Thursday, May 24, 2012

Government Scrap Yard


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, GS-4 position 
and hired a person for the job.

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

So they created a planning position and hired two people, 
one person to write the instructions, GS-12 and 
one person to do time studies, GS-11.

Then Congress said, "How will we know the night 
watchman is doing the tasks correctly?"

So they created a Q. C. position and hired two people, 
one GS-9 to do the studies and one GS-11 to write the reports.

Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?"

So they created the following positions, a time keeper, 
GS-09, and a payroll officer, GS-11, and hired two people.

Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable 
for all of these people?"

So they created an administrative position and hired three 
people, an Admin. Officer GM-13, Assistant Admin. 
Officer GS-12, and a Legal Secretary GS-08.

Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation 
for one year and we are $280,000 over budget, 
we must cutback overall cost."

So they laid off the night watchman.


 Thanks Dan !





16 comments:

  1. I know it's supposed to be a joke, but sadly, that is completely believable.

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  2. This is why government screws everything up.

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  3. Brooke, stranger than fiction ... I love doing that.

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  4. Randy, Laugh at life. It only hurts for a very long time.

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  5. Opie, perzackly, and that's why it needs to be changed.

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  6. This is exactly why we are in the financial mess we are in. Oh wait! It's all Bush's fault. I keep forgetting that.

    Have a terrific day Odie. :)

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  7. Sandee, now you're catching on. Poor DuhWon is constantly pick on by Bush.

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  8. Government: Too many chiefs and not enough indians. Stealing that image for Obama Cartoons.

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  9. Ron, government is too big and growing.

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  10. Bureacrats rule and can do no wrong. Only another one can solve the problem. The lowly peon must face the axe.

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  11. Scotty, what really pisses me off is that they always forget who they work for.

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  12. Yep, that sums up the government's idea of frugality, all right.

    Good one, Odie.

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  13. Then to simplify, and cut costs, they made them all 13s...

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