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A day in the life of a public servant photo competition

By Barcham - 23 August 2013 19

Are you a public servant? Do you own a camera?

Well lucky you, you can enter this competition!

The Institute of Public Administration Australia would like you to be a part of their 2013 conference. All you have to do is take a photo and submit it to their ‘A day in the life of a public servant’ photo competition.

What is ‘A day in the life of a public servant’?
Proudly sponsored by Comcare, ‘A day in the life of a public servant’ aims to show the diversity of public sector roles and the degree to which public service touches every aspect of our life.

To enter, share your interpretation of ‘A day in the life of a public servant’. This could be a meeting at Parliament House in Canberra; consultation with an Indigenous community in remote Northern Territory; interesting and unusual work being undertaken, or a site visit with business people in regional Victoria. By entering you will help showcase how diverse public service work really is.

Use your creativity and capture a day in the life of a public servant in your own workplace or one near you. Enter as a team or as an individual by submitting a photography poster that captures the public service. If any images don’t make your final selection, share them with us via Facebook (/ipaa2013) or Twitter (@ipaa2013) using the hashtag #ipaa2013adayinthelife.

To read all the details head over to their site.

Just imagine all the exciting images they’ll be receiving.

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19 Responses to
A day in the life of a public servant photo competition
Pitchka 9:22 am 26 Aug 13

So many jealous haters…

Sorry i took so long to reply, had to go get my daily coffee…

switch 9:07 am 26 Aug 13

AsparagusSyndrome said :

A lot of people seem to be rubbishing this idea. I think an excellent photo series could document effective filing techniques. Filing is very important, and under-rated by many in the APS. In fact, there’s scope for a very moving and evocative photo essay on record keeping in general.

Did you not attend your latest TRIM training course (or whatever it’s called this week)? It was all covered in that.

LSWCHP 10:08 pm 25 Aug 13

PantsMan said :

switch said :

DrKoresh said :

Please, please somebody take a pic of themselves surfing RA.

Why stop there? Get one where they are also twittering, facebooking, running an online business…

…going to the gym, moving the car every two hours to avoid tickets, applying for other jobs, standing awkwardly at a morning tea eating cake, brainstorming a new entirely necessary program that will require budgetary supplementation, finding out what you can from Google about a nutter who has written a ministerial, discussing how Tony Abbott is evil and hates women, organinsing your home renovation on the work phone and computer, finishing your masters thesis, working out how to get AusAID funding for some ‘capacity building’ junket to Thailand, booking ‘training’ to prevent an underspend on June 30…

Fair fcuking dinkum.

It’s easy to joke about this crap folks, but there are many us who aren’t in the APS, and who bust our arses every single day to keep our small business employers operating so that we can have a roof over our heads and feed our kids. So maybe some of don’t think this is all that hilarious. I don’t like to be a Grinch, but there it is.

I’ve worked for the same company for over 20 years, and if me and my colleagues had pissed our days away as described above we would’ve gone out of business long ago.

I reckon there’s a lot of APS staff who put in a big effort in the service of the country, and then there are a whole lot who are engaged in Bullshit Jobs . Which category are you in?

AsparagusSyndrome 9:22 pm 25 Aug 13

A lot of people seem to be rubbishing this idea. I think an excellent photo series could document effective filing techniques. Filing is very important, and under-rated by many in the APS. In fact, there’s scope for a very moving and evocative photo essay on record keeping in general.

Maybe 7:24 pm 25 Aug 13

magiccar9 said :

Masquara said :

Careful IPAA – you are sure to get multiple entries of public servants queuing for their morning lattes with their lanyards round their necks – having dropped in to work to clock on first, so they could take half an hour out on work time …

Multiply this by 3 or 4 and you then you really have a day-in-the -life.
Not to mention the ciggie breaks, and leaving early to pick up the kiddies from Radford in your SUV.

That is an outrageous assertion! I don’t leave early to pick up the kids from Radford.

Mine go to Grammar…….

Sandman 7:19 pm 25 Aug 13

Don’t forget “trying to break your personal best office chair spin record”.

Dilandach 6:37 pm 25 Aug 13

Masquara said :

Careful IPAA – you are sure to get multiple entries of public servants queuing for their morning lattes with their lanyards round their necks – having dropped in to work to clock on first, so they could take half an hour out on work time …

When I first started working in departments, I was perplexed when I saw that. ‘I thought PS were lazy, why they’re showing up at 6am and before!’ until someone told me about flex time. Then the few that I saw reading newspapers at such an early hour at their desks made much more sense.

DrKoresh said :

Please, please somebody take a pic of themselves surfing RA.

One particular department was having some issues related to RA. ‘How about we just block it?’ was bandied about as a quick solution. It was quickly shot down after it was explained that sometime ago there was an effort by one or more departments to do just that but had the union come down screeching for doing such an ‘outrageous’ thing. So, blocking it was off the table at that time.

magiccar9 8:33 am 25 Aug 13

Masquara said :

Careful IPAA – you are sure to get multiple entries of public servants queuing for their morning lattes with their lanyards round their necks – having dropped in to work to clock on first, so they could take half an hour out on work time …

Multiply this by 3 or 4 and you then you really have a day-in-the -life.
Not to mention the ciggie breaks, and leaving early to pick up the kiddies from Radford in your SUV.

p1 11:24 pm 24 Aug 13

PantsMan said :

switch said :

DrKoresh said :

Please, please somebody take a pic of themselves surfing RA.

Why stop there? Get one where they are also twittering, facebooking, running an online business…

…going to the gym, moving the car every two hours to avoid tickets, applying for other jobs, standing awkwardly at a morning tea eating cake, brainstorming a new entirely necessary program that will require budgetary supplementation, finding out what you can from Google about a nutter who has written a ministerial, discussing how Tony Abbott is evil and hates women, organinsing your home renovation on the work phone and computer, finishing your masters thesis, working out how to get AusAID funding for some ‘capacity building’ junket to Thailand, booking ‘training’ to prevent an underspend on June 30…

Some of those things are specifically allowed for in our EA…

milkman 9:29 pm 24 Aug 13

PantsMan said :

switch said :

DrKoresh said :

Please, please somebody take a pic of themselves surfing RA.

Why stop there? Get one where they are also twittering, facebooking, running an online business…

…going to the gym, moving the car every two hours to avoid tickets, applying for other jobs, standing awkwardly at a morning tea eating cake, brainstorming a new entirely necessary program that will require budgetary supplementation, finding out what you can from Google about a nutter who has written a ministerial, discussing how Tony Abbott is evil and hates women, organinsing your home renovation on the work phone and computer, finishing your masters thesis, working out how to get AusAID funding for some ‘capacity building’ junket to Thailand, booking ‘training’ to prevent an underspend on June 30…

LMAO – it’s funny because it’s true…

PantsMan 6:51 pm 24 Aug 13

switch said :

DrKoresh said :

Please, please somebody take a pic of themselves surfing RA.

Why stop there? Get one where they are also twittering, facebooking, running an online business…

…going to the gym, moving the car every two hours to avoid tickets, applying for other jobs, standing awkwardly at a morning tea eating cake, brainstorming a new entirely necessary program that will require budgetary supplementation, finding out what you can from Google about a nutter who has written a ministerial, discussing how Tony Abbott is evil and hates women, organinsing your home renovation on the work phone and computer, finishing your masters thesis, working out how to get AusAID funding for some ‘capacity building’ junket to Thailand, booking ‘training’ to prevent an underspend on June 30…

Masquara 2:38 pm 24 Aug 13

Careful IPAA – you are sure to get multiple entries of public servants queuing for their morning lattes with their lanyards round their necks – having dropped in to work to clock on first, so they could take half an hour out on work time …

switch 9:31 am 24 Aug 13

DrKoresh said :

Please, please somebody take a pic of themselves surfing RA.

Why stop there? Get one where they are also twittering, facebooking, running an online business…

DrKoresh 10:26 pm 23 Aug 13

Please, please somebody take a pic of themselves surfing RA.

Genie 5:01 pm 23 Aug 13

Geez could they think of a longer hash tag !?

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