Operation Get Off My Lawn, You Whippersnappers!

As part of its ongoing reforms since 9/11, the FBI is trying to assemble a crack team of “recent retirees with critical skills to be deployed in the event of an emergency.”

The FBI Reserve Service Program, authorized by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, recruits bureau employees retired for 5 years or less, to be on call for temporary re-employment.
All snark aside, that seems like a good idea. (In a general sense, I believe many professions could benefit from the expertise of recent retirees serving as mentors and touchstones for new employees just starting in the career, but I digress.) The thing that’s a bit worrying, though, is this:

No word yet on response, but a blurb on the FBI web site advises that there are "MANY vacancies throughout the world".
Yeesh. I’m not sure if I’m more bothered that there are “MANY” vacancies at the FBI throughout the world, or that the FBI is advertising the fact on its website.

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