Ah, D-Class. Those faceless goons that keep the Foundation running. They're meant only to be killed in horrible ways in the SCPs we use them in, they wear a matching compulsory uniform, and they- wait, am I talking about Foundation Researchers or D-Class now?
Joking aside, the term D-Class termination, lately, has fallen out of favor in a lot of people's headcanons, to the point where this blurb is on the Security Clearance Levels page says this:
Since then, many people have taken to believe that the policy of mandatory monthly termination is disinformation meant to reduce any sort of emotional attachment between research personnel and Class Ds; many people believe that Class D personnel are simply mind-wiped at the end of every month and transferred elsewhere. The
There are several headcanons for what happens to Class-D personnel, but we always use the same term: Class-D Termination. End of month Termination. It's such insistent Terminationology- I mean terminology.
I have an alternative proposal: D-Class Retirement. The term is more ambiguous, and therefore, more menacing. Most people believe they're retried in the sense that your average rogue agent is 'retired', but it could mean anything to them being cataloged as anomalies due to exposure to whatever object they worked with, or being transferred to another site, or having their bodies destroyed so they can be reconstituted from a flesh pile, or having themselves deactivated for monthly maintenance.
Termination is far too blunt in what it means: you're ending a life, or at least, a job. I get that might be the point, but it's an obsolete term nonetheless, with not as many people accepting the idea of killing off what is a very limited population of people on a monthly basis. And it doesn't have to be a whole-hog rewrite; certain references to D-Class dying in articles (like SCP-231) can be kept.