In my 13 years of working in the public service of Canada, I became something of an expert on the job competions, and preparing resumes, writing the 2 types of exams and naturally, the interview process.
Over the years, I helped many people participate in competitions and even attain promotional advances.
I have been asked by a lot of people to create a workshop to teach what I have learned to help people get jobs in the Federal Government of Canada.
But I find that a year of being in recovery following a diagnosis of PTSD, a pyschotic break with reality, social and general anxiety disorder, panic attack disorder, agoraphobia and more types of depression than I can remember being told that I had…..
that there is no way that I could ever, in good consciousness ever help anyone to seek employment within the public service of Canada. I just can’t be responsible to impact the quality of someone’s life as negatively as that.
The public service used to be a calling – and in Canada, up until the 1970s, being a federal service employee meant you couldn’t vote in federal elections.
but now getting a government job is deemed a coup – and you know what, when an industry gets a reputation for a certain kind of employee – guess who are the people who most apply?
Most public service employees are regular people. they go to work and do their job with not enough resources, usually too many approval layers because everyone is to afraid to be responsible for decisions and too many people who do not understand what the purpose of policy and procedures really are or just how interconnected they are.
Canada Government Waste:
Phone call from the Canada Revenue Agency – 10 mins
salary dollars of the employee estimated $25
call regarding a company that I shut down THREE YEARS AGO
never filed a Goods and Services Tax rebate claim for
never filed corporate income tax since there was never income
I re-registered this PROVINCIAL COMPANY three years ago.
They are going to mail me a form (so more salary and postal cost)
that I can for a second time, de-register the company
and mail back the form
for more salary dollars in processing time
so much for accessible government on line
or effectively using the working hours of the Federal Civil Service to serve Canadians
way to go PM Stephen Harper – for so demoralizing the public service of Canada and failing to continue the technological advances begun under the former Liberal government.
that would have made the public service more responsive to Canadians and allowed civil service employees to do meaningful and significant work at each employee’s best capacity.
you know, what the Treasury Board Rules say is supposed to happen and micro managers do not allow to happen
because conservatives – especially the law and order ones – think that the existing civil laws – like the Charter of Rights – do not apply to them.