- (your)Britishdismissal from employmentAt one time, revenue stamps were affixed weekly to cards, originally to provide basic insurance and pension rights but latterly as a tax on employment paid by both the employer and the employee. It was necessary to show a properly stamped card either to a new employer or to the authorities when claiming money while unemployed:Get your cards! You take a week's pay and you get out of my place. (Deighton, 1972)An employee wishing to leave employment might ask for his cards.
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