Wednesday, March 12, 2008


WHAT, exactly, does the "PUBLIC TROUGH" look like? Shouldn't I know if I'm feeding from it? When you work for a public agency of any sort, you occasionally get the "I pay your wages" line from the people you serve. Guess what...I pay my wages, too! Even friends refer to the "public trough" whether they're talking about politicians or little ol` me.

While I'm sure there are people who take advantage of their position in government jobs, most of us work hard. I don't play solitaire and I leave the porn sites alone (at least during working hours). My bosses and I earn our keep here on campus, thank you very much. I don't know where the lazy government employees are but they're not in MY office and we DON'T have a damn trough. Hurrumph!


Kym said...

Yeah, and if I hear another what's orange and sleeps 6 joke, I'm going ballistic with stories about my dad working 36 hour shifts during storms to keep the roads open and how my husband spends ntime at home thinking up ways to save the state taxpayers millions of dollars.

Unlike you, I do know a few public employees who are an embarrassment but most are at least as hard working as their private counterparts and they have to put up with a lot of disrespect.

Sandi said...

First off, beautiful picture. Second off (is that even the right way to say that?!), people can be stinky turds but you know who they'll call when they need help. Yes, there are some bleak people in our system but overall, we do a good job. And you do a GREAT job :o)!

Bob Flame, Ranger said...

What? An internet posting praising government employees?

Thank you.

Coralie said...

Good words.