Following is a comment posted regarding this post. I thought it was worth a larger audience.
I look at the war in the Ukraine, the people living, dying, fighting in the rubble without food, water, and heat this past winter. It makes me wonder how people survived during World War II. People were fighting and living for years under those conditions. Even the civilians who were not fighting or even not living in the war zone of Europe had it rough.
Then I think of Americans today, who are more concerned about which alphabet group that they belong to, which pronoun they want to be called, which kind of victim they are, or if they will be forced to work in an office building again.
If World War III were to happen, millions of Americans would die out of the shock that they had to personally fend for themselves or be asked to defend our nation. I have another word for being soft but I can’t type it here.
I spent 35 years as an essential worker. If it looked like I was unable to get to work because of a storm, I was required to sleep on the floor before storm so that I was there during the storm. It is unbelievable to me, that there are government offices that still have not returned to work. I say that if they are not in the office, then fire them. It is obvious that we do not need them and we could put the tax money that was paying them toward paying down the national debt.
We’ll said can’t agree more
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Very very true
AMEN. One thousand percent correct.
I agree with almost all of this comment, but he lost me at the end. It is completely misleading to talk about government offices having not “returned to work”.
As a government employee myself (who has spent a large a large part of his career in the private sector), I can say emphatically that we never stopped working and actually worked harder as a result of issues that arose due to the pandemic (yes, believe it or not, there are parts of the government that actually perform important functions). This attitude that someone who is not physically in an office isn’t working needs to end. Those who need to be on site should be there, but there are plenty of “essential” jobs that can be performed remotely in full or in part, and doing so could actually save the taxpayers a lot of money in reduced real estate costs, not to mention reduced road congestion for anyone who really needs to be on them. Yes, there are those who may abuse the privilege — these are the same people who didn’t perform when in an office either and should have been let go. But for anyone whose job can be done remotely without any detriment to the public they serve, what exactly is the problem?
Now if you will excuse me, it is time for my work day to begin and I’m working from home today.
Call me outmoded, but I put in 36.5 years with the DoD, and working from home was never an option for me or any of my civilian or military co-workers. Work meant being in the office, most days before 0700.
I fully concur!
Absolutely, positively correct where did it all go wrong?