August 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm #138333
Lets make a list of “you know you’re a govie when you “!
You know you’re a govie when your friends respond to your wedding invitiation on Sep. 30th with – Can’t Come – Fiscal New Years
August 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm #138451
You know your a govie when you reach for your badge when entering new buildings.
August 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm #138449
You know your’re a Fed when you plan your New Years Party for October 1st.
August 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm #138447
August 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm #138445
You know you’re a Fed when seeing the National Capital on the way home stirs your heart because of the responsibility the public has invested in you.
August 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm #138443
you know you’re a govie when your sentences are peppered with numerous acronyms that you freely use without thinking that others may not have a clue what you are referring to!
August 15, 2011 at 6:52 pm #138441
When someone says, “He works at State” and you don’t ask, “Which state?”
August 15, 2011 at 7:16 pm #138439
You know you are a Fed when the word “DepSec” makes perfect sense to you
August 15, 2011 at 7:20 pm #138437
When “transparency” is your motto.
August 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm #138435
You know you’re a govie when people think since you work for the government you don’t do any work all day.
August 15, 2011 at 8:30 pm #138433
…… when you know what KSA means.
August 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm #138431
You know you’re a govie when: You are actually excited to see the new CFR come out
August 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm #138429
When you know that could influence policy decisions that helped democracy.
The following are examples of what we have:
Internet Use by the Government;
Creating institutional e-mails;
Adoption of Electronic Documentation;
Creation of a TV on the Web;
Interaction between the Citizen and the Government on Social Networks; (Computerworld 2009 AwardITLeaders Brazil)
Globalization with release of excellent GovLoop;
The Meaning and Satisfaction of public employees in Brazil and Participate in a Democracy.
August 16, 2011 at 12:14 am #138427
August 16, 2011 at 1:29 am #138425
Republicans view you with disdain and disgust
August 16, 2011 at 2:33 am #138423
When you can have a conversation with someone and each of you use three different acronyms or abbreviations in the same sentence.
August 16, 2011 at 11:32 am #138421
You know you’re a govie when you hide your stapler in your desk drawer because if you lose it, it’s gonna take another four months to get another one. (Yes! This actually happened. And I just ran out of tape…)
August 16, 2011 at 11:42 am #138419
And Democrats throw you under the bus because they have a ring through your nose and know it.
August 16, 2011 at 11:56 am #138417
New CFR…that’s exciting!
August 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm #138415
..when you read *insert today’s date* Dilbert, started to laugh, but ended in tears because of the painful reality that it’s actually NOT funny when it’s true. 😉
August 16, 2011 at 12:38 pm #138413
You sleep with two blackberrys under your pillow at night….then proceed to check your email as soon as you open your eyes in the morning.
August 16, 2011 at 1:01 pm #138411
You’ve ever said “but the benefits are great.”
August 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm #138409
… when you visit family for a vacation, and all they want to ask you about is the latest news from Congress. Ugh!
August 16, 2011 at 1:27 pm #138407
When you give all of your friends new CFRs for their October 1st New Year’s gift!
August 16, 2011 at 1:41 pm #138405
You must work in HR…
August 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm #138403
Christina Van HornParticipant
You know your a govie when you comment on CSPAN like its Monday Night Football.
August 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm #138401
Mark HammerParticipant….and you’re only too eager to tell them! :-0
August 16, 2011 at 9:28 pm #138399
August 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm #138397
Not Federal Govie -but….Last year we had to schedule my mom’s wake and funeral around election night and when the local political party was meeting later in the week. Of course a lot had to do with having her dear friend and state representative give the eulogy for her. Oh – and my mom voted absentee ballot before passing away!
Now my mom was the political one. I just like government documents
August 17, 2011 at 12:13 am #138395
While I’m from Australia, I know I work with Govt when I host a Census Night party and playing budget bingo on Budget night is a highlight of my year!
August 17, 2011 at 1:24 pm #138393
I’m scared to admit it, but Budget Bingo sounds like a lot of fun!
August 17, 2011 at 1:53 pm #138391
So True! Many times I’ve done that!
