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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Why Are More Cleared Candidates Job Hopping?



https://news.clearancejobs.com/2016/09/08/cleared-candidates-job-hopping/?utm_campaign=Defense+Industry+Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=34332969&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8g813hybHLU5fYmx2VXHs1_IpoRN7Y2YlmuVdOdK-kEa1aBZFwdrmH2FIHRU1UjCYwdJpl5SIPvjfhBw3gXjYtHPXAC5gU1pV8FOjspmmhEXPJ4Ew&_hsmi=34332442

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not really a secret. Jobs these days (private or government) don't provide pensions, pay raises, promotions or a great deal of security. Meanwhile, housing costs continue to spiral out of control in most cities. The only way to keep your head above water is to constantly search for a role with more pay.

Anonymous said...

Certainly the case that those of us that started work in the late 70's, 80's, early 90's would have stayed in place, for the most part. Even with moderate salaries and the high interest rates (12 to 15 %) in the early 80's we could still manage to buy a home, with a lot of belt tightening.

Part of the problem today (my observation) is that millennials are spoiled, will not cut back spending, and must buy that new $35K+ vehicle and 2500+ sq ft home. Why brew your own coffee and pack a lunch when you can spend $15/day at Starbucks and $15/day for lunch and treats. Enough to cover the PG&E, water and cable/internet/phone bill.

Incidentally, you don't keep your clearance when you leave government for the private sector. So I think the title of this post is very misleading.

Anonymous said...

Incidentally, you don't keep your clearance when you leave government for the private sector.

October 3, 2016 at 10:59 PM

Unless you work in the local oversight office for DOE, you are not a government employee. If you work at the Laboratory, you are a private sector contractor employed by LLNS. Why is this so difficult to understand?

Anonymous said...

If you are a government contractor, you are paid with taxpayer money. That is not the "private sector." Why is this so difficult to understand?

Anonymous said...

Lockheed-Martin is one of the largest government contractors, and their employees are most assuredly private sector. It is a public stock, openly traded, and not owned by the government.

Someone needs a refresher course in government ownership of companies, as in the Soviet era Eastern Bloc.

Anonymous said...

If you work for LM *at Sandia* then you are paid with US government funds, and that employment is not "private sector." Sandia employees are not routinely give opportunities to go work for corporate LM. LLNS/LANS have no existence outside the LLNL/LANL contracts. They will disappear as will their NOT "private sector" employees when the contracts end.

Anonymous said...

Nevertheless, clearances are not transferrable.

Of course, now that the OMB has been hacked by foreign actors (Chinese ?) all our clearance and family contact info might be put up for sale on the black web.

Pleasant thought !

Anonymous said...

Of course, now that the OMB has been hacked by foreign actors (Chinese ?) all our clearance and family contact info might be put up for sale on the black web.

October 4, 2016 at 9:37 PM

How do you know that's not already happened? The Federal Agencies (NNSA, OPM, etc.) are strangely quiet about how many of these employees have already had their identities compromised or screwed up by the information that was stolen.

Anonymous said...

The Federal Agencies (NNSA, OPM, etc.) are strangely quiet about how many of these employees have already had their identities compromised or screwed up by the information that was stolen.

October 5, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Not so. All potentially affected current and former employees have been contacted and offered free perpetual identity theft protection through a private firm hired by the government. I gratefully accepted and have been happy with the monthly updates.

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