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  •  What kind of field was that? (1+ / 0-)
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    What service?

    I ask because in my field (hydrogeology) I would take a 20 to 40 percent pay cut if I worked for a federal or state agency respectively.

    Perhaps what you describe might be true in some cases, but it's not universally true.

    •  Are you working on contract (1+ / 0-)
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      to a federal or state agency? Just trying to keep an apples to apples comparison here.

      "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

      by Orinoco on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 11:13:19 AM PDT

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      •  No - The firm I work for does work for agencies (1+ / 0-)
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        under federal contracts, but I'm not personally a contract worker as I understand the term.

        For example, the government might hire a firm such as the one I work for to do a site investigation and cleanup of a Superfund site for which the fund has taken responsibility (at least until cost recovery commences).

    •  It was at an EPA research lab (0+ / 0-)

      and my company was contracted to operate the analytical labs and provide researchers (I was one of those) to support the laboratory's research mission. The company I worked for also had major defense contracts, particularly in various IT areas.

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