Welcome to reality, folks aka having a job you have to work at REAL HARD to keep. The benefits with the federal positions are much better than private industry. You aren't entitled, to use a popular phrase, to both above average benefits and a guaranteed wage anywhere else.
Don't believe me? Ask your union buddies in the auto industry what the last 5-10 years have been like.
Quit your bitching and get back to work. I sincerely hope you weren't conducting this foolishness on time I paid for.
Nah! Course you weren't.