Date: Fri, 5 May 1995 13:00:01 EDT From: David Bergdahl Subject: govt work Ohio University Electronic Communication Date: 05-May-1995 12:57pm EST To: Remote Addressee ( _MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU ) From: David Bergdahl Dept: English BERGDAHL Tel No: (614) 593-2783 Subject: govt work A comment from someone who actually knows from govt work: "Since I worked for the Govt. for many years, I was subjected to the statement, "Close enough for Government workers." It is a denigrating expression that essentially says that Government workers really don't care, since they have such job security; ergo, a measurement can be taken with little attention to its accuracy, etc." He continues, "As you can see from my previous message, I don't agree with this expression at all. When I worked for Martin-Marietta, private projects were referred to as simply "Home Projects." However, amongst the shop people (who usually did the Home Projects for others), it was well understood that Home Projects took precedence over the real work." This message is relayed/retyped by his sister, a graduate student in our dept. David David Bergdahl Ohio Univ/Athens BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU Received: 05-May-1995 12:59pm