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Old 12-02-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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Govt Workers or Contractors?

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A guy stopped at a local gas station & after filling his tank, he paid the bill and bought a soft drink. He stood by his car to drink his cola and watched a couple of men working along the roadside. One man would dig a hole two or three feet deep and then move on. The other man came along behind him and filled in the hole. While one was digging a new hole, the other was 25 feet behind filling in the hole. The men worked right past the guy with the soft drink and went on down the road.

"I can't stand this," said the man tossing the can into a trash container and heading down the road toward the men. "Hold it, hold it," he said to the men. "Can you tell me what's going on here with all this digging and refilling?"

"Well, we work for the government and we're just doing our job," one of the men said.

"But one of you is digging a hole and the other fills it up. You're not accomplishing anything. Aren't you wasting the taxpayers' money?"

"You don't understand, mister," one of the men said, leaning on his shovel and wiping his brow. "Normally there's three of us: me, Elmer and Leroy. I dig the hole, Elmer sticks in the tree, and Leroy here puts the dirt back. Elmer's job's been cut... so now it's just me an' Leroy. We’re saving the taxpayers money because now there’s only two people doing the job of three.”
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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That's bad!

But I like it.

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Old 12-02-2012, 10:43 AM   #3
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You have no idea how true this is. I use to work for Defense Contracts, one of our main responsibilities was to monitor the "honest" contractors doing business with the Gov't. This was, before the onslaught of the computers, accomplished by being in the contractor facilities. Then some "person" decided that if we could proof the contractors processes and input the info into the computer we could save money by not being onsite at a contractor facility. We could cut personnel and save some bucks. Now the vast majority of businesses are honest and do a great job, but there are those that if not watched closely will "tweak" processes or even substitute materials. Here is one example. A company was providing parts for aircraft, commercial and military, their processes had been approved, therefore no inhouse Gov't rep. The Contractor was substituting inferior product and the only way the Gov't found out was by an inhouse whistle blower.
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In a former life I was a WA State transportation engineer. One of my jobs was inspecting construction to be sure it met specifications. There were some contractors men that I knew did good work and all I had to do was check it. Others were serious about cutting corners and giving the gov't inferior work. They weren't happy when they had to do it over and I've been threatened with bodily injury more than once.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:02 AM   #8
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Definitly Govt Workers. If they were contractors, they would have lost the contract. Almost impossible to fire a govt employee.......

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