The Government, You Have to Love It

Real Estate Agent with Crown Key Realty

I have never enjoyed the priviledge of working for the government. Many of my friend have and agree that there is very little difference from from the truth and what you will read below. So, you know you work for the government if:

1. You work for an acronym, on an acronym, and your job title is an acronym. 

2. You can name the project leader of more than 10 projects including your own, but still can't explain in the simplest terms what they do. 

3. The process becomes more important than the product. 

4. You've sat at the same desk for 3 years, done the same thing for 3 years, but have had 3 different 
business cards

5. You don't see anything wrong with attending a meeting on a subject you know nothing about. 

6. You feel you contributed to the meeting just by being there. 

7. You realize that a paperless office is impossible. Actually, you believe it is possible, just not in your office. 

8. You keep documents/manuals on projects that have been long since canceled. 

9. You stop raising issues/problems because you know you will be the one answering them. 

10. You fly across the country to attend a conference with 100+ people to discuss the fact that the project does not have enough 

My name is Dale E. Bledsoe with Crown Key Realty and as always I may be reached at 209-481-6031. You may also visit me on the web at

Comments (6)

Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

A friend of mine works for the state government and she can tell you that sitting at the desk for years, doing the same thing, but your title changes is 100% what goes on. 

Apr 27, 2012 02:47 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think this is a perfect description of our government.  No details just seat of the pants.

Apr 27, 2012 07:01 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I have worked for the Government twice.   Once for Department of Motor Vehicles, the second time as an Accountant for the Department of Revenue.

  You nailed it, Dale!

Apr 27, 2012 09:08 AM
Dale Terry
Yadkinville, NC

I think you pretty much hit it on the head, just following the leader most of the time.

Apr 30, 2012 08:11 AM
John Cannata
214-728-0449 - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

I like the last one... thats like when I worked for Corporate America.. we had a report about our reports.

Apr 30, 2012 10:49 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

This is all absolutely true.  I was in the military and this is they way they do it there.

Apr 30, 2012 08:53 PM