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"Well I think I'm good at bureaucratic mismanagement but my particular strength is in interfering in things I know nothing about!"
This is Martin from operations, he'll be conducting a review of ward personnel management . . ."
"Some of the old hands will tell you not to bother with all the paperwork, they'll tell you that 80% of it is just to 'cover your back'."
'I think we'd be more confident about meeting our targets if we could work out what they were!'
"We are waging war on red tape. There may be, however, be a slight increase in vermilion documentation."
The Weight of Bureaucracy
"I wonder if you are aware that responsibility in this instance lies primarily with the solicitor?"
'You need to fill in these forms, get the bottom two signed, then pass them to the relevant departments. If everything's ok, we will then start your application.'
"I told my manager that I couldn't cope with the endless mind numbing paperwork. I said I'd had enough of the bureaucracy, that I had to get out."
"So we are agreed then, most of the targets we've set staff are completely unreasonable and we should just scrap them."
"I really believe red tape is the future!"