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  • wawawa. Federal Employees are one of the most spoiled work groups around. Half need to be fired...  (Flagged as Abuse)
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  • Boo hoo
    tgn
    They don't like me. My jobs not important. Boo hoo. I might get furloughed - instead of fired and laid off. Boo hoo. I'll only get paid for the days I actually work. Whhaaa. I'll still have my insurance coverage. Whaaaa. I have the best benefits in the country. Woe is me.
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  • Really?
    RogerD3
    Ahh, some more Fed bashing. We are taking the heat for Congress and the Prez not doing THEIR job. We are doing ours. We are taking a pay cut not because the jobs are not needed, not because our individual performance doesn't measure up, but simply because the two parties cannot agree. Just how is the morale in the private sector? My guess is it pretty much is the same. Times are tough all over, but all you want to do is focus on your favorite target. I suppose you have no sympathy for anyone in the private sector getting cut below 30 hours due to Obamacare, as they will be getting paid only for the time they work, just like the rest of us.
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  • A certain sect...
    tuxx
    ...wants to destroy the middle class. First eliminate the private jobs, then they can claim the tax base is gone and lower standards for everyone remaining saying they get paid more (they weren't before the private jobs were eliminated.) Who is doing this? Pretty obvious. Those checks keep going to Israel and keep getting bigger. Our government guarantees Israel's oil supply but not American's. Look it up.
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  • Here's the problem.
    PaulTheCabDriver
    The jobs ARE NOT needed, RogerD3. If they were, the private sector would have provided them a long time ago, at a much cheaper price. You people do not need a pay cut. Rather, you need to be fired. And have your jobs eliminated completely. And never replaced. It's not that you're not wanted. It's not that you're not "needed". The issue is that your job is unConstitutional, and is based upon stolen money (taxes are theft). So, your job is immoral and illegal. I don't want to reform illegality and immorality. I don't want it more efficient. I want it gone. And if that lowers your morale, well then tough.
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  • Yes, really.
    Frank Cotton
    It's a shame that the (very small percentage) of federal workers that are hardworking and well intentioned are taking the heat for Congress and obama not doing their job- but that's the organization that you chose to be a part of. Most federal workers deserve a pay cut because they are getting paid significantly more than they would get in the private sector for equivalent work- if this happens because "two parties cannot agree", I say great- it's about time. Morale in much the private sector is low as well, but at least we can take pride in the fact that (for the most part) we earn money from viable organizations that don't take money from American citizens via force. It's a shame that the federal workforce has become a system where the productive members are used as human shields by the corrupt/nonproductive members to keep the fraud and waste in place- this means that the only way to fix the problem is for good people (i.e. human shields) to suffer so that the corrupt can be dealt with. I'm sorry it has to be this way.
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  • Wanna bet, Roger?
    tuxx
    I'm betting YOUR "job" isn't needed. Most government "jobs" aren't - they're just parasitic graft and patronage. Quit. Give back to the community, you slug.
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  • Well said
    trekie70
    You're right on target, Roger. Most people know nothing about what most Feds do but love to run their mouths anyway.
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  • These two are obviously ex-contractors who for years loved
    tncem
    bashing the feds because of the low pay we get while these two flourished in their mid-level six figure incomes. They swore for years that they would never be a fed. Then one day, they got laid off or fired and do not qualify for jobs anywhere near to what they made. So now, the feds are the enemy because now we get paid so much higher and have so much more job security than they do. You two are the real whiners...spoiled by the very same government you now deplore. The jokes on you losers....
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  • Whining
    Zoopy
    I'm not whining tgn. But I, and a lot of the other high-performers in my group, are certainly dusting off our resumes. We might have it better than a lot of un/underemployed people right now. But I would definitely be doing better in the private sector, and Congress is rapidly eroding the reasons for people like me to put up with the downside of working for them.
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  • I would encourage you
    PaulTheCabDriver
    To quit. The more government people that quit, the less idiocy the Congress and the fool in the White House can impose upon the hardworking productive sector of the economy! Yes! QUIT! I'll help you write up a resume! I will contact my Linked In contacts & see what we can find for you! Do it for your country!
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  • Agree!
    Slave to the Public Sector
    A former coworker of mine (private sector project manager in a Fortune 200 company) recently accepted a job with a Fed Govt agency. Not only were the benefits MUCH better in every category (holiday, vacation, sick, health, on an on) but also the salary was 7% higher for the SAME position. That speaks volumes to me...
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  • Federal benefits are MUCH better because...
    FERS Fed
    ...federal employees get federal holidays off? Really? Might want to see a doctor about the voices you're hearing.
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  • Pipe down
    trekie70
    You're part of the problem, TGN. You're running your mouth on a subject you know little to nothing about.
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  • Stand Tall and Take Care of What We Can Control
    DalerV
    "At elite levels of competition, coaches and managers [or the American public, in the case of us federal employees] are always looking for people with character, or what they call the 'intangibles.' What constitutes good character? I would say self managers who are motivated by challenges, are mentally tough, and have good attitudes. All are important and complex, especially motivation and attitude. Those types of individuals, who are highly motivated and have a positive attitude, see possibilities in tough situations rather than obstacles." Herb Brooks, Head Coach of the 1980 gold medal and 2002 silver medal US Olympic men's ice hockey teams
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  • Control?
    RogerD3
    I do not know where you work, but where I am, the furloughs make no provision for the "intangibles" and hit everyone equally. The best performer and the biggest dud will get the same treatment, which only contributes to the morale problem.
