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  • 5 Year Pay Freeze Ought to Help
    Radar Tech
    Ha, ha, ha, ha! Evidently, congress is ignorant of the skill sets that many federal workers have, the transportability of those skills, and the basic demographics of the workforce. Next year I hit my 20. I am a Radar and Automation (that's LAN administrator for you non-tech savy folks) Journeyman. If I am facing a 5 year pay freeze and a gouge-back on my retirement and a gouge on my health insurance...do you really think I am going to stay working for a system that demonizes me, and for a public that blames me for the fiscal crisis our elected folk have created? Coming in to federal civil service, I had an advanced electronics training and work background from the DoD. Then, there were 3 years of on-again off-again trips to the Academy for more training. There are only about a little less than 1,000 people out of 300,000,000,000 that know how to do what I do and it takes an experienced person with a background in the field about 3 years to train up. When you find yourselves trying to get a flight somewhere or waiting for a package for weeks and weeks longer than you do now...you will know first hand what "brain drain" really means! Me, I'll land on my feet. Enjoy the implosion and try to survive without out us.
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  • Good points
    Moderate
    There is an agenda of cutting government. They do not mind losing people they have spent how much to teach.------Your problem might be that you are in the middle of your career. Does it pay to leave before retirement and lose out on lifetime health benefits? Does it pay to wait until 62 to collect your pension even if it is not as good as CSRS? You should do the math and make your own decision. I cannot comment because I do not have all of the facts such as what you will make on the outside.
    worker
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