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"Less overcoat, lower prices."
Coming Soon to an Office Near You: Invaders From the Planet of the Recent College Graduates
Tags:graduates, younger generation, generation gap, youth, young, younger, young people, hiring, hire, new hire, new hires, graduate, college grad, grad, grads, college grads, unemployment, unemployed, laid off, lay off, downsizing, cut, cuts, cutting costs, cutting cost, world of work, working world, millennial, millennial, baby boomer, baby boomers, age, ageing
"Something is definitely going on. We're back to eating dog food."
Tags:economize, economising, economizing, economise, dog food, dog foods, gourmet, gourmet food, gourmet foods, gourmand, gourmands, dog, dogs, canine, canines, pet, pets, downsizing, cutting cost, cutting costs, cost cutting, spending habits, spending cuts, spending habit, family pet, family pets, money troubles, money problems
'We just have them drink 10 cups of espresso each morning and VOILA! Energy-free jack-hammers!'
"It's the cutback in funding. They say he's cheap and versatile."
Tags:one man band, one-man band, one-man bands, one-man bands, musical instrument, musical instruments, orchestra, orchestras, musician, musicians, arts funding, arts funds, funding option, funding options, funding crisis, cost cutting, cutting cost, cutting costs, arts council, economize, economizing, economise, economising, arts grants, grant, grants
'Environments-called-protection agency - formerly: Environment protection agency'
Tags:environment, environmental protection agency, environmental protection agencies, environment protection agency, epa, gut, gutted, budget cut, budget cuts, slashed budget, slashed budgets, regulation, regulations, deregulation, deregulate, deregulates, deregulating, climate change, global warming, cut, cuts, cutting cost, cutting costs, austerity, austerity measure, austerity measures
"Our mandatory fitness program has nothing to do with health. It generates electricity, which saves the company money."
Tags:fitness regime, fitness regimes, exercise regime, exercise regimes, workout, workouts, work out, work outs, work-out, work-outs, active lifestyle, active lifestyles, cycling machine, cycling machines, cycle machine, cycle machines, electricity bill, electricity bills, bicycle generator, bicycle generators, cost cutting, cutting cost, cutting costs
"We've had budget cutbacks since your last session of flight simulation."
Tags:budget cut, budget cuts, fairground ride, fairground rides, budget-cut, budget-cuts, cost cutting, cost-cutting, cutting cost, cutting costs, pilot, pilots, pilot training, flight simulation, flight simulations, flight simulator, flight simulators, downsizing, downsize, downsized, downsizes, flight training
"I can build it. My price is 300 oxen and a flock of sheep. A roof would be 250 sheep extra."
Tags:architect, architects, architecture, architectures, stonehenge, blueprint, blueprints, blue-print, blue-prints, builder, builders, cowboy builder, cowboy builders, stone circle, stone circles, cost cutting, cost-cutting, cutting cost, cutting costs, economizing, economising, building project, building projects
Cost Cutting Exercises
"The only way I could cut costs was to cut you."
"I've just thought of a way to save the company £25,000 a year."
"Bonuses! Company cars! Management meetings in fancy hotels! We've got to cut down expenses! Let's fire some employees!"
"Bob, in thanks for your suggestions that reduced production costs by $12 million, I'd like to present you with this."
'Haven't they ever heard of walls around here?'
'Sorry I had to keep you on hold for so long Sir. The reorganization caused an appreciable decrease of personnel cost and we have to adapt to the new circumstances.'
"Congratulations, your annual review went so well..."
"Is it absolutely necessary to have a new moon every month?"
Tags:moon, new moon, cutbacks, savings, saving audit, cost cutting, cost cutting audit, accountant, god, lunar cycle, moon cycle, moon cycles, lunar cycles, cost-cutting, cutting cost, cutting costs, moons, creation myth, creation myths, creation story, creation stories, auditor, auditors, financial adviser, financial advisers, financial advisor, financial advisors