Originally Posted by kalnaren
You meet plenty of lazy and stupid folks in the private sector, too.
Sure, but this hugely depends on their level of job security. In IT for example contractors (if they know what they are doing) are generally much more efficient then full time employees, because they HAVE to be.
If they are full time employees or government employees who have 0.1% of getting fired they WILL be lazy.
I know some IT projects in government took years, in private sector - months. All because people don't have/want to try harder..