Trump wants to cut the number of federal employees by 20%. More than 30% said they’ll quit if Trump is elected. Well, don’t let the door hit . . . . .
They said they’d quit but we haven’t noticed a rush out the door since the election last November. And we won’t any more than we’ll see Hollywood notaries fleeing the country.
So don’t hold your breath waiting for the bloated gas bag of bureaucracy to voluntarily deflate. To quote someone who said – “it ain’t gonna happen”.
Survey: 1/3 of federal workers still “considering” quitting after
From Hot Air: JANUARY 19, 2017, BY JAZZ SHAW
Last October, during the heat of the election, we looked at a survey of federal employees which claimed that 35% of them were actively considering leaving their jobs if Donald J. Trump were to be elected president. At the time I had reservations about how serious this trend was because partisans tend to say all sorts of things during a contentious race. (Just recall all the celebrities who were supposedly fleeing the country during that same period and yet we’re still stuck with every last one of them.) But now the deed has been done and it’s time for everyone to put their resignation letter where their mouth is.
Have things changed? According to the latest rendition of the same survey, not very much. There are still more than a quarter of current federal workers who claim they’re looking toward the exits. And the primary reason given is that they object to Donald Trump’s declared plans to implement a federal hiring freeze and reduce the workforce. (Government Executive)
- Less than two-thirds of the federal workforce is firmly committed to staying on the job following the election of Donald Trump as president, according to a new survey.
More than one in four federal workers, or 28 percent, will definitely or possibly consider leaving their jobs after Jan. 20 when Trump is sworn into office and becomes leader of the executive branch, according to a new Government Business Council/GovExec.com poll. Sixty-five percent of feds say they will not consider ending their federal service…
For those who opt to leave government, their jobs could remain vacant for an extended period of time as Trump has vowed to freeze hiring across agencies immediately upon taking office. Just 15 percent of feds said they hold a positive view of that proposed policy, while 67 percent expressed a negative view.
So let me get this straight. You object to Donald Trump’s plan to reduce the federal workforce, so you’re going to protest that policy by… reducing the federal workforce for him?
Well, okay then. Thanks for your service, I guess…
Before we get too carried away here, I would bring up the same thing I noted after the October survey was published. The wording of the questions leaves these workers with even more wiggle room than Lena Dunham and her cancelled plans to relocate to Toronto. The unhappy workers were indicating that they would “definitely or possibly consider leaving their jobs” after the inauguration. When you’re looking at the stack of bills to be paid in the coming months, there’s a pretty long stretch between possibly considering quitting and actually marching in to tell the boss that he or she can stick his or her job where the sun don’t shine.