"Of course I get more benefits and stuff, but I think I deserve them. I do a lot of work, and it's stressful."
-Public Servant Shannon Steele
It sure is stressful. So stressful in fact that on average, bureaucrats take:
17.3 vacation days
8.3 sick days
1.6 "family days"
In 2002-2003, the average salary in the public service was $73,400 including benefits. In the private sector it is $38,885.
And, despite earning more than those in the private sector, bureaucrats also lead the way in anxiety and depression...
So next time you meet someone who works for the government, give them a hug. They need it.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Posted by Adam Taylor at 8:45 AM
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