Thursday, July 12, 2012
Government Employees Affected Also
Government workers have gained a reputation of being lazy, overpaid and abuse the system. That is true but I am here to set the record straight on one of those government employees, my husband. He has been employed with a branch of the government for 27 years. His job consist of being on call every other weekend (sometimes every weekend), fighting fires in north carolina and has fought alot of them in other states. There were times when he was out west fighting them and was away for 2 or more weeks in a row. He has pulled so many overtime hours, and there was a time he was not compensated a bit for all the overtime. Until one day he got fed up with it and the new employees who come on board now can thank him and others for standing up for their rights.
We hear nothing but how important education is and it is thrown down our throats, but the government think that the teachers are the only ones who work so hard, have so much to put up with and should be compensated. Then, lets take those teachers, put them infront of a roaring fire, work 12 or more hours a day for a period of 2 weeks or more; arise at 5:00 am each morning to be briefed about the duties each day, just get a thrown together bag lunch and send them on their way to stand outside in the 90 degree weather and fight the fires (and I am not talking about a house fire), this is a forest fire.
The men with this government organization have been ran over, looked over for so many years and it hurts them and bothers them to think that their government only cares about teachers. Moral is very low, but they keep going to these fires, doing their jobs because that is what they do.
So working for the government isn't a picnic also. I can only speak for one employee I know personally who works for the government and he takes his responsibilities seriously. Oh there are times he doesn't want to leave home to go to a fire, but he tells me that is his job and he must do it or else he will be looking for another job.
So we can say that when government gets involved in private affairs and when they surely are involved in government affairs, there are more who are affected than people know. Take it from a woman who sees it first hand. I also work for government, but this lady ain't gonna brag about it, because I see first hand the waste. I can see the (as some folks say) the short rows to retirement. Thank the Lord!