Joke of The Week for Week Ending September 14, 2001
Once upon a time, the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert.
"Someone may steal from it at night."
So, they created a Night Watchman GS-4 position and hired a person for the job. Then
Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job
So, they created a planning position and hired two (2) people, one Instructions Writer GS-
12, and one Time Studies Specialist GS-11. Then Congress said, "How will we know the
night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?"
So, they created a Q. C. Specialist GS-9 position, and hired two (2) people: one GS-9 to
do the studies and one GS-11 to write the reports. Then Congress said, "How are these
people going to get paid?"
So, they created and hired people for the following positions: a Time Keeper GS-9, and a
Payroll Officer GS-11. Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these
So, they created and hired three (3) people for administrative positions:
Administrative Officer GM-13, Assistant Administrative Officer GS-13, and
Legal Secretary GS-8. Then Congress said, "We have had this command in
operation for one year and we are $18,000 over budget. We must cut back
So, they laid off the night watchman.
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