damn, extremely joocy and explains a lot, thanks
mfw an anonymous minnesotan ice fishing classified ads site is literally a better source of information about the federal hiring process than any official documentation>>1433161
I don't think it's quite so dire as that. yeah, you have to put in a few years as a temp before getting a permanent job, but big picture the first couple years of your career are gonna be low paid no matter where you go, and as a contractor you don't get benefits at all except what you secure for yourself, whereas perm USG employees get a pretty solid benefits package.
It can be quite difficult to get any one particular job, particularly if the one you're after happens to be near a big metro area or famous scenic recreation destination, but if you're willing to move it's not so bad. imo.>>1433179>>1433185>we all know it. People line up and beg to work in the forest. The pay is incredibly low because every /out/ faggot is dying to work for free.
well, yeah. so you're not better off at mcdick's if you want to work in the woods. lots of people accept a pay cut relative to the counterfactual because they like working outside. this also applies to being a janitorial contractor--if you're happy to work inside, there are lots of better-paying options.
(though there's always logging)>>1433195
that's impressive, but I wouldn't say it's representative, either