On April 22, Arturo Flores was quoted in The Bee ("Schools socked with cuts of $2.5M," Page A-1) stating that "fewer people are going to have to do more work."
Huh? I'm no superintendent of a school district; I'm just an average Joe with a high school diploma. The way I see it, if you have an assembly line with two workers and you let one go, you just lost half your production. Who are these "fewer people" who are going to have to do more work? It doesn't work that way. If you have two custodians cleaning a school and you let one go, no one works more -- you just have half the work being done.
I do not have an axe to grind, but it seems to me that someone of Flores' position should know that when someone goes, the work they were doing goes with them. If you really believe this upper-echelon psychobabble you spew, then lead by example. Lay off your human resources director and do his or her job and yours, proving to everyone that fewer can do more.
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