People referred to as “resources”?

Jun 7 18 Comments

It is demeaning and is often said from someone more senior (especially leadership and managers) about someone less senior. If I’m a resource, then what do they plan on doing once they “use me up”?

Your opinions please?


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TOP 18 Comments
  • Roku norteking
    Get over it
    Jun 7 2
    • OP
      Very helpful comment, thanks!
      Jun 7
    • Google etf
      it is
      Jun 8
  • New / Other

    New Other

    Did stuff. Hustled hard. Retired
    🤦‍♂️ This is an example of a bad resource...
    Jun 7 0
  • Oracle nBeN41
    It’s called Human Resources for a reason. Public companies pursue profit. Employees are a capital expense. So yes, resources
    Jun 7 1
    • Roku norteking
      They are not capex they are opex
      Jun 7
  • Facebook public2
    Once they use you up they replace you with a newer better resource. What else would you expect?
    Jun 7 3
    • New / Eng n o s q l
      High fives, 'great job!', hugs. To name a few
      Jun 7
    • Facebook public2
      That's a common way to motivate the resources for sure.
      Jun 7
    • New / Eng n o s q l
      They call themselves talent.
      Could be an Indian thing, was always wandering.
      Jun 7
  • VMware vmk007
    I blame it on the word. It seems to have negative connotations. But in reality it's a fine word. Being resourceful is a good thing. My director on multiple occasions has used the word resource with my manager in CC. I don't give a shit. I just care about doing my job well and getting good raises.
    Jun 7 0
  • Clearstream.TV beedangs
    Stop being a crybaby
    Jun 7 0
  • LinkedIn Mr.Big
    How are employees not resources? You're hired to be a skill resource to the company and get shit done. That's it.
    Jun 7 0
  • New / Product xzUE84
    Grow a thicker skin
    Jun 7 0
  • Facebook gEKd54
    I dont personally get offended by that term. I've occasionally used the term when talking about a project (e.g. we need more ds resources) and about my own role.

    When used in the right context (staffing discussions) I dont see why should people get offended
    Jun 7 0
  • Pinterest qITs08
    We are all resources.
    Jun 7 0
  • Clover Health sses
    As hurtful as it may feel, a company's goal is profit. Everything at that company is a resource or tool to profit. Sorry. It is what it is.
    Jun 7 0
  • Amazon / Mgmt Db8db4
    If you can be used up, there was not much of a resource in you to begin with.
    Jun 7 0