By CAL (curmudgeon at large)
Did you hear that the Department of Labor just started their very own job board? Evidently, the nation’s 75,000 job boards are not doing the job. So someone thought, “Hey, why don’t we get into the job board business, too? Plus this will be an evergreen type program, no one will want to kill a government job board.” It is called permanent civil service.
Think I am over-reacting? Well, here in Minnesota, we have our very own state run job board. Faced with mounting deficits, do you think this ineffective, redundant job board would be axed? Nope.
Reminds me of the story about the visitor to the Department of Agriculture, who noticed a worker crying at his desk, and when he was asked what was wrong, he said, “My farmer died.”
I am all for government. I mean social security sounds pretty good, and I know we need a national defense, the SEC, the FDA and a few more. Mostly, I just need the white lines in the road painted every year. And, oh yeah, the post office.
I don’t think you need a government job board. And yes, I am IN the job board business, actually the job search engine business, so it hits a bit close to home. But why don’t you substitute your own business and see how YOU like it. You run a clothing store? Well, sometimes I cannot find my exact size at my local clothing store, that ever happen to you?
Next up, then, the Government Clothing Store. Every size, every style.
Talking about un-intended consequences, I was talking to an Iowa farmer over the weekend and the subject of the tainted eggs came up. People in Iowa know this guy, and want nothing to do with him, runs a bad operation. But did you know that the state of Iowa is in the top 3 chicken producing states now in the union? California used to be high on the list, until they passed a law saying that an individual chicken has to be able to flap its wings in its cage. The whole industry up and moved out of state.