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Efficiency and unemployment

So we had some big announcements at work yesterday. It had been part of my goal or career path or what-have-you to become a Business Specialist. Well, in the interest of efficiency, that position will no longer exist after November 1 (the beginning of fiscal 2006). The existing 10 positions are being replaced by 4 positions elsewhere in the business model. Have you ever noticed how _efficiency _seems to mean someone loses their job? Not that this is necessarily a bad thing. I think it will solve some problems that would otherwise not be solved, namely duplication of work, which is inefficient. But still, making a process more efficient always seems to include some unemployment. Well, hopefully I won’t be around long enough to see this happen.

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