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  • Health insurance  (Flagged as Abuse)
    EdgarWard
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  • The job
    Moderate
    So a majority are positive about working for the feds. the column points out a few people who appreciate having jobs during this economic downturn. And that is true. However, what about our treatment during upturns in the economy? We were almost always behind the private sector. A study during the post Reagan years showed us to be about 25-30% behind the private sector. A law was passed to correct the problem, but it was never truly implemented. The study allegedly had flaws, but no new study was done to correct the alleged flaws. So, by the paymaster's admissions we are still almost 25% behind the private sector. Therefore, I strongly disagree with those who express job satisfaction. (cont)
    worker
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  • the job (cont)
    Moderate
    I fully expect those who are positive about the job to write go get another job. of course they will write that when the job siotuation is close to depression levels. They are still wrong on that issue. Let them write that nonsense when jobs are plentiful. Then it would make sense.
    worker
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  • The job
    Richard S.
    I am a long time Fed with 37 years under my belt. I started at the low end of the pay scale when many private companies were paying more. My decision. Those in the private sector earned more were able to have money to invest in the stock market when it took off in the 90's. I was busy paying bills. Now my salary and health benefits may be looked at with envy I look at those people who had/have nice portfolios. They went on vacations, I was paying bills. Now the public wants us to take less and pay more. Does it seem fair? I've paid more by making less all those years ago.
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  • Not the Public
    Cindi
    It's not the public that wants' us to take less and pay more. It's elected officials that find federal workers an easy target to appease the American Public. Because they won't cut their spending and run the government economically, if they take pay and benefits away from the workers saving a billion a year it makes them look good in they eyes of the voters. That's what this is all about, not saving the taxpayers money but looking like they are and you and I are the easiest way to say "Look what we saved".
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  • it is the public and the right wing
    Moderate
    I believe that the people who were employed in private industry and those unemployed are very interested in lowering our pay and benefits because they have less. They do not realize that we were behind many of them when they were fully employed. Additionally, look at the articles put out by CATO and the other radical right publisher as well as fox news. They were condemning our pay and benefits with their phony statistics. Since many Obama supporters stayed home in 2010, many radical right republicans and tea party entities were elected to Congress. These people are against federal workers and have pushed their positions so that the government goes to the brink of disaster periodically. Thus we and the not wealthy get victimized.
    worker
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  • It's all about choices
    CLJ11
    As another long time federal employee, I too am happy. But public service was a choice I made YEARS ago, by actually looking down the road to see where I wanted to be when I was able to retire. I worked to get where I am and have earned the benefits that went along with the choice I made, salary that isn't necessarily on par with the private sector, but benefits that are at least on par if not greater for the most part than private sector. Those that chose high paying jobs with non-existent or minimal benefits, made their choices too.
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  • Depends on the job & location
    Time Bandit
    I used to be a contractor for the Navy, I loved my job. I was laid off in September, lack of funding. I would go to the Navy Yard on a regular basis, I heard govvies complain all the time. They called the Yard a pit, hellhole, dump, poop pit, etc. If you don't like it, go elsewhere.
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  • Sometimes
    CLJ11
    the facilities that we're expected to work in are...sub-optimal to say the least. Buildings that are old and ill kept, office equipment that barely works. It's not all just about the pay/bennies. Job satisfaction is based on many things, the environment is part of that.
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