Confessions of a 'Public Servant'

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#22 Jun 24, 2014
Wonderful post.
Robert called out

Groton, NY

#23 Jun 24, 2014
Mr X wrote:
You're looking for a job. You want to get paid several times your worth, come and go when you please, work only when you feel like it, take as long a lunch as you want, and get ten paid holidays per year and six weeks paid vacation per year. There's only one way to go: work for the government.
Few Americans, I'm afraid, have any idea, what it's like. If they did, there would be a political earthquake. As a member of the Parasitic Class for 15 years, I have witnessed and participated in this corrupt and grotesquely unfair system first hand. I am both qualified and morally obligated to expose it.
You could, of course, call me a hypocrite. I have prospered financially beyond my wildest dreams. Given my talents and work, my standard of living is higher than anything I could earn in the private sector.
But by reading the right books, and talking at length with my wife (a private-sector employee) and our friends in the private sector, I have come to see this repugnant system for what it's worth.
What draws people to government work? What keeps them there for a lifetime? It's simple: overcompensation, huge benefits, and great working conditions. It's attractive to sign up and nearly impossible to leave. That's because the government, by and large, rewards skills and experience that are unmarketable in the private sector, at least not at the same level of pay.
Take me for example. I have a degree in political science. I write, edit, and research. The taxpayers pay me approximately $65,000 in salary, excluding benefits. I could not legally earn this in the private sector. If you don't believe me, peruse the want ads. Salaries for "writer/editor" and "research analyst" start in the low $20s.
Let's say I took a job in the private sector (presuming that someone would hire a person who has spent his whole adult life working for the government). And let's pretend I can earn $65,000.
What would I lose if I left the government? The short work week would be out the window. I could take off early, but this would be detrimental to my income. I would have to meet deadlines, because consumers want jobs done in a timely manner.
very solid post.

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#24 Jun 24, 2014
Robert called out wrote:
<quoted text> very solid post.
Yes it is.
Bananas on sale

Utica, NY

#25 Jun 25, 2014
Hey riggie, price chopper has them on sale for 49 cents a pound. Go get them, sit on your tree branch and peel them with your feet like the good monkey you are. But please, please shower before you enter the store. Your odor is as repulsive as your life........

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#26 Jun 25, 2014
Bananas on sale wrote:
Hey riggie, price chopper has them on sale for 49 cents a pound. Go get them, sit on your tree branch and peel them with your feet like the good monkey you are. But please, please shower before you enter the store. Your odor is as repulsive as your life........
My life is pretty good actually. What's you're obsession with monkeys about anyhow? I know old forge is a depressing area. Are you that easily entertained?

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#27 Jun 25, 2014
Utica Lies and Riggies wrote:
<quoted text>
My life is pretty good actually. What's you're obsession with monkeys about anyhow? I know old forge is a depressing area. Are you that easily entertained?
I guess the enchanted forest must be closed.

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#28 Jun 26, 2014
Utica Lies and Riggies wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess the enchanted forest must be closed.
How about the water park?
Wow

Worcester, MA

#29 Jun 26, 2014
Mr X wrote:
You're looking for a job. You want to get paid several times your worth, come and go when you please, work only when you feel like it, take as long a lunch as you want, and get ten paid holidays per year and six weeks paid vacation per year. There's only one way to go: work for the government.
Few Americans, I'm afraid, have any idea, what it's like. If they did, there would be a political earthquake. As a member of the Parasitic Class for 15 years, I have witnessed and participated in this corrupt and grotesquely unfair system first hand. I am both qualified and morally obligated to expose it.
You could, of course, call me a hypocrite. I have prospered financially beyond my wildest dreams. Given my talents and work, my standard of living is higher than anything I could earn in the private sector.
But by reading the right books, and talking at length with my wife (a private-sector employee) and our friends in the private sector, I have come to see this repugnant system for what it's worth.
What draws people to government work? What keeps them there for a lifetime? It's simple: overcompensation, huge benefits, and great working conditions. It's attractive to sign up and nearly impossible to leave. That's because the government, by and large, rewards skills and experience that are unmarketable in the private sector, at least not at the same level of pay.
Take me for example. I have a degree in political science. I write, edit, and research. The taxpayers pay me approximately $65,000 in salary, excluding benefits. I could not legally earn this in the private sector. If you don't believe me, peruse the want ads. Salaries for "writer/editor" and "research analyst" start in the low $20s.
Let's say I took a job in the private sector (presuming that someone would hire a person who has spent his whole adult life working for the government). And let's pretend I can earn $65,000.
What would I lose if I left the government? The short work week would be out the window. I could take off early, but this would be detrimental to my income. I would have to meet deadlines, because consumers want jobs done in a timely manner.
Wonderful post. Spot on.

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#30 Jun 26, 2014
Wow wrote:
<quoted text>
Wonderful post. Spot on.
They nailed it.

