Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Kansas City USDA Move 'Brain Drain' Crisis

Fed workers are doubling their efforts to fight relocation and, in turn, are taking a great deal of trash about this town and the fate of their agency amid the upcoming move . . . Read more:

USDA's plan to relocate research agencies to the Midwest unleashes a brain drain

Two critical federal research agencies are being gutted after workers were asked to relocate from Washington to the Midwest. Starting Monday, new and relocating employees can begin reporting to temporary offices in the Kansas City region, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bunch of spoild over paid government workers. Let go find real jobs.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Exactly.

"Brain Drain", what a fuckin hoot.



Anonymous said...

Why is anyone surprised that DC government workers - a group that tends to be very liberal both politically and culturally - are disgusted by the idea of moving to "Flyover Country?" East coast libs despise the red states, and can't imagine being surrounded by those who don't think exactly as they do.

A more ideologically prejudiced bunch you'll never find.

Last time I was in the NYC area - a couple years back - I had several people ask me if people here had electricity. They were serious.

I told them that we'd had just had it installed in the outhouse

Anonymous said...

Hell let them stay in DC I'll take their easy ass high paying job.

Anonymous said...

@6:40 well if you weren't 350 lbs, missing several teeth, wearing tobacco-stained overalls, and loud as fuck, they might not have formed that very true stereotype. How about that?

Anonymous said...

^^ Lame. Do better.

Anonymous said...

^^Nah. That hit the nail on the head. Good stuff!

Anonymous said...

These comments are scary. It is shocking to read how many legitimately ignorant and stupid people are. The lack of education is frightening. I truly hope so many of you are unable to have children white your fat ass wife. I know you won't do it but read a book called the Fifth Risk. What the USDA does is vitally important. I know you think dismantling decades of scientific research is owning the libs but it just shows how goddamn dumb you fucking rubes really are.

Anonymous said...

Trump 2020

Anonymous said...

8:11 - Are you so willfully ignorant that you don't understand the USDA will move it's offices and find just as qualified and competent staff in Kansas City? They will carry the torch of USDA's mission and research that is being done at locations throughout our country. Perhaps you can point to research that has established the water in DC creates super scientists whose research cannot be reproduced in any other city in America?

I think the more likely story is we have some bitter USDA employees that are disappointed their jobs are being relocated. We have a union that is politically connected. Those employees and the union are feeding the narrative among Democrats and complicit media that Trump is dismantling the USDA, Trump hates science, etc. Due to their location in DC the story has gotten legs and has spread well beyond its newsworthiness. Had these media outlets done some journalism or ignored their bias, this story would have been a footnote like any other business moving jobs to another location due to cost savings, seeking more qualified employees, wanting to distance itself from a toxic political climate, more welcoming city, etc., etc.

Anonymous said...

^^Blah blah blah. You talk too much.

Anonymous said...

8:37 there union was formed about 2 months ago. They aren't politically connected to anything. They haven't had time to organize hardly anything. The brain drain will be devastating. I'm a chemist, think I'm sending a resume? Hell no. Think any other employed, qualified scientists will leave their job to work for a place that Republicans are trying to destroy? A place where you can be fired for getting results that don't fit the narrative. I know someone like you will say the current employees are politically motivated but you would be wrong. We start projects and the results are the results, it is our nature. Also give me a break with this moving the department around farmers shit. There are farms in New York, Virginia, Maine, Delaware, California, everywhere. This is nothing other than corporate interests telling Trump they don't like the USDA and nothing more. I guarantee you Trump didn't do this on his own. He is too goddamn dumb to have the first clue what the USDA does. Someone at Bayer/Monsanto got into his ear at Mar-a-lago, gave Trump some money and here we are. I bet you think Betsy DeVos is a fine person to head the Dept of Education too.

Anonymous said...

10:25 - I think your comments are pretty self explanatory. You sound like a bitter and very political USDA employee. If the conspiracy theory that you're spouting is true, you are feeding the argument for moving federal jobs out of DC (i.e. 90% of DC voted for Hillary, USDA employees are unionized, they hate president Trump, they are subverting the administration and not reflective of the diversity of thought, education, and backgrounds across the country).

