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PostPosted: November 18, 2014, 11:24 am 
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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 task correctly?" So they created Q.C. positions 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-9) and a payroll officer (GS-11) and hired two people.
Then congress said, "Who will be accountable for all these people?'
So they created an administrative position and hired three people: an admin. officer (GM-13), an assistant admin. (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 cut back overall cost, so they laid off the night watchman!


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PostPosted: November 19, 2014, 4:59 pm 
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Sad but true, and they sacked the only guy that produced anything.. sounds familiar!

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