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Thanks for the clarification.
Amen! Thanks for once again clearing out the cob webs manufactured by the other posters. Looks like really good book. I love these type of books. Will decide later whether to buy it. Agree that Michelle does a great job.
No worry I doubt it you have in "Fuel in the tank" to get it done!!!..lol
you are flopping around like a fish out of water! OK I was wrong you maybe don't have a "chip" for engineers but seems that you do for MoDot! did you REALLY go to their website and look up the "slogan" to make some point? Bottom line is you have very little information about any of this are are making continued judgements and criticism with little info. how do I know? because you go to their website and look up slogans! I could go on but...........
So you are saying the entire economy should be by the govt because someone is making a profit? Seriously? Engineers have written " instructions" for construction projects all over the world for centuries! Sounds like you have a chip for MODot and Engineers for some reason and therefor your comments are not very thoughtful. The Route B bridge project is not proof of ANYTHING. Construction and maintenance of a statewide highway system can never be perfect and management of that process require way more thought than you are willing to invest. Having all engineers in one location is a really dumb idea!
@ken: Modot has many engineers because that's the type of employee they need to do its job! How many miles of road could be fixed if they eliminated ALL the engineers that are left? Combining duties of employees can save some money but it is a fallacy that EVERYTHING in govt can be fixed by eliminating Waste Abuse and Fraud. NO it can't. Maybe you can tell me why you think it is a waste of money to have a contractor do that work? are you familiar with the actual work? Is it really something that a modot crew would or should ever be asked to do even before the downsizing?
@jc: the point I was asking you about is the one where @ken made a claim about consolidation as if it was automatically more efficient. It is not necessarily! You made some obscure point about 4 pairs of agencies and their potential consolidation! So I was asking why you thought those should ever be considered? My thought is this. The changes proposed and reported in the article seems to make sense. Instead of discussing that proposed change, a rant begins about the devil that exists at every turn in JCMO, and State Government. It is not that simple. Every organizational structure has its pros and cons. Each one CAN work if the right people with the right skills are in place. As you said, it is Management 101. The problem is that is easy to understand but very hard to implement and takes constant work. State Government is no different than any private sector business in that regard. It sounds good to make a statement that there is so much waste and one of the ways to solve it is just to reorganize. It never works that way! I agree with you that the agencies should be incentivized to find efficiencies by allowing them to keep and spend some of the savings on PS and EE to keep the cycle going!
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