Most Absurd Government Job Title?

I notice from a tagline in today’s Wall Street Journal that the Pentagon has a “deputy assistant secretary of defense for rule of law and detainee policy.”

What is next? The Labor Department appointing a “deputy assistant secretary for making government employees do a lick of work”?



7 Responses to Most Absurd Government Job Title?

  1. smitty March 16, 2014 at 5:06 am #

    Generally, we are much better off when government employees are slacking, such as at the ATF, DEA, FBI, NSA, CIA, EPA, and so on.

    It applies to all three branches of government.

    The product of their labor is mostly misery for the people.

    meanwhile…back at the ranch…

    Kim Kardashian bares her cleavage in plunging white dress while sister Kendall Jenner reveals toned midriff in cropped top as they enjoy lunch date in Beverly Hills

    Looking rearly good: Kim showed off her pert derriere in her skintight dress

    • Jim March 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

      Why do guys still pay attention to skin tight dresses when there are so many birthday suits out there?

      • Jim March 16, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

        I’ve never understood the appeal of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, either.

  2. Scott Lazarowitz March 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    Hmmm. I think somebody here likes beer.

    • Jim March 16, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

      … which is always a good sign, character-wise.

  3. John M March 16, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    By far the best government job title has to be “Budget Analyst.” Doesn’t sound like much, but if you ever see one of those Pentagon organization charts (nicknamed “horse blankets” because they are 3′ wide x 2′ high), you’ll note that each person is listed by name, title, and telephone extension. Because there are so many names and some of the titles are really long, like the one you noted, the titles are all abbreviated. Thus, “Budget Analyst” becomes “Bud Anal.”

    • Jim March 16, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

      That’s a hoot, John. Hard to imagine that job title does not spur a flurry of sexual harassment lawsuits these days…