Thursday, December 29, 2005

We're so broke

DHS is so broke that on their website they offer this:

There are 78 job opportunitiesas of 12/29/2005

That's right, no hiring freeze at the agency that claims they are $172 million in the red. But then again, how could you stop hiring when important jobs like Art Therapist and all the various managers, supervisors, specialists and coordinators whose duties all seem to overlap need to be filled.

I'm sure that somewhere an elderly widow without health insurance is probably waiting for her "art therapist" ($47,436 + benefits annually) right now. That's more important to her than heart medication.

7 comments:

Allen said...

What, they don't (yet) provide Aroma Therapy?

jwalker said...

crap, I wrote in to encourage Jeff...he made it the email of the day. I have to quit doing that.

jwalker said...

OK I have an idea. A one-vote-only website up for 2 days for people to rank in order the programs they want fully funded through DHS. Then, the top ones get taken care of until the money is gone.

Anonymous said...

How many of the open positions are for Diversity trainers?

jwalker said...

In fairness, I didn't see any. The jobs that are being advertised seem on the up and up; it is just the sheer number of support services and administrators to number of case workers that really gets to me.

Seth said...

due to the lack of the my favorite segment of illegal of the day i found one of my own.

http://www.polksheriff.net/inmates/ICUD0095.HTM

Tim said...

One of the biggest problems with DHS is that it is a closed system. If you look, you will notice most of the positions are only open to current DHS employees.