The last week of the year

I love the last week of the year most of my co-workers are using their vacation time. Our data person and I are the only ones in the office this week. The phones are not ringing off the hook. What does that mean to me? No one is calling to complain.

Until next week when the calls start up and I hear, "I was sent a notice of prosed removal. They can't do that to me, this came out of the blue, I am a good employee." Yes, people do get fired from federal government jobs. Also these employees do know they are in hot water. Letters of counseling or verbal warnings are given to employees before a prosed removal is ever issued. There is NEVER a dull moment in my job and I guess that is what makes it interesting and humorous at times.

All thoses myths of no one gets fired from a government job is a lie. Employees can be placed on a performance improvement plan if they aren't doing their jobs and at times get demoted or terminated. During 2011-2012, there is a salary freeze no promtions and I think no bounses. Many feds have second jobs. Federal government jobs are more like private sector positions. So stop believing all thoses lies.

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