My favourite bureaucrat sayings that seem to be typical of many gummint employees


 

  • This project is going forward.
  • Hmmm this  sounds like front page of the Dom Post Material....   
  • Is it morning tea time yet?
  • I just had a call from a journalist panicking about……
  • I'll have to consult with legal before we can go forward.
  • Yes, Minister
  • Is it afternoon tea yet?
  • What no sausage rolls?
  • This meeting cannot go forward until the sausage rolls arrive.
  • What no sauce?

4 comments:

His Whoreness said...

you forgot the ever classic...

"I'm from the Government and I'm here to help"

geekonimist said...

I take it you've seen DPMC's Mark Prebble's comments in the media today? Although his comments about pay rises for departmental CEOs would have grabbed the headlines he also warned public servants that it is inappropriate for them to use blog sites to belittle other public servants and the public service in general!!

Hot Thames Girl said...

Consider yourself warned JJ! (And for the record, as another helpful Govt employee, the National Mental Health Service is NOT in utter chaos, completely understaffed, and just asking for a repeat of the Mark Burton tragedy...)

Anonymous said...

He did? Well in that case I was refering to Thames' local government... er hang on.....

JJ