Got laid off and in the paperwork that I got from employer it states Overscoped for Position, what does that mean? I tried Googling but nothing like this comes up.

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    I guess some HR drone decided it sounded better than saying that you were overqualified and they reckoned they could find an intern to do it for a quarter of the pay. You could always just ask them as well. This seems like a company-specific question. – user1666620 Apr 13 '19 at 19:14
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    I agree. We needed someone to physically move boxes but hired a supply chain engineer, which is sort of like moving boxes beyond the scope of physically moving boxes, basically boils down to an overqualified hire where they can find a box mover for less money. – CKM Apr 13 '19 at 19:38
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    For me, "position was overscoped" makes sense. Saying a person was overscoped makes no sense. – Fattie Apr 13 '19 at 20:10
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    "Thank you for your application, we will keep it on file in case it matches any other post we advertise" is 20 words when NO will do... – Solar Mike Apr 13 '19 at 21:27
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    @Gaius Exactly. You suspect. I don't know the word. I don't suspect anything when I don't know a word (in an important document), I say that I don't know the word. – gnasher729 Apr 14 '19 at 15:07

I'd call the employer and tell them that I have no idea what "overscoped for position" means, and that they please should change this sentence to correct English.

I have never seen the word "overscoped", the dictionary app on my Mac doesn't know the word, and Google doesn't know it either.

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