29
Aug

The plain truth about lightbulbs

I just read in UPI that an audit commission has found that it actually takes six (British) National Health Service employees to change a hospital lightbulb!

Its true! The Daily Mail reported that its a sick joke of a process for each lightbulb requires 17 separate administrative procedures, from ordering bulbs to a worker reporting a burnt-out lamp to the recording of the fact that a new bulb is in place and working.

The audit commission was looking into ways of reducing NHS costs by reducing time wasted by employees on administrative nonsense, so that more of the limited supply of pounds could be used for actual patient care.

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