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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    I can speak to this a bit personally as my fiance works for DynCorp doing a similar job as an Administrative worker. She's worked in the position for half the amount of time as me (about a year and a half compared to 3 years).

    She's currently making around $5,000 a year more than me, she gains .75 hours less vacation time than me a pay period, and has similar retirement and health care benefits. She only gets 6 of the federal holidays off.

    Additionally she's set to get another promotion here and raise shortly it seems like (from what her boss told her) which would raise that amount higher.

    Compared to the starting point for both of us?

    She made $10,000 more, had similar health and retirement benefits, and gained 1.25 hours of vacation time more than me.

    I don't know if I can speak to higher ups, but your average government drone compared to the private sector definitely is on the lower end of the pay scale.

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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I can speak to this a bit personally as my fiance works for DynCorp doing a similar job as an Administrative worker. She's worked in the position for half the amount of time as me (about a year and a half compared to 3 years).

    She's currently making around $5,000 a year more than me, she gains .75 hours less vacation time than me a pay period, and has similar retirement and health care benefits. She only gets 6 of the federal holidays off.

    Additionally she's set to get another promotion here and raise shortly it seems like (from what her boss told her) which would raise that amount higher.

    Compared to the starting point for both of us?

    She made $10,000 more, had similar health and retirement benefits, and gained 1.25 hours of vacation time more than me.

    I don't know if I can speak to higher ups, but your average government drone compared to the private sector definitely is on the lower end of the pay scale.
    Interesting to learn. Are you sure it's not just because she is more attractive than you? :P

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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwingnutjob View Post
    Interesting to learn. Are you sure it's not just because she is more attractive than you? :P
    Maybe.

    Private and Fed/Govt pay has never really been link in pay. I worked for the feds for 30 years. I know the IT people in the Feds were way behind the private sector as far as pay. Yes, there are some jobs that the feds probalbly pay more. Some they pay less. Yes the feds have a good health care plan and not to bad of retirement. Though the new FERS is not as good as the old CSRS system. It is what it is. Heck pay within private sector is not the same. It is what the market will take.
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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    The majority of federal employees should be happy with what they get. Especially if you consider that they aren't really needed in the first place.
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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Well yes in postapocalypticland they arent.

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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Goof Noodle View Post
    The majority of federal employees should be happy with what they get. Especially if you consider that they aren't really needed in the first place.
    You might be right or not. Depends on what services you are refering to. I would hate to see our federal lands become privatized (Parks, Forest, Public Lands).
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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    You can compare these open job listings that are pure government with similar, non government job-lists and see the difference.
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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Maybe.

    Private and Fed/Govt pay has never really been link in pay. I worked for the feds for 30 years. I know the IT people in the Feds were way behind the private sector as far as pay. Yes, there are some jobs that the feds probalbly pay more. Some they pay less. Yes the feds have a good health care plan and not to bad of retirement. Though the new FERS is not as good as the old CSRS system. It is what it is. Heck pay within private sector is not the same. It is what the market will take.
    In my experience, pay in the private sector above the lowest levels is considerably higher in private versus public, and the gap widens markedly the higher you go. Compare what Obama earns, for instance, to what is made by America's average corporate CEO. However, public work has good healthcare benefits, and a good retirement. I think that it's a tradeoff, but it tends to be comparable in some ways.

    Compare what the average enlisted guy in the military makes versus the average starting pay in corporate America.
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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    In my experience, pay in the private sector above the lowest levels is considerably higher in private versus public, and the gap widens markedly the higher you go. Compare what Obama earns, for instance, to what is made by America's average corporate CEO. However, public work has good healthcare benefits, and a good retirement. I think that it's a tradeoff, but it tends to be comparable in some ways.

    Compare what the average enlisted guy in the military makes versus the average starting pay in corporate America.
    What makes you think Obama's job is in anyway comparable to that of a CEO? Obama's job is executive; his job is to manage the millitary and enforce the law. Please explain where the correlation is here?

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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwingnutjob View Post
    What makes you think Obama's job is in anyway comparable to that of a CEO? Obama's job is executive; his job is to manage the millitary and enforce the law. Please explain where the correlation is here?
    Wait. What? The president's job is not similar to a CEO's?

    Are you serious?
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