I must say I like the word better than layoff, but I think it's a little silly for these times.
Isn't there a better word? Seen in a certain light, isn't a "pink slip" more like a ticket?
Maybe it's only a lottery ticket with "dashed hopes" written on it and no money at the end of the day.
But it could also be a ticket to something better, couldn't it? A ticket to a new freedom, new possibility?
With so many people holding these slips or tickets or whatever word is best, is it not possible that a groundswell of something new, something big, something seismic is in the making?
A girl can hope.
May all who "hold" a pink slip tonight find themselves grasping one glorious ticket soon.