I've Decided to Take Care Of Myself and Climb 3 Days A Week

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bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 2, 2013 - 01:49am PT
4/1/13

And on another note, my retirement became official exactly one year ago today. Can't say I miss the NPS much. At the field level, it's an excellent agency jam-packed with people who live and breath eveything that is good about the Park Service. But the Regional Offices, C Street, many superintendent's offices...it's become another stuffy, beligerant, ineffective Federal agency populated with the worst sort of souless, self-absorbed, ass-kissing careerist egomaniacal clowns in the upper management positions -- each and every one convinced they're "the smartest guy in the room." Precisely what Horace Albright foresaw and warned us against, implored us not to become...over 55 years ago.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Apr 2, 2013 - 03:12am PT
you alright there buddy?
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Apr 2, 2013 - 08:13am PT
They got any openings for a wilderness clown...I can juggle...?
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 2, 2013 - 10:38am PT
Whatever happened to people who believed in their job, as opposed to always trying to get ahead?
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 2, 2013 - 10:39am PT
Time to slide back into your roots and resume the position in front of the flowmeter in Yosemite...LOL

Congrats on your retirement and the New Deal!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Apr 2, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
Whatever happened to people who believed in their job, as opposed to always trying to get ahead?

Corporations, selling out their employees. Why do you ask?

DMT
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Apr 2, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
What's being suggested here? That the Swollness will finally return? Pics or it didn't happen:-)
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 2, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
So, bvb, what yo been doing in the one year of retirement? It took me awhile to find where I wanted to go when I ....well quit @ 4 years ago. Found the outdoors and Love It.

Don't think I'll ever retire. To much to see, to do, to love and experience.

Thinking of trying the ocean. Anyone got a job opening on a vessel. Prefer warm waters....and I am NOT kidding. I come with a great work ethic and resume. Cheers, lynnie
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 2, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
hey bvb, maybe you should put the date in bold... 4/1/2013

Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 2, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
R U saying he's jiving us Ed ? Playing the Topo for the 4/fool?
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Apr 2, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
Don't think I'll ever retire. To much to see, to do, to love and experience.


Funny. That's exactly why I want to retire.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 2, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
moosedrool, think we're just coming from different places. We all are. I need to work to make my dreams come true. But I love to work. So you've worked and now no longer may want to. Hey, it's just about trying to arrange your life to make the dreams happen. As long as you are working towards making the life happen.....That's what's muy importanta. smiles,lynnie

ec

climber
ca
Apr 2, 2013 - 11:52pm PT
another stuffy, beligerant, ineffective Federal agency populated with the worst sort of souless, self-absorbed, ass-kissing careerist egomaniacal clowns in the upper management positions -- each and every one convinced they're "the smartest guy in the room."

What is it about govt work that attracts, fosters and promotes the likes of these people?

-ec
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 2, 2013 - 11:54pm PT
1) They know it's hard to document enough information to get them gone from the job.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Apr 2, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
Where will you be spending your 3 days a week, Bob?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 12:14am PT
What is it about govt work that attracts, fosters and promotes the likes of these people?

I've no doubt genetic sequencing some day will show a sub-species devoid of conscience and fully content to do little or nothing for services rendered with no possibility of dismissal.
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Apr 3, 2013 - 12:26am PT
What is it about govt work that attracts, fosters and promotes the likes of these people?

You never worked for a corporation, huh?
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 3, 2013 - 03:16am PT
Second what Gary sez. :-) Wherever you go, you can find these types. Grass is always greener syndrome?

I too am climbing two to three days a week now. Albeit in a gym for sometimes as little as twenty minutes. But it's made a big difference. And I'll get outdoors more eventually. The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Or is that a crack of many pitches starts with a single footjam????

Eric
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 3, 2013 - 10:08am PT
What is it about govt work that attracts, fosters and promotes the likes of these people

Well, all the sociopaths are already MBA and JD holding corporate whores, gotta take what's left I suppose.

Rest assured Beebs, DOD ain't no better.
Hard Rock

Trad climber
Montana
Apr 3, 2013 - 10:22am PT
Didn't Ed Abbey have some of the same views about the NPS?
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