Government’s experiment booking travel was a joke

Government's experiment booking travel was a joke Re: Travel agencies call for review of government's flight bookings (The News, April 17.) It is so nice when the government decides to try to razzle-dazzle people with cute little numbers to make it appea

Re: Travel agencies call for review of government’s flight bookings (The News, April 17.)

It is so nice when the government decides to try to razzle-dazzle people with cute little numbers to make it appear that they are being efficient.

The problems incurred with the government booking its own flights included, among other things, a lot of stress in the workplace and workplace relationships. Bear in mind that they have something called a “government travel desk.”

Another cute line that I liked is that a private company was more efficient by 1.45 minutes on average to book a trip. Was the time difference due to the whining of having to do work?

Based on the study, the government is running so efficiently that any small deviation to a worker’s schedule causes all of this terrible stress.

I admit I don’t know the pay scale of a travel agent but I will go out on a limb and assume you could hire one hell of a good travel agent for $175,000 per year.

How much did this little study cost? Was it done with an outside consultant? If it was done internally, it must have caused tremendous stress with this extra workload.

We are all used to the government lying to us, but when they treat us like we are this stupid it is just insulting.

Dave Durand

Faro