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'Up in the Air' director Jason Reitman on the art of the layoff
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'Up in the Air' director Jason Reitman on the art of the layoff

Reitman is the man behind "Up in the Air," a film about a professional downsizer. But he's also had to do some firing in real life, including, in one case, giving the axe to a 7-year-old. (Jen Chaney/The Washington Post)

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