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Gap grows b/t public, private sector jobs

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by rbell, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. rbell

    rbell Active Member

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    Want to get rich? Work for the feds.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/Want-to-get-rich_-Work-for-feds-92316619.html#ixzz0mWQi5y2T



    We can thank free-spending, irresponsible, vote-buying D's and R's for this--with an assist from public worker's unions.

    And people wonder why we're going bankrupt as a country...

    Oh, and keep in mind: if you're a federal worker, high enough up the food chain, you don't even have to pay taxes. In fact, you can cheat on them, and face no consequences (see "Treasury Secretary," and "Chuckie Schumer" for more).
     
  2. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

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    I agree with most of the article. I do wonder if the federal versus private is a valid comparision however. Are they using private numbers from all across the US? If so, I think a better comparision would be to only compare private sector numbers from areas that have high levels of federal employees. I might be wrong, but I'm guessing most federal employees are grouped around areas with high cost of living.
     
  3. billwald

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    Why does the story use "average" and not "median?" Most economic matters are reported as "median" numbers. One actually needs both numbers to come to any meaningful conclusion but "median" is usually considered less misleading.
     
  4. Paul3144

    Paul3144 Active Member

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    I love my new federal job that I just started Tuesday. Today was my last day of paid training. Tomorrow I hit the streets and start enumerating people. Yesterday we did a two-hour practice run in the field and I got to enumerate my first residents. I get paid well and the work is not too hard.
     
  5. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    Congrats on the job Paul. Praying for your protection as you begin this new endeavor.
     
  6. billwald

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    50-60 years ago most every small city was a "company town." Maybe they didn't have the best paying jobs in the world but a young person could get a job that would pay the bills and stay there until he retired. In this century there is zero company loyalty and zero employee loyalty except is rare cases. For at least the last 10 years the only dependable jobs are federal government jobs. One can SAY that self-employment is dependable in good times . . . maybe not in this coming year.
     
  7. Bob Alkire

    Bob Alkire New Member

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    You are correct to a point. After WWII we had more working plants than anywhere in the world and more know how. As our wages went up, there was less and less of the world that could afford our products.

    We as workers began buying more and more imports because of cost, we wanted more pay and benefits but wanted to pay less. Our people were not loyal to their fellow worker or company they worked for and as the company was taken over by others or sold after the one who started it, there were not loyal to their help.

    Government is the only employer who can over charger for its services and get by with poor help and very few if any are loyal to any one but self. And raise taxes at the drop of a hat.
     
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