Saturday, December 24, 2005

Trying to teach a pig to sing

If you try to teach a pig to sing, the teacher's upset that the pig won't sing, and the pig's upset that the teacher's wasting time with the impossibility. There are some things that just won't work, just like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.
Time and time again, our bureaucratic leaders try to jam that square peg in the round hole, and then act bewildered when it won't fit. In one of the few times the DLSE got it right was when they promoted Guadalupe Almaraz to the position of Deputy Chief. What's more important was who did not get the promotion to Deputy Chief, and that was Greg Rupp and Nance Steffen. Those Assistant Chiefs will likely remain as Assistant Chiefs until they put in their retirement papers. When it comes to servicing Californians, it would be better for those two to retire sooner. Imagine working for some corpulent bureaucrat whose sole function is to watch the clock until it ticks away to the retirement date. I say trim the dead wood, make room for better qualified people who want to help Californians. Shoo them into a corner and out of the way of those that want to earn their paychecks. Labor Standards could be doing so much more for the people of California if they only had the right managers in play. The right managers would place the right person into the right job; that's what a manager does. The managers here are too busy protecting their collective posteriors to provide any tangible benefit to Californians.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home