being a Fed

So you can really get away with a lot as a federal employee.  Not that I take advantage of this by any stretch of the imagination, but I know a few individuals who do.  Let’s take our secretary, for example.  By secretary I mean our division’s administrative/clerical secretary, not the Secretary of the Department (lucky for us).  My boss just came by and asked if I had any idea what the last name was of one of her friends.  I don’t know why she thought I would know the answer to this, but I don’t.  I ask bosswoman what’s up and she replies that the secretary has been gone all week.  I actually haven’t even noticed; I hate to say this, but she doesn’t “bring much to the table” (potential blog post on this quote forthcoming).  Apparently she called in Monday and has not called or showed up since then.  It’s Wednesday, mind you.  So Secretary goes on these little haituses every once in a while, will just disappear for a few days without letting anyone know.  Just doesn’t show up.  I don’t know, I don’t feel like coming into work today, maybe I’ll just skip this week.  How do people get away with this?  When she does actually grace us with her presence, she sometimes proceeds to talk on the phone all day as loud as possible, dropping f-bombs left and right.  I, for one, love hearing this while I’m trying to concentrate.  So as you can see, as a Fed it is extremely hard to get fired.  Wonder if this will be the final straw.  Probably not.


4 Responses to being a Fed

  1. jo says:

    Classic! I love that she is still there and that the problems (namely that she doesn’t actually do any work) have been there since the beginning. She’s great at multi-tasking- sleeping and working or tv watching and working. Oh and she accidentally fired me – twice. An amazing woman.

  2. Sara says:

    update – she didn’t come in all week. No sign of her. AWOL

  3. jo says:

    Has miracle secretary returned?! I hope she enjoyed her vacation.

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