Originally Posted by Kingfrog
Hmm shouldn't that lower taxes?\
You sure you work for the government? (just checked your profile. You've got one of those jobs that "gets something done". May not be needed in the great grand scheme, but day to day, the machine keeps rolling. You may yet be saved.)
No, for every 5 low level guys you need a supervisor..(lpo) every 5 of them gets a supervisor who probably has a minor staff (lcpo) 5 of them needs a supervisory office and staff (divo or something I'm not a sailor), and for every office you need 3 more offices created and 10 more plussed up to cover the new office. How do they impact the mission getting done? Around where I work.. they only serve to hinder, not necessarily maliciously. But by bureocratic necessity. Its a lot nicer when you are just one organization working by yourself. Your whole team can focus on the job. In post 9/11 world, we have to work together and by together, I mean, at odds.
Think it was david patraeus that said "intel is great for telling you what happened but they're no better than anyone else at telling you what's going to happen".
Furthermore the civil service program is designed to increase in size all the time. You can't be fired, as you get promoted, you need a slot to supervise.. etc. "I thought if you didn't have a spot you couldn't promote?" No, they'll create something so you don't languish. It'll have trumped up reasoning behind it, but it won't be needed. THen when you retire or move, someone has to take your spot, or they'd get called out on the fact that the spot isn't needed. At the same time, they've hired 5 new guys to work under you, they need similar opportunities.
I could go on for.. well probably weeks describing your tax dollars at "work" if not otherwise restricted from doing so. You should see the entertainment they've installed on the classified networks so we never have to do work. Not to say everyone's a slug, but if they are or aren't the outcome is the same.
Phewww. I feel better.