Challenging the idiocy of bureaucracy ...

I really like my job, it could be said that I love my job but occasionally for my current establishment as well as others I have worked with there is a moment of bureaucracy that leaves me in awe.

Recently in the day job, I was approached, asked to complete a series of paperwork activities to review some modules I manage. The paperwork is a little (ok somewhat tedious) and seemed to replicate paperwork already completed over the last two years.

Asking 'are you sure' ... another soul and I were told that this is what is required. Sitting down, using our mutual brain cell, we checked back through each of the modules only to discover (what we already knew), that this format of report had already been completed.

Question raised again, 'are you sure' as 'we can see the not so old reports, here they are'.

No less than two hours later, you only need to complete this 'considerably shorter' extension paperwork.

Erm ... ok, you have twisted my arm.

There is a moral to this story ... do challenge pointless paperwork

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