Saturday, April 14, 2012

Busy doing nothing

Interesting to see the outrage and hostility provoked by this story about an underemployed civil servant in Germany.

Over here, it's a way of life for many. And though that article looks pretty tabloid, the phenomenon certainly isn't entirely made up - there is even a wikipedia page about it.

Any similarity to the 50% of team leaders at RIGC who have between themselves not managed to publish a single paper of relevance to climate change over the past 5 years is of course entirely coincidental.

Must get on, things to do...


Belette said...

"House neat and (neat person does not), because workers neat but are not, that most workers have not worked because there is no work in-house".

If I contemplate that for long enough, will I be enlightened?

NnN said...

hostility at the Telegraph. That's Delingpole turf

James Annan said...

Google does a neat job of translating - or should that be NEET? :-)

(not that it makes much more sense even with that substitution - but that's Japanese for you...)