Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tauranga council to cut back on expenses - yea right

A little story came to mind after reading that the Tauranga council is going to cut back on expenses.

Once upon a time the council owned a stadium.
Councillors said “someone may break into it at night.” So they
created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then councillors 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

Then councillors 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 the Mayor 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 councillors 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

Then the Mayor said, “We have had this command in operation for one year
and we are $120,000 over budget, we must cutback overall cost.” So he
laid off the night watchman!


Blogger Ayrdale said...

...stumbled across your blog from Liberty Scott...gday from !
Mike H.
(Ayrdale...I know the spelling's wrong...)

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