Staff = employee

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Nov 8 22:02:05 UTC 2011

I have fought many battles with Japanese clients who want to talk about their "staffs" (employees) as "sutafu" is a common Japanese word. AFAIK, I have always won, but it is a losing battle.

Today, Jimmy Wales' Wiki statement has the following (

Google might have close to a million servers. Yahoo has something like 13,000 staff. We have 400 servers and 73 staff.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA
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