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Burn and churn

Posted by Bob on April 06, 2004

In Reply to: Burn and churn posted by SFC on April 06, 2004

: Hi,

: Need help on the following sentence:

: The company's philosophy is "burn and churn";
: if some one couldn't stand the pace, he/she
: would leave and be replaced.

: What does "burn and churn" mean here?

In this context, the company hires people, then puts them under such stress to perform that many fail (burn) and are replaced, in an ever-changing (churning) team lineup. Like so many firms in the financial services industry. Or telecom sales. Or graphic design firms. or....
: Thanks!