“Put this all together and it means the IRS needs tens of thousands of people who are (a) smart, (b) willing to do really tedious work, (c) for moderate wages, (d) while working for a soul-crushing bureaucracy, and (e) being loathed by all right-thinking people. Does this sound to you like a recipe for disaster? Me too.”
Wow…to a certain extent this sounds a bit like working in child care, or elder care, or Microsoft tech support. (To name a few jobs I’ve done that were exacting and received little respect or pay.) But the IRS is probably worse.