You know you work for the government when:
The process becomes more important than the product.
You don't see anything wrong with attending a meeting on a subject you know nothing about.
You feel you contributed to the meeting just by being there.
You stop raising issues/problems because you know you will be the one answering them.
You fly first class across the country to attend a conference with 100+ people to discuss the fact that the project does not have enough money.
You work for an acronym, on an acronym, and your job title (and security clearance) is an acronym.
You understand and support the rationalization of an acronym composed of acronyms.
You know that the location of a meeting is directly related to its importance. For example:
1) A meeting at Fort Hood requires a subordinate or a contractor.
2) The same meeting at Lake Tahoe requires your personal attention.
You've sat at the same desk for three years, and have done the same thing for three years, but have had three different business cards.
Posted November 21, 2014
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