Erik (to La Carlotta):
Oh, and by the way, you're fired.
Fired? W-W-What do you mean, "fired"?
Um, how else can I say it? "You're being let go." "Your department's being downsized." "You're part of an outplacement." "We're going in a different direction." "We're not picking up your option." Take your pick. I got more.