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"I still say we're stretched dangerously thing."
'Well the good news is that you will be the team leader...the bad news...you are the team.'
'Offshoring is the future and I'm afraid we've founds a lawyer in Mumbai whose 46% better at being you for half the cost.'
'The staff is being reduced. The exit strategy will be explained at a meeting to be held, after work, in the parking lot.'
"I'm afraid we don't have anyone to help you at the moment, but once our advertising and recruitment programme is finished we should have someone to see you in 8 years or so..."
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"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!"
Tags:cuts, cutbacks, staff room, staff rooms, staffing cut, cutback, cut, staff cuts, staffing cutbacks, staffing cuts, working environment, working environments, office job, office jobs, office worker, office workers, corporate culture, budget cut, budget cuts, employee morale, worker morale, morale problem, morale problems
'I called you all here to let you know that corporate has pulled the plug on us -- effective 30 seconds ago.'
"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."
"Cuts may need to be made but we have to protect essential staff!"
"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!"
"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
"We've got to make 'efficiency' savings! . . . Cut out all the 'dead wood', get rid of the excess staff we're supposed to employ."
"With our reduced staff holiday planning is a bit of a conundrum...The 'planning' is easier but the 'execution' is more difficult."
"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!"
"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!"
'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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'Management doesn't think we have a staffing problem...Apparently all we need to do is to use our imagination.'
Tags:staffing cut, staffing cuts, budget cut, budget cuts, hypothetical, imaginary, resource, resources, hr, human resources, personnel, workload, workloads, work load, work loads, overwork, overworks, overworked, working environment, working environments, employee, employees, employer, employers, downsize, downsizing, downsized, downsizes
'I don't think I have much to fear from the latest cuts.'
'It's not a good time to ask for a raise. Money's tight. In fact, you may not have noticed, but they've cut staff.'
'Well there is some GOOD news and BAD news resulting from the recent layoffs...the GOOD news is that we can offer you the team leaders role...'
'The Good News is that I'm putting you in charge of the team!...'
'I'm afraid we're going to have to let you go...we've sources someon in Mumba...'