I haven't seen too many public service workers who care about anything but a paycheck. I do think the older workers at least have a better work ethic than the younger ones who just took the job so they can retire after 20 years with a big fat pension and benefits that we pay for for the rest of their lives. As a country this is one of the biggest problems we face in coming to terms with the economy. There is some logic in dumping the younger workers before they become life-long leaches on the system. Fire the older workers and we still pay for them.