You’ll find one or more of these in nearly every major corporation. You need a certain amount of checks and balances, but usually the quest for synergy falls right on it face. Sometimes redundancy can be a good thing, like in a redundant array. This makes me think that as humans become more obsolete, customer service/complaint departments will be replaced with “fault tolerance” departments to make us think that there’s actually a backup or solution to our problem in place. Also, more aptly named because calling these numbers is more a test of how much bullshit we’re willing to put up with anyway.
The funny “Redundancy” design shows a tee with a graphic for the Dept. of Redundancy Department on a t-shirt that makes me laugh. It’s humorous because it repeats itself. You know, like saying the same thing twice in different ways. Purchase it at the BustedTees store to buy it.