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Old 09-10-2019, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Cry me a river. Military family members move all the time, as do other employees.
I remember when the FBI (1970s, I think) moved it's fingerprinting operation from DC to West Virginia. And, I remember when the IRS consolidated its individual income tax processing operation from 10 Service Centers to a handful. In the case of the latter, however, employees had about a year's notice.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Little Rock, AR
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I also like the idea of decentralization of federal departments outside of DC. KC makes sense for the department of agriculture, being nearer to our agriculture and all. I would live in KC over DC any day, save yourself 3 hours a day in traffic and low cost of living.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:04 PM
 
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Ever heard of phone calls, emails and video conferencing?
Do you work from home? If not, why? Ever hear of phone calls, emails, and video conferencing?
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:09 PM
 
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naturally they managed to locate a 63 year old transgender to focus on. i wonder when they'll do a story on one of the hundreds of thousands of military families forced to relocate every few years?
Seriously. Everyone knows military families relocate all the time. What’s your point
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:10 PM
 
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The issue is that you have suddenly moved a big organization from D.C to KC. Do people actually realize that alot of very talented people will not make this move. All that does is make the USDA much less effective and productive. Seriously. I would love to see the business plan on this move. Only supposed motivation is cost savings. Well if you have 75% staff turn over ( and that is the case) you can say good bye to staff savings.

Imagine a fortune 500 company on the spur of the moment effecting 75% staff change. It would be a disaster. It would be very bad business.
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Old Yesterday, 07:57 AM
 
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The issue is that you have suddenly moved a big organization from D.C to KC. Do people actually realize that alot of very talented people will not make this move. All that does is make the USDA much less effective and productive. Seriously. I would love to see the business plan on this move. Only supposed motivation is cost savings. Well if you have 75% staff turn over ( and that is the case) you can say good bye to staff savings.

Imagine a fortune 500 company on the spur of the moment effecting 75% staff change. It would be a disaster. It would be very bad business.
The USDA employs over 100,000 people... this move affects 547 of them.
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Old Yesterday, 10:08 AM
 
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Seriously. Everyone knows military families relocate all the time. What’s your point
my point is the wapo crying over this situation. that should be obvious to all but the very slowest of posters.
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Old Yesterday, 10:22 AM
 
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Shocking to see republicans not showing any empathy. That never happens.
The Washington Post throws a Pity Party because federal Employees have a Job Transfer - this happens in the Real World on a daily basis. Normal People deal with Relocation moves all the time.

They have an alternative, which Normal People also take ..... QUIT and find another job.
I never have much “empathy” for Whiners and Pity Parties. Most Normal People don’t.
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Old Yesterday, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Government employees need to suck it up. Quit or move.
Many of the scientists have already quit. There's not going to be much of a research arm left.
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Old Yesterday, 10:49 AM
 
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naturally they managed to locate a 63 year old transgender to focus on. i wonder when they'll do a story on one of the hundreds of thousands of military families forced to relocate every few years?
BRAC I and BRAC II. Were they so mad then?
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