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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A man trying to shave a drunken bear

The council's new cost-saving and efficiency regime is so successful that Maisie and Maudie are spending three staff days a week dealing with the support calls from people trying to get their PCs and passwords accepted by the printers or trying to work out why, if the printers are all the same, all the print settings are different from place to place.

This week they've wasted half a ream of paper in test prints so it's been a rip-roaring success so far.


Gadjo Dilo said...

Print test prints on the reverse sides of the crap you threw away last time. Send all your staff here to Romania and they'd learn some cost saving techniques in no time.

Kevin Musgrove said...

We do that.

And then find ourselves printing the middle pages of bid proposals over the top of the crap from the test prints. (sigh...)

Pat said...

I was told by the chairman of a writer's group I belonged to that it didn't do one's printer any good. I hate waste.

Kevin Musgrove said...

It can cause problems, particularly paper jams, Pat.

(I speak from grim experience!)