Synonyms: Get the boot, get the axe, canned, terminated, dismissed, laid-off, discharged, pink-slipped.
Dude, he just got the boot.
My friend just got terminated.
When do you think he'll get canned?
(There is a difference between being fired which is being punished or repremanded most likely is thru fault of your own and being laid-off no fault of your own)
Karen was fired for calling in sick too many times.
Ted was fired for stealing company property.
This term originated with National Cash Register in Dayton Ohio. When a manager was let go, they would literally carry his desk into the courtyard between manufacturing buildings and burn the desk in front of the whole company.
Yeah, they fired his ass and escourted him from the building!