Terrible Tales #7 – Haven’t we met before?
I have only been working for DND for about 8 years – a short time in comparison to many other public sector employees. However, over these 8 years I have noticed that the same group of contractors has been working in my building. They may not have been working on the same project or with the same team the whole time, but they are definitely continually there on one contract or another, working out of the same building.
Interestingly, there is a policy in place whereby a temporary employee who has been working for the federal government for 3 years must be transitioned to a full-time indeterminate role. Yet this policy has never been applied to these contractors, likely because they keep moving from project to project. I wouldn’t be surprised if many of them have been working for DND for more than 10 years - longer than I have!