Friday, August 12, 2011

Contractors performing government functions

Over and over again you see it. DoD investigations of contractors performing government functions. Why is this, journalists are constantly asking?

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I'll tell you why. We as government contractors are faced with the army of DoD civilian employees who you have to kick, cajole, beg, plead, hunt down, and hundreds of other things to get them to do one simple task: their job. And often it doesn't get done at all. And YOU as the contractor are constantly getting yelled at because some fat, lazy, highly paid individual whose only other qualification is standing in a welfare line doesn't want to do their job. So, what do you end up doing? Your job AND their job. And who gets in trouble if you get caught? You, the contractor. Who gets in trouble if you don't do their job for them? You, the contractor. Tough racket sometimes.

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