Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Department of Redundancy Department


Brought to you by the Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle.






Because many of the planned cuts affect full-time staff, Wilkinson said the estimated 42 full-time equivalent jobs should ultimately impact 42 people.

4 comments:

TootsNYC said...

That's pretty funny--unless there is a world in which 42 full-time-equvalent jobs are shared, and eliminating them would affect MORE people?

and of course a budget IS a plan (though maybe they mean a plan to do something TO a budget)

Wordacious said...

TootsNYC - Even considering the possibility of job shares, the way this was written was just too repetitive for me.

On a separate (and humorous but sad) note, when I opened the link to this page to respond to your comment I noticed the titles of the adsense ads that were placed with the post: Pfizer Cuts Jobs, Jobs Birmingham, and The 2009 BMW 3 Series. Like people will actually be out shopping for a BMW when they have lost their jobs.

Erin Davis said...

Ah, redundancy in an attempt at clarity. Love it.

JD (The Engine Room) said...

Can I just gripe about the verb 'impact'? I think 'affect' would read better here.

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