career change
   dismissal from employment
   True as far as it goes, but unlikely to be the whole story:
    The company's claim that its trading director had suddenly decided it is time for a career change after 23 years with Sainsbury's was a surprise to the rest of us... but a £270,000 pay-off rather gives the game away. {Daily Telegraph, 29 October 1998 — it transpired that the recipient had not arranged another career to change into)
   If you dismiss a lot of people, you may set up a career transition center, as a clearing house:
    Workers headed home... with their redundancy pink slips and an invitation to drop in on what Boeing euphemistically calls its Career Transition Center to begin the search for new work. {Sunday Telegraph, 6 December 1998)

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