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'Having conducted a comprehensive analysis of dozens of subsets of data from a wide range of sources we've confirmed that the likely answer is 36...now we just need to identify the question.'
"It's best to have an appointment but if you want to come by we'll try to get you in."
Tags:appointment, appointments, booking appointments, no appointments, toilet, toilets, office toilet, office toilets, queue for the toilets, queuing for the toilet, queuing for the toilets, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, desperate, desperation, inconvenient, inconvenience, admin, administration, booking, booking in, booking an appointment, booking appointments
'How sweet, they're playing 'Doctors and Nurses.''
"He's Pulled Out The HR File! This Is It Folks, The Atomic Performance Review!"
Tags:hr, h r, human resources, human resource, manilla, manila, manilla folder, manager, managers, supervisor, supervisors, management, upper management, performance, performance review, wrestle, wrestles, wrestlers, wrestling move, special move, finisher, finishing move, wrestling, wrestler, metaphor, metaphorical, death by, death by paperwork, paperwork, wrestling ring, offices, office work, admin, employee, employees
"Forgive the informality—my secretary is on vacation."
Tags:sticky note, sticky notes, reminder, reminders, businessmen, businessman, informal, informality, secretary, secretaries, pa, pas, personal assistant, personal assistants, receptionist, receptionists, admin, administrator, administrators, admin work, absent minded, forgetful, forgetfulness, boss, bosses
Food and Drug Administration, Yummy-Yucky.
"Someone's misfiled Harrington."
Tags:filing, filed, files, filing cabinet, filing system, misfile, misfiled, offices, office politics, dead, deceased, died, body, bodies, corpse, morgue, morgues, mortuary, mortuaries, post mortem, mob, mobs, mobster, mobsters, mafia, mafioso, mafiosos, big boss, administrative, admin, administration, administrative work
Department of Indifference.
"I've scanned the horizon for you, chief. This is it."
Here are the latest strategic proposals on 'managing the paperless office'.
"It's our new simplified work-life balance management system...anyone who has a life gets more work."
Report suggests social workers spend 60% of their time on admin - "Do you remember when all wehad to worry about was client care?"
Pointless bureacracy/memos/policies and protocols.
"I told him that I was leaving, that I couldn't put up with the endless stream of meaningless paperwork...he asked me to fill out an exit report!"
"The report is damning about the lack of strong leadership... I think we need to table some time to consider the option of setting up a policy sub-commitee to look at our options..."
"Well we've had our 15% budget cut confirmed, nobody's applied for our vacancies and we're moving the office into a portocabin in the carpark. Item 2 staff morale"
"We need to do something about excessive admin. I want you to fill out one of these forms every time you think you're doing some."
Things you seldom see: "Right so we're agreed that no one ever reads most of these reports so let's not bother writing them,and those forms are a waste of space so lets just bin them as well."
"It's the new management structure, the worker's the one at the bottom..."
"It drives me crazy when people complain about needless for filling...I mean if staff don't fill out the appropriate paperwork then how can we possibly know how much papaerwork has been completed."
"I told him that I was leaving that I couldn't put up with the endless papaerwork..." "And what did he say?" "He asked me to fill out an exit report."
Yoga class intrays - in/out/relax.
'It's an EIEIO!'
It makes me MAD when people think we've nothing better to do than churn out pointless protocols...