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...

3 comments:

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...)