Euphemism of the Day, Unemployment Edition

If you thought "right-sizing" was bad, check out how the real pros spin lay-offs over in Silicon Valley: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk told Dan Lyons, with a straight face, that he was "raising the bar on talent".

Yes, that’s Dan Lyons, a/k/a Fake Steve Jobs, someone with a very finely-honed bullshit detector. Not that Musk probably noticed, since in the same interview he called his company’s founder "the worst individual I’ve ever had the displeasure of working with". Maybe Musk’s PR person was one of the people knocked overboard by that talent bar.

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