The Effectiveness of “You’re Fired”

Anyone who has spent time at any Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) facility, large military unit or governmental office knows the greatest weakness of government: the near impossibility of firing sub-par workers.  It is finally one of the issues being brought up in the attempt to overhaul the VA, but most other governmental agencies have yet to follow suit.

I want to add here that I’m not saying ALL government employees, VA personnel or DoD civilian contractors are sub-par workers.  I have met quite a few whose tireless dedication to their job and the people they support is a beacon of hope for the rest of the organization.  But the other ones drag them down like a rock shackled to …

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