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View Diary: Private contractors cost more than federal workers in 33 of 35 cases, study finds (140 comments)

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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).

    •  So you are a consultant and not a contractor? (1+ / 0-)
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      I am an environmental consultant now and the pay is significantly better but the stress is very much higher. I'm not sure it's a good trade-off.

      •  I'm a consultant (1+ / 0-)
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        But I don't think people generally distinguish between contractors and consultants who work under contract.

        Yes, the stress to do consulting can be greater, but you generally are compensated at a higher rate too.

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