ScottO, distinguished comptroller of time and space, nudges the Czar at the Castle lobby lounge bar and asks:
O Dread Czar,
I started reading Island Dweller’s missive regarding the subject at hand, and came across the acronym SES. Now, never having held a job outside the private sector–and not having read the remainder of the post, yet–I have no idea what SES means. But from what ID had to say about it, I gather that it is a pool of government workers with little to no regard for ethical behavior.
A SES pool.
Yes. Yes, they probably originate from a SES pool.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.