I agree with Rory. It is so dehumanizing to be referred to as a “resource”. Here at Microsoft we don’t use such a nasty word. Instead we use the term “FTE”. Being called an FTE (Full Time Employee) is so much nicer. For example:
We’re going to ship that resource off to India for 1/10th the cost.
is so cold.
We’re going to ship that FTE off to India for 1/10th the cost.
Now that gives me that same warm glow I get when I see the before and after shots on Trading Spaces.