The following was shared with me on email and I found it to be worth sharing with you.
You know you work for the government when...
* The process becomes more important than the product
* You don't see anything wrong with attending a meeting on a subject you know nothing about
* You feel you contributed to the meeting just by being there
* You stop raising issues/problems because you know you will be the one answering them.
* You fly first class across the country to attend a conference with 100
people to discuss the fact that the project does not have enough money.
* You work for an acronym, on an acronym, and your job title is an acronym.
* You understand the rationalization of an acronym composed of acronyms.
* You know that the location of a meeting is directly related to its importance.
(1) A meeting at Fort Hood requires a subordinate or a contractor
(2) The same meeting at Lake Tahoe requires your personal attention
* You've sat at the same desk for 3 years, done the same thing for 3 years, but have had 3 different business cards.