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Fire

Somewhat informal; to terminate the employment of an employee. An employee may be fired for cause, such as for sexual harassment or absenteeism, or, in many cases, without cause. A fired employee is often eligible to collect unemployment insurance for a certain period of time.
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The length of time it takes to make a balustrade depends on how big or how elaborate it is going to be, but a single storey fire-escape can take anything between 12 and 16 hours.
What appears to be an overbead light baffle in the lower closet is really 39-inchwide fire-escape grating that serves as a walking deck for the upper level.
Last night residents were counting their blessings after everyone escaped unhurt from the four-storey building - which is equipped just one fire-escape.