People have gone from being very confident and sure that this is a lifetime career to now not being so sure.What--a unionized government worker might be subject to the discipline of the market? Shocked, I'm shocked! As Peter Bella said in a different context:
Government service, on any level, is a privilege not a right. One does not have an inherent right to government employment, especially lifetime government employment.Just as few employees in the private sector, says Warner Todd Huston at Right Wing News, "have the luxury of staying with the same job for years on end."
Just don't tell any USPS "custodians"--they might go postal.