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Welcome to the Public Service (the comic)

zippyzippy 6 January 2011 23

public service

Here’s a bit of fun that should resonate with Canberrans. A handy 3-part comic guide to working in the public service.

And just in time for the flood of public service graduates rolling into town!

I wish I’d read this before trying out life in the public service…

PART ONE

PART TWO

PART THREE


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motleychick motleychick 1:56 pm 06 Jan 11

Hahahahaha

Ozi Ozi 1:59 pm 06 Jan 11

Brilliant! Very first-dog-on-the-moon-esque.

EvanJames EvanJames 2:05 pm 06 Jan 11

That is very cool, I enjoyed that!

grumpmachine grumpmachine 2:14 pm 06 Jan 11

Ahhhhh. Someone as cynical simultaneously horrified by the moral vacuum of the public service. So refreshing.

Fiona Fiona 3:23 pm 06 Jan 11

How far away from the building do you have a go to smoke these days?

geetee geetee 3:35 pm 06 Jan 11

@Fiona…. About 15 years back I think….

matt matt 3:48 pm 06 Jan 11

Ha ha, the removing the heart is the best part.

Francois Dillinger Francois Dillinger 3:55 pm 06 Jan 11

Shmeh. Second rate humour to be honest. If they’d gone to the trouble of putting that together, they could have actually squeezed a few laugh-out-loud jokes.

Points for trying I suppose.

far_northact far_northact 3:58 pm 06 Jan 11

@ Fiona. 10 Metres from any door opening and aircon vents.
Not that anyone seems to listen to it.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 4:07 pm 06 Jan 11

It’s funny because it’s true.

EvanJames EvanJames 5:33 pm 06 Jan 11

Fiona said: “How far away from the building do you have a go to smoke these days?”

If you work for Health, you need to be wherever the Secretary can’t see you.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 8:07 pm 06 Jan 11

One thing I’ve seen time and a time again in the APS across several Departments and agencies, and am still seeing (sadly), is incompetant people being promoted over more experienced and skilled people due to:

a) close personal rewlationships with the boss; and
b) being a ‘yes’ man who is too scared to stand up to poor decision makers and/or leaders.

The comic should have a chapter dealing with this, after all… if you don’t laugh about it, you’d cry!

beaglenose beaglenose 9:15 pm 06 Jan 11

Really funny, I laughed out loud. It’s so TRUE. That’s what makes it good. Especially liked the chutes and ladders takeoff.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 10:19 pm 06 Jan 11

“One thing I’ve seen time and a time again in the APS across several Departments and agencies, and am still seeing (sadly), is incompetant people being promoted over more experienced and skilled people due to:

a) close personal rewlationships with the boss; and
b) being a ‘yes’ man who is too scared to stand up to poor decision makers and/or leaders”

c) a person being given a great reference for promotion so the current team can get rid of them.

toriness toriness 7:08 am 07 Jan 11

lols. dilbert for the APS.

busgirl busgirl 9:17 am 07 Jan 11

BerraBoy68 and georgesgenitals that is so true. It’s very disillusioning to see it happen time and time again. And dare I say it…the ‘boys club’ is still alive and well in the APS.

Kerryhemsley Kerryhemsley 9:55 am 07 Jan 11

The boys club is well and truly gone. Replaced by the very powerful sisterhood these days.

p1 p1 10:11 am 07 Jan 11

BerraBoy68 and georgesgenitals that is so true. It’s very disillusioning to see it happen time and time again. And dare I say it…the ‘boys club’ is still alive and well in the APS.

Not so much in Health. Here, the few males in senior positions have a constants haunted caste to their eye…

busgirl busgirl 1:07 pm 07 Jan 11

“The boys club is well and truly gone. Replaced by the very powerful sisterhood these days.”

….hmmmm interesting…perhaps it’s just the Tax Office then…

breda breda 2:37 pm 07 Jan 11

Funny that, busgirl, the last agency I worked in only had two women in the top 3 levels (about 15 people), although the (lowly) majority was 60% female. Come to think of it, they had a kinda haunted look too … I keep hearing about this feminist mafia but never came across it in the 3 Departments I worked in. Maybe because 2 were central agencies (PM&C, Finance) and the last, which will remain nameless, had a heavy policy and technical orientation. Not a lot of women at the top in Treasury either.

Don’t worry fellas, where it counts the boys are still well and truly in charge.

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