Perspective: Government Shutdown

I am a federal employee. ¬†My coworkers and I are the program managers for the in-service aircraft carrier fleet. ¬†Certainly sounds important but we are also considered "non-essential" during this government shutdown meaning we can't go to work and we aren't getting paid. So, I'm not "technically" unemployed...I'm not "technically" fired either...BUT I'm also not… Continue reading Perspective: Government Shutdown

Just Another Day at Work…

Very much a day like no other. Everything started like a normal Monday but a little after 8:00 am we were coming out of our regular Monday morning meeting and heard the fire alarm going off in the building next door. Shortly thereafter we heard rumors of a gunman followed by announcements to take cover.… Continue reading Just Another Day at Work…

Federal Employee Benefits Vs. Private Sector

I must be doing something wrong... Last year, I accepted a position working for the Department of Defense. I had to move to a much higher cost-of-living location, accepted a position for essentially lower pay (once you account for differences in cost of living), have to commute 3 hours everyday just to get to &… Continue reading Federal Employee Benefits Vs. Private Sector