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  1. vectra's Avatar
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    #1

    currently vs at this time

    Hello,

    This is what is written in the job opportunities section on Wastewater Management Inc. site:
    'We are currently fully staffed at this time. Please check back or send us your resume to keep on file. Thank you!'

    I am not a native speaker of English, but I would drop either'currently' or 'at this time'; these words are very close in meaning, so I think one of them would be enough to convey the idea.

    What is your opinion?

    Thank you for your time and help.

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    Re: currently vs at this time

    I guess the phrase "at this time" could mean "at this moment when you're looking at our page".
    But you are right - "We are fully staffed at this time" would be enough.

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    Re: currently vs at this time

    This sentence was clearly written by the Department of Redundancy Department.

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