Quotation of the Day: ‘We Didn’t Get Ph.D.s Just to Sit Around’: Civil Servants’ Good Will Erodes – The New York Times

A demonstration last week outside NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., which is closed because of the government shutdown.CreditCreditJim Wilson/The New York Times

“They’re relying on the pure good intentions of the higher skilled work force. And that’s what they drain down the most quickly in these stupid shutdowns.”

~MATT LINTON, a computer security specialist who left NASA after the 2013 shutdown, on fears that highly skilled employees will leave government work.

Source: Quotation of the Day: ‘We Didn’t Get Ph.D.s Just to Sit Around’: Civil Servants’ Good Will Erodes – The New York Times

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