While running away is an option, if your customer is the U.S. gov't, you can be the most competent admin out there, rational logic and stubbornness and won't make a damn bit of difference. The terms and conditions are dictated from afar and you do what you're told. Simple as that.
OTOH, if you're someone who takes pride in getting work done, making the customer happy, and find the experience of doing paperwork tedious and mind-numbing, there are less frustrating places to work.
I'll be throwing a proposal to my bosses about making a competitor, because the market for an audience-focused tech site will be wide open
Good news everyone, the domain seecolonbackslash.org is available!