Oh, that it be so sooner rather than later

By on Feb 9, 2017

No wonder President Trump believes we can save $100 BILLION per year with nothing more than a CIVIL SERVANT hiring freeze, attrition and elimination of redundancy.  The funny thing is we all know this is absolutely true, that is the we all that don’t work for the gov’t though I think even those that work for the gov’t know it is true, the majority know and would tell you their bosses don’t do jack and even less as you move up the chain of command. What has always amazed me is that people are actually able to work such jobs where nothing seemingly is ever accomplished and in fact would seem to be made worse by your actions, where everything is backwards and you despise your customers who pay your salary. How does anyone manage to stay in a job like that for any length of time let alone long enough to retire? Now, not all gov’t jobs are like that but according to the below article it would appear 90% may be. It will be great once this comes to pass though I suppose the hold up is probably creating robots that are rude enough to show open contempt for the people they “serve”.

Most Government Workers Could Be Replaced By Robots, New Study Finds

Submitted by Emily Zanotti via HeatSt.com,

A study by a British think tank, Reform, says that 90% of British civil service workers have jobs so pointless, they could easily be replaced by robots, saving the government around $8 billion per year.

The study, published this week, says that robots are “more efficient” at collecting data, processing paperwork, and doing the routine tasks that now fall to low-level government employees. Even nurses and doctors, who are government employees in the UK, could be relieved of some duties by mechanical assistants.

There are “few complex roles” in civil service, it seems, that require a human being to handle.

“Twenty percent of public-sector workers hold strategic, ‘cognitive’ roles,” Reform’s press release on the study says. “They will use data analytics to identify patterns—improving decision-making and allocating workers most efficiently.

“The NHS, for example, can focus on the highest risk patients, reducing unnecessary hospital admissions. UK police and other emergency services are already using data to predict areas of greatest risk from burglary and fire.”

The problem, Reform says, is that public sector employee unions have bloated the civil service ranks, forcing government agencies to keep on older employees, and mandating hiring quotas for new ones. The organizational chart looks like a circuit board—and there’s no incentive to streamline anything.

Unfortunately for civil service workers, it seems the study is just the latest in a series of research  that won’t save their jobs. Oxford University and financial services provider Deloitte, both of whom comissioned their own studies concur with Reform‘s conclusions. The Oxford University study said that more than 850,000 public sector jobs could fall to robots over the course of the next decade.

Reform suggests that government employees should probably look into opportunities presented by the “sharing economy,” like driving for Uber – at least until robots replace those, too.