- Aug 4, 2011
Second all of this. My work is decidedly divided into immediate concerns, general timeline work, and "things that would be nice to get done but there's basically only time for them between Christmas and New Years."Do you have a significant administrative role in an organisation?
I do. I pour hours into fixing things that don't work properly, or improving things that work okay but could be better: discussing, negotiating, working out what's possible and how to do it. No matter how much time and effort I put in, there's always something more to do. I know I'd be really pissed off with the unfairness of someone distilling all my time and efforts as "X didn't work, you suck". Thus I am inclined to extend some empathy towards people in a similar position, including politicians. Maybe they do suck. But the mere fact of something going wrong is not, per se, enough to prove that case.