Concerning Corporate Keyword Phrases

Layoffs are at an all time high. How do you know if your job is in jeopardy? It is difficult to tell for sure, but we have collected a few phrases from employees and freelancers that may be of interest to you.

 

Here are a few phrases you really don’t want to hear.

 

  • Your department should be immune to the layoffs
  • We want you to bring Sayeed up to speed
  • You got a minute?
  • We are concerned….
  • Stop by my office before you leave today and make sure you bring your coat
  • There is nothing to worry about; you will not be affected by the buyout
  • Salary reviews will be postponed this year
  • Bonuses have been rescinded
  • Furlough
  • There’s no truth to the CFO being indicted
  • Please report to HR ASAP

If you have a phrase you would like to share with us, please do.

 

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Insourcing and Jobs in America

The big news on July 3, 2008 was 62,000 jobs lost. This has sparked several discussions on-line and we would like to add our two cents.

 

We will deal with this issue using the alternate definition of the word insourcing, since in theory, everything is possible. Since we are currently in America, this term will refer to transferring jobs to local contractors and facilities that are physically located in the United States of America.

 

This is an election year, and there is talk from both candidates about putting America back to work. Each candidate states their commitment to this but maybe small businesses can lead the charge for their respective industries. With supportive government policies, that are enforced, the number of jobs located in America just might increase.

 

For example, since free trade isn’t always fair trade, how about having product documentation targeted at the American consumer, written in America? Our company has rewritten product guides that were originally written in a country where English was not the first language. It turned out that outsourcing wasn’t appropriate in this case. In short, they had to pay to have the same work done twice. Where is the savings here? We don’t see any and neither do our clients.

 

Supporting policies and infrastructure may assist in avoiding issues like this and promote a win-win for both the corporate bottom line and the American worker. But this is just a theory, and in theory, everything is possible!

 

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The Sixth Phase of the Project

Every project must have an ending rather it is good or bad. For our four week project that should have been six months we now have an unacceptable deliverable but something to start with.

 

Now, it is time to reward the people that didn’t participate in the project. That’s right, this is the reward the non-participant phase.

 

Everyone smart enough or lucky enough not to get involved in the negative aspects of this project will receive a reward. Promotions are in order and celebrations parties are scheduled and work goes on as usual.

 

Hopefully, something is learned from this process and the value of the industry experts will be considered relevant to the project’s success.

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