Singing Loudly: Not Really Downsizing

Singing Loudly

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Not Really Downsizing

I find it interesting that the director of the Texas Youth Commission (basically juvenile hall/youth prison/whatever you want to call it) is afraid of using the word downsizing. Instead she says, in an email sent to her entire staff, that the agency is "right-sizing." What a crappy word...

"Today, I am releasing the second phase of our agency right-sizing efforts. As we have been discussing, it is necessary to adjust our workforce to reflect the agency's reduced youth population and our current appropriations. It is important to note that throughout our right-sizing efforts, we have maintained our commitment to best practice workloads and staffing ratios for juvenile justice and specialized treatment in our staffing plan."

Right-sizing is the wave of the future.

Source: Grits for Breakfast.


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