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"Half empty because of congressional inaction, and half full because of the tireless efforts of the President."
Tags:government, bureaucracy, press secretary, press secretaries, excuse, excuses, blameless, excuse, excuses, administration, administration spokesman, administration spokesmen, congressional inaction, spin, spins, spin room, spin rooms, talking point, talking points, political talking point, political talking points, obfuscate, obfuscates, obfuscation, mankoff
"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
"Don't worry Phil, we're just moving you down to four."
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.
"Miss Reed, could you please bring me a palm tree and some ragged clothes?"
Tags:business man, business men, business person, business people, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, executive, executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business executive, business executives, failed business, failing business, sinking business, sinking businesses, going under, going into administration, administration, desert island, desert islands, castaway, castaways
"I'll have the Master of Business Administration Lunch."
Tags:mba, mbas, masters, masters of business administration, administration, upper management, management, business lunch, business lunches, lunch, lunches, white collar, white collar job, white collar jobs, administrator, administrators, masters degree, masters degrees, advanced degree, advanced degrees, set menu, set menus, fancy restaurant, fancy restaurants
Here are the latest strategic proposals on 'managing the paperless office'.
'How's the school board meeting going?'
"It's our new simplified work-life balance management system...anyone who has a life gets more work."
'Teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic sounds like a good idea. Let me run it by an educational focus group.'
"If there's anything more we can do for you, don't hesitate to fill out the proper forms."
Pointless bureacracy/memos/policies and protocols.
"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."
"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."
Outside the Department of red tape, there are three files containing short forms, long forms and chloroform.
Yoga class intrays - in/out/relax.
"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."
'It's an EIEIO!'
"Your signature, Your Majesty, as well as your driver's license and a major credit card."
Tags:bureaucracy, bureaucrat, government, policy, policies, administration, king, kings, royal, royalty, royals, sovereign, sovereigns, ruler, rulers, sign, signing, signature, signatures, paperwork, document, documents, form, forms, history, historical, medieval, driver's license, driver's licence, driving licence, driver licence, license, licence, driver, driving, identification, identity, identity check, id, i.d., credit card, official, autograph, id check, your id please, modern life
"Thank you for neglecting your work long enough to listen to my thoughts on efficiency."
Tags:managers, management, managing, micromanage, unhelpful, useless, unhelpful, pointless, pointlessness, neglect, neglecting, efficiency, boss, bosses, manager, warehouse, warehouses, managers, administration, organizing, organising, organization, supervisor, supervisors, supervising, futile, unproductive, worker, workers
'Yes, I received the Parents Association's proposal to revamp the school administration. As a matter of fact, I'm passing it around the office as we speak.'
Psychiatrist: Mind over matter filing trays.