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Working for the Government ?

Postby Mike Judd » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:25 am

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In Oz I have got used to seeing dozens of Workers ?? standing around watching a couple actually doing something when the Tax payer is footing the bill. But it must be the same the world over because when the local Road gang tipped a load of road base onto my drive (B1,000 ) There were 13 of them to level it out. A bit more than the 7 that were outside my house on a Saturday clearing a tree that had fallen across the road , mind you they still managed to make it last from 6 am when it fell, until 4 p.m. when the road was opened once more. Double time of course.!
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Re: Working for the Government ?

Postby BKKBILL » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:33 am

Mike, just wondering the time difference between your first and second picture as it does seem they are moving rather slow. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Working for the Government ?

Postby payebacs » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:54 pm

Perhaps they should multiskill and rotate to allow for the feeling of a nice change which sometimes speeds things up.
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Re: Working for the Government ?

Postby Mike Judd » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:59 pm

My mistake ,I stuffed up the attachment bit with the Photos, did it twice.( I said I was losing it in a previous post)
I know the poor Buggers are on a pittance (In Thailand) but unless you are using a Builder doing the build, then it's his problem,! I prefer the small efficient team being paid well. It's strange I find that all the specialised trades that I have used, like the Roofers for instance, don't have any spare men standing around watching. But then they are on a fixed price and it's their money they would be wasting. T.I.T.
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Re: Working for the Government ?

Postby BKKBILL » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:59 pm

Just giving you a hard time with the obvious double post Mike. :mrgreen:

Right you are the professionals do get on with a job especially if it's been quoted.
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Re: Working for the Government ?

Postby MGV12 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:50 pm

Mike Judd wrote:My mistake ,I stuffed up the attachment bit with the Photos, did it twice.


Shame ... I thought it was one of those 'Spot the difference' games and I had set it aside for later! :(

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Re: Working for the Government ?

Postby geordie » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:15 pm

I must be getting soft in the head i thought they were surveying ?? before they started and an hour or so later were still waiting for the boss to explain how to do it at least it got done that day ! in the UK now they dig a hole and leave it for weeks :( to stop you getting upset they will put a sign saying ""materials drying ? it would be more convincing if ther were some material in the hole to dry :lol: :lol:
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Re: Working for the Government ?

Postby elgato » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:06 am

Governments could eliminate a lot of excess road crews if someone invented a shovel that leans on its own :wink:
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Re: Working for the Government ?

Postby Mike Judd » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:05 am

The trouble with most Governments is they want everybody to work for them. Most western countries have what I call" Creeping Socialism " but the Sheep don't realise it. The problem with that is the only real money comes from Private Enterprise and when that runs out, it all collapses . Look what is happening here in OZ , they came in with a $40 billion surplus and in 4 years have wasted it ,plus running up more than double that in debt. Our Smart Treasurer "Swan" told us yesterday that he wants to get back to a Surplus ! but it's going to be hard because they didn't get as much taxes from businesses as expected.(Surprise) So what do they come up with to get the country going again, a Resources Tax and Environmental Tax to push up the cost of living.? Where do we get these Clowns ?
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Re: Working for the Government ?

Postby geordie » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:00 am

Sound like they are studying the uk ?? Isnt it wonderful when you run out of money you just invent another reason for taking someone elses hard earned ?? And its legal
I have always thought if its enjoyable its going to attract TAX :mrgreen:
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Re: Working for the Government ?

Postby Shastadad » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:27 am

There was a real scare a couple of years ago in the US when a rumor was started that the Japanese had invented a shovel that stood up all by itself and didn't need a government road worker to stand there holding it

Of course the unions cited safety concerns so they were never imported :lol:
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Re: Working for the Government ?

Postby Mike Judd » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:51 pm

I don't think things will change for the better until people realise that Governments are all about Power ! The power to take what ever money off of you that they decide, the Power to tell you how you live, what you can or can-not do with more regulations every day. I don't think that was what we intended when we first started electing people to look after the running of countries. Mind you maybe at my age I have got too cynical with them all, Left or Right.
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Re: Working for the Government ?

Postby BKKBILL » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:21 pm

Mike Judd wrote:I don't think things will change for the better until people realise that Governments are all about Power ! The power to take what ever money off of you that they decide, the Power to tell you how you live, what you can or can-not do with more regulations every day. I don't think that was what we intended when we first started electing people to look after the running of countries. Mind you maybe at my age I have got too cynical with them all, Left or Right.

I know the thread started with a joke but.....

How Long Do We Have?

About the time the original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government."

"A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury."(maybe like now)

"From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years"

"During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. From courage to liberty;
4. From liberty to abundance;
5. From abundance to complacency;
6. From complacency to apathy;
7. From apathy to dependence;
8. From dependence back into bondage"
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Re: Working for the Government ?

Postby pattayapope » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:09 pm

How true Bill I am convinced we have lived in the best times, I pitty our children[*] :roll: :roll:
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Re: Working for the Government ?

Postby BKKBILL » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:54 pm

pattayapope wrote:How true Bill I am convinced we have lived in the best times, I pitty our children[*] :roll: :roll:


Some opinions that deserve consideration.

http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann ... r-reality/
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