“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.”
I was once the General Foreman on a county jail and courthouse construction project.One day, as I was exiting the project and crossing the street to the job office trailer, I noticed a group of county employees clustered up about fifty yards away. They were re-pouring a section of sidewalk that had been cut it to run a fiber optic line to the computer system for the project.The patch was only about three feet wide and about four feet long. There were seven county employees clustered around it. I counted. There were three inspectors and several other county workers standing watching a black county cement finisher, down on his hands and knees, finishing the concrete. I hustled into the job office to grab the camera to document the moment, but by the time I got back most of the county crew had dispersed.Later in life I worked for a county agency. You do not want to suggest a better, more efficient way to do something. It will not be appreciated. You do not want to work too hard. One of my performance reviews noted that I needed to learn to work better with people that had a different work ethic than I.
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