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By J Money - / Monday 3 September 2018 04:00 / United States
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By  jbuckets_404  |  34

Huh? I can't tell by your grammar if you're a DoD painter, a security specialist, or both.

You claim that you painted the door of a secure lab, but now you can't monitor it because of said wet paint. Thus, you have to watch said door until its paint dries. But isn't that the definition of monitoring something: watching it? Or are you referring to the active screening/ searching of personnel entering/ exiting a security access point?

But yes, we get the overall idea: being paid to proverbially watch paint dry. But it IS your job to keep America safe, right (whatever that might entail)? [And thank you for your service nonetheless.]

By  ohsnapword  |  21

This is more like an FML for taxpayers.

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By  jbuckets_404  |  34

Huh? I can't tell by your grammar if you're a DoD painter, a security specialist, or both.

You claim that you painted the door of a secure lab, but now you can't monitor it because of said wet paint. Thus, you have to watch said door until its paint dries. But isn't that the definition of monitoring something: watching it? Or are you referring to the active screening/ searching of personnel entering/ exiting a security access point?

But yes, we get the overall idea: being paid to proverbially watch paint dry. But it IS your job to keep America safe, right (whatever that might entail)? [And thank you for your service nonetheless.]

By  ohsnapword  |  21

This is more like an FML for taxpayers.

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  Callyn  |  46

Why? This area needs to be secured, presumably for good reasons. They cannot secure it electronically until the paint dries, so they're spending next to nothing on a human to do the job. Would you rather that they just left the door wide open, unsecured?

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  ohsnapword  |  21

I don't think it's next to nothing because i'm assuming his time is more valuable than watching paint dry. Just imagine someone getting paid 6 figures to watch paint dry. Since this is the U.S. Government we're talking about, I wouldn't put it past them.

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  Callyn  |  46

The military budget is about $590 Billion a year. Even if this guy is making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year (he's not), it's a drop in the bucket compared to how much we spend on planes that we don't need. And he's doing it for probably 24 hours max, which makes it even more of a rounding error in the military budget.

Really, what do you expect the government to do, not secure a secure lab because paying someone to sit there might cost them a couple of hundred dollars?

By  awildwhisper  |  28

I wouldn't complain about that! Easiest job ever. You're probably being paid double digits an hour for it assuming you're getting your regular pay. Sure it's boring, but you won't be tired when you go home and you have a fun story to tell people. It's all about the stories.

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