Government Workers Have Some Respect For Your Employers

Have you ever had to deal with a Government worker? Have you had to go to your City or Town Hall to get things done? Although I can say there are many helpful people that are employed by the Government. There are many who are a sort of unqualified lazy and condescending sort. You know the type. The girl at the Registry who callously finds a reason to deny you, rudely yelling NEXT! while you are still standing at the counter.

The man at City Hall who is obviously on a personal call while you wait for fifteen minutes to ask a simple question. Do you know the sort of employee of which I speak? There are plenty of examples. The guy at the tax counter who acts as though you are there for his amusement. Aggravating you to an unbelievable fit of rage.

We have all had to deal with this type of Government worker. That is not to say you will not find the same types of people in other private businesses as well. The difference is the Government worker by definition works for you. You are the employer. They are their to provide a service to the people

Although many Government workers seem to have the attitude that they belong to some higher class of citizen, let me tell you they are not! They are employed simply because WE provide the revenue needed to cover the expenses of these Aristocratic wannabes.

They think they can be rude and condescending to the people because they are protected by their precious Unions. Oh Yeah, even if a Government Union worker is completely a mess at the job they are given. They have protection from termination due to their affiliation with the union.

You know the Unions the ones that threaten, even extort more money from the citizens under threat of not providing service. Pay us more money or we will let your garbage accumulate until the whole city is disease ridden. Oh Yeah that is fair to the people.

The people who barely have enough to cover expenses for their family. The people who already turn over a large portion of their wealth to cover the hundreds and thousands of forms of taxation. Then here come these Government Unions demanding that the people sacrifice more because they do not want to make a copay at the doctors office.

BS, there are many citizens who cannot afford health insurance and it is an insult that Government workers would even have the audacity to ask for more. Not only do they have health care coverage but Government workers receive a retirement package that the average citizen could only dream of having. Imagine a world where employees are better off then their employers.

This is completely backwards. During a snowstorm there is an announcement that non essential government workers are not required to come to work. NON ESSENTIAL, if they are non essential by definition why in the world would we employ them at all.

 

It is our duty as Citizens and Employers to hold our employees to a higher standard. It is time to see the Government for what they actually are, not what we perceive them to be. They are not superior to us. They do not hold ANY authority over us. No, it is completely the other way around.

The Government at every level are nothing more then employees of the People of the United States. We need to stop them from telling us what to do. It is time we gave the orders, not them.

The First Order of Business is to force them to tighten their belts like every other person in America is doing. It is time to trim the dead wood from the lists of useless workers. We know who they are, and if we do not know now we need to start taking notes.

There is nothing wrong with providing assistance to Citizens in need. What is atrocious is having the tax dollars set aside to help the needy gobbled up by a huge bureaucratic web of government red tape. Meaning that a most of the tax money allocated to help the people is devoured by the system.

If government was a private corporation the stock value would be worthless. Government has been transformed into wealth devouring demon. I do not think anyone would disagree that the People are better off retaining their wealth. Making it easier to cover the expenses of life, and maybe even raise their standard of living.

The way it is now the Government treats us as serfs, answering to our Government masters. Requiring certificates, licenses and permits for almost every action that a person should be free to engage in. Then at the other end there are multitudes of fines, fees and taxes. The government is literally nickel and diming us to death.

Why do they do this?

Because we allow it. The old saying "you cannot fight City Hall " is Bunk. Not only do we own the City Hall but we pay to finance the whole thing. The City Hall should fear us, not the other way around. Stand up for your individual rights. Question authority and ask yourself why you have to jump through Governmental hoops just to survive.

The next time you are short of cash look at those city workers standing around the job site while one or two are actually working. Think about the twenty five year on the job retirees as you continue to work well past the fifty and sixty year mark just to be able to buy food, clothing, and shelter.

The next time you are having a hard time covering your medical expenses or even purchasing the medications that you require to survive. Then think about the government union workers who are receiving those same medications at no cost. Well not exactly no cost, we the People are paying for their medications.

The Government workers need to wake up and realize that We the People are looking at them as Marie Antoinette archetypes. Keep up the superior condescension and eventually the people are going to pull you right down off of your High Horse.

I want to thank Walter the chubby counter worker at the Middletown, Rhode Island Department Of Motor Vehicles. He opened my eyes to exactly how a government worker is rude and disrespectful to his employers. Coming off as some kind of Lord of the Registry, I can say that sir Walter needs an attitude adjustment. If it was my decision, chubby Walter would be adjusting his attitude in the unemployment line.

I told you Walter, that I would immortolize your incompetance and condescending attitude. I hope every citizen stands up to their Walter when they run across him. Do not keep silent, if you are disrespected by one of YOUR government employees, stand up for yourself. Do not allow them to inflate their ego by demeaning you.

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Ralph Deeds 6 years ago

I've had similar feelings on more than one occasion. It's worse in many other countries where government workers expect bribes in order to process simple requests for visas, permits, etc.


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Arthur Fontes 6 years ago from Fall River,MA Author

Ralph, thanks for taking the time to read my hub. I could not imagine having to bribe govt workers to do their job. I feel that the cost of government far exceeds the value we receive from it. I would guess that would be called a government bubble and sooner or later it must pop.


Shirley C Luongo 6 years ago

Being a former government employee it is very hard to comment on this story. Anything I said would seem self serving. But, I do know that it takes respect and courtesy from both sides of the counter to make it work.


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Pamela Kinnaird W 6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

Voted this up. You're pretty passionate about this. I haven't bumped into this kind of situation lately, but I know it happens occasionally.


Marry 6 years ago

What is up with this gov employees? I just got laid off and expecting a child w/o any insurance. Currently, I'm applying for Medicaid for pregnant women and let me tell you, the way they treat you as if I'm some kind of a worthless piece of sh*** mooching off on their couch! Whenever I call to check up on how the process is going, they just get angry. As if to say "You'll know when I want you to know! Quit bothering me!" So many times, only answer I get to a question is a sigh and a sentence "Just Fill Out The Paper Like You Are Supposed To!"

What is up with that? Why can't they just nicely tell me "Sorry, but not ready yet!"

Once I asked them if there is anything I can do to expedite the whole process, so I can go see my doctor and get ultra sound take care of, I was told to "Go to the hospital! Who said you can't? Huh?" Click!

I know some of you think I must have been rude to the person, but No! I cannot be rude to them since they have a power over my approval process. (or at least some power since they can make a note on my file)

I am so sick and tire of calling them. I feel like I an begging and this is not right!


Ghost32 6 years ago

Solid hub, Arthur. Voted Up.

Just a note of encouragement when it comes to fighting City Hall: Our local Palominas (AZ) Tea Party group members went 3 for 3 on local issues during the midterm elections this year. Defeated a B.S. attempt at starting up a Water District (which would have given government control over even our private wells and then taxed us for the privilege)...replaced a corrupt Fire District Board with a majority of truly for-the-people members (all volunteer, no pay for those folks)...and replaced an incompetent Clerk of the Superior Court with a true Ace.

Point being, government employees will give their employers deep respect...IF they are held accountable at all times. Which means We the People keep on having to do OUR jobs...eh?


Jim 5 years ago

They are arrogant pieces of sh-t. I used to work with them, never again. When you get paid for doing nothing, thats what happens.


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Dennis AuBuchon 4 years ago

I am a former government worker and I understand what you have said but all government workers are not rude. Rude workers exist in all organizations and government workers are no exception. In addition there are good, decent workers in all organizations and government workers are also no different.

In reference to your comment about the benefits government workers receive I would like to say that there are organizations in the private industry that make benefits of government workers pale by comparison. Negotiated agreements in some companies or organizations and there costs are being absorbed by customers who buy their products or services. They can be seen in the prices we pay.

In terms of retirement benefits the amount of money government workers contirbute is greater than many in private industry pay and as such deserve better retirement benefits. In terms of pay raises for government workers the salaries are compared to private industry in deciding any raises they should receive and in reference to the changes in the cost of living. Government workers have families like private industry workers and deserve to have wages that provide the necessities for their families.

I am not critizing your points you have madeas every individual has a right to their opinion but rudeness of a few individuals within the government workforce does not mean all government workers are rude just as rude employees of private industry organizations does not mean that all employees in private industry are rude. I agree with you that when we exhibit rudeness in government workers we need to bring it to the attention of their supervision. The same is true for privale industry.

Your hub was an interesting topic and I hope you experience good service from government workers and priviate industr employees in the future. Too often we complain about the bad service we experience regardless of where it occurs but we rarely identify to supervision when an employee goes out of their way to serve their customers.

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