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Report: Sad Federal Employees :(

jsenner Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 9:04 AM
As a retired federal employee, I can attest to the fact that most are overpaid and underworked--especially the post office where they are essentially unskilled. I never worked in an office which couldn't take a minimum 10% personnel and budget cut, may could absorb much more with no loss in effectiveness. I still work as a contractor for the govt and when I visit offices I see a lot of people standing around the coffee machine plotting on how to get reclassified or promoted to suck more out of the taxpayers who can only dream of the benefits the govt gives employees. State and local govts are even worse--a crooked ABC commissioner in NC gets a PENSION over $200k despite having been caught with his hand in the cookie jar!

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...