This is probably a good definition of Government!!!
Once upon a time the Government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of nowhere.
The Government said, "Someone may steal from the scrap yard at night."
So they created a night watchman position and hired a person (bilingual, naturally) for the job.
Then the Government said, "How can the watchman do his job without instruction?"
So they created a Planning Department and hired two people; one person to write the job description and one person to do time studies.
Then the Government said, "How will we know the night watchman is performing the tasks
So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people;
one to do the studies and one to write the
Then the Government 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
more people to assist.
Then the Government said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?"
So they created an Administrative Section and hired three people:
an Administrative Officer,
an Assistant Administrative Officer and a Legal
Then the Government said, "We have had this organization in operation for only one year and we are $180,000 over budget; we must cut
back our overall costs."
So they laid off the night watchman.
By qrxuspoa on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 09:55 am: