from The Oregonian
Hey, you work for us!
There is a fundamental misunderstanding at the core of many of our government's problems: They think we work for them.
But as any self-employed person will tell you, your boss is everyone who walks through your door. From the office of the president to the officers who killed James P. Chasse Jr., our public-sector employees are completely unaware they are in the service industry.
So to those of you who work in the public sector, be advised: You work for us. Get over it and your job title, and treat us like your next paycheck depends on it. Now get back to work!