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Shocker: Bureaucrat-Dominated Panel Claims Bureaucrats Are Underpaid

Demosthenes5 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 3:03 PM
Actually, Department of Defense Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics (STEM) professionals are amongst the most underpaid professionals in the US in terms of education and responsibility, especially when you factor in what it takes to pass and maintain a security clearance well above the TS/SCI level. Try going through the torture of a polygraph sometime.
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 5:21 PM
There are exceptions for everything, of course.
Milt37 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 5:12 PM
Demos,

I've worked in the Defense industry for nearly 35 years for. I've worked with many DoD civilian and uniformed STEM types. There were very few that I've ever met that even seemed to have a working brain-stem. I worked with a former Air Force colonel who retired and went into DoD civilian duty. When I worked with him he was in the corporate Defense industry, but he always referred to DoD as "swivel servants". He explained it as all they do is swivel in their chairs all day long, yet they do reap much better pensions than the private sector. They also get more paid holidays, etc.
I've held DoD Secret clearance (no polygraph), Special Access/Eyes Only, and SSBI (yearly polygraphs).
Sorry, no tears for you.

Since I’ve been in Washington from more than 25 years, it takes something really remarkable to shock me. But when I read today that federal bureaucrats are supposedly underpaid, notwithstanding all the evidence to the contrary, I thought somebody had sent me an article from the Onion.

But then I saw that the assertion of underpaid bureaucrats was put together by the stooges at the Federal Salary Council, a body controlled by government employee unions.

Here are some excerpts from a Federal News Radio report about their preposterous claim.

The gap in pay between federal employees and private-sector workers...

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