One week to go

I’ve got one week to go before I leave my job.  I’m going to miss the people I work with, but I’ll admit that it’s with great delight that I’ve been deleting, unread, all the emails about the training on the new financial management system that’s going to be rolled out this summer.

In general, the news this week has made it easy to walk away from my job without regret.  From the Secretary of HUD bragging about illegally denying a contract on the basis of the CEO’s political choices (via Brad DeLong), to Agriculture Department politicos being instructed to work positive references to Iraq into all their speeches (via the NYTimes), it’s pretty appalling.  I can’t tell you how demoralizing all this crap is to federal workers.  I guess that I’ve been lucky in that I haven’t been asked to cross any lines that would have made me unable to face myself in the mirror.

3 Responses to “One week to go”

  1. bj Says:

    Amazing. I love the instructions on how to work Iraq into your talks, especially the first. Maybe I can use it. I’m here today to talk to you about the how our brain processes visual stimuli, but, before I start let me say a few words about an issue that’s on all our minds. And then, I can talk about whatever I want — private schools, work-family balance, iraq, whatever.
    Glad you’re getting out Elizabeth (and glad I and my husband got out before the world started to twist).
    bj

  2. landismom Says:

    I think we’re all grateful that you stood it as long as you could, but no one here’s going to fault you for getting out while you can still look yourself in the mirror. And let’s not forget the NSA phone records situation. I’m so proud that my tax dollars are being used for that.

  3. rachel Says:

    Just stopping by to wish you a happy Mother’s Day!

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