Haiku H098

Doers and dreamers –
Should not for government –
In Nova Scotia




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Work went from being fucked up with all the office politics to more fucked up with news of a deputy minister shuffle and my department’s deputy minister retiring. This is the guy who spent the better part of half a year deciding to reorganize the department so nothing really got done. Then a year reorganizing the department so nothing really got done except people got pushed out, some got pushed up in waves as others then got pushed up to fill the last wave. They also appointed people into “acting” managerial positions so that when the time came to hire, they got who they want since they trained these new people and couldn’t allow others to see they had appointed the “wrong” person so that person got hired based on being able to say they had the exact job experience and relevant training! It’s even more fucked up than that with how they hired more executives to up the staff count again after they let go of some people who did real work, and the reorganization was fucked up on its own. Then this guy assigns 5 months to prepare for what the future will look like so nothing will get done. Now we hear at the end of that, he’ll walk away cause he probably hit some pension threshold to make it worth his while. The new person will then take another 6 months to study up on everything so nothing will get done for that much longer.

I mean, seriously???

At the time of this writing, I cannot post this publicly. However, it will become public once I am out of government and can fully express myself about it without getting in trouble. Then we’ll all know.

The “doers and dreamers” is the phrase used by Nova Scotia tourism (government) to market Nova Scotia. It’s the perfect phrase with which to illustrate what government is not all about!

The H-series poems comprise of haiku composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Haiku collection.

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