“Jobs Created Or Saved”
Posted by cann0nba11 on June 8, 2009
I hate that phrase. Obama inserted it into his campaign speeches late in the game and I remember hearing it for the first time. My head turned like a dog hearing a bag of chips being opened. For those of you in management you should recognize that the concept of “jobs saved” is the exact opposite of a real goal. A real goal must be specific, attainable, and measurable. There’s no way to measure an event that doesn’t happen. Sure, you can say “my company would have fired these ten people if we didn’t get our Obama handout,” but unless every credited source provides this sort of data, it’s all just a bunch of smoke and mirrors.
“Jobs Created or Saved” is about as definitive a number as “Pounds lost or potentially lost.”