BUREAUCRACY: Status at State

With a diplomatic wink the unofficial Foreign Service Journal last week gave its readers in the U.S. Foreign Service some hints on rating their State Department colleagues in Washington's Foggy Bottom. Items:

¶ Eating at the cafeteria is OUT; eating at the Metropolitan Club is IN, but it is inconceivable to refer to it as the Metropolitan instead of The Club. ¶Getting off the elevator at the fifth floor (where the Secretary of State's office is located) is IN; it does not matter if you work there.

¶Signing out is OUT; not signing out is IN.

¶Virginia Gentleman and Jack...

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