I live in the DC metro area and it is my new mission to become a federal employee. Every day I receive an alert from USA Jobs. Every day, I look at a couple. I apply randomly.
My new mission has motivated me to apply for at least one everyday.
Why do I want to become a federal employee so badly?
Employment Security, my current company is having cash flow issues. My extension is very close to that of one of the accounting people. I have listened to some very angry voice mails with people threatening repossession and lawsuits. Late payments for some businesses are the modus operandi, but I don't want to fear for my desk chair.
Benefits, all the federal holidays plus a very loose leave schedule with the ability to donate and receive leave from other federal employees. Health care and more!
I know lots of people think federal employees are lax, do-nothing employees but most the ones I have been exposed to and worked with are hard working, highly intelligent and diligent. I hold two that I correspond with almost daily in high regard.
Those are only a few of my reasons, I'll share more later.
Everyday I will post the job that I am applying for and we will see exactly how long it will take me to become a federal employee.