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"When you're finished here, Spencer, we'll need you on the bridge-to-nowhere project."
Tags:telescope, telescopes, architect, architects, architecture, architecture firm, architecture firms, surveyor, surveyors, survey, design, designs, pointless, pointlessness, workload, workloads, project, projects, bridge to nowhere, bridge-to-nowhere, red tape, red-tape, bureaucrat, bureaucrats, bureaucracy
'What do you think about forgetting the whole thing and just going back to trying to help people a bit.'
'How sweet, they're playing 'Doctors and Nurses.''
Government promises to cut adoption bureaucracy.
"The yellow ones need to be signed, but the pink ones only require initials."
Tags:war, wars, military, death, dead, die, died, gunman, gun, guns, firing, firing line, historical, reference, references, referential, troop, troops, army, armies, private, martial, martial law, historically, referential, paper, papers, paperwork, sentence, sentences, receipt, receipts, document, documents, documentation, red tape, red-tape
" - This might work, but management will never approve it . . ."
Tags:odysseus, iliad, the iliad, homer, trojan horse, trick, tricks, trickery, trojan war, ambush, ambushes, walls of troy, classicist, classicists, classics, classical myth, classical myths, greek myth, greek myths, greek mythology, ancient history, bureaucracy, bureaucracies, bureaucrat, red tape, red-tape, manager, managers, management, managements
"Engaging people in local democracy should be at the core of everything that we do!"
Bureaucracy gone mad!
"By the time we'd lobbied the government, got planning permission, raised capital, put the job out to tender and built it we didn't need it any more!"
"Right we need an urgent response to our productivity problems..."
The Devolution of Man
Tape-to-go: Suppliers of red tape
Tags:administration, red tape, administrator, administrators, aministrations, red-tape, bureaucrat, bureaucrats, bureaucracy, bureaucracies, paper pusher, paper pushers, paper-pusher, paper-pushers, office politics, protocol, protocols, office, office procedures, niche market, niche markets, business opportunity, business opportunities
"It says I have to 'deliver a caring service commensurate with the resources allocated in policy protocols issued int eh patient care package'...nothing about taking you to the toilet."
"Here at Global Com we're looking for people can 'think outside of the box'..."
"I say, why don't we tear up all these targets and just let workers get on with their jobs!"
"Farmers are always complaining about the amount of paperwork that Europe generates...but if you use your imagination then you can turn it to your advantage!"
"The bad news is that no one read our new health and safety guidelines but the GOOD news is they didn't read them in 37 languages!"
"Next year No mistletoe!"
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Distractions: Work Disputes
Dept. of THIS, Dept. of THAT and Dept. of THE OTHER THING.
"Crisis adverted, the paperwork was in order after all!"
"'Nurturing the sick and suffering', very interesting but first shall we look at how you manage forms ERT/3 through to HNF/56b."
"Always keen to see youthful enthusiasm but before we start 'making the world a better place' could we have a look at how you fill out forms..."