Ten Public Servants

      Ten public servants standing in a line,
      One of them was downsized - then there were nine.

      Nine public servants who must negotiate,
      One joined the union - then there were eight.

      Eight public servants thought they were in heaven,
      'Til one of them was redeployed - then there were seven.

      Seven public servants, their jobs as safe as bricks,
      But one was reclassified - then there were six.

      Six public servants trying to survive,
      One of them was privatized - then there were five.

      Five public servants ready to give more,
      But one golden handshake reduced them to four.

      Four public servants full of loyalty,
      Their jobs were all advertised - then there were three.

      Three public servants under review,
      One left on secondment - then there were two.

      Two public servants coping on the run,
      One went on stress leave - then there was one.

      The last public servant agreed to relocate,
      Replaced by 10 consultants at twice the hourly rate.
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Buffalos Chips' (buffalos-g-jokes.yahoogroups.com) ]

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