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  • Stand Tall Feds
    DalerV
    I don't control whether or not I'm furloughed, if that's what you're wondering. We all took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the US when we accepted our positions. The circus acts of our "leaders" should never dictate our dedication to faithfully carrying out our individual duties and responsibilities to the American people. Every nickel I am paid as a federal employee is a nickel someone else both earned and paid to his/her government in taxes. Any federal employee who CHOOSES to display an ungrateful attitude because of the actions or spoken words of others, no matter how irresponsible or irrational, is a person who contributes to giving all public employees a bad name. No matter what happens, let's keep our chins up and continue serving America with pride and let the clowns in the White House and Capitol Hill do whatever makes them feel better about themselves.
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  • What constitutes good character?
    PaulTheCabDriver
    I would say one of the defining character traits of a good person is they don't steal! And they don't accept stolen goods as payment. And since taxation is nothing but theft + paperwork, that would eliminate everyone in the entire FedGov including the "hard workers" and "very productive". No one needs a more productive, more efficient thief.
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  • Yea Right
    lindensg
    I must say that coming from a military family that had my father serve in the US Navy from Pearl Harbor through the Korean Conflict then became a civil servant until his death in his early forties adds a certain pride to my 33 years I have been in federal service. I worked for the Army watching men and women sent off to fight for this nation from Panama to Afghanistan doing what I could to help. Then helped close the post when it was no longer needed. Remember BRAC. Then working at the Pentagon for the Building Maintenance Group including the response to the Attack on the building on 9/11. I must take offense to the thought that Federal Employees are a bunch of winers. We serve our nation with pride. I watch every day as the hateful insults are cast our way by the media and the elected officials that say they represent us. We are the people that you speak of. Yes! I think there is waste and that changes are needed. It is time for our leaders to get to work and stop the BS. Stop acting as if federal employes are the enemy . Federal Employees do their best and serve our nation proudly.
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  • There are simply too many of you
    PD Quig
    The private sector has experience draconian cuts for five years and outsourcing for 15 years. Of course there are valuable federal employees, but there is also a reason that Washington D.C. is a boom town right now while the rest of the country continues to struggle. The numbers of highly-compensated federal employees has exploded in the past five years and compensation and benefits in the public sector controlled for age, education level, etc. make a mockery of the notion that public servants are making a sacrifice. Sorry but entire cabinet departments need to be shut down: energy, education, argriculture, HHS. The country ran fine without it all and will do so again when the debt collapse forces it upon us. I suggest you update your resume and start trying to figure out what you can do that the public actually requires to live.
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  • To the private sector I go
    Wilhelm Heisenburg
    In the private sector, all your jobs went to China as labor was cheaper over there. My job in the federal government is to keep your food and drinking water safe. Do you want that outsourced to China? I'm strongly considering going to the private sector where I can increase my salary by at least 30% with better benfits. I have this strange notion of wanting to help my fellow man for the better good. Obviously, no one appreciates that so to the private sector and for money it is for me. Good luck finding a qualified replacement!!!!
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  • And why did those jobs go to China?
    PaulTheCabDriver
    The labor is cheaper in China because their government does not interfere nearly as badly in employer-employee relations. Their government does not over regulate. Do you have any clue how difficult it is to open a new business in this country? Let alone something like a refinery or a factory. And guess what? The fault lies with "do-gooder" government employees who make and enforce the idiotic rules that the productive have to deal with. Your current job is NOT even close to necessary. Do you think for one instant that in a free market any food company in their right mind would sell unsafe food? In fact the USDA routinely gets in the way of safe food practices! We'd all be better off in this country if your agency was shut down.
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  • Response
    Wilhelm Heisenburg
    Paul the cab driver-Yes US companies sell unsafe food. Ever hear of Peanut Corperation of America? They knowlingly sold peanut products with salmonella and are currently facing criminal charges. Greed. Ever hear of the Cuyahoga river catching fire from all the polution. This is why government regulations are needed or corperate America is irrisponsible and will do anything for a buck. If my current job is not necessary, you eat contaminated food and then let me know after you have kidney failure if my job is necessary.
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  • Frugal Government?
    MaynardGKrebs
    As long as the federal government can print its own money, borrow at will, and keep its grimy hands in our pockets via the income tax, it will never cut spending and never be frugal. The monkey has to be starved. To that end, we much abolish the Federal Reserve system and repeal the 16th Amendment, thus returning the federal government to its pre-1913 constitutional sources of income. That is largely what kept the federal government relatively small before 1913. I am a federal employee and I'm here to tell you that "frugal government" is an oxymoron.
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  • Sharing the Sequestration Pay Cuts w/Congress and the President
    Fur Lowed
    If you're sick and tired of the President and Congress acting like spoiled brats - while holding you and your families hostage to their "childish games", then please let your voice be heard and sign the petition at http://wh.gov/vmcm Here is what the petition says: “Sharing the Sequestration Pay Cuts w/Congress and the President If federal employees are required to take furloughs and suffer 20% pay cuts, Congress (Senate and House) members and President Obama (the people who are responsible for the sequester and the resulting furloughing of federal employees) will "share the pain" by taking 20% pay cuts themselves. Members of Congress and the President (due to their inaction) will take responsibility and in a show of solidarity and unity with the 800,000+ employees - who through no fault of their own will be forced to accept 20% pay reductions - will share equally in the pain and suffering that they themselves are responsible for.” If the President and Congress want to act like babies, then they should be treated as such - diapers, pacifier and all.
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