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  • #138333

    Steve Ressler
    Keymaster

    Lets make a list of “you know you’re a govie when you “!

    example.

    You know you’re a govie when your friends respond to your wedding invitiation on Sep. 30th with – Can’t Come – Fiscal New Years

  • #138451

    Dave Uejio
    Participant

    You know your a govie when you reach for your badge when entering new buildings.

  • #138449

    Carol Davison
    Participant

    You know your’re a Fed when you plan your New Years Party for October 1st.

  • #138447

    Carol Davison
    Participant

    You

  • #138445

    Carol Davison
    Participant

    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.

  • #138443

    Lori Windle
    Participant

    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!

  • #138441

    Anonymous

    When someone says, “He works at State” and you don’t ask, “Which state?”

  • #138439

    Sonny Hashmi
    Participant

    You know you are a Fed when the word “DepSec” makes perfect sense to you

  • #138437

    Anonymous

    When “transparency” is your motto.

  • #138435

    Kanika Tolver
    Participant

    You know you’re a govie when people think since you work for the government you don’t do any work all day.

  • #138433

    …… when you know what KSA means.

  • #138431

    Cassidy Seeman
    Participant

    You know you’re a govie when: You are actually excited to see the new CFR come out

  • #138429

    F. Cavalcante
    Participant

    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.

  • #138427

    Nicholas Charney
    Participant

    when you identify with this video

  • #138425

    Eric
    Participant

    Republicans view you with disdain and disgust

  • #138423

    Mark Hammer
    Participant

    When you can have a conversation with someone and each of you use three different acronyms or abbreviations in the same sentence.

  • #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…)

  • #138419

    Peter Sperry
    Participant

    And Democrats throw you under the bus because they have a ring through your nose and know it.

  • #138417

    Tamara Lamb-Ghenee
    Participant

    New CFR…that’s exciting!

  • #138415

    Chris Poirier
    Participant

    ..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. 😉

  • #138413

    Candace Riddle
    Participant

    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.

  • #138411

    Greg Mt.Joy
    Participant

    You’ve ever said “but the benefits are great.”

  • #138409

    Colleen Ayers
    Participant

    … when you visit family for a vacation, and all they want to ask you about is the latest news from Congress. Ugh!

  • #138407

    Carol Davison
    Participant

    When you give all of your friends new CFRs for their October 1st New Year’s gift!

  • #138405

    Cassidy Seeman
    Participant

    You must work in HR…

  • #138403

    Christina Van Horn
    Participant

    You know your a govie when you comment on CSPAN like its Monday Night Football.

  • #138401

    Mark Hammer
    Participant
    ….and you’re only too eager to tell them! :-0
  • #138399

    Jenny Groome
    Participant

    yup

  • #138397

    Jenny Groome
    Participant

    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

  • #138395

    CHarris
    Participant

    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!

  • #138393

    Colleen Ayers
    Participant

    I’m scared to admit it, but Budget Bingo sounds like a lot of fun!

  • #138391

    Nicole Banks
    Participant

    So True! Many times I’ve done that!

  • #138389

    Nicole Banks
    Participant

    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)

  • #138387

    Deb Green
    Participant

    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.

  • #138385

    Ed Albetski
    Participant

    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.

  • #138383

    Jenyfer Johnson
    Participant

    That is SOOOO true! LOL

  • #138381

    Jenyfer Johnson
    Participant

    …when someone refers to “this year” and you ask “FY or CY?”

  • #138379

    Brandon Jubar
    Participant

    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).

  • #138377

    Sign me up for Budget Bingo 🙂

  • #138375

    Brandon Jubar
    Participant

    We were just laughing about this a couple days ago!

  • #138373

    Julia Zorzi
    Participant

    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…

  • #138371

    Allison Thurman
    Participant

    This, a thousand times!

  • #138369

    Greg Mt.Joy
    Participant

    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.

  • #138367

    Chip Hughes
    Participant

    You can remember with fondness what a “QSI” is!

  • #138365

    Kathy Nelson
    Participant

    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…”

  • #138363

    Alain Lemay
    Participant

    Good one!

  • #138361

    Alain Lemay
    Participant

    You know your a govie when you empty your bank account on a mindless shopping spree “because it’s end of fiscal!”

  • #138359

    Alain Lemay
    Participant

    You know your a govie when you keep grabbing your hip all week-end where your Blackberry ought to be…

  • #138357

    Cindy Conn
    Participant

    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.”

  • #138355

    Karolyn Chowning
    Participant

    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!

  • #138353

    Cassidy Seeman
    Participant

    So true–So true

  • #138351

    You know you’re a “govie” when you can relate to the adage, “If it ain’t broke, fix it ‘til it is!”

  • #138349

    Jenny Groome
    Participant

    where can we get the cards – got the bingo dots already

  • #138347

    Katherine Geyer
    Participant

    Ain’t that the truth!

  • #138345

    Travis Lisenbee
    Participant

    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.

  • #138343

    You know what “high 3” means.

  • #138341

    Tara*
    Participant

    Or you’re always correcting them by saying, “It’s not the government, it’s the politicians!”

  • #138339

    Tara*
    Participant

    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…)

  • #138337

    Tony Q
    Participant

    I have that bumper sticker right above the door to my office…

  • #138335

    @Patti Gilbert-Bonner

    I have never heard that one Patti! It does sound very governmental…..

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