The Department Of Beach Surveys.
The Department Of Beach Surveys by drew Roberts is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
The government hires people and sends them to the beach every day. They get a clipboard and a short form to fill out daily. Something like:
Did you see any sea life today? Y/N
Did you see any birds today? Y/N
Did you see any land animals on the beach today? Y/N
Was it Windy / Calm?
Was it Sunny / Rainy?
Did you encounter any tourists on the beach today? Y/N
If Yes, did they seem to be having a good time? Y/N
Did you have an enjoyable day at the beach today? Y/N
Optionally note below anything of interest you might want to.
Perhaps if other countries do not have enough beaches, they could send those workers to our country to do the surveys here.
Previous mentions of this concept:
"What happens to all the untrainable people who got jobs as political
favors and are unskilled and basically unhireable anywhere else other
than the civil service?
Reassign them to the Department Of Beach Surveys.
Or to the Department Of Redundancy Department Bureau Department Council Board Department."
Well, for my country, I keep suggesting the department of beach surveys.
Instead of laying off workers who become redundant or for any other reason, assign them to the department of beach surveys.
They must report to the beach each workday. They are responsible for
their own lunches. (This will spur industry as the lunches will be
provided by lunch wagons and the like.)
They will be responsible for taking statistics on seagull sightings,
fish sightings, tides, seaweed, beach erosion and may other things.
Of course, thay can take swim breaks, rest breaks under the palms, etc.
Everyone is happy. Government does not have to lay off votes.
Re-assigned workers get to enjoy the natural beauty of our wonderful
beaches on all workdays except for bad weather days, these can be in
office or home offices to write up data and reports from fine weather
Regular citizens are happy because the regular government departments
run better due to not being overstaffed by de-motivated workers.
Win, win, win!"
I often suggest down here that we institute the Department of Beach Surveys.
Move those who don’t want to work and the other dead wood into the
new agency. Send them to the beach every day with a clipboard and pencil
with a for that they have to tick off.
At the beach today did you see:
 Other marine bird
 Non-marine bird
 People other than Government Workers
 Jet plane
 Prop plane
Put up signs: “Your Tax Dollars At Work”
At least the other government offices may not be so gummed up…"