My old Division has a PIO who's been in that position for several years, although he's touted as one of the best case agents out there. But when he didn't get RAC in his office, which he and WonderBoy thought he was entitled to, he was placed in the PIO slot and has occupied that space during what could have been "productive" case years. He's not even a Joe Green type PIO. He fucked up one interview in which he said "Agents are on duty 24/7" when he should have explained that the agent in question took action because, one, it was a Hobbs Act robbery, and, two, in the state in which the action occurred, federal agents have peace officer status and can arrest for state felonies. The rest of the Division was full of agents who used their GOV's purely for commuting. They arrived at work at 9:30 - 10:00. They immediately went outside to buy coffee. They returned to the office, checked their TSP's, did some e-mail, then went out for 2 hour lunches. They'd go back to the office, watch the afternoon game shows on TV, check e-mail again, and then go get smoothies. Come back to the office, write up an ROI about getting a lab report from the PD's firearm unit, then go home at 4PM. I was in an arson group. I was out at 5AM at bodega fires. I was out Saturday night when some knucklehead threatened to blow up his mother with a couple of IED's. I worked three fires scenes in two days, 40 miles apart. But who got shit tossed on them by management? Not the desk jockeys. This agency amounts to nothing because its management is all empty suits, and they value agents who are useless except for kissing ass.
More on wasteful spending, the ASAC who has pretended to be a criminal investigator for 20+ years......How do you go a whole career as an 1811, let alone get promoted to ASAC, when you've never done an investigation of your own your entire career? After all, he was nicknamed "One Case" for a reason. Now he gets to retire as a -15, although his career is notable for: 1. Bailing out on your group every Friday during an ops so that you can go home and have Mommy make you dinner, do your laundry, and powder your balls. 2. Get into HQ, sexually harass a civilian and get away with it, and get your -14. 3. Become a DOO and have to rely on another DOO to tell you what to do. 4. Spend your time as a group supervisor playing fantasy football with your buddies in the group. 5. Violate an agent's rights under federal law, and get away with "ignorance of the law" as an excuse. 6. Get assigned as a liaison to another agency which gets so pissed off at your antics, they tell ATF to transfer you as far away as possible. 7. Keep condoms in your GOV. 8. Get ASAC right down the road from home, keep your wife and kids at home, don't move them, get a ca$h payment from the G, and then retire several months later.
Let me ask all you plain old agents....do you think you'd get away with a career like this?