August 17, 2011 at 1:57 pm #138389
You know you’re a govie when…
1. you anticipate the month the continuing resolution will actually become the budget.
(usually February / March) …
2. then you start planning when to apply for your next grade.
3. you even know what grade means… (yep you’re a govie)
August 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm #138387
You know you’re a govie when you hear the words “government, ” “widespread,” and “conspiracy” and laugh because you know there’s no way we could work that well together.
August 17, 2011 at 6:49 pm #138385
Remember that old episode of M.A.S.H. when Hawkeye questions the supply truck guy on why he was delivering a crate of ping pong balls to a mobile surgical hospital in Korea and the guy replies “You know, when I first got this job questions like that used to keep me up nights.” He handed Hawkeye a pen and the clipboard, “Sign here, please.”
When you find that guy’s behavior perfectly reasonable, you are a govie.
August 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm #138383
That is SOOOO true! LOL
August 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm #138381
…when someone refers to “this year” and you ask “FY or CY?”
August 19, 2011 at 12:22 pm #138379
On the flip side: When your boss takes away your Blackberry as a “fiscally responsible” cost-saving measure to please the budget hawks… then chews you out for failing to immediately respond to an urgent email (that was sent at 10 PM).
August 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm #138377
Sign me up for Budget Bingo 🙂
August 19, 2011 at 12:29 pm #138375
We were just laughing about this a couple days ago!
August 19, 2011 at 1:11 pm #138373
I don’t know about that, but if I had a dime for every time I had to rebut claims that my health care is 100% free, and I have maternity leave, and I get 10 weeks off a year, and have a full pension, and don’t have to contribute to Social Security…
August 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm #138371
This, a thousand times!
August 19, 2011 at 1:47 pm #138369
Not in HR, but I work for a state benefits agency (we do retirement and health care) and we spend a lot of time doing what Julia mentions–pointing out that while the benefits are good, they aren’t excessive.
August 19, 2011 at 1:51 pm #138367
You can remember with fondness what a “QSI” is!
August 19, 2011 at 2:12 pm #138365
You know you’re a Govie when you consider Gov.loop your own personal think tank. And you walk into a development meeting and say, “well, according to what I’m reading on Gov.loop…”
August 19, 2011 at 2:19 pm #138363
August 19, 2011 at 2:20 pm #138361
You know your a govie when you empty your bank account on a mindless shopping spree “because it’s end of fiscal!”
August 19, 2011 at 2:22 pm #138359
You know your a govie when you keep grabbing your hip all week-end where your Blackberry ought to be…
August 19, 2011 at 2:47 pm #138357
You know you’re a govie when someone says it’s the govenment’s fault and you say “Hey! that’s me you’re talking about and you don’t know what YOU’RE talking about.”
August 19, 2011 at 3:18 pm #138355
I was just using a MASH example earlier this week… Hawkeye, I think, needs a specific part, maybe a generator, and the quartermaster says yes, I have two, but you can’t have one, because then I’d only have one!
August 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm #138353
So true–So true
August 19, 2011 at 6:02 pm #138351
You know you’re a “govie” when you can relate to the adage, “If it ain’t broke, fix it ‘til it is!”
August 19, 2011 at 7:21 pm #138349
where can we get the cards – got the bingo dots already
August 19, 2011 at 10:36 pm #138347
Ain’t that the truth!
August 20, 2011 at 8:26 am #138345
People who see you think you work for the Fish and Wildlife Service, or Forest Service or Customs and Border Protection… and you actually work for the National Park Service. But hey, whats the dif anyway right.
August 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm #138343
You know what “high 3” means.
August 22, 2011 at 5:19 pm #138341
Or you’re always correcting them by saying, “It’s not the government, it’s the politicians!”
August 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm #138339
You know you’re a govie when you’re still on Windows XP, Microsoft 2003, and IE6!
(But, IT swears we’ll all be on IE7 by the end of the year and they’re rolling out Office 2010 sometime in 2012! Uhh, yeah, sure…)
August 25, 2011 at 11:29 am #138337
I have that bumper sticker right above the door to my office…
August 25, 2011 at 11:38 am #138335
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