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Social standing and public sector work

By v1ru5 28 September 2008 42

Is there some social divide going on here that I’m not aware of?

Last week I had 3 separate shop assistants complain to me that the rude person served before me expected special treatment because he/she was in the public service.

After one of these, the public service worker started spouting off names (‘I work for Senator Blahblah…). They then blocked me from view with their body whilst their colleagues emptied the outside eating area with their cigar smoking. I guess the thing that annoyed me the most about that person is listening to them butcher some of the better parts of the English language in an attempt to sound smart.

Now I’m not from this state. I work with the public service here, but have found them to be generally as inept as back in QLD. Back home, working for the public service is more of a ‘job for life’ thing than a ‘holy crap I’m awesome’ thing.

By what standards do these retards think that they’re good? Is it just the assistants to the politicians?


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BusyButBored 11:32 am 30 Sep 08

I found working to Macfarlane’s office was great as opposed to Bailey’s office – which was not great. Macfarlane’s staff actually seemed happy though which probably had a lot to do with it. You’re less affected by the long hours when the boss is a decent bloke.

Gungahlin Al 11:01 am 30 Sep 08

“I say I’m a Govt high school teacher and their response is “Oh so your THAT type of Public Servant”.”

Sits so well with the “I’m a teacher” bit…

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