Former intelligence officer and TheBlaze Radio host Buck Sexton believes that the main problem with working for government is simple: success is based primarily on being in a certain place for a certain number of hours a day, rather than on producing the best quality product.
Discussing his days as a government employee, Sexton described the first stages of his career, observing that at the beginning it seemed to be interesting and worthwhile, but eventually he realized something:
"Government work is all based on time. Meaning that you show up at a certain time, you leave at a certain time, you're there in-between, if there's a lot to do, if there's nothing to do, it doesn't matter. It's just about you being a body in a chair," Sexton said.
Sexton described, for instance, the insane lengths the government went to in order to know where their employees were physically located, keeping meticulous records of where at and what times employees would "badge in." Discussing his days in the NYPD, Sexton said everyone was required to sign in to huge big bound paper book colloquially known as "the Harry Potter ledger," and give all their information. If anyone was late, they had to sign a separate paper and go through additional rigamarole.
"I wanted to be in a place where my product mattered, the end result of my labor mattered much more than my being in the place for the hours," Buck said, explaining why he left for the private sector.