Attention feds, if you have read the Washington Post recently, a new poll there delivers a message in the form of a survey. Stop making so much money and working less hard.
I know, I know. The survey results are here if you want to see.
The survey of 1,002 adults found 52 percent think federal employees are “overpaid for the work they do” while 33 percent think they are paid the right amount, and 9 percent think they are underpaid.
According to the Washington Post poll, 49 percent said feds work less hard than peers in the private sector, with 39 percent saying equally hard working and 7 percent say harder working.
It gets weirder from there though.
Would they recommend a federal career to a relative or close friend just graduating school?
A 57 percent majority said yes, with 33 percent saying no.
Only 35 percent of respondents said they have had contact with a federal employee, but out of those, 73 percent rated the fed’s job performance “very well” or “somewhat well.” Only 26 percent gave ratings of “not so well” or “not well at all.”
So what do all of you guys think? Is there a disconnect here or is there more to the story?
Is there an angle the Washington Post should have taken, or something left out?