If someone says they are ‘moving the furniture’ they really mean they are restructuring or changing the business.
如果有人说“moving the furniture”，他们的意思是要重组或改变公司结构。
And if they say ‘they have to let you go’, it means they are sacking you or in other words, ending your job.
如果他们说“they have to let you go”，意思是他们要解雇你，换句话说是停止你的工作。
Sacking you? Oh, that is serious. Denise, I’m really sorry to hear this.
But why does Paul want to ‘move the furniture’ around?
He says it’s because of the tough economic situation.
My role is no longer needed.
Hey, that’s not true. You make a great cup of tea Denise.
I’ve got a good mind to smash Paul’s bourbons into tiny crumbs. Grrr.
Calm down Tom.
Now Denise, when did Paul say you had to go?
He’s given me seven days’ notice.
A ‘notice period’ is an amount of time an employer must give an employee if they plan to terminate their employment.