210 – Quit, Retire, Fire, Laid Off – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

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210 - Quit, Retire, Fire, Laid Off - Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

He quit by sending an email!

The words quit, retire, fire & lay off are all used to talk about ending employment. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out how these phrases can be used in everyday English Conversation.

Here are the example sentences:
Listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details

Using “quit:”

  • I quit my job last week.
  • I quit working for the bank.

Using “resign:”

  • I resigned from my job last week.
  • I resigned from the bank.

Using “fired” & “laid off:”

  • Joe got fired because he came to work late too many times.
  • Jenny got laid off because the company had a hard time in this bad economy.

Using “retire” & “retirement:”

  • Brad retired from the bank and now lives in Florida.
  • My grandfather is enjoying is retirement and new life in Southern California.

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