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.
Australian School of Environmental Studies,
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