Image via WikipediaApparently government doesn't work, at least not very efficiently. I guess that's why they call it an oxymoron when you use "government" and "work" in the same sentence.
Someone I know recently got a job working as a temp for the US fed government on a project that comes around every few years. I am going to be purposely vague in order to assure no hard feelings.
After one week of training, this person, a longtime engineer and professional manager is aghast at the inefficiency and lack of work ethic of his fellow team members. Here is how he describes government work:
- No efficiency. It takes the crew of four almost an hour to get started in the morning.
- No accountability. Even crew leaders tell the team members - "make the money, it's just temp work."
- Poor work ethic
- Poor quality
- Poor planning