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Scrap Yard

Company had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a
desert. Management said, “Someone might steal from it at
night.” So they created a night watchman position and
hired a person for the job.

Then management said, “How does the watchman do his
job without instruction?” So they created a planning
department and hired two people; one person to write the
instructions and one person to do time studies.

Then management said, “How will we know the night
watchman is doing his tasks correctly?” So they created a
Quality Control department and hired two people. One
to do the studies and one to write the reports.

Then management said, “How are these people going to
get paid?” So they created the following positions, a
timekeeper and a payroll officer; then hired two more

Then management said, “Who will be accountable for all
of these people?” So they created an administrative
section and hired three people; an Administrative
Officer, Assistant Administrative
Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

Then management said, “We’ve had this command in
operation for one year now and we’re $18,000 over budget.
We have to cutback on overall costs.”

So they laid off the night watchman.

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