I guess it is just as well that the Internet didn’t exist when Mel Brooks came up with Blazing Saddles. The following story would have fit right in with Brooks vision of government employees at work. Traffic to porn sites crashed when Washington DC bureaucrats were furloughed. Traffic picked up in the surrounding bedroom communities while federal workers worked from home.
I wonder if anybody has ever done a study comparing workmen’s comp claims in the public verses private sector? Take carpal tunnel syndrome, for instance. What would a higher incidence of carpal tunnel disabilities in the federal workplace tell us? Ergonomic keyboards aren’t the solution to the problem. Talk about repetitive motion injuries.