08. February 2009

Layoff and how it happens !!

Once upon a time the government with Ruling Party XYZ.. had a vast scrap
yard in the middle of a desert.
Ruling Party XYZ Said.. – “Someone may steal from it at night.”

So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.
Then Ruling Party XYZ Said..

– “How does the watchman do his job without instruction?”

So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to
write the instructions, and one person to do time studies. Then Ruling
Party XYZ Said..,

– “How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?”

So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One to
do the studies and one to write the reports. Then Ruling Party XYZ Said.. ,

– “How are these people going to get paid?”

So they created the following positions, a time keeper, and a payroll
officer, then hired two people. Then Ruling Party XYZ Said..,

Who will be accountable for all of these people?”

So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an
Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal
Secretary. Then Ruling Party XYZ 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.

9 Comments

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1. Ernie Small From UNITED STATES (UNITED STATES) Wrote on 18. February 2009 at 10:19 am

great allegory to teach the wasteful nature of bureaucracy.

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2. tracking people by gps From UNITED STATES (UNITED STATES) Wrote on 22. February 2009 at 3:38 pm

tracking people by gps…

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3. madam From ISRAEL (ISRAEL) Wrote on 07. March 2009 at 7:59 am

חשבתם פעם לקנות למישהו מתנת יום הולדת מיוחדת? חשבתם שזה יכול להיות סוככים ,כל האנשים חושבים על דבר קטן כדאי לחשוב על דבר גדול.

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4. Vb Reader From SINGAPORE (SINGAPORE) Wrote on 18. August 2009 at 6:33 am

“So they laid off the night watchman.”

cool

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5. Unity From PAKISTAN (PAKISTAN) Wrote on 16. September 2009 at 3:27 pm

I like this line, “So they laid off the night watchman”.
Thanks for back link.
Unity

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9. darterry From PHILIPPINES (PHILIPPINES) Wrote on 11. November 2011 at 10:50 am

Wow! What a mind-opener! Thank you for the post!

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