Russian bureaucrats see their right for freedom of speech trampled upon. According to recommendations issued by the Ministry of Labor, civil servants should not say anything like:
- “The problem is challenging, but we could solve it”
- “Thanks don't put food on the table”
- “We’ll have to discuss the options”
- “So what are we going to do?”
Bureaucrats are advised not only to be careful choosing their words, but selecting topics for conversation as well, the ministry stated on its official website on Monday.
Among the ‘corruptogenic’ ones are officials’ low incomes, their wish to acquire something expensive, problems their relatives have or the need to send their children to schools.
Perhaps here in Lakewood we can find a way to stop language that may lead to bribery. Here is a suggested list.
"He needs a little help getting approvals"
"Perhaps you can take off your glasses at the next inspection"
"If we were partners I could probably get the zoning changed"
"Did you know my son got a speeding ticket? Now About your promotion"
"Come join my poker game"
"In lieu of Shalach manos you can send a nice card stuffed with money"
"Need a manager?"
" go Blue Claws!"
"Shmura Matza is so expensive."
"The same management company wants to manage the Strand theater apartments."
"I need a little encouragement to get those townhouses approved."
"Just put it in an American flag and fold it up. Will get at the Township meeting"
"Hello. Senator Singer's office"
"Citizens’ trust in the government largely depends on how well we [tackle the corruption problem]. And that, in turn, is projected on the stability of the state and its efficiency,” Vladamir Putin said on Tuesday, at a meeting of the board of the Prosecutor General's Office.