Tuesday, May 23, 2006

With workers like this, is it any surprise that most Americans don't think so highly of our goverment workforce?

An as-of-now unnamed government worker who - without authorization - took home and lost a file containing personal data for some 26 million veterans when his or her house was burglarized... and did so even though there had been a number of break-ins in the neighborhood.... includingthe employee's own house.

If such a thing happened in the private sector, the employee wouldn't have been placed on leave (and probably paid leave, at that)... no, the employee would have been immediately and summarily fired. But, being as we're talking about the government workforce here, I expect some huffing and puffing but, in the end, nothing to happen to this idiot.