Thursday, December 11, 2008

Capper Comments on "The System" of Child Protection

Capper and I disagree over almost every issue. But this post is well-worth the reading.

In industry, it is a given that when you want to know what a job entails, you ask the person who is doing the job. It's also a given that if you want to improve a given operation, you ask the person who does it how THEY would improve the job.

With that in mind, read the post. I'll give you a flavor in advance:

To make things even worse, all of these reports had to be completed via a special state computer program invented by the state and only with that program. The problem was the computer program didn't work very well, and saved information would often be lost, required the worker to start all over again.

He describes a system which has every single earmark of bureaucratic territorialism and inanity. Every. Single. One.

(We will now resume disagreeing with Capper.)

4 comments:

capper said...

Thanks Dad.

I'm also glad to see you're working on desensitizing yourself to overcome your fear of reality. Now, next time, try to agree with me a little longer.

Dad29 said...

Umnnnhhh... I think 90 seconds is long enough for this year.

GOR said...

Agreed, Dad. My daughter works in Social Services - not in Milwaukee, though - and I hear a lot about the frustrations of the work, the crushing amount of paperwork, lack of resources, budget limitation, bureaucracy, and the butt-covering by political lackeys.

All of which exemplifies the dictum "We're from the government and we're here to help..."

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