A Budget Cut is a is an employee that really serves no purpose and could be eliminated to save money and preserve essential positions. Budget Cuts are often seen playing solitaire and Farmville, taking multiple smoke breaks, and spending most of their time gossiping about people who are actually working. The Budget Cut may provide some services; occaisionally answering a phone, telling others who to call to resolve their issue, monitoring the whereabouts of coworkers, and generally communicating in an overtly rude and annoying manner.
Jane made a mental list of employees arriving late while she took her 7:45am smoke break. Later, she shared the names with her co-worker, Dick, via IM while harvesting her crops on Farmville. Jane is a Budget Cut waiting to happen.