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  • v. Present participle of overman.


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  • It has taken about 18 months for private sector employment to stabilise - with the caveats that you set out - but no one has addressed the excessive and expensive overmanning of the public sector and the inevitable job losses this ought to entail.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Then we might no longer see BBC employees swanning off to the Genocide Olympics at a ratio of 1.46 for every British competitor – overmanning being one of its notorious faults and much of its internet presence which has little to do with its broadcasting remit being slashed.

    Archive 2008-03-30

  • And our latest visitation here from the BBC would prefer to attempt to justify the grotesque overmanning and Spanish practices at the BBC than address the blatant bias in everyday output from Pravda.

    T for 324?

  • No one criticises the gross inefficiency and gross overmanning because it could be your cousin threatened with redundancy. 70% of jobs in all Italy, not just the public sector, are on ‘raccomandazione’ – recommendation from a friend or relative.

    The Sunday Essay: The state of Italy

  • Therefore I do not subscribe to the old Tory chestnut of overmanning.

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • Ah the Somerset PCT - they have to carry a 25% overmanning budget due to the number of staff who fail to get through the weekend's cider drinking unscathed!

    Army Rumour Service

  • The railway deficit of. £6 million a year, one third of the national shortfall, arose not only from overmanning but from undercharging.

    Mises Dailies

  • Specifically, we could mention attacks on inefficiency and overmanning in the bonyad, the religious foundations that dominate the non-energy economy.

    Splintered Sunrise

  • National Union of Journalists in some papers, they defended overmanning and were guilty of low output, they are still blameless.

    Blogposts |

  • (Zal Yanovsky was the Halifax Three’s, er, fourth member, which is the kind of careless overmanning that does, indeed, capture the authentic spirit of the Nova Scotian economy.)

    The Other Papa


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