Wednesday, April 13, 2011
New Word: ghost work?
Definition: the tasks and duties of laid-off or fired employees that must then be done by the remaining employees
Example: The ghost work has been taken on by surviving employees, without their former colleagues' expertise.
Kim's blog post today made me think of my own word of the week and also, a new word for 2011, ghost work.
In an office haunted by the ghosts of laid-off employees, those workers who dodged the hatchet aren't necessarily the lucky ones. They must excel at their old jobs to avoid still looming staff cuts and must also juggle extra, unfamiliar duties.
I think I am going to make a sign for the bumper of my truck, "I'd rather hooking" and see what reactions I get!