Another 'cliff' crisis!

Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at 8:29 AM
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  • Not to knitpick but federal employees taking pay cuts would not be a disaster unto itself. They have been doing quite nicely for a lot of years and could handle having to tighten their belts.

    -- Posted by twilcox1978 on Wed, Feb 20, 2013, at 9:47 AM
  • The sky is falling...again! Where is that darn chicken when you need him!?

    -- Posted by OpinionMissy on Wed, Feb 20, 2013, at 10:21 AM
  • the chicken is being protected by PETA.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Feb 20, 2013, at 11:43 AM
  • IN my opinion outsourceing is designed to get rid of long term employees and to depress wages.when it first started in the military we said bad idea but needless to say poletics won out,that is why you have a bengazi,marine guards would not have let them get to first base,and I sincerely believe that.OUT SOURCING ALWAYS GOES TO THE GROUP THAT WILL TAKE THE LEAST MONEY FROM THE SOURCE,AND WE FORGET TO MEASURE WETHER THEY CAN DO THE JOB.NO job is safe from outsourcing so your right they better watch what is going on.

    -- Posted by lamont on Wed, Feb 20, 2013, at 2:05 PM
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    Lamont, you are spot on with much of your assesment of outsourcing. I went through it working for ITD, where it became okay to give jobs to consultants rather than give raises to your own employees.

    And then the consultants started hiring off the best of the ITD technicians and engineers (after they were trained and experienced of course) at much higher wages. The good thing for the consultants was that they could then increase their billable charges because they were paying more money to their employees.

    Vicious circle that still continues.

    -- Posted by wh67 on Wed, Feb 20, 2013, at 9:52 PM
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    As a federal employee, I have never seen the wealth that others think we are receiving. I am a veteran, that pays the same price everyone pays for essentials and am the sole bread winner in our household. My spouse is going through cancer treatments and cannot work so it all falls onto me. Yes, we have medical benifiets but they are not free as I was promised 20+ years ago.

    I wish we could be like Congress, take an entire week off for a one day holiday and still receive a paycheck for doing NOTHING !!!!

    I agree with MHresident, no pay raise in 3 years is the same as a cut when the price of items continues to climb.

    Okay off my soap box and back to putting in long hours.

    -- Posted by B Mullen on Mon, Feb 25, 2013, at 5:26 AM
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