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Klossner: 10 signs you have too many contractors on staff



  1. They ask if their company's name can go first on agency stationary.

  2. It is easier logistically for you to attend the contractors' office holiday party.

  3. Agency headquarters get moved to San Jose.

  4. When your agency was rumored to be undergoing budget cutbacks, their CEO called immediately to ask you "Now how am I going to pay for that summer home?"

  5. They ask you to have everyone in the office wear their t-shirts.

  6. At the weekly agency meeting, the biggest item on the agenda is "remembering everyone's names."

  7. The agency softball team has a national ranking.

  8. They start asking why federal employees should get preference for agency parking spaces.

  9. You install a vending machine for name tags.

  10. You hire a contractor to tell you what the other contractors do.


Posted by John Klossner on Sep 17, 2008 at 12:18 PM


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