pink slip


Definition of pink slip 

: a notice from an employer that a recipient's employment is being terminated

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Throughout the recession and much of its aftermath, when many Americans were grateful to receive a paycheck instead of a pink slip, jobs and raises were in short supply. Patricia Cohen, New York Times, "Paychecks Lag as Profits Soar, and Prices Erode Wage Gains," 13 July 2018 Right: Stress about layoffs Layoffs are never easy in any industry, but journalists have been hit particularly hard by pink slips. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "Fact-checking 'The Bold Type': Does the show get media jobs right?," 12 June 2018 In recent weeks, Sony also issued pink slips when reorganizing its international TV operations and, prior to that, its Crackle streaming service. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Sony Pictures Issues Layoffs as Part of Marketing Reorganization," 11 July 2018 Throughout the recession and much of its aftermath, when many Americans were grateful to receive a paycheck instead of a pink slip, jobs and raises were in short supply. Patricia Cohen,, "Paychecks lag as profits soar, and prices erode wage gains," 14 July 2018 The company's director of corporate communications says some of the people getting pink slips may be able to take other open positions that remain., "Layoffs coming to Fifth Third Bank," 20 June 2018 Ancelotti, on the other hand, is famous -or infamous- for having a laissez-faire approach, which has brought him success and pink slips in the past. Juan Pimiento,, "The Champions League final, Wenger's successor at Arsenal and the best of the week in soccer," 24 May 2018 All day, Washington will once again be on pink slip watch, waiting to see if any of the numerous administration officials rumored to be on the chopping block meet the same fate as ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Chuck Todd, NBC News, "Another day of pins and needles as yet another White House shakeup looms," 16 Mar. 2018 Handing out a pink slip simply for failing to topple James would have been illogical and unfair too. Ben Golliver,, "Raptors Coach Dwane Casey Wasn't Fired Because He Lost to LeBron," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of pink slip

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pink slip was in 1904

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English Language Learners Definition of pink slip

: a notice that is given to a worker by an employer saying that the worker's job is ending

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