The 2012 London Olympics is costing the taxpayers of Staffordshire, and others in the West Midlands, a "pretty penny".
Their money is being spent on officials to promote the 2012 London Olympics. Olympic "co-ordinators" are being hired by councils to "raise awareness" of the games.
Staffordshire County Council is advertising for a co-ordinator on a salary of up to £39,000 a year.
The post will involve telling people about the games as well as working on sport, business culture, education and tourism in the area.
Other authorities are doing the same, all paying similar salaries.
The Black Country Consortium has appointed marketing co-ordinator Claire Beresford. In Worcestershire, Peter Turvey has been appointed in a part-time post of about £15,000 funded by the Worcestershire Partnership.
A complete waste of money!