birding-aus Having a little rave.

Subject: birding-aus Having a little rave.
From: "Philip Battley" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 14:54:46 +0000
One point about Tony's rave for a start,

When were government jobs last cosy? In the wildlife sector at least, 
it seems to me that the managers who make the decisions about what 
the scientists and conservation workers do have such a skewed sense 
of priorities that the truly dedicated and motivated people are left 
fighting their own system, with little if any job security.  Being 
unable to plan any work of longer than a single year's duration and 
not knowing when you are likely to be reassigned to another task must 
be a nightmare for anyone, regardless of how dedicated you are. 
Rather than keeping your head down low so as to secure your next 
promotion, I am sure many people in these positions are just working 
like maniacs to merely make the best of a bad job. They may be 
voicing their opinions all the time, but it doesn't mean it's getting 
taken note of.

You're right, Tony, most people are apathetic, and that includes most 
of us.  But don't just assume that anyone who doesn't voice their 
opinions in the same way as you isn't voicing them at all.

Cheers, Phil.
Phil Battley,
Australian School of Environmental Studies,
Griffith University,
Queensland 4111,
Ph: 0061-7-3875-7474
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