From the Washington Examiner: We all have something that we finally agree on: government employees are lazier than those in the private sector. Even 46 percent of Uncle Sam’s
workers agree, a plurality in a new poll.
According to Rasmussen Reports, just 8 percent of all Americans believe that government employees are the hardest workers, with 66 percent saying that private sector
employees are the hardest workers.No surprise there, but government workers agree. Rasmussen said in a Friday poll that 46 percent of government workers believe their private
sector counterparts work harder than they do, while just 32 percent say
But even though they agree that they don’t work as hard, government workers
say that they don’t earn as much as private sector workers--exactly the
opposite of what private employees believe. Some 56 percent of all
Americans said that government workers make the most, 54 percent of
government workers said private industry pays better.
Well, at least the government workers are not lying and are honest in their assessment of government vs private sector employees.
I have worked both in government and private sector jobs and for the most part, those of us working in the private sector worked harder than those who worked in the government jobs. However, there are exceptions. I think that those of us who work with the severely disabled as a teacher or aide work with the most severely disabled people than what the private sector works with and we have more resources available but we also worked harder than the private jobs, like group homes and workshops for the disabled. Of course, there are exceptions.
But when it comes time to clean offices (which I worked in both the private and government jobs) the private sector are the harder workers. And I think the list can go on.
And I also believe it is a myth that government workers are paid less than their private sector counterparts. I think with the pay, benefits, retirement and wild benefits like partying in Las Vegas like the GSA folks, the public employees do quite well.
So, at least the government workers are honest when they say that the private sector employees work harder.
I just wonder if the government workers were laughing when they took the survey?