This a dialogue from the movie The Secret of My Success (1987)
Short background story: a young guy from Kansas moves to New York City in high hopes that he will build a more interesting and financially better life. He's already got a job there and the following is what happens to him on his first day of work as he shows up at the office.
— Hi, I'm Brantley Foster from Kansas. You hired me. I start work here today.
— You're fired, kid. Sorry. We all saw it coming, but we looked for some kind of miracle. Miracle never happened.
— What did happen?
— Hostile takeover. Ninety percent of the people in this building are out on the street. You are one of those ninety percent. Tough break.
— Mr. Forbush, I was counting on this job. What do I do now?
— Punt! (and he leaves)
I don't seem to be able to figure out what exactly Mr. Forbush, the boss of the company that just went out of business, means by that.