Take This (Federal) Job and Shove It: Survey Shows Government Workers Have Had Enough

From AL.com | February 21, 2014

Are you a federal employee fed up with furloughs, pay freezes and financial uncertainty? If so, you’re not alone.

A new online poll by PulsePoll by Market Connections Inc. and FierceGovIT shows 50 percent of federal employees are considering changing careers. Workers cite a variety of reasons for their unhappiness, ranging from frustration with current work environment and concerns about “brain drain” hurting mission effectiveness.

“It is clear that the recent political environment and agency staffing practices are affecting federal morale,” said Lisa Dezzutti, president and CEO of Market Connections, Inc. “We could see serious repercussions on mission-critical work as a result of pay and hiring freezes, lack of resources and 50 percent of the workforce considering leaving government.”

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