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How Government Works

Sunday, December 30, 2012

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 position (GS-4) 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 timekeeper (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), an Assistant Admin. Officer (GS-13) and a Legal Secretary (GS-08).

Then Congress 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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2ABBYNORMAL 12/31/2012 12:03AM

    I loved this blog. Tell it like it is.
It's a terrible situation that has been going on for years.
When will the madness end?
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MARYB73 12/30/2012 6:32PM

    So true.

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NAYPOOIE 12/30/2012 6:10PM

    yeah, that sounds about right.

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BARCLE 12/30/2012 3:39PM

    Is true for sure emoticon

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DALID414 12/30/2012 2:22PM

    Yup! That sounds about right!

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ALICERIEGER 12/30/2012 11:15AM

    Soooo typicAl

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WOUBBIE 12/30/2012 10:13AM

    Business works this way as well!

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CINDYSDAY 12/30/2012 8:09AM

    so true!

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DOVESEYES 12/30/2012 7:55AM

    It would be funny if it wasn't sadly true and not only in USA but here too.

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BRENDA_G50 12/30/2012 3:37AM

    Unfortunately, that's the way it really is. emoticon

At least you got a Big smile from me to start my day off right emoticon

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