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Subject:  Re: Oopss....error...error Date:  10/28/2009  10:45 PM
Author:  cevera1 Number:  21456 of 58837

OK>..show some some statistics.....on the actual breakdown of the federal workforce, education level required...and you might have some hope of proving your side of your story.

http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/tables/09s0572.pdf
percentage of civilian workforce with bachelor degree or higher

2005 32.4%

http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/tables/09s0482.pdf
federal workers with a bachelors degree or higher

2005 43%

http://www.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2008/12/11/best...

Eighty percent of government employees are managerial and professional, compared with only 25 percent in the private sector. So, management opportunities abound in everything from human resources to finance, research to public relations, and technology to art, with jobs throughout the United States and the world. You might manage public housing or an embassy, an airport or disability services, a park or a prison, urban renewal, or healthcare reform. Also, many government positions involve collaborations with the private or nonprofit sectors.

http://wherethejobsare.org/WTJA/analysis/federalworkforce.sh...

Nearly 75 percent of federal workers have an associate/bachelor/post graduate degree or some college education, compared to 54 percent in the private sector.


Want to compare service level industries salaries with government salaries? Even tougher. All of those folks working at Taco Bell, McDonalds, Dry Cleaners, Cleaning services, etc, you won't find working for the fed. Know why? Aramark and other similiar service companies has the contract for the Fed that includes cleaning and washing at many federal prisons. Any number of food caterers have contracts to serve up cafeteria food for federal workers. Care to guess what that does to average federal wages as their aren't any really low salaries to offset those managerial and professional salaries? This inflates federal wages when compared to the US civilian workforce - especially when Wankers at conservative think tanks lump it all together.

I hope you'll actually 'get it' now especially since I've linked everything so that any rube who can't use a search engine can read it.

cliff
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