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  • Wow!
    FERS Fed
    Lots of Fox News viewers posting today.
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  • 10% Pay Cut for Federal Employees!!
    Slave to the Public Sector
    With the retirement age, pension, health benefits and now salaries that make the private sector look like Serfs a good start would be an across the board cut on salaries by 10% to align with private sector.
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  • When the government aligns employment practices WITH those in the private sector
    Just me
    When the government can no longer: 1. Borrow from federal employee retirement funds (prohibited practice under ERISA)... 2. Control employee off duty speech, associations, and activities... 3. Limit when employees can have second jobs, and what those jobs may be.... 4. Regulate what private investments an employee (or his family may have)... 5. Make employee mobility agreements mandatory for some job series... 6. Require that employees work without pay during government shut downs (until the government CAN pay them)... When these, and other, government employment practices (that have no equivalent in the private sector) STOP, then we can discuss pay realignment.
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  • Typical entitlement attitude....
    Slave to the Public Sector
    I wish I could make such demands in the private sector LOL. What a coddled fantasy world you guys live in.
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  • Typical know nothing attitude
    Just me
    Yeah, SttPS, it's an entitlement attituted to request that the government be disallowed from doing things to its employees that private sectors are precluded, by law, from doing to theirs. Point of order, though...it's public SERVICE not public SERVITUDE.
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  • Federal News Radio has it wrong
    Wilhelm Heisenburg
    The poor leadership in the federal government is not due to lack of training or from hiring subject matter experts. Its due to political appointees bringing in thier friends to the government in high management level positions without any managment experience. Another problem is hiring poeple due to minority status instead of competency. Either group comes in, makes a mess and leave leaving thier prodegy in place. Deputy administrators want managers below them who will do whatever is asked without questioning (no backbone). These people tend not to make good leaders. I have applied for over 600 federal positions at the GS-14 levels and have gotten 6 interviews, no offers. Because I'm not qualified, no, because I don't know anyone. MOst of these positions they already have somene in mind for and are just going through the motions to meet a requirement. The best candidates are not selected. The whole system of promotions, hiring, and political appointments need to be relooked at. This is a huge moral killer with the current process.
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  • "Most of the positions..."
    FedObserver
    No try ALL. The whole system is rigged. What was once a system based on meritoracy is now a system of nepotism. Been that way for a long, long time; not what you know rather who you know. Wont change either.
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  • Competitive Salaries
    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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  • Not quite
    Wilhelm Heisenburg
    There are no doubt a few cases where you can make more in the federal gov't than private sector. Most professional jobs this is not the case. Look at the Veteran admin and military doctors-they could earn a lot more in private or group practices. NASA scientist! My boss retired from the USGS and made a lot more in retirement teaching at univeristies than he did as a project chief at USGS. I think people hear sensational stories citing a few specific cases and there are cases. The majority of the time, federal employeement for professionals, is at a lower pay. We do it for the greater good and benefit of man, not money.
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  • "the benefits MUCH better in every category"?
    FERS Fed
    Well, yes, the federal government DOES offer better benefits than Walmart and fast food joints. ..... But I can guarantee you that rank 'n file feds DO NOT get company cars, corporate credit/gas cards, expense accounts, annual bonuses, etc. But none of that counts as 'benefits', right?
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  • LOL!
    Slave to the Public Sector
    Walmart and Fast food joints? In fact he worked for Xerox. He did not get a company car, corporate card/gas card or expense account. He did not receive an annual bonus. Sorry to burst your bubble. On the other hand he did get 6 Holidays per year, Fed Govt employees get 10 After 10 years of service he had 3 weeks of vacation per year , Fed Govt employees get 20 days per year after three years Let's not talk about sick time. Do you really want to debate this?
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  • As if federal employees have anything to do with...
    FERS Fed
    ...the number of federal holidays CONGRESS enacts. Really? Is that the best you've got? ..... Almost all of my neighbors are in the private sector and EVERY ONE of them has those 'benefits' and more -- company-provided tickets to sports and entertainment events, annual expenses-paid corporate golf tournaments, office Christmas galas on the company dime. Meanwhile, feds get reprimanded if someone even picks up the tab for their lunch. ..... So, let me ask, if federal service is as sweet as you say, why aren't you a fed? Or could you not make the grade? ..... No wonder he's a former coworker of yours. He probably left to get away from the BS you spout.
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  • Full Disclosure
    MurderInc
    It would be nice if you provided more prominent disclosure on the lack of statistical validity and internal test reliability of this survey. Bad test design. Be fair, don't become a tabloid blog site.
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