The Beltway Speaks

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A government worker responds to my description of his colleagues:

We are overpaid, underworked, overstaffed and no one is ever fired for being useless. (Except managers if the chain higher up doesn’t like them. Thankfully, they don’t have union protection.) I actually fear for the deterioration of my work ethic should I ever leave “public service.”

Like Gulliver, when they see government close up, many in the federal workforce find that it stinks.

1:02 pm on February 11, 2010