yes you deserve both
No, get only your cushy gov retirement.
On average, federal workers are paid at rates that are about 20% below what they would earn in the private sector for comparable work. They do receive benefits that may appear generous, especially as the private sector continues to allow and even supports the oligarchy's stripping away of what were once even cushier benefits. So, no more gold watch, but thank god you don't have to pay union dues or have anyone to turn to when management screws you over.
This is particularly true for judges and politicians.
I'd go for unpaid politicians.....but this is going too far the other way...I do know that several generations ago, the Maine state congressmen were not paid for their "service".
Talk about the need of reform.....
Last edited by earthworm; 03-09-13 at 12:43 PM. Reason: ir omitted
Federal pay ahead of private industry - USATODAY.comFederal employees earn higher average salaries than private-sector workers in more than eight out of 10 occupations, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data finds. Accountants, nurses, chemists, surveyors, cooks, clerks and janitors are among the wide range of jobs that get paid more on average in the federal government than in the private sector.
Overall, federal workers earned an average salary of $67,691 in 2008 for occupations that exist both in government and the private sector, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The average pay for the same mix of jobs in the private sector was $60,046 in 2008, the most recent data available.
Thank you, Quazi!
Adjunct to my quote above re Federal wages. Here's another quotation from the same link:
These salary figures do not include the value of health, pension and other benefits, which averaged $40,785 per federal employee in 2008 vs. $9,882 per private worker, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Thank you, Quazi!