Thursday, September 13, 2007

I can't tell you why this upsets me so much

Serco Careers: "Job Description Participates as temporary full-time member (Personal Effects Specialist, or Photographer, or Administrative Speciaialist) on a Serco, Inc. team of 96 contract employees working on-site in a fast-paced operational/warehouse environment for the US Army Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center at the Joint Personal Effects Depot (JPED). Receives, inventories, sorts, cleans, photographs, packages, and ships to family members (next of kin) all personal effects belonging to military service members and others, including defense contractors, who are killed or severely injured worldwide, especially incident to military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Such a horrifying statement made in such a mundane, dehumanizing way.

First seen on Wonkette.


Anne said...

It is upsetting. BRB gotta go find my hankie.

Pigasus said...

I talked about this with another vet at Starbucks.

What struck both of us is that our dead and their loved ones deserve better than to be outsourced.