pink slip

noun

Definition of pink slip

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

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Before the pink slips, about 70 people worked at TWC, which was never able to recover from Harvey Weinstein's demise. Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter, "Weinstein Co. Lays Off 20-Plus Employees," 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, New York Times, "Paychecks Lag as Profits Soar, and Prices Erode Wage Gains," 13 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, New York Times, "Paychecks Lag as Profits Soar, and Prices Erode Wage Gains," 13 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, 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, BostonGlobe.com, "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. Cincinnati.com, "Layoffs coming to Fifth Third Bank," 20 June 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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pink slip

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pink slip

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

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