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.]
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overmanning

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

overmanning

[ˌəʊvəˈmænɪŋ] Nexceso m de mano de obra
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

overmanning

[ˌəʊvərˈmænɪŋ] nsureffectif m
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overmanning

[ˌəʊvəˈmænɪŋ] nesubero di manodopera
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References in periodicals archive ?
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?
"The scarce public resources should be used efficiently and effectively to finance the needed improvements of the rail infrastructure and the basic passenger services rather than maintain the inefficient state-run railway troubled by overmanning and obsolete management practices.
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.