Monday, May 02, 2005

Human Resources - A Repulsive Term

There is a term FTE (full time employee) bandied around these days. What an offensive term as though a real person is nothing more than a resource like a computer or a piece of paper. Real people have worries, concerns, feelings of being happy or sad. But just as a name to a resource without a face. That's repulsive. Totally. Reveals a truth though. Same as using words like: 'I see what you mean' (visualises). This is probably better than: 'I hear what you say' (responds to auditory signals). To hear something does not imply understanding. To see something does convey a lot more. An appreciation.

I have learned to listen to how people talk. The words they use.


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