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Old 06-14-2006, 07:58 PM   #11
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This stupid project I've been working on is delayed - again. Our client, a federal agency who will not be named, is dropping the ball again and wants to make more comments on our document. All the files are already at the printer's.

Arrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhh
That sounds like the FBI.
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:53 AM   #12
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And THAT is why I don't miss my old job--I hated working on that federal grant for the same reasons! Hang in there mud, and be sure to treat yourself with a nightly glass of wine (or 2 or 3...)
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:58 AM   #13
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Mudbug,

I worked for the Government for a long time (Military) and after having spent time in the D.C. area I truly understand how frustrating it can all be.
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:09 AM   #14
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Sorry Mud! Hang in there ...... eventually they'll get their heads out of their xxxxx and give you guys the thumbs up. Vent anytime!
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:45 PM   #15
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(Shuddering) I am most certainly NOT one of The Others (the feds)!!

Just wanted you guys to know.

I belong to the loosely confederated tribe that is sometimes known as the Beltway Bandits (govt contractors/consultants), but my particular branch of this tribe are usually more at the mercy of the bureaucrats than charging y'all for $300 hammers.

Believe me - we are trying to move things along.

HH also belongs to this tribe, but because of the sensitivity of the contract he is working on I cannot share with you the specific stupidity and waste he is a witness to.
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:05 PM   #16
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Mudbug, I love my job as a federal government employee, but I also understand how frustrating our government can be. Many times I feel like I am beating my head against the wall trying to get anything accomplished. In my agency if we could get rid of all the paper pushers and just let us ground pounders do the work we would all be alot better off. Many hugs to you and keep your chin up.
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Old 06-16-2006, 03:45 PM   #17
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Absolutely, Sierra!

I do not count you and the folks like you who do the actual work among the offenders.

It is the paper-pushers, and people who equate talking about something with doing something, that drive me nuts.
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