On reconciling idealism with working for The Man

3 Responses

  1. Kathy C says:

    ‘Bout Time!

  2. Denise says:

    As someone considering the Foreign Service, I’d be very interested in hearing your reflections on the above after being in for a year. Toeing the party line is my biggest question, but it’s difficult to get a good read on what that actually means in context of day-to-day FSO work.
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    • theresac says:

      As a first tour GSO, toeing the line has been surprisingly simple. I deal in operations, not policy. The rare political influences on my job are very hard to argue with: buy American; save money for the American tax payer; eliminate waste, fruad, and abuse; etc. The regulations that rule acquisitions, shipping, and housing are surprisingly reasonable.

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