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[Grauniad Jobs] Excellent Opportunities to Waste Public Money

Posted by Lex Fear on March 26, 2006

For those who don’t know, there is a section in The Guardian which advertises all the government non-jobs going.

Saturdays Guardian had 2 in particular which drew my attention which makes you think there’s some sort of competition or bonus for the most creative title:

Department For Work and Pensions
Head of Staff Engagement and Leadership Visibility
£44,260 – £56,810

The British Museum
Director of Public Understanding
£65,000

If you want to see more, The Telegraph runs an excellent ‘Non-Job of the Week’ column written by Jim Levi.

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[Rulebreaking] The Death of Discretion and Prudence

Posted by Lex Fear on March 9, 2006

“Do people exist for rules, or do rules exist for people?”

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Do people exist for rules, or do rules exist for people? A question posed to me by a friend this weekend during a casual, off-record church politics (‘bollotics’) discussion.

An article published in the Metro the other day seemed to fit perfectly to this question. I believe it describes a perfect example of the kind of culture we are living in. It is not purely legalistic, however it teaches that rules and laws exist to be obeyed and that questioning the rules and laws is wrong. What it does not do, is give an explanation of why the rule or law exists, or why it is wrong to break it.

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[Bogies] The Plank In Your Eye

Posted by Lex Fear on March 4, 2006

Or “First Remove The Snot From Your Own Nose”…

Yesterday me and the IT Gimp were both in the office kitchen making our first morning coffee when in came Jason the Auditor, for his own morning caffeine hit. Jason is one of those guys who is always able to strike up a conversation about a lively upbeat topic, be it houses, cars or what the latest news is. It’s quite a good characteristic in moderation. This time Jason seemed very upbeat, more than usual, he grabbed some kitchen roll and honked his nose, hard, then he struck up one of his usual topical chats with IT Gimp.

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