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"Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. The Department of Energy said someone may steal from it at night, so they created a night watchman position, GS-4, and hired a person for the job.

Then the Department wondered, How does the watchman do his job without instruction? So they created a planning position, and hired two (2) people, one person to write the instructions, (GS-12) and one person to do time studies (GS-11)

Then the Department wondered, How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly? So they created a Q.C. position and hired two (2) people, one GS-9 to do the studies and one GS-11 to write the reports.

Then the Department wondered, how are these people going to get paid? So they created a time keeper (GS-9) and a payroll officer (GS-10), and hired tow (2 ) people.

Then the Department wondered, Who will be accountable for all these people? So they created an administrative position (GS-14) and hired two (2) more people , an assistant administrative officer (GS-13) and a legal secretary (GS-8)

Then the Secretary 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.

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azmatiq
Aug. 16th, 2001 03:01 pm (UTC)
hahahah
That rocked.

... and if you work for the state, or a DOD contractor... you know damn well this might have been a real story. ;)
mjfgates
Aug. 16th, 2001 06:53 pm (UTC)
What makes me inclined to believe this little tale...
... is that it was the DOE. Second-most-corrupt department in the federal government (the first being BLM).
maddening
Aug. 17th, 2001 03:07 pm (UTC)
Re: What makes me inclined to believe this little tale...
You don't answer mail.
you don't make your presence known.
You pretty much don't exist.
What the hell happened to you?
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