I’m Being Assessed

Or rather my job is. I been given a 37 page questionnaire to fill in looking at every aspect of my work to decide if I’m being paid too much or (hopefully) too little. One section asks if I have to drive in my job: answer yes. And why? Because otherwise I’d waste a lot of time on buses getting where you want me to be. Next question: do you have to drive at speed? Yes. And why? Because I’m a MAN!

2 comments… Add yours
  • Son of Groucho 24th March 2005

    There seems to be an ever-growing army of people checking that other people are doing their jobs correctly!

    As Juvenal said, "Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" (even though I went to a comprehensive school I did have a Classical Education!).

  • Shooting Parrots 24th March 2005

    "Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes"

    Though lucky enough to be the product of a grammar school, I was crap at Latin, to the extent that I need English translations to make sense of it. — all I can give you is Hic est puer and Haec est puella.

    But this one I recognise. To my mind there can't be enough guardians. In fact we have had a distinct lack of 'em lately.

    Here's a quote for you, not in Latin: "There was no end to the somersaults this man could turn. He mesmerised everyone. They stared, stupified, as he somersaulted nearer and nearer, each somersault higher than the last, until he landed on his two feet in front of them, and with his hands clamped firmly arounf their throats."

    Jack Pulman's Private Schultz of Hitler. I don't think TB is that. A busted flush maybe. Time will tell.


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