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Bureaucracy Explained

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Sisco, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. Sisco

    Sisco Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle
    of a desert. Congress said "someone may steal from it at night." So
    they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

    Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without

    So they created a planning department and hired two people, one
    person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.

    Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing
    the tasks correctly?" So they created a Quality Control department and
    hired two people. One to do the studies and one to write the reports.

    Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?" So they
    created the following positions, a time keeper, and a payroll officer,
    then hired two people.

    Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?"
    So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an
    AdministrativeOfficer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal

    Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one year
    and we are $18,000 over budget, we must cutback overall cost."

    So they laid off the night watchman.

    Ain't it wonderful.....
  2. t driver

    t driver New Member

    Jul 6, 2003
    central Illinois
    Sadly, that is too real. :(

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