Carla Patterson

Government workers are, unfortunately, seen as being lazy and less qualifed. That, however, could not be farther from the truth. I can speak from personal experience by saying that in order to obtain a job with the government you have to show that you have the skills and ability to perform certain duties. In addition, the amount of applicants applying to each job is tremendous, therfore the person that they do decide to hire is probably one who possess certain qualifications that the agency is looking for. Having said that, those skills are transferred into an employees work, thus creating a qualified employee. Let us not forget how many basic functions that the government performs that we all take for granted. Guess what? There is a government worker behind all of it. I don’t think the stereotype will ever change, no matter how much government workers try to get past it.