Government's Efficiency
Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the
middle of a desert.

Government said," Someone may steal from it at night." So they created a night watchman position and
hired a person for the job.

Then Government 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 Government 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

Then Government 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 Government 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 Government said," We have had this command in operation for one year and we are ,000 over budget,
we must cutback overall cost." So they laid off the night watchman.