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    Good morning,
    Would somebody know the translation into Spanish of "redundant" in this context eg. i was made redundant from my job??
    The only thing i came up with was "desperdido improcedente" but it does'nt sound right, there must be another word.
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    My try: "me despidieron de mi trabajo".-

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    Quote Originally Posted by questor
    My try: "me despidieron de mi trabajo".-
    I agree with questor. Check the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary definition:
    redundant adjective (NOT EMPLOYED): UK having lost your job because your employer no longer needs you



    E.g.: To keep the company alive, half the workforce is being made redundant.

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    Redundancy refers to the presence of some other person or machine that duplicates the service of the employee, therefore making the employee unnecessary. It's the reason for being dismissed.

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    Buenas!!

    En Argentina, el término más preciso y técnico sería "cesantía". Por ejemplo, "me dejaron cesante".

    Hay que ser muuuuy cuidadoso por que a nivel jurídico no es lo mismo "despido" que "cesantía".

    Saludos.

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    Hi Paul, "to be made reduntant" is a common phrase and a synonym for getting fired. The translation would be "despedir de".

    I also agree with Cecilia that you should be careful not to confuse "despido" con "cesantía".

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