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post #6556 of 15125
Now, now, I said "most likely." Besides, look at that nice chuck of cash you're going to save.
post #6557 of 15125
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


Ah, yeah, you're probably right.

This just triggered a thought though. This loan forgiveness is like the tax credit on Prius: a tax break for middle classed liberals. I mean, what type of college educated person is most likely to work for 10 or more years in government or the non-profit field?

I get that liberals might be more likely to work in an NGO, but government work seems like it would appeal (or fail to appeal) to both liberals and conservatives alike. The three state department folks I know all lean right (clearly a statistically significant sample).

post #6558 of 15125
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I get that liberals might be more likely to work in an NGO, but government work seems like it would appeal (or fail to appeal) to both liberals and conservatives alike. The three state department folks I know all lean right.

Well, let's just look at that little happening at the IRS and extrapolate from there what political leanings might tend to be....

http://www.gallup.com/poll/146786/democrats-lead-ranks-union-state-workers.aspx
post #6559 of 15125
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Now, now, I said "most likely." Besides, look at that nice chuck of cash you're going to save.

Just sniping back, Piob. wink.gif

Even if I do make it 10 years, I'm not an idiot so I don't have absurd amounts of debt that would be forgiven. There'd be some, but nothing like what we're talking about here.

To be honest, I like government work, and government in general interests me. For me, it's a choice to stay on this side of things.

That said, I'm not as certain I'll spend the rest of my career in government as I once was. My new path has opened my eyes to some non-government opportunities that might come up down the line, and there might be some chances to go private sector while still working in policy/government.
post #6560 of 15125
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


Well, let's just look at that little happening at the IRS and extrapolate from there what political leanings might tend to be....

Those policies seem more likely to be trickled down from up high rather than applicant trends from below.

post #6561 of 15125
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I'd argue those policies are trickle down from up high rather than applicant trends from below.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/146786/democrats-lead-ranks-union-state-workers.aspx


Also, as we're going anecdotal, I worked for the state Dept. of Health Services for about 18 months after my first grad degree. Everyone was so leftwing it hurt my head.
post #6562 of 15125
this dumb "left vs. right vs. wrong" talk is really taking away from the communal "what a dumb twat!" insults that i was hoping for
post #6563 of 15125
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

this dumb "left vs. right vs. wrong" talk is really taking away from the communal "what a dumb twat!" insults that i was hoping for

DUMB TWAT! And what were her parents thinking letting her do this?
post #6564 of 15125
I will say, having gone through an MPA program, which is explicitly designed to train "public-sector leadership" (read: bureaucrats and NGO employees) the left outnumbers the right in terms of student ideology. The disparity between the groups wasn't as significant as I would have expected going in, but it was definitely there. Due to a number of factors, it's harder to get a read on the ideology where I've worked, but, at least in school, left was the majority. Extrapolate that to workforce representation as you will.

Now the professors, on the other hand... Holy moