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Public Servants celebrate the good times

By Barcham - 30 July 2013 22


In work and play is a celebration of all the super fun and amazingly interesting things that happen in the public service.

They are trying to collect stories about the public service to celebrate the centenary.

I look forward to viewing this website and reading the stories of people who work in the public service.

I hope APS web security won’t block it.

Some quotes from the media invite:

Public servants past and present are being asked to share their memories in celebration of the Australian Public Service (APS), its people and their part in the development of Canberra.

The APS Centenary of Canberra Committee will launch In work and In play – building the Canberra community, an online crowd-sourcing website on Wednesday 31 July.

The website is part of a wider APS Centenary of Canberra initiative to acknowledge the APS’s contribution to the Canberra community.

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naagovau 4:54 pm 31 Jul 13

The website is now live, launched this afternoon:

Tara Nichols, National Archives of Australia

Roundhead89 4:51 pm 31 Jul 13

YeahBuddy said :

bulldog600 said :

Roundhead89 said :

Oh come off it! As someone who was driven out of the APS twice due to constant bullying and had a nervous breakdown to boot (not to mention ongoing PTSD as a lifetime legacy), I would have thought even *acknowledging* the APS in the Centenary celebrations would have been unthinkable. I’m sure that website will paint the rosiest picture about the APS and it will be dripping with faux nostalgia. Meanwhile I have documented the truth about the APS experience. These are the stories the APS Centenary of Canberra initiative *don’t* want you to hear:

PTSD is very loosely diagnosed these days. Happy to hear you made it out of the war oh sorry the APS but you have PTSD.

what a joke. Australia is becoming obsessed with PTSD diagnosis when no doubt many people suffered more traumatic experiences in life but thats not PTSD but if something happens in the workplace than bang bang its PTSD.

get over yourself pitty.

Ouch – but +1

I say this in the nicest possible way but …. if it happened twice, do you think that maybe you are the common denominator here?

The common denominator is an organisation with a rotten culture which encourages people to submit formal complaints against someone else on the flimsiest grounds, and to have those complaints not only taken seriously but always upheld. If you’d watched my videos objectively you would understand how difficult it is to work under such conditions when you are constantly under seige. A pack mentality is hardly conducive to encouraging productivity or positive morale in the workplace.

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