I can't hob nob with bs artists. I can't drive a Black Suburban SUV on taxpaeyrs dime. I c'ant lie.
I'd start a war on cars and probably lose.
My victory parties would be a lot freakier.
Someone left a suspect-looking religious figurine on the landing in front of my apartment. I was convinced it was cursed and refused to touch it or even the step it was on.
Cause I'd get chummy with A.Blank.Check and ball outta control on them fools.
Networking Events (fake folks with forced smiles & who gives a F chit chat!)
People who rely on Fox News and AM Talk Radio for information - so basically 1/2 of Atlanta.
Oh ... and Billboards
Paul Broun in the Senate?
Getting sick. My health insurance doesn't cover illness.
Losing my gorgeous looks.
Government contractors' pay is all up and down the pay scale in comparison to working Atlantans so while I can understand some sentiments of "no sympathy" I also know that the widespread media and squeaky wheel perception of making lots of money is NOT necessarily the case. Many contractos are happy to be working and are making very little. Depending on WHAT you're doing and what company you're with benefits may be non-existent to comparable to FTEs (CDC employees) Again, this all depends. And in the same light as one who pulls themselves up by their bootstraps is the very same reason many folks do sign up for contract work; because we want to work. Please don't confuse shedding light on a subject with complaining or whining. Change would never happen if folks always took discussing something as complaining. There are many different contractual situations out here and no one scenario really highlights them all. Thanks for reading and hopefully reading with an open mind. Peace.
I'm not very sympathetic. Anon isn't a government contractor. If I read the piece correctly he or she is either an employee of or an independent contractor to a company that is a government contractor. He or she agreed to the deal and now wants sympathy and popcorn. I'll give my sympathy and some popcorn to the many people who got laid off the same week knowing that they wouldn't be back to work anytime soon whether or not the government regained its senses.
There are 14,000 employees at CDC - and 5,000 of them are contractors. Most of them had to either take vacation days or leave without pay during the shutdown.
i wouldn't say i'm squabbling, mark.
and i don't mean to attack the author.
just not feeling particularly sympathetic (surprise, right?) towards a consultant who is furloughed for 2 weeks and begging for beer and popcorn.
as vox says above, i'm guessing this person's annual income is far above the average for atlanta.
i also feel bad for friends in the film/tv industry who go for a few weeks between jobs but the fact that they do get paid so well makes the part about "buy me a beer" sound a little absurd to me.
How about listing how much your salary/pay is as well as your benefits package? Then we can compare it to the avg. Atlantan.
FTE is the term to use when raking in the bucks with consultants. It makes the people interchangeable while the billable rate stays high. Long term FTE's means someone is profiting heavily from the client since an actual employee would cost them less.
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