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  • They should be furloughed

    9 20.93%
  • They should not be furloughed

    22 51.16%
  • They should have their raise held

    13 30.23%
  • They should not have their raise held

    13 30.23%
  • They should have their raise reduced

    12 27.91%
  • They should not have their raise reduced

    9 20.93%
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Thread: Should Federal Workers be furloughed? Raises held?

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    Re: Should Federal Workers be furloughed? Raises held?

    The issue comes in Maggie when you compare jobs based on job duties not on job title. That said, very interesting article and thanks for the read. Part of the issue why I may very well have a misconception is that my position seems to not fall directly in one of the position titles they talked about. Plus, living in the DC area where there are tons of government contractors and working in a position that is not GS-Scale based, I'm first hand seeing every privately employed individual in a similar job position making 4-10k more than me at least including some that are brand new employees. So my view of it could likely bet swayed from non-common personal experienced mixed with common perception.

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    Re: Should Federal Workers be furloughed? Raises held?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    The issue comes in Maggie when you compare jobs based on job duties not on job title. That said, very interesting article and thanks for the read. Part of the issue why I may very well have a misconception is that my position seems to not fall directly in one of the position titles they talked about. Plus, living in the DC area where there are tons of government contractors and working in a position that is not GS-Scale based, I'm first hand seeing every privately employed individual in a similar job position making 4-10k more than me at least including some that are brand new employees. So my view of it could likely bet swayed from non-common personal experienced mixed with common perception.
    IMO, it's impossible to do any kind of accurate comparison Federal v Private Sector based on job responsibilities. In many of these job titles, one cannot make that argument since a Dental Assistant is a Dental Assistant, yada yada yada. Still, even beyond that, one cannot ignore the vast discrepancy between private sector healthcare/pension benefits and public sector same. Actually, that difference, in my opinion, is outrageous. Public Sector = Defined Benefit Plans; Private Sector = 401Ks and the like. Outrageous. (Hopefully you realize I'm not meaning to insult you with my strong opinion.)
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    Re: Should Federal Workers be furloughed? Raises held?

    Nah, you don't bother me with having a strong opinion. As I already said, I'm in favor of the Furloughs even though it'd screw me over big. I don't like seeing the COL not done as I do think that's reasonable, especially when you consider the furloughs going to be a 4% salary hit in and of themselves.

    And again, its another instance where my reality doesn't seem to match up with the actual reality. My wife's health care plan, in a similar private sector job with a defense contractor, is much better than mine to the tune of me paying 3 times as much as her for the same coverage. The only benefit I have over hers in the short term is that I have more options to pick, but no option I have is as good as hers.

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    Re: Should Federal Workers be furloughed? Raises held?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Eric Cantor || Republican Whip || YouCut

    This is a really cool site where you can vote on cuts to be brought to the floor.
    Now that the Rep have more power, some may actually pass.
    It's a real chance to participate in how tax dollars are spent (not spent).
    This sounds like a monumentally bad idea. The average person doesnt know **** about **** when it comes to how our government actually works, why should we take their input on how to improve it?
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    See my last post

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