale got the pink slip despite leading the Rockets last season to the Western Conference finals since 1997.
After signing the paperwork for the vehicle last month, Henshaw wired $134,445 to the dealership, officially known as Little Rock Jaguar Land Rover LLC, for the pink slip, according to his affidavit filed in the case.
Later I noticed the pink slip of paper stated my name was Kevin "Arthur" Robert Moran.
This form, known as the pink slip because it was printed on pink paper, would then become a public record open to inspection by anyone.
Among those who were given the pink slip was Andy Blair who drove a Porsche before the credit crunch caught up and he was made C redundant.
46% of employees would rather see a colleague get the pink slip than lose their own health benefits
Excited punters in Loughrea, Co Galway, were checking their numbers after it emerged the pink slip was bought in the town.
The pink slip is crushed in his other hand, and his movements become bolder, more forceful, as he urges his champion forward.
There's a new party in town -- the Pink Slip Party.
If the pink slip arrives, you may be eligible for a substantial exit package.