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Government workers get a bad rap. While people get giddy over an increase in hiring in the private sector, cutting 80,000 government jobs, which has a huge impact on the economy, rarely gets any media attention or mention.
Many people consider government employees to be a necessary evil. They accept the reality that as long as they have a government, they'll have to "put up" with government employees. What does that mean? What makes an employee of the government any different from someone in the private sector? Are they pampered? Do they get too many benefits? Are most government jobs unnecessary? Could the private sector do a better job?
First of all, the private sector is loaded up with just as many bogus jobs as the government is. Capitalism is littered with non-essential positions that have nothing to do with the success of the mission, even though Executive Vice President's of Doing Nothing are richly rewarded, not so much for their performance, but for their agility scaling the corporate totem pole.
Most taxpayers have no clue as to what government employees have to "put up" with when a belligerent citizen from the private sector confronts them. First, there’s a likely chance that the citizen owes the government some money and hasn't filled out the required paperwork it takes to resolve the problem. Or, they've left the document they need at home in a desk drawer someplace because they thought they didn't have to bring it with them.
Nobody told them.
Government employees can be intolerant, go by the book bureaucrats with no sympathy for your situation. Yet there are workers and executives in the private sector who are just as difficult to deal with. The only difference is that one gets a private sector paycheck while the other gets their cut from the government.
The wheels of government grind much slower than the public prefers but so do the gears of private enterprise. Anyone who's ever had to deal with an insurance company knows that.
Just remember that no matter how much you dislike dealing with the government, it was you who voted to have one when the country was founded. And if makes you feel any better, James Bond is a government employee.