I'm sure you're a qualified chemist doing great work for USDA - just like a lot of other USDA employees around the country. If you feel so strongly about USDA's work and believe Trump is trying to destroy it - take the relocation plan and move to Kansas City. The easy thing to be is a keyboard warrior but if you and your coworkers feel strongly that Trump is destroying science, the USDA, corporate interests are dictating his agenda etc. move to KC and continue doing the work you don't believe can or will be done. Otherwise, I totally understand it's a big deal to relocate and good luck with your job search in DC.

Anonymous said...

10:54 sorry to burst your conspiracy theories but I don't work for the USDA, I'm in the cement industry. Don't know anyone in the USDA either. Have never met anyone in the USDA. I know this is hard to comprehend for you but they aren't going to lure good employees nor are they going to be charged with doing important unbiased work because Trump knows work they are doing doesn't fit the corporate narrative. It is extremely funny to me that right-wingers equate educated scientists as automatically being goddamn libruls. It says so, so much the right. Them scientists are just a bunch of book-learnin' libtards! Now where's my cigarettes at? They don't cause cancer, the good folks at Phillip Morris said so. Can't smoke if you're dead, right?

Mooooooooo!!! said...

Way cool! Stay in DC, crybabies! We don't want toilet water drinkers and cow fart sniffers in the bread basket of the USA, anyway!

It's great for Mo-Kan that youngish K-State ag sciences educated dudes and darlings will be getting some of those decent USDA paychecks and investments bennies. JoCo has an excellent K-State Extension & Research facility. Farm families and their friends in the agricultural industries MAGA!

Anonymous said...

11:42 The only people I hear saying things like "It is extremely funny to me that right-wingers equate educated scientists as automatically being goddamn libruls" are....drum roll...LIBERALS. Democrat strategists, DC pundits, Democratic pollsters, etc. It may threaten you to learn there are a vast number of educated and intelligent people in *GASP* both parties. Hillary voters might say educational attainment is the only measure of intelligence. Trump voters might say income is the only measure of intelligence.

You appear to be so politicized that you assume any state that didn't vote for Hillary is bent on destroying science, kneeling to corporate overlords, and crippling the USDA. Get over yourself. Go talk to someone who doesn't think like you and stop propagating conspiracy theories. Maybe your a Russian troll just doing your job.

Anonymous said...

Good news, now the USDA can hire Ag Graduates from Kansas State, Iowa State and Mizzou. Washington bureaucrats don't know the difference between corn and soybeans anyway. Hillary and Obama gave away the Crimea and eastern Ukraine to the Russians. That is the true Russian Collusion that Mueller should be investigating plus Hillary allowing the Russians to access the nation's national security servers. Treasonous.

Anonymous said...

Democrats raised your property taxes by $$$$ to fund their lifetime government pensions. You willhave to work until you are 80 to fund Democrat's government bureaucracy. MAGA

Anonymous said...

3:52 here in Kansas we had the largest tax increase in state history a couple of years ago. Know who that was? That was Republican Sam Brownback. Our property taxes went up too. Turn off Fox, read a non-fiction book. Actually learn something that is true.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ You are to far gone. Change is good it will shock you how well kc will do. But, you have spent your life thinking you are bigger than the game. ..
you are to far gone.

Anonymous said...

Draining the swamp is painful for some.

Anonymous said...

Non-Fiction: Jackson County Democrats raised property taxes on homeowners by $500 or more annually per homeowner. Has nothing to do with Fox news. Very weird blaming Fox News for the Democrats taking funds from homeowners.

Anonymous said...

County governments should be eliminated as a duplication of City and State government; primarily at the administrator level. USDA could be totally eliminated except for meat inspectors which may actually reside in the FDA anyway. Taxpayers can no longer afford fund four sets of adminstrative bureaucracies with life-time pensions at 1. The City level 2. County. 3. State and 4. Federal.

Anonymous said...

Just face it. No one wants to come to KC.

Anonymous said...

8:14 --- You're on to something!