Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Federal Government efficiency ROCKS!

I worked for the Federal Government back in Washington DC. Yes, the above picture is the beautiful building that I walked into every day. Let me just say, I actually enjoyed my job but it had its quirks (I could go on and on for hours, such as the over-abundance of yellow stained under the armpit white shirts that fed gov workers seemed to find stylish). Anyway, I managed a project that could lead to over $1 billion in energy savings for our country. I would explain further, but you would be asleep before I finished. I will just say that it was a rather important program and my name and office number was splashed on the internet on how to contact me.

That was 3 years ago. Yesterday, I called my old office number. And guess who picked up? Me. My old voicemail. It is still my phone number with no forwarding or no explanation. It is as if the ghost of Sam is reaching from the depths of a government building and crying out, 'Will someone change this number and help those looking for answers to their questions!' I left a message just saying 'hey Sam, give me a call when you have a chance.'

I have no doubt my government email is still working. If I ever go back to my old job, there are probably 1,344 voicemails for me as well as 12,210 emails. I did have great insurance and now I am wondering if it is still active.


Chelsea said...

I don't think this is an issue of efficiency, I think they just couldn't let go of you. You were such a star and it was too painful.

samandbrodi said...

You know Chelsea...I think you are on to something! I don't know how I didn't see that.

Jono said...

Is there a program that allows me to donate more of my income towards taxes? I feel like I should support programs like these.


Bessie said...

Well written article.