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Government Jobs ~ How They Are Born

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Oxford, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    Once upon a time the government had a huge, abandoned scrap yard in the middle of the desert. A Congressman discovered its existence, and worried that someone may steal from it at night. So they created a Night Watchman position and hired a man for the job.

    Then Congress asked, "How can the Watchman do his job without proper instruction?" So they created a Planning Department and hired two more people: a Documentation Specialist to write the instructions, and a trainer to teach the Night Watchman how to watch.

    Then Congress said, "How will we know the Night Watchman and the Documentation Specialist are doing their tasks correctly?" So they created a Quality Control Department and hired two more people: One to do efficiency studies and one to write reports.

    Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?" So they created positions for an accountant, a Payroll Officer, and a Manager to keep track of everyone's time, and hired three more people. Then Congress said, "Who's going to be accountable for all of these people?" So they created an Administrative Section and hired three more people: an Administrative Officer, an Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

    Then Congress said, "We have had this facility in operation for one year, and we are way over budget! We must cut back our overall costs!"

    So they laid off the Night Watchman.

    :fuss: :assult: :nod:
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2002

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Thats about right too!!!