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Anyone have weird feeling about human beings being called resources in the corporate world?

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Stop complaining resource and get back to work. Those powerpoints arent going to make themselves!

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Yes, I hate it .

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No

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Here comes another oversensitive millennial

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Did KPMG pick up all the toxic cranks from ACN, CapGemini, and Amazon? The comments coming from KPMGers lately on FB… 🤮

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Depends on context. You invite “colleagues” to the happy hour, but you staff “resources” on a project. Other terms are just as fine, I’d rather save my energy for more impactful causes.

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I don’t and I loathe when people do. I call my people, my people. Because that’s what they are. Not “resources” with “cycles”, like they’re racked servers in a datacenter.

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Best to call people by the roles. Consultants, teachers, developers, designers, etc. or more generic employees. Not a fan of calling people practitioners..too wordy.

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Not

I prefer “capital.” It makes me feel like I’m almost as meaningful to the company as its real capital ($).

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Prefer minions

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Yes.

Oh my god i hate it SO much - my old managers used to say shit like we need more “warm bodies” or needing resources

Hence the term “Human resource”

I'm in my 40s and not typically triggered by micro aggressions (did I use those words correctly?) but I do my best to call people "people" or "team members".

Who cares

I use FTE or team member. I think calling talented humans who grow the business resources is so distasteful. Yuck.

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FYI - there’s a life outside of the Big 4. Don’t feel drawn into it because of the “name”.

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