One locution I really hate: "Shedding" jobs
Job cuts at Merck & Co., Borders, Cisco Systems, Lockheed Martin and Boston Scientific accounted for 57 percent of the July total, according to Challenger, making July the first month in seven in which the government sector did not shed the most jobs.
Working people are not dead leaves or cat hair. Those are things that are "shed." Working people are not things.
And the jobs are not shed, as if spontaneously by some mysterious force of nature. They are "cut" (due to lack of aggregate demand) or shifted overseas (at the behest of our rentier class).
And in today's inhuman, neo-liberal, second-world economy, where 10% real (20% nominal) DISemployment is the norm, the loss of a job is, always, a potential tragedy.