Rifted

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Rush:
If human resources tell a worker her's out of work because his job position is rifted. What does it mean?
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rzed:
[nq:1]If human resources tell a worker her's out of work because his job position is rifted. What does it mean?[/nq]
I suppose it to be what is called "riffed" around here, coming from "Reduction In Force" (cutting down on the number of employee positions in a department). Maybe the 't' implies this is Temporary, though I've never heard that use, and I wouldn't believe it if I were the (ex-)employee, for that matter.

rzed
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Rush:
[nq:2]If human resources tell a worker her's out of work because his job position is rifted. What does it mean?[/nq]
[nq:1]I suppose it to be what is called "riffed" around here, coming from "Reduction In Force" (cutting down on the ... Temporary, though I've never heard that use, and I wouldn't believe it if I were the (ex-)employee, for that matter.[/nq]
I guess it's 'riffed'. I wasn't sure about the word.
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Steve Hayes:
[nq:2]I suppose it to be what is called "riffed" around ... believe it if I were the (ex-)employee, for that matter.[/nq]
[nq:1]I guess it's 'riffed'. I wasn't sure about the word.[/nq]
Is that the latest version of "downsized", which replaced the earlier "retrenched"?

Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
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Robert Lieblich:
[nq:2]I guess it's 'riffed'. I wasn't sure about the word.[/nq]
[nq:1]Is that the latest version of "downsized", which replaced the earlier "retrenched"?[/nq]
It's the term used in the US Government and has been for decades. The rules for such a thing are quite complicated, and personnel costs usually go up in the year of a rif. (They drop in the long run, which is the point.) Most agencies manage to find ways of cutting personnel, when necessary, without actually forcing anyone to leave. For quite a while, the Defense Department had the authority to pay anyone resigning or departing voluntarily an amount up to $25,000. I told 'em it would take a lot more to dislodge me. I don't go cheap.
The particular government law office I work in has just completed a ten percent reduction in personnel without a single forced departure. A couple of people took retirement, and the rest left for other government jobs.

Bob Lieblich
Entrenched
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R H Draney:
Robert Lieblich filted:
[nq:1]The particular government law office I work in has just completed a ten percent reduction in personnel without a single forced departure. A couple of people took retirement, and the rest left for other government jobs.[/nq]
So who's minding the store?...r
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Robert Lieblich:
[nq:1]Robert Lieblich filted:[/nq]
[nq:2]The particular government law office I work in has just ... took retirement, and the rest left for other government jobs.[/nq]
[nq:1]So who's minding the store?...r[/nq]
We all knew it would happen one day. Some group with some authority would come along and figure out that in fact we did absolutely nothing useful. A law office, f'cryin' out loud. What do they do to advance the cause of freedom, democracy, and getting our boys killed in Iraq? We tried and tried to persuade them of our utility making sure the contracts said what they were supposed to say, defending cases before courts and administrative tribunals, advising senior officials on difficult problems of patent and copyright law, rooting out fraud, instructing others on the statutes and regulations implementing ethical standards. It sounded pretty good to us, but they were unmoved. Root and branch, out we went.

It took 'em about a week to call us all back.
The foregoing is a fantasy. Just remember why the Butcher wanted to kill all the lawyers.

Bob Lieblich
Still a Navy lawyer
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rzed:
[nq:2]I guess it's 'riffed'. I wasn't sure about the word.[/nq]
[nq:1]Is that the latest version of "downsized", which replaced the earlier "retrenched"?[/nq]
And don't forget "rightsized." Our department is to undergo a rightsizing next month, we are told. Of course, we were told in August that it would happen in October, so who knows? It's a real morale booster, though. Our upper lips are so stiff that they sometimes crack when we talk.

rzed
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Steve Hayes:
[nq:2]Is that the latest version of "downsized", which replaced the earlier "retrenched"?[/nq]
[nq:1]It's the term used in the US Government and has been for decades. The rules for such a thing are ... amount up to $25,000. I told 'em it would take a lot more to dislodge me. I don't go cheap.[/nq]
Most places I know achieve that by "freezing posts" - they just don't replace people who leave.

Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/7734/stevesig.htm
E-mail - see web page, or parse: shayes at dunelm full stop org full stop uk
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