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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!'
'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.'
'Well the good news is that you will be the team leader...the bad news...you are the team.'
'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!"
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'I called you all here to let you know that corporate has pulled the plug on us -- effective 30 seconds ago.'
"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."
"Which bit of 'You're Fired' don't you understand?"
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"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!"
"We've got to make 'efficiency' savings! . . . Cut out all the 'dead wood', get rid of the excess staff we're supposed to employ."
"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
"Not all the job cuts had the catastrophic effects we'd worried about."
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"We've cut away all the fat now we have to look at staffing costs!"
"The cutbacks will be fierce. They'll start with the 'backroom' staff...half of finance will have to go!"
"Cutting the budget is easy!...All you need to do is get rid of all that wasteful admin...what do they do!"
"With our reduced staff holiday planning is a bit of a conundrum...The 'planning' is easier but the 'execution' is more difficult."
"All this talk of 'putting out top-heavy management' is ridiculous!"
"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!"
"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..."
'I don't think I have much to fear from the latest cuts.'