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July 12, 2022

More Than 300 Virginia Government "Workers" Resign Rather Than Obey Governor Youngkin's Directive To, You Know, Return to Work

This is one way to do it.

I'm not actually against the idea of working from home... if people work productively from home. I don't know if there have yet been any studies demonstrating whether they do or they don't. Anecdotally, I've heard that they don't, but I don't think we know that yet with rigor.

(What I'd really like to know is: What if we extended the workday to nine hours (or ten) and worked four days instead of five? What impact would that have?)

But I do know if your boss says you have to actually show up for work, then you have to show up for work.

A lot of leftwing government workers decided that they don't have to do that and apparently they think depriving the government of the dubious value of their "service" is a major blow.

Hundreds of Virginia state employees have resigned in the last two months since Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced a new telework policy.

The new policy pushes employees back into the office in the wake of coronavirus-related workplace closures that prompted work-from-home opportunities

Many state employees chose to resign over losing the flexibility and benefits that working from home affords.

Over 300 state employees have resigned since the policy was announced, WRIC-TV reported.

The return to office plan, initially announced on May 5, requires employees who wish to remain working from their homes to undergo an extensive approval process that includes a signature from Youngkin's own chief of staff.


The resignations include 183 from the Virginia Department of Transportation, 28 of which specifically cited telework opportunities as their reason to leave.

Oh no, not the gold-standard workers of the DMV.

The Virginia Department of Health had 78 resignations, while 37 employees resigned from the Virginia Employment Commission, seven resigned from Virginia's Department of Housing and Community Development and six resigned from Virginia's Department of Emergency Management, per the report.

I'm sure the people quitting were real go-getters and motivated self-starters.

5 You quit. No unemployment for you either.

Posted by: Sponge

Here's another blow against government workers: Arizona will only require teachers to be enrolled in college, not graduated from it, before starting teaching.

That opens up the pool of workers and therefore weakens the union monopoly.

Educators in Arizona's public school system will only need to be enrolled in college to begin teaching in a classroom after Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation last week meant to help these schools recruit future educators as the state continues to face a teacher shortage.

The legislation, S.B. 1159, will expand training pathways for future teachers and help give children a high-quality education, Ducey said in a written news release on Tuesday.

"For the past eight years, we have made it a priority to give our kids a high-quality education, and this legislation builds on those actions," Ducey said. "S.B. 1159 will ensure that more Arizonans have the opportunity to pursue a career in education and help get our kids caught up."

However, the change has sparked a mixed reaction among educators.

No duh, really?

Marisol Garcia, President of the Arizona Educators Association, told AZ Family that educators need to have some experience before teaching students in a classroom.

"It's going to allow people to do on the job training, and that's where it's scary," she said.

Every guild shrieks about the mere possibility of reducing licensure requirements to enter their trade, because the more people who are allowed to work in their field, the less they can use their monopoly guild leverage to drive up their salaries to unreasonable levels and protect their worst "workers" from being fired as they should be.

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