Letter to the editor

Having been employed by the military for four years, private industry for nine years and federal service for 26 years, I can say I've experienced the following three types of employees in each:

    * The "water-walker," who is always working (top 20 percent).

    * The "getter-byer," who does enough to get paid and not get fired (70percent).

    * The "ne'er doer," who spends the majority of the time trying to make management think he/she is busy (10 percent).

I'm sure political appointees fall into one of the above categories as well, and I'd venture to say Mitchell Daniels Jr. falls into the latter category.

To make the statement he did about federal IT workers ["Daniels: Fed IT workers not the best"] shows a lack of understanding about the government workforce, basic good management principles and common-sense.I hope his PC doesn't fail!

Name withheld by request

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