Wednesday, February 05, 2020

USDA Suffers Kansas City Brain Drain

Despite constant tourism boasting, turns out residents of the beltway don't want to move to this cowtown . . . Checkit:

Uncertainty, 'Brain Drain' Plague USDA's Economic Research Service After Trump Administration Relocates Agency, Experts Quit

When the Trump administration relocated the United States Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service to the Kansas City area last year, about two-thirds of its employees quit their jobs rather than move. Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, called the mass resignations a "wonderful way to streamline the government."

12 comments:

chuck said...

Total bullshit.

"The ERS, a nonpartisan federal research agency..."

There is NO such thing as a NON partisan Federal Agency. They are ALL interested in one thing and one thing only, increasing the size of the Federal government. The average salary for Fed employees is $122,000.00 a year with bennies. Private sector employee? Only $62,000

The next up, should be the bloated, useless, pernicious and overpriced by light years, Department of Education. MOVE IT NOW!!!

Anonymous said...

People get fired, relocated etc. All the time. I am always wary of people who consider themselves "experts."

Anonymous said...

"Consumers might not notice the impact right away. But Pietruska says the recent E. coli outbreaks in foodborne illnesses and recalls of romaine lettuce are signs pointing back to the ERS relocation and employee purge."

What a fucking joke

Anonymous said...

7:16 & 9:20 are spot on - this is as political of an article as you can imagine. The narrative the media is touting has only received traction because well connected unions and USDA employees are spreading these lies - destroying science, not caring about food safety, no educated people in Kansas City, blah, blah, blah.

The SMSD teachers are using the same page in their contract negotiations - protecting jobs, getting higher wages, etc. by creating a narrative that the school board doesn't care about children, teachers are overworked, under paid, blah, blah, blah. The only reason their story gets traction is because well placed union officials have fed the media a narrative eagerly supports and wants to believe.

Anonymous said...

Pick up a book called the Fifth Risk if you want to see all the extremely important work places like the USDA do. There is so much that falls under their umbrella that people don't realize.

Super Dave said...

People are transferred all over the place all the time. When you work for the government there is a good possibility you could be transferred to another location. Just ask ask anyone in the military how that works.

I think those snowflake who said they'd quit before moving thought they could bluff whomever into retracting the relocation of the office and that didn't work.

But since the move happened under the Trump time in office it will be met by all sorts of gloom and doom. I have a half brother who works for the USDA here in Kansas City and has his whole job career and he's a prime example of the need to trim a little fat off. He's an inspector and well he inspects all right but it isn't just USDA stuff if you get my drift. I might not have said what I just did if my half brother didn't gloat about his salary and benefits as he makes sure those around him know just how good he has it. I'm not against a person making a decent salary but holy moly at least do something to earn it.

The USDA needs a little housecleaning to take place. In fact all government everywhere probably could do with a little house cleaning.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

^^^Herp Derp
The answer for everything according to idiot hipsters that think they are so cool, but are just stupid idiots.

Anonymous said...

^^^^That's just sperger boy. Amusing.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet he's the best thing on this wicked little blog (after me of course). Weird.

Anonymous said...

USDA is trying to stop Americans from deer hunting and eating venison because they don't get a kick-back on the meat inspection. That's why the USDA is trying to eliminate the 2nd Amendment and confiscate our hunting rifles.

Anonymous said...

USDA is a joke. I don't know which one is Dave's relation but he describes 90% of those in the USDA here in the heartland. Overpaid bunch of buffoons.