Changing Jobs

Vocabulary in Conversation

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   competitive      dedicated      downsize      get rid of      outdated      retrain      streamline      update      was bought out      was laid off   
Barbara: Did you hear Lars lost his job?

Tim: Really? He has been working for that advertising agency for almost five years. He was such a employee - I can't believe he was fired!

Barbara: He wasn't fired, he . Terra Advertising by some Internet marketing firm from the East Coast.

Tim: That's terrible! Why didn't the new company keep him? I'm sure they could use someone with his skills.

Barbara: Lars said the new company needs to .

Tim: Why?

Barbara: They need to reduce the number of employees they have if they want to remain .

Tim: Why did they Lars? He's great at what he does.

Barbara: They hired a specialist to come in and help the company. Lars is creative and very respected in the advertising industry, but his skills have become . He can't use a computer and he doesn't know anything about the Internet. He is no help to an Internet marketing firm.

Tim: He needs to go back to school and . The career center downtown offers free classes to people who need to their skills and training.

Barbara: You should suggest that to him.
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