It's Wednesday again, which means another installment of Shakespearean Imagination!
I have a fairly high-powered and demanding job, and for the most part, I have a great team of people working with me. Every so often, though, the proverbial s#*t hits the fan and all hell breaks loose. When that happens, I have to hope that the department manager can defuse the situation and mitigate damage, or at least have the good sense to bring in the “big guns” (eg, me) in time to do so. And for the most part, they do. But over the past week I have been running damage control and clean up on something that is solely the result of someone’s failure to do their job correctly, and I am on the brink of being driven completely round the twist. So, rather than give in to the urge to begin making people redundant
- Having no real value or use.
- (of a person) Having no good qualities; deserving contempt.
Synonyms: valueless - useless - trashy - paltry - good-for-nothing
First seen in Shakespeare's King Henry VI, Part III (written 1590 - 1591). The full text of the play may be found here.