You Work Where?

So I switched projects at work – and I ended up working on an Air Force project at the Pentagon. Probably not what my parents expected, and I’m sure not what my high school teachers (at the Quaker K-12 school I attended) would have guessed. Lots of security clearance/classified stuff, pass swiping, a significant amount of money (like everyone in my entire area is sitting in an Aeron Chair), and boatloads of acronyms… technically, for example, I’m doing work for AF/CVAC, in the CRC, which is next to the CAT, all inside the RSAC. Anyways, I just read this NPR article: A (Nearly) All-Access Pentagon Pass, which captures some of the feel of the place, including Rumsfeld telling a “joke”: “You know why a yuppie can’t say the Pledge of Allegiance?” I won’t spoil the punchline for ya.

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Author: Kevan

Director, Technology at Capital One Labs. Married to Erin, with two sons, Cooper and Fletcher. We live in Arlington, VA, USA.

2 thoughts on “You Work Where?”

  1. So, what’s the big deal about that. Chairs on bought on a government contract on such a huge scale and are far cheaper that what is advertised. And it happens to be the industry standard chair. Is it that big a deal… Nothing better to complain about? You have a job don’t you?

  2. Now, now – no need to vent! I meant it as a compliment actually – that things are done professionally and money is spent where money is needed (and I do value employee comfort and working environment) as opposed to many of the civil government projects I’ve been on where things are much more petty and chaotic.

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