Yawn … we got a nice memo from our Secretary on how proud she was to serve with such dedicated people; really inspired my week. Nor have I seen any posters, banners or coffee corners from senior execs. Kind of just passing by – maybe the funding was cut or it is an off year for Public Service appreciation. Or maybe people are just so jaded and burnt by another “Week of ..” or “Month of …..” Or maybe when Congress and the media keep denigrating federal employees as lazy, incompetent and can’t really work in the real world, kill pay raises for five years and increase deductions to “make it fair with our private sector peers” – it is hard to get excited over a week long recognition.These recognition weeks/months are supposed to draw attention to a particular issue, but when every week is another issue or cause – my cause meter is just pegged out at 0.
Honestly, my peers and I really want to do good thngs, we want to solve those big issues, keep America safe, make America great, we do want to be innovative and think outside the box. But all we can do is enforce what Congress legislates based on thier rules and funding. Federal employees did not create this mess – but we seem to be the clean up crew … again.
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