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"I still say we're stretched dangerously thing."
'When you've finished feeding your mum there's a triple by-pass in theatre we could use a hand with!'
'Well the good news is that you will be the team leader...the bad news...you are the team.'
"Apparently we're to use our fictitious budget to employ some non-existent assistants to reach our imaginary staffing levels!"
'We're streamlining efficiency by cutting the staff we employed to improve efficiency.'
"The government doesn't think we should have a problem funding front-line services....apparently all we need to do is use a little imagination."
"My hands were tied, management said that to cut costs anyone who leaves can't be replaced..."
"If we're to manage 40% cuts then we have to make tough decisions."
"He's given up trying to find anything else he can cut to reach 40% savings."
"I guess there've been more staff cuts than we thought."
"We've found someone online who's 28% better at being you for 34% less."
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"Cuts may need to be made but we have to protect essential staff!"
"Just because times are tough doesn't mean we should cut back on staff training...So today I'd like you to spend some time at the benefits agency..."
"The cutbacks will be fierce. They'll start with the 'backroom' staff...half of finance will have to go!"
"The new guidelines have come down from above...if staff leave they aren't replaced and they don't come back."
Tags:lay off, lay offs, laid off, lay-off, lay-offs, laid-off, redundancy, redundancies, staffing cut, staffing cuts, staff cut, staff cuts, downsize, downsizes, downsized, downsizing, economic downturn, economic downturns, recession, recessions, toilet break, toilet breaks, bathroom break, bathroom breaks
"With our reduced staff holiday planning is a bit of a conundrum...The 'planning' is easier but the 'execution' is more difficult."
"We've cut away all the fat now we have to look at staffing costs!"
"I got the idea from community care....They had an article about Megan, the first social work dog!"
"Cutting the budget is easy!...All you need to do is get rid of all that wasteful admin...what do they do!"
"I don't think we want to be talking to the staff about 'redundancies'...It's such a harsh term, it would only cause panic!"
"We've got to make 'efficiency' savings! . . . Cut out all the 'dead wood', get rid of the excess staff we're supposed to employ."
"Not all the job cuts had the catastrophic effects we'd worried about."
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'We'd love to pay staff more, but there's just no money! But you've got dozens of empty posts, why can't you use the money saved to pay better rates?'
'Usually we place a great deal of emphasis upon confidentiality for our clients...Unfortunately, the current staffing shortages mean that we've had to adopt a more flexible approach...'
'Of course I'll support your application for extra training. Just give me time to arrange cover. I'll need to get Tim to cancel his holiday. He can get married later.'
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