The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58012   Message #916937
Posted By: jonm
24-Mar-03 - 07:54 AM
Thread Name: BS: Help! My Job is a Dilbert Cartoon!
Subject: RE: BS: Help! My Job is a Dilbert Cartoon!
I used to work with one personnel officer. If I needed, say another lab technician, I would say so - an historic job description and advert would appear in my pigeonhole for amendment, when I'd returned them the advert would be placed in the usual papers, she would collate the replies and, once shortlisting was done, find a suitable date in my diary and invite the candidates for interview, then processing all the data for the new appointee on the day. Slick, eh?

Now I have four permanent staff in our personnel department, two filing papers, one filing nails and one looking up foreign holidays on the Internet. I go in to explain that I need a technician, I get given a checklist.....have I justified the salary, have I written a job description, have I written an advert, where would I like it placed, when would be suitable to hold a shortlisting meeting with the HR manager.... it would be easier to do the whole thing myself!

The administrative staff salary bill climbs ever higher and nobody realises that we are employing more incompetents to create more paperwork which requires even more incompetents to process!