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July 20, 2011

Quote Of The Day

by Brad Warbiany

Apparently Federal Employees in many jobs are more likely to die than be fired… And we’re not talking the Dept. of Defense here…

Of course, it’s entirely understandable, as the Federal Government only hires dutiful, public-minded and competent people:

HUD spokesman Jerry Brown says his department’s low dismissal rate — providing a 99.85% job security rate for employees — shows a skilled and committed workforce. “We’ve never focused on firing people, and we don’t intend to start now. We’re more focused on hiring the right people,” he says.

Spoken like someone who has never had to decide anything based on P&L, in an industry without competition.

And, of course, there’s the implication that greedy money-grubbing corporations are less focused on hiring the right people. Considering they have a bottom line to meet, I’d say they’re *more* likely to be so focused.

Hat Tip: Reason Hit & Run


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