As a federal employee, I am highly educated. I hold two masters degrees and a doctorate degree in medical science. I work no less than 55 hours a week and work many federal holidays as well to make sure that safe and effective surgical products are available for your health care. This year alone, I have forfeited 4 weeks of earned vacation because my work for the public health and welfare comes first. Please don't lump all of us in the same pile. I work with some very talented and educated professionals who devote as much time as I do for your service. If I were in the private sector I would make 90,000 dollars more per year than I do now. Every organization has their slugs and the federal government is no different .