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#31 Jun 27, 2014
Mr X wrote:
I would have to forget about ten paid holidays. People in the private sector have a hard time getting paid on Thanksgiving. My private-sector friends laugh at me when I tell them I get paid for such bogus holidays as Presidents Day, Martin Luther King Day, and Columbus Day.
And vacations? Right now, I can spend 8.7% of my work time on vacation. That's six weeks per year in perpetuity. The average vacation time in the private sector is two weeks, and it's not an entitlement.
I could also forget about the unofficial "bennies": for example, I take an hour-long jog every day, followed by a shower and a leisurely lunch. It keeps me in tip-top condition for my vacations. And shopping excursions during work are always possible. What about stress? If relaxation lengthened life, bureaucrats would live to be 150 years old.
Every few years, a big-shot commission bemoans the disparity between public and private sector work. It invariably concludes that bureaucrats need much higher salaries and more benefits. Nonsense. If bureaucrats were paid according to their net value to society, the result would be mass exodus and the federal government would have to shut down.
For anyone versed in free-market economics, the reasons for all this taxpayer abuse are obvious. Unlike the private sector, the government is not subject to the rigors of the profit and loss system. The government can tax, print, and borrow money to meet its obligations. It can pay millions of people salaries absurdly out of proportion, and not be out competed.
Lacking the discipline imposed by the market, the government cannot be efficient by private-sector standards. It will never terminate or scale back unnecessary functions on its own. So long as people are tricked into thinking that government employees are sacrificing anything for the public good, politicians won't feel pressure to end it.
I have begun in earnest to look for employment in the private sector. I have to take a huge salary cut and give up those generous "bennies," but I will at least then contribute something to society. And at least I'll be able to live with myself.
Part two is even better.
U R Pathetique

Clark Mills, NY

#32 Jun 27, 2014
Utica Lies and Riggies wrote:
<quoted text>
Great post.
Talk to yourself much?

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#33 Jun 27, 2014
U R Pathetique wrote:
<quoted text> Talk to yourself much?
Thanks for bringing it to the top. It's a good post.
I own Dave

New Hartford, NY

#34 Jun 27, 2014
Utica Lies and Riggies wrote:
<quoted text>
My life is pretty good actually. What's you're obsession with monkeys about anyhow? I know old forge is a depressing area. Are you that easily entertained?
Funny coming from a guy with 17 consecutive unanswered posts GED boy
Robert T Oliveira Lies

Clifton Park, NY

#35 Jun 28, 2014
Mr X wrote:
You're looking for a job. You want to get paid several times your worth, come and go when you please, work only when you feel like it, take as long a lunch as you want, and get ten paid holidays per year and six weeks paid vacation per year. There's only one way to go: work for the government.
Few Americans, I'm afraid, have any idea, what it's like. If they did, there would be a political earthquake. As a member of the Parasitic Class for 15 years, I have witnessed and participated in this corrupt and grotesquely unfair system first hand. I am both qualified and morally obligated to expose it.
You could, of course, call me a hypocrite. I have prospered financially beyond my wildest dreams. Given my talents and work, my standard of living is higher than anything I could earn in the private sector.
But by reading the right books, and talking at length with my wife (a private-sector employee) and our friends in the private sector, I have come to see this repugnant system for what it's worth.
What draws people to government work? What keeps them there for a lifetime? It's simple: overcompensation, huge benefits, and great working conditions. It's attractive to sign up and nearly impossible to leave. That's because the government, by and large, rewards skills and experience that are unmarketable in the private sector, at least not at the same level of pay.
Take me for example. I have a degree in political science. I write, edit, and research. The taxpayers pay me approximately $65,000 in salary, excluding benefits. I could not legally earn this in the private sector. If you don't believe me, peruse the want ads. Salaries for "writer/editor" and "research analyst" start in the low $20s.
Let's say I took a job in the private sector (presuming that someone would hire a person who has spent his whole adult life working for the government). And let's pretend I can earn $65,000.
What would I lose if I left the government? The short work week would be out the window. I could take off early, but this would be detrimental to my income. I would have to meet deadlines, because consumers want jobs done in a timely manner.
I am looking into this.
Robert T Oliveira Fibs

Clifton Park, NY

#36 Jun 28, 2014
I will spare no cost investigating.
Dumb

Waterville, NY

#37 Jun 28, 2014
The same idiot keeps posting the anti Goverment worker crap forever. No one cares moron. And if what the OP days is true why would anyone ever want to work in the private sector and get paid dick with no time off? Are we all supposed to be masocists and enjoy pain and suffering? You're an absolute dink.
Robert T Oliveira Exposed

Clifton Park, NY

#38 Jun 28, 2014
Dumb wrote:
The same idiot keeps posting the anti Goverment worker crap forever. No one cares moron. And if what the OP days is true why would anyone ever want to work in the private sector and get paid dick with no time off? Are we all supposed to be masocists and enjoy pain and suffering? You're an absolute dink.
The point I'd public sector workers are overpaid and unaccountable and my team is investigating this matter.

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#39 Jun 28, 2014
Robert T Oliveira Exposed wrote:
<quoted text>
The point I'd public sector workers are overpaid and unaccountable and my team is investigating this matter.
Is this going to be published to your successful business website or your free Facebook page?
Just sayin

Earlville, NY

#40 Jun 29, 2014
Were you aware some county depts offer "flex time" where people can leave early ine day a week when they have their kids for visitation. Every week of the year... True fact.

Utica Lies and Riggies

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#41 Jun 29, 2014
Just sayin wrote:
Were you aware some county depts offer "flex time" where people can leave early ine day a week when they have their kids for visitation. Every week of the year... True fact.
Interesting.

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