26 July 2006
As mentioned in a post last year, I once worked in the Civil Service, a feminist infested institution if there ever was one.
Things evidently haven’t changed, as proved by a reader who works in the British Civil Service who recently e-mailed me to merrily vent his spleen thusly:
I’ve decided that the public sector as constituted is a racket to shift money from productive men to unproductive women. Easily three quarters of the people around me are women and they are a fucking nightmare to work with. The endless discussions about hysterical health conditions, the endless emoting, the endless backstabbing and judgementalism, the victim culture, the lack of curiosity or intelligent conversation. It is true that a main difference between men and women in the workplace is that women think their own feelings about any given situation are the most important consideration at any given time.
What is really striking is their unprofessionalism and totally disengaged attitudes to work. The touchy feely cover story is that these women prefer to work in the public sector because they want to make a difference. The truth is that they are bone idle and prefer an environment of zero accountability where they can skive off in the knowledge that they are virtually unsackable. The actual commitment to helping the vulnerable people we are supposed to be helping, whether it is the elderly, the disabled or whatever, is zero. Which private company could you work where you would try and contact someone in a fairly important capacity and hear the answer “Sorry, she is not in on Thursdays,” or “She leaves at 3pm on Wednesdays”?
posted by Duncan Idaho @ 5:52 PM
At 7:30 PM, Tony Sclafani said…
I know I must sound like a broken record at this point, but I’ll respond to your latest post this way, again: It’s the same way in the USA!
At 12:24 AM, Anonymous said…
Speaking of incompetent public servants…
Oh but we’re just as capable as men! Far be it from me to point out the bleedin’ obvious, but actually it appears you’re not even as capable as a man in handcuffs…