Business speak question

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  1. Man Afraid of his Shoes

    Man Afraid of his Shoes كافر

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    A few years ago, I developed an automated a process to run in a few minutes what would normally take one or more people all day, every day to do. The Vice Pres. made a big deal out of it and gushed about how it would <business jargon for eliminating one or more new hires that would have been needed to fulfil the same roll>. I want to remember what that phrase was for my resume. Does anyone have a clue as to what it might have been?
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  2. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    as long it doesn't mean "pink slip" you're okay!
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    @Man Afraid of his Shoes

    How about "circumvent?"

    - developed automated task that circumvented need for additional hire

    Or somesuch.
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  4. Man Afraid of his Shoes

    Man Afraid of his Shoes كافر

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    Yeah, I could use that and it sounds more warm and fuzzy than "kept someone unemployed", but this was a business shorthand kind of term that specifically meant keeping the headcount low. I think it may have even had an acronym. I figured it would look good on my resume, but can't remember what it was.
  5. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Streamline?
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    "Enabled reduced manning on critical task," yadda yadda yadda.
  7. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    maybe "diminished"? Circumvent could imply trying to get around the system.
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    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    "manning" is squidspeak. :bergman:

    "...developed automated task that alleviated need for additional staffing..." would work and still have that corporatese ring to it.
  9. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    true - "manning" could be considered sexist!
  10. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    How about "Right-sizing"? We heard that one when they laid off 300 people in one day. It was supposed to be a nicer way of saying "down-sizing," but I thought it implied there was something wrong with all those people.
  11. steve2^4

    steve2^4 Aged Meat

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    How about: developed process that was highly praised by interns who could now devote their time to running to starbucks?
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    The Ghost of Crazy Horse Soul Rebel

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  13. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    I HATE when that happens! :shakefist: