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  • Job Security
    Boru73
    So I can now pay my rent by telling my landlord I have job security. Who are these people, have they ever lived in the real world. I get it job security is a nice thing to have and I accepted a federal position knowing that I would have job security and not make as much money as the private industry but to tell me I should make less money cause I have that security is just ignorant.
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  • Value of security
    Zoopy
    No, but in an ideal world, having more job security means you can safely have less money socked away in a rainy-day fund, because you're less likely to be unemployed. That said, even people with steady employment are having trouble making ends meet. So steady government employment is really the difference between bankruptcy or not. It's not the difference between vacationing one state over vs. vacationing in the Hamptons.
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  • Making less...
    Time Bandit
    Why is it that when a contractor accepts a gov't job, they make 15-20% more then they did. I know several people who were contractors, they were hired as gov't employees and making more. Job security today is not what it used to be, secondly, I used to be a contractor for the Navy for 10 years. I was laid off last year due to lack of funding, I'm in a less stressful job now. I may be getting less pay but I don't have to spend 2-3 hours a day commuting to/from work, spend $5,000 a year out of my pocket to take public transportation. I get to spend time with my family, that is more important.
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  • Talking past each other
    Zoopy
    Assuming that this story didn't mis-characterize what really happened in the discussions, this is very frustrating. One side is saying that if you look at the professions ( doctor, attorney, cook ), then you see that some professions appear underpaid. The other side is saying that if you look at the whole workforce, on average it's overpaid. These two conclusions are not incompatible with each other, but the legislators appear to be acting as if they are. I've heard a different analysis somewhere that can explain this: doctors, etc. are paid less in government, whereas trade jobs or low-skilled jobs provide more pay than the private sector. When Congressional Republicans refuse to make this distinction, it simply makes them look stupid.
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  • Take a second look.
    employee
    Now that the right knows they can bully through legislation against workers, using Wisconsin for example. They enjoy riding the backs of government employees at all levels for we are they rich and successful. The right knows where their bread is buttered and its not with the govnerment workers.
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