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FCW Forum: Do feds realize how good they have it?

In response to a recent letter about pay issues, one reader wrote in to say that feds who complain about their compensation may not realize how good it really is. The reader, who has both public- and private-sector experience, says civil engineers in the private sector often make much less than they would in government. "Also, the paid vacation time and holidays in the [federal government] will be about twice what a starting civil engineer would get in the private sector. The heath insurance support from the federal government is worth thousands more than the typical private firm would offer. Job security is also much greater." Read the full letter here. What do you think? Either post a comment to this blog (registration required) or e-mail us at letters@fcw.com.

Posted by John Stein Monroe on Oct 12, 2007 at 12:12 PM


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