Thursday, May 15, 2008

Babbling . . .

. . . because it's all I have today.

On "The Tudors," Anne is starting to rub Henry the wrong way - which is diametrically opposite to her approach last year. I'm starting to fear for her safety.

Rummy. No, not gin rummy. The Donald of Rumsfeld. The exiled SECDEF. The ex-Bushie. He engineered the start-up of a pay-for-performance payroll system for Federal Department of Defense employees. Now, I'm all for pay-for-performance, but this is the $10,000 toilet seat of personnel systems. I don't have enough employees in my department to do the work as it is, and just adhering to the system is going to take from 10% to 25% of our collective work time just to work the system. Great idea. Pay them according to the amount of work they do, but cut the time they have to do it. My logical, engineering brain does not compute this.