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[Discuss] Justify your existence

On 12/16/2011 07:39 AM, Daniel Feenberg wrote:
> The CFO is overhead too. Overhead means that an expense isn't directly
> allocatable to a particular item sold. It isn't a accounting-speak for
> "non-productive". Is system administration helping the firm reduce
> costs and/or raise output, or is it part of the "Department of
> Information Prevention"? Whether its support or empire-building, it is
> overhead either way.
Certainly, but you don't tell a senior manager that he/she is overhead :-)

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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