wk 3, entry 1 - US Embassy in BA
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Who would have thought I would enjoy visiting a
Foreign service work seems right up my alley, but a few aspects give me pause. First - working for the state. It’s not the money, I don’t mind not being rich. It’s the fact that by working for the state, you are dedicating yourself so fully to it. Its not that you can’t question the government’s decisions or disagree with them, but that you have to carry out those ends regardless of how you personally feel about them. I picture Scott Mcclelan (White House Correspondent? Spokesperson? Something like that), or Condie Rice, and I know that I would never be able to get in front of cameras and support some of the statements and government decisions that they have to support - I would feel dirty. They look absolutely ridiculous sometimes trying to explain rationale for a decision or policy that flies in the face of all reason.
If I don’t agree with something and think it is crappy, I want the freedom to say it and act openly, not whisper disagreement behind closed doors and claim something different to the public.
I pledge Allegiance
To the flag
But not Blind Allegiance
Another is the limited scope of the positions. You get to see the world and have a fun, interesting, exciting job in wonderful cities all around the world, but yet they are all working toward the same goal. All who enter the Foreign Service work to support, benefit, and carry out the policies of the