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09-17-2009, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Clint View Post
The Peter Principle. "In a hierarchy every employee will rise to his own level of incompetence." It also applies to private business.
Only business that grows to the size where it has a substantial management, by the way. In effect, it creates its own bureaucracy, and people in those businesses also tend to avoid accountability.

The only difference is that a boss can hold them accountable and fire them at a whim in most states, whereas they can't do that in government due to tenure.

"...and ultimately it doesn't matter."
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