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Re: BBC cutting news jobs

For the record, the Beeb is not being coy, Orwellian or playing with 
language in using that phrase; 'made redundant' is standard UK 
corporate-speak for 'laid off', as in 'After the dot-com bust, I was 
made redundant and had to queue up for the dole." Or something like 
that. 'Compusory redundancies' could be translated as 'early 
retirement' or 'involuntarily unemployed'. When I worked for a company 
based out of the UK, we heard a lot of phrases like that. Companies 
referred to in the plural is also common place-- 'The BBC are making 
redundant many employees' rather than 'The BBC is..".


On Saturday, January 25, 2003, at 08:27  PM, Dan Billings wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
>>> I have never heard layoffs called "compulsory
>>> redundancies" before! df
> It's like something out of Orwell's "1984."  See what happens when you 
> let
> the government control the media.
> -- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine