Overmanning - definition of overmanning by The Free Dictionary
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1. A person having authority over others, especially an overseer or a shift supervisor.
tr.v. (ō′vər-măn′) o·ver·manned
To provide with more personnel than necessary.
[N., sense 2, translation of German Übermensch : über, over, higher + Mensch, man.]
the act of supplying with an excessive number of men
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That will inevitably lead to overmanning
, inefficiency and loss-making which will take us back to the 1970s when the taxpayers had to bail out nationalised industries every year to stop them from going broke.
Call me a cynic but isn't this the sort of scenario that suggests a degree of overmanning
which, when identified at other levels within the council, has prompted these very same managers to implement a programme of redundancy?
I AM sick and tired of people screaming about these necessary cuts while ignoring the fact that they have become very essential due to: overmanning
, very high sickness and absentee levels and gross inefficiency.