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'The assistant to the physician's assistant will see you now.'
Government promises to cut adoption bureaucracy.
'How sweet, they're playing 'Doctors and Nurses.''
'What do you think about forgetting the whole thing and just going back to trying to help people a bit.'
'Bad news - safety inspections are being cut.'
'By the time we'd lobbied the government, got planning permission, raised capitol, put the job out to tender and built it we didn't need it any more.'
'It guides you through the halls of bureaucracy.'
Skills and experience held back by bureaucracy and protocols.
"The yellow ones need to be signed, but the pink ones only require initials."
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"Where would we BE without the right DOCUMENTATION...?"
"Who's taking my order—the committee of the whole, or is there a liaison for decaf?"
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Man raised flag of drowning women.
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"We WANT you to take power over your work...And THIS is how we want you to do it!"
'Sure, we could make it simpler but that would only complicate matters.'
"Unofficially I can tell you that the information that you want to know is SECRET...but if you give me a few months to talk to the rght people and grease a few palms then I think I'll be able to get official..."
"If there's anything more we can do for you, don't hesitate to fill out the proper forms."
"Could you go back to the front desk? The receptionist has some forms for you to fill out."
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Here are the latest strategic proposals on 'managing the paperless office'.
Report suggests social workers spend 60% of their time on admin - "Do you remember when all wehad to worry about was client care?"
"Despite years of management training john still found it difficult to give negative feedback."
The worker/the man who monitors the worker/the man who wrote the draft policy guidelines on how to monitor the man monitoring the worker.
"I attend meetings therefore I am."
"The company lacks leadership, we need to think about the possibility of setting up a policy group to look at the option of a sub-committee to prepare a discussion paper on the problem."
"I can give you a 93.4% assurance that there is less than a 65.6% possibility that this excercise will simply generate 34.8% more meaningless statistics."