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12:33 Sep 26, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase:Emplomania
This term is used in a handwritten response to a survey question. It says: MEJOR TRAINING. MAS EMPLOMANIA. MEJOR PAGA Y BENFICIOS.
I don't recognize this as being a word in Spanish. Does anyone know if it is a Spanglish term and what it could possibly mean? Thanks!
a responsibility towards employment/in terms of employment policies?
Explanation: Never saw it before. I would guess that it's due to the mania for 'English' jargon in the marketing profession.. It would be useful to know if the respondents are members of the public, or the public they belong to.
It seems like a worker demanding - "better training, pay, ....and benefits"
'emplomania' could be a less selfish demand for 'real' jobs (i.e. permanent employment) as opposed to 'contratos basura' (i.e. casual labour) - a wild guess... trying to squeeze it into the context.
Thus, in sentence, it could be "a more serious/responsible attitude to employment" or something similar.
'Beneficios' will depend on context, but it seems to be 'benefits' as in 'fringe benefits', rather than profits.
xxxLia Fail Spain Local time: 08:19 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 1368
Explanation: Don't think you can blame this one on English! Can't find anything in my Web searches for anything but Spanish.
Here is a context for you: "gobiernos seudocapitalistas donde la enorme emplomanía estatal creadora de ineficiencia, despilfarro, corrupción y "botelleros" evapora las riquezas nacionales y los aportes del sector privado. "
In English, we'd talk about something like *employment bloat* or *hiring bloat*
Explanation: El texto original es definitivamente un error. La palabra correcta es EMPLEOMANIA y con todo respeto a mis colegas, e independientemente de lo que digan los diccionariosm yo siempre la he conocido como una adjetivo de NOMINA o PLANTILLA