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 !


Brooke said...

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

Randy-g said...

Is there a joke here?

Opus #6 said...

This is why government screws everything up.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

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

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

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

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

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

Sandee said...

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. :)

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

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

Ron Russell said...

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

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Ron, government is too big and growing.

Scottcarp Dreamer said...

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

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

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

Always On Watch said...

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

Good one, Odie.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

AOW, gubment is a problem alright.

Race Bannon said...

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

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Race, yup simplify.