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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.'
'Clamp.' - 'So, staff shortages are getting serious.'
"Our top story: bloody conflict, secret meeting, auto recall, drive-by shooting, more staff cuts, medical breakthrough. We'll be back as soon as we decide."
"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 cuts have made things even worse...It's the worst part of the job. Having to spend so much time with people at the very end of the tether...people with no hope, no optimism for the future, people in a state of despair!"
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"He's given up trying to find anything else he can cut to reach 40% savings."
"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."
"These cuts just can't be made without a lot of pain..."
"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!"
"All this talk of 'putting out top-heavy management' is ridiculous!"
"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!"
"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!"
"Cutting the budget is easy!...All you need to do is get rid of all that wasteful admin...what do they do!"
"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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"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!"