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Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Greetings, super friends! I was recently notified that I am the hiring committee's first choice for a government position I applied for a few months ago. They still have to get final approval, but they were updating me on the process and making sure I was still available.
I am VERY excited...especially because I've been unemployed for two months after getting laid off from my part-time 12 dollars per hour job, and this is a GS12 position in Washington DC (75k, not including my housing allowance for pursuing my master's degree with the post-9/11 GI Bill).
So, needless to say, I'm definitely taking the job (assuming the approvals all get...approved). But I'm curious if anyone can give me tips on being a federal employee. I'm ex-military, so I guess I'm looking for comparisons and contrasts to that, mostly. How the GS pay scale works, benefits, vacation, whatever. Thanks for any guidance you can provide!
tl;dr ...REALLY? It's only three short paragraphs!