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'Outcomes...normally we just measure the height of the files.'
'Getting here on time every morning, and never have a day off sick, just isn't good enough Moulding! How are you ever going to get through all the stuff I keep piling on top of you if you don't work through your lunch-break as well?'
'We're to spend more time engaging with patients on a more compassionate 'human' level...and here are the guidelines on how to do it!'
'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.'
"My God, J.B., what do I tell the staff?"
Forms I cannot deal with / Forms I will not deal with
Tags:stress, stresses, job, jobs, inbox, inboxes, outbox, outboxes, in-box, in-boxes, out-box, paperwork, paper pusher, paper pushers, paper pushing, white collar, white collar job, white collar jobs, pressure, pressured, pressures, under pressure, work life, work, worker, work-life balance, work form, work forms, paperwork, sea of paperwork, seas of paperwork, drown, drowns, drowning
'Whoa...crushing the will to live and an illusion of full employment! You really are ahead of your time, Igor.'
'I have to hang up. I only have an hour to get these reports done.'
Back to The Present - I
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'The NHS is completely 'patient focussed'...and we have the paperwork to prove it.'
'Did someone call for a shredder?'
'The assistant to the physician's assistant will see you now.'
'How sweet, they're playing 'Doctors and Nurses.''
'Right so we're agreed then, no one ever reads these reports so there's no point writing them anymore...and while we're at it we can stop filling out these forms, they're a waste of time.'
The devil is in desk bin titled 'The Details'
Desk bins: 'Too much information,' 'Not enough,' 'Just right.'
'Do you remember when all we had to worry about was client care?'
Dept. of Micro-management.
'In my proposed management reorganization plan, we shuffle our desks around like this, really FAST, announce we've made a 50% staff reduction, and hope nobody notices!'
"Ed, could you make 50 copies of this, collate it, staple it, bring it to my office and place it in the recycling bin?"
Tags:recycling, recycling bin, recycling bins, paper pusher, paper pushers, paper-pusher, paper-pushers, paperwork, photocopier, photocopiers, photocopying, photocopies, green office environmentalist, environmentalists, paper waste, paperless office, paperless offices, pointless task, pointless tasks, office job, office jobs, office worker, office workers
"How about that! We're both carrying the same de-luxe executive personal-management portfolio."
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Man has a bin as his suggestions box.
'We've got the statistical analysis back...93% of the people who returned the survey thought it was 100% waste of time.'
'This is the questionnaire we need everyone to fill out about their views on excessive bureaucracy.'
Regulators claim practices are overloaded with patient surveys.