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  • Bonus Christmas holiday?
    2ManyYears
    I'm surprised that question is being raised. Given the total negative perceptions surrounding feds and our employment 'perks' I doubt if it happens. But I don't even think about it. For the past 15 years I've been fortunate enough to schedule use or lose the last 3 weeks of the year.
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  • Bonus Christmas holiday?
    2ManyYears
    I'm surprised that question is being raised. Given the total negative perceptions surrounding feds and our employment 'perks' I doubt if it happens. But I don't even think about it. For the past 15 years I've been fortunate enough to schedule use or lose the last 3 weeks of the year.
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  • i work for a private sector corporation...
    snowboarder
    ...and we only get the six secular government holidays off (new years, memorial day, 4th of july, labor day, thanksgiving and christmas) with additional floating holidays for personal use.
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  • I wirk for the government
    Moderate
    We are 26% behind the private sector too. And you get floating holidays. We do not.
    worker
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  • Federal Employees NOT in Denial
    Carter Hired Fed
    How can a work force whose pay never caught up with the private sector's as PROMISED in 2002 and has been frozen two straight years be responsible for the government's budget problems? Is that the same logic that applies to tax cuts pay for themselves? Once again, here's a list of the times federal employees took one for the team... 1983 - October pay adjustment TEMPORARILY moved to January and never moved back to October. Civil service retirement system also changed. 1985 - No pay adjustment for 1986. Compounding effect is still saving the government money with current salaries and retirement annuities! 2002 - Government/private sector pay gap was supposed to be gone as a result of 1990 bipartisan legislation. 2006 - Failure of Republican controlled House to pass a budget cost federal employees .5% of the pay adjustment. 2010 - No pay adjustment for 2011 2011 - No pay adjustment for 2012 The defense rests.
    Carter Hired Fed
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  • Pay
    Bud
    It's simple and I spent 36 years as a fed.In the 1980/90s we were underpaid during the economic boom.We're not today.So end of story.People who lost private industry jobs have taken TSA jobs for the medical benes not the pay.Get real it's not fun in private industry today.
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  • I am real
    Moderate
    Nobody said it is fun to work for private industry. I worked for private industry part time and then full time for a short time. I was given exposure to the nonsense. However, we do not participate in private industry's boom times. So why should we participate during the lousy times?
    worker
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  • if the taxpayers knew
    joeschmuckatelli
    about the scope and breadth of the gravy train that they have subsidizing for decades, they would be your door with torches and pitchforks DENNIS RETIREE. And you have the gaul to criticize someone that suggests that something needs to be done to reign in those costs? Your time will come sir, and I hope that it is soon, prepare yourself, I hope you didn't waste the $25,000 buyout that was needed to get you off of the payrolls and into retirement.
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  • Mr. Schmuckatelli
    FERS Fed
    You could eliminate every federal employee's salary and benefits from the entire federal budget, and there would STILL be $1 trillion annual deficits. Feds pay ain't the source of the country's budget problems, at least not in the real world.
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  • and FERS Fed....
    Rob
    Eliminating the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy would still leave us with over $1 trillion in annual deficits. That's from the CBO.
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  • Which only serves to prove that...
    FERS Fed
    ...the federal budget problems can only be resolved by reducing spending AND increasing revenues.
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  • increse taxes on the wealthy
    Moderate
    Yes, but they make much more money than we do.
    worker
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