Reporter Notebook Public servants clamming up about Phoenix plight
Why have federal employees stopped talking openly about the Phoenix fiasco?
It's becoming increasingly difficult to find a public servant who wants to go public. They still email our newsroom on an almost daily basis, but now they want anonymity.
"I worry about the repercussions it may have on my future career," wrote one pay adviser who has to deal with employees who are in tears over their pay issues. "I have heard of certain departments reprimanding employees that have talked against the pay system."
One woman who's been unable to retire due to a Phoenix-related problem told us her union representatives advised her not to talk.
A student who agreed to an interview with CBC earlier this week emailed the newsroom immediately after to request it not be aired.
"I do not feel comfortable having my interview broadcasted," he wrote.