What Does ITL Mean? (Using ITL Online)

ITL means "Invited To Leave."

The term "Invited To Leave" became popular in business circles in 2017. It diplomatically describes the termination of the contracts of higher-level employees. Being "Invited To leave" makes it sound like the employee has the option to decline the invitation. However, this is not the case.

ITL is similar to the term "Downsizing," which is typically used as a euphemism for the mass firing of lower-level employees.

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When I write ITL, I mean this:

meaning of ITL

ITL really means you're fired.

Summary of Key Points

"invited to leave" is the most common definition for ITL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:invited to leave
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ITL in Sentences

Here are examples of ITL being used in conversations:
  • Tony: I've been ITL. I don't know what I'm going to do.
  • Jordan: You'll find another job.
  • Tony: I heard you got fired from your last job.
  • Jordan: Actually, I was ITL. So yes, I did.

An Academic Look at ITL

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Eye Tee El"), ITL is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Laid off" or "Fired" instead of ITL.

Example of ITL Used in a Text

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