On a positive note, there are a lot of government employees who have good work ethics and attitude. These responsible individuals deserve the salaries they get. They deserve to be recognized for their effort in offering public service at its best.
I’ve been taking up the issue of incompetent and not deserving government employees in my previous columns. “Public office is public trust,” as the old adage goes. But this saying is still to be pondered upon by some of the government employees.
On a positive note, there are a lot of government employees who have good work ethics and attitude. These responsible individuals deserve the salaries they get. They deserve to be recognized for their effort in offering public service at its best. However, sometimes their efforts are not recognized. The worst is they are forgotten because of the “palakas” system. The person who has connections usually got what he wants. He is even tolerated for his inefficiency because of a higher-up backing him up.
Whatever an employee does in the local office cannot affect his or her employment status because the national office doesn’t have much time to check the performance of every employee nationwide. Just take for instance this time of COVID-19 pandemic. How can the head office be assured that the employees in their regional offices are really working in their respective homes during the days they are allowed to work from home? The worst part of this setup is that they are being tolerated by their superior. Indeed a waste of taxpayers’ money.
On the other hand, employees from the private sector suffer the most during this pandemic. Some of them are on a three-day workweek. Others are under a “no work, no pay” policy.
It is true that the government is impossible to go bankrupt, while the business sector is on the verge of drowning economically and its employees are suffering. People who are not deserving are the ones who enjoy the benefit of the taxpayers’ money. Some of them report to work thrice a week but they still come late and leave the office early in the afternoon. This kind of people does not deserve to be in the government service.
Well, karma will someday take over!/WDJ