I’m Thankful for ____ in Gov’t

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  • #115916

    Stephen Peteritas

    Yeah it’s a short Holiday week and let’s face it you’re probably already checked out mentally if not physically yet. BUT before you become completely comatose sitting on the couch with your turkey watching football (I’ll be there soon enough myself) take a second to think about what you are thankful for.

    I know in my family we have to name one thing we are thankful for before we dig in Thursday afternoon. I’d like to do the same thing here on GovLoop but of course with a gov’t spin. Before you head out of the Holiday what’s one thing in government that you’re thankful for? It could really be anything, a specific public service or servant themselves, a citizen engagement app, open data… anything.

    I know a lot of people gripe about gov’t just like they gripe about life but in all reality we have it good compared to most so take time and be thankful for getting live under the best government (although not perfect) in the world.

  • #115970

    Steve Ressler

    I-95 and good roads to take me north…

  • #115968

    Gabriela Dow

    The incredibly hard-working and dedicated staffers in government — work with them every day and am amazed at how they are holding up given the added workload with constantly shrinking resources… and yet they are still focused on delivering excellent service and continuing to build quality communities, one person at a time.

    THANK YOU, you all know who you are!

  • #115966

    David A. Streat

    Stephen, I often say that although the U. S. has its share of problems, I would not want to live anywhere else in the world! I am very thankful for just being in a place where freedom is alive and well. Having retired from the military, I know freedom is not free!

  • #115964

    Ed Powell

    Holidays and Annual Leave….

  • #115960

    Susan Grosenheider

    The ability to telework to my job in DC from my home in Colorado!

  • #115958

    Elliot Volkman

    I’m thankful for the strange place called South of the Border that distracts me from how long i-95 South is. Have a great holiday!

    But really – I’m thankful for the progress in Gov 2.0

  • #115956

    Marla Dorrel

    Elected leaders who understand that democracy is not about them!

  • #115954

    Charlene Sevier

    I’m thankful to have a job where what I do has an impact on the quality of people’s lives

  • #115952

    P.F. Martin

    I am thankful to have a Government job when I know so many who are unemployed and under employed. I am also thankful to be going on vacation tomorrow morning! Have a wonderful holiday everyone.

  • #115950

    Kathy Nelson

    Today I’m very THANKFUL for public works people who helped us through one snow storm…and prepared us for the one that will hit the Wasatch tonight. I bless your tree moving, street scrapping, sand and salt hauling selves! You’re my HEROs!

  • #115948

    I’m thankful for trusting and effective public/private partnerships here in the U.S.

  • #115946

    I’m thankful for a job that challenges me every day, the opportunity to make a difference and to serve the public good. I know it sounds corny, but working in the public sector does provide many opportunities to effect change and impact lives.

  • #115944

    Keith Moore

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  • #115942

    Marco Morales

    I’m thankful to God that we still have free air to breathe where the “business” side of government hasn’t figured out a way to impose some form of tax on every person (just like potable water and other commodities) – and for the EPA’s watchful service to help keep air relatively pollution free.

  • #115940

    Hugo Molina

    I am thankful for the selfless, hard working VA employees who in spite of dramatically increased work loads, dwindling resources and the apathy of many PhDs working in their system, still provide the best service possible to our veterans.

  • #115938

    Denise Petet

    Job Security, at least as a classified employee they have to work a bit harder to downsize people, and the fact that I work for a branch of the state govt that does a better job managing its money than others.

    The parts of my job that allows me to get out of the office and see things. Nothing can be better than a cross state road trip, on the clock.

  • #115936

    Shannon Kennedy

    I’m thankful for all of the public servants that work so vigorously each day to making our nation a better place. They seriously do not get the praise they deserve.

    To all of you govies here on GovLoop, thank you!

  • #115934

    Tim Buchanan

    I’m thankful for my job and being able to serve my country in a new capacity…..

  • #115932

    Steve Ressler

    Hope you were safe….

  • #115930

    Deb Green

    I am thankful for the opportunity to influence change, to work with a wonderful team, and the ability to work for another great team. I am blessed with a perfect storm that is inspiring and almost revolutionary in government.

  • #115928

    Steve Ressler

    That’s awesome!

  • #115926

    Sterling Whitehead

    Mentors in government. Y’all know who you are.

  • #115924

    Jenyfer Johnson

    Well put!

  • #115922

    Jenyfer Johnson

    A good job working to make this a better country…

    Working with some of the best people I know and meeting some of the most interesting people in the world…

    A country that may not be perfect, but is still the best in the world!!!

    All the GovLoopers out there who make this place the haven that it is!

  • #115920

    Eric Erickson

    Those rare managers and leaders who encourage and support out-of-the-box thinking.

  • #115918

    I’m grateful that there are rules to protect the worker…especially important in challenging economic times.

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