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Report: Sad Federal Employees :(

jgoebel Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 7:55 PM
Federal Workers: Tired of being trashed by people like Mr. DeHaven? I am. But there is someone who is willing to stand up for us. Check out your local chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Workers (NARFE) or go on-line to www.narfe.org to look up your option of joining as an e-member. You do good work (most of the time) and are definitely not overpaid. If there are too many of us, the right solution is a studied elimination of government functions, not punishing all federal employees across the board.
Curtis108 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 10:09 PM
Oh, you poor federal workers. Here's the evidence that you are overpaid and underworked: when was the last time there weren't more applicants than openings for a government job?
hunkahunka Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 9:30 PM
BS, I was a state worker for 37 years and a supervisor. I was paid about the same as a GS 9 while the Federal supervisor my co-equal got 50% more salary with less than half the work load as I had...so, BS with Federal employees work hard.

Federal employees are overpaid and underworked (probably a good thing), but a tear-jerker in today’s Washington Post reports that “job satisfaction across the government has hit its lowest point in almost a decade”:

It’s no secret that federal workers are feeling worn down. They’ve had their salaries frozen and are at the center of a partisan debate over the value of their work. A report due out Thursday, based on the largest sample ever of the workforce of 2 million, confirms a steady decline in morale...