2 Workers for the price of 1

I have 1 comment and several questions. If a company feels the need to tell their employees that the employees are their number 1 asset and priority, they probably aren’t. If that statement were true, there would be no need to tell the employees: they would already know.

If someone leaves the company and instead of replacing that employee, the company gives all that work to someone else, or several others, what is going through the mind of the company? Do they think the person that left didn’t do anything all day? Do they think the person/people that got that extra work are goofing off half the day? Do they think about this at all, or are they just glad that their bonus will get larger because they are doing the same work with less people?

I wonder if companies that do this tell their employees that they are their number 1 asset?