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At that point, when it's too late to hire additional in-house help, internal staff will have to pick up the slack.
As the only full-time worker now, Lewis is forced to pick up the slack, putting in long hours to keep her business afloat.
If you have a breakdown on one of the automatic lines, the other one can pick up the slack by running two shifts.
The job market that now must increasingly sustain our citizens leaves a startling number in poverty, and government is ever less willing to pick up the slack.