Podcast "important today": Black Box Office: How authorities really tick

Drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and just not answering the phone - these are prejudices that "Conny from the Block" plays with in her videos on Instagram.

Podcast "important today": Black Box Office: How authorities really tick

Drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and just not answering the phone - these are prejudices that "Conny from the Block" plays with in her videos on Instagram. She now has more than 100,000 followers who regularly watch her sarcastic videos. In her main job, she works in public administration in Berlin and wants to make the office more attractive, especially for young people. In the 382nd edition of the podcast "Today important" she says: "It's clichés or an image that exists. I didn't think of it that way, but that's what the majority of people imagine when they think of an authority ." However, she fundamentally contradicts the prejudice that civil servants are lazy. Because many offices are also suffering from a massive lack of staff, she explains in the podcast: "People sometimes work for two to three colleagues."

Conny goes to trade fairs and talks a lot with Generation Z. But she is also realistic and doesn't promise too much to young people, as she says in an interview with "Today's Important" editor Dimitri Blinski: "We're not digitized yet, We are not yet 100 percent the start-up from Berlin-Kreuzberg that you imagine. You have to accept that. But we also have a lot of advantages." Above all, these advantages include continuity, even during the Corona period. "The job simply gives security, that's a topic that has gained in importance, especially after the pandemic. Generally speaking, nothing can happen to me in an authority," says Conny. But she doesn't just see the non-terminability as an advantage: "We only work for the citizens of this city, this municipality, this country, so we do something for society. We have a job that has a meaning."

And anyone who now sees the classic civil servants sitting behind mountains of files and stamping all day long - that too is a bad prejudice. In the case of "important today", Conny talks about the variety of possibilities: "Public administration is a huge corporation with all kinds of departments. You can recruit staff, you can say I want to do controlling because I'm in the mood for numbers. I can ins Tax office, to the regulatory office, I can marry people off – you don't have to commit yourself." You can also work in an authority as a gardener or social scientist. The opportunities for career changers are almost limitless and that's exactly what Conny wants to show. That's why her goal is: to give insights into the "black box office" with her Instagram account.

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