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  • The Un-Civil Servant

  • BB

    BB is Bureaucratic Bullsh*t.
    It can also stand for Big Brother.
    In the civil service, they are one and the same.

  • What’s it all about?

    Bureaucracy is an umbrella term for official incompetence; that is, incompetence which has officially been sanctioned as being good practice. No-where in the world is that more apparent than in the British public sector. Misadministration of public services is the backbone of every government led department.
    Trust me, I’m a civil servant.

  • It’s a disease

    Bureaucracy runs rife through the corridors of power like a child riddled with ADHD, high on fizzy pop, crisps and jelly-beans.

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The Corridors of Power (dressing)

Our building has many long corridors from which are attached rooms full of public servants bathing in the pools of BB (Bureaucratic Bullsh*t).
Taking a stride up any of these corridors reveals that the government is indeed an ‘equal opportunities employer.’ All of society’s characters are (mis)represented here. It really is a case of ‘The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.’
Some of the people I see are incredibly attractive – men as well as women (no, I am not bi-sexual but no-one can accuse me of being discriminatory. Though bi-sexuality is positively encouraged in the civil service. You think I jest? We even have people assigned as ‘Champions’ of this worthy cause, amongst other equally oft desciminated against factions. Perhaps more of that later). Some of the women come to work dressed in what really isn’t ‘office dress code’ friendly. They look ready to enter a nightclub. Short skirts or tight pants, blouses and tops straining under pressure of womanly form and high heels that would give Fred Dibnah vertigo. I’m not complaining (who would?), though some do and occasionally some have been sent home to correct their fashion mistakes (about 1%). You wouldn’t believe what some people get away with.
At the other end of the scale are the really downtrodden of society (ugly). Incredibly downtrodden (incredibly ugly!). I make no judgements, I am no Brad Pitt, I merely observe and recognise that which is not pretty. You’ll get no ‘political correctness’ from me! I know ‘looks – a good civil servant does not make,’ but come on!
We have allsorts working for us and for every catagory of society, we have a ‘Champion’. They are all there – gay, lesbian, transexual, transgender, bisexual, race, religion, sex, etc and ALL have their own little defenders of the faith. None for ugly people though, which in a way isn’t right because they do get discriminated against. Perhaps I could be their champion. I might suggest it on our ‘suggestions board’ tomorrow. Then again, I wouldn’t have much ‘championing’ to do. Who would admit to being ugly? Let alone being ugly and discriminated against for it. Well, maybe some of the retarded people we employ might, but that’s another story. They don’t have a champion, either…