overmanning


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o·ver·man

 (ō′vər-mən)
n.
1. A person having authority over others, especially an overseer or a shift supervisor.
2. (ō′vər-măn′) See superman.
tr.v. (ō′vər-măn′) o·ver·manned, o·ver·man·ning, o·ver·mans
To provide with more personnel than necessary.

[N., sense 2, translation of German Übermensch : über, over, higher + Mensch, man.]

overmanning

(ˌəʊvəˈmænɪŋ)
n
the act of supplying with an excessive number of men
Translations

overmanning

[ˌəʊvəˈmænɪŋ] Nexceso m de mano de obra

overmanning

[ˌəʊvərˈmænɪŋ] nsureffectif m

overmanning

[ˌəʊvəˈmænɪŋ] nesubero di manodopera
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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.