They work out so well. Like the one to fix potholes in my area’s roads rather than having the highway department employees do it themselves and do it right, as they used to when I spent a summer working for the highway department back in the days of bench seats and no seatbelts:
Siddiqi said he knew motion would quickly break apart any patch poured over it and told as much to a manager. The debris needed to be cut out to make way for a clean, lasting fix, but that was never done while he was there, he said. Instead, Siddiqi ended up patching the hole seven or eight times in six months, he recalled.
“It’s more about filling holes than trying to fill them properly,” Siddiqi said about what he witnessed while working for TME from early 2009 to June 2011.
Two other former employees and one still with the company gave similar accounts of the time they spent maintaining the interstates in South Hampton Roads for TME. They described an operation that often cut corners to save money and relied on aging equipment that frequently broke down.
Much more privatization wonderfulness at the link.