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Question: Would you take a Government Job?
Hell Yes, and I have. - 22 (29.7%)
Yes if it fit. - 40 (54.1%)
Not sure - Possibly - 3 (4.1%)
No - just wouldn't feel comfortable in Government - 4 (5.4%)
Hell No. They can stick it. - 5 (6.8%)
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« on: December 15, 2010, 07:18:40 pm »

Just wondering how many people would apply for a government Job with the Department of Defense or FBI etc...

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010, 07:19:27 pm »

If it fit "me", sure!   Thumbsup
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 07:37:52 pm »

Last time I ws paid by Gov't I got yelled at...lots!

I could use a job with a lot less stress than I currently have...and much better benefits...so, sure!
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 07:39:01 pm »

yes
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010, 07:46:37 pm »

I did 20 years in the Air Force, I spent the  majority of my career working primarily with government civilians and civilian contractors (rather than working with mostly other military).  I retired from active duty about a year ago.  I came back to the same job (same desk) as a contractor.  Either beat active duty as far as I'm concerned.Bigsmile.  Decent pay, plenty of benefits, it takes a act of congress to fire you, whats not to like?

Most of the other contractors I work with would jump at a govt civilian slot.  Some have mentioned not minding a pay cut to do it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 07:54:07 pm »

I would, I did and I just retired at age 60. The pay is usually on time and the benefits are great.
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010, 08:00:02 pm »

I answered if it fit but another option would have been better for me.  Yes, if I could.  I retired from a county govt job with nearly 25 years working and training dogs.  I've tried getting on federal with dog training but since I don't have the veteran preference I'm having no luck.  I am a contract trainer with a fed agency so it's working out ok.
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2010, 08:06:01 pm »

I've had one for the past 4 years. After a short stink in the mud they are paying me to learn how to fly expensive helicopters. Everyday I can't help but tell someone how much I love my job  Inlove  

*Edit* My job is a lot of hard work. I spend at least 12 hours a day at work and I have to continually study. I spend usually at least 2 hours a day after work studying if not more. Still, I can't believe that I'm getting paid to do this.  Inlove x infinity.
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2010, 08:14:55 pm »

The pay is shit, the benefits are shit and the quality of workers is below what I'm used to....

But I'd take it if I had to.  If I get burnt out, maybe it'll be the perfect change of pace...
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2010, 08:39:24 pm »

LOL! I work for the DOD and get a civilian and a military LES, interesting story. Would have been nice to get in under CSRS, but FERS will do. I don't mind paying into my TSP and all my health benefits. Fortunately I like what I do, herding cats..... Lol
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2010, 08:42:19 pm »

there now and very happy  Bigok
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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2010, 09:20:30 pm »

I have worked for the Government my entire career.

State of NY-Lifeguard
US Army-Soldier
City of Williamston-Police Officer
County of Ingham-Deputy Sheriff/Detective
State of Michigan-Attorney General Special Agent

It's been a great career so far! Bigsmile
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2010, 09:35:46 pm »

I think I am the only one in region 6, and certainly in the NoVa group that voted no.  Crazy

Someone has to do the work to create the tax base to support all you guys.

BTW - get back to work and stay off the computer - I want my children s money worth.


Jesting aside, I would have a hard time in a job with limited upside income potential - the (as yet unrealized) dream of a big score keeps me working, and that incentive is not there in most gov jobs with fixed pay scales and no uncapped comp plans.

I am sure there are other satisfactions, but not for me today, but I am not 50 yet so my attitude will change shortly when I reach the end of my useful career.
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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2010, 09:46:29 pm »

After the way the private sector has treated me-------hell yes. I'm so broke now my principles have gone the way of my money. Into the vapor. Gimme security,benefits,paid time off and decent wages and I'm there. I'm even considering Union work. Damn have I no scruples???
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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2010, 10:26:04 pm »

I did 4 years in the Navy then worked 12 years for the state at the University of Washington, the only reason I went to the defense contractor I now work for was the money. The Navy was fun and I liked the U-W but I worked rotating shifts for most of the 12 years I was there, the job I have now is Monday through Friday and twice the pay for the same job....pretty hard to say no.

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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2010, 02:09:40 am »


Just wondering how many people would apply for a government Job with the Department of Defense or FBI etc...



If it involved expensive & exotic toys that blow things up and moves a lot of dirt around, then yes I would.   Thumbsup Thumbsup

If it involved pushing paper from an in-box to an out-box, then feck no.   Thumbsdown Thumbsdown
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2010, 02:58:17 am »

I served six years in the Navy and have considered using my Veteran status to help obtain a Government job. My biggest problem is finding one in a location convenient to me.

I'm not sure right now is the time to start a government job considering the economic situation. Then again there arenít too many jobs that are very secure.
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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2010, 08:05:25 am »

I'm just past 13 yrs. in the Navy right now.  I'm debating what to do when I hit 20 years (stay in, get out?).  I love the people, love the history and the country I do it for.

Except...........I'm currently deployed 9970 miles (literally) from my wife and kids and I'll be here until next fall/winter.  Not to mention the Parked Motorcycle Syndrome I'm having.  At least I have fellow riders to talk bikes with over a beer.

Anyway, the pay is good, education is great and if I was 18 again I'd do the same thing all over again..........Except for that port call to Thailand EEK!
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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2010, 08:13:55 am »

I've done it twice. I don't think there will be a third time  
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« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2010, 08:57:29 am »

I just made the switch from the private sector to a DOD job. Took a pay cut to do it, but the old job was looking shaky so I figured that over the long term it was a wise move. A couple of points.


Bad or at least not so good stuff:

1. The pay is not that good when you are starting out. Comfortable yes, good no.

2. The benefits are not the best. The company I was with had better. Again, good yes, great no.

3. Govt employees do not get a lot of time off like most people think. I get the same amount of holiday time as I received in the private sector.


Good stuff:

1. I can apply my military time toward my retirement which puts it within reach for me. A retirement check is something I would have NO chance of getting in the private sector. It was my 401 and SS. And with the govt I also have a 401.  

2. My military time counts toward vacation. That means I have four weeks now and in a few years I will have five. Vacation time is important and I would never reach five in the private sector and the private sector employers would have had a fit had I asked for three weeks off at a time. so far, it doesnt seem like that will be a problem now. I may even be able to take that trip to Alaska.

3. When my eight hours are up I go home and so does the boss. In my other jobs if you didnt work yourself to death you were considered a puke.

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