Once upon a time the government with Ruling Party, Union of Socially Extreme Liberal Elements in South Sudan(USELESS) had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. The biggest concerned raised by a vast majority of USELESS ministers was "Someone may steal from it at night."
So they defined the role of a night watchman and hired a person for the job. Then
USELESS spokesman raised a valid point- "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?"
So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies. Then another USELESS veteran requested an inquiry. "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?"
So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One to do the studies and one to write the reports. Then USELESS Chief had his own agenda
- "How are these people going to get paid?"
So they created the following positions, a time keeper, and a payroll officer, then hired two people. Shortly, the USELESS Minister of Finance demanded to know - "Who will be accountable for all of these people?"
So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary. The USELESS Minister of Finance that prepared an annual report, which was full of administrative insights - "Based on the inputs of our administrative department, we have some new findings on our Scrap operations for last one year. After an in-depth analysis, we are over budget by USD 18,000. Given the current economic crisis, we will be forced to take some extreme action to bring down the overheads."
So they said, and gave the night watchman a sack. Which was full of peanuts. And which, he was told, was given to him in appreciation for his efforts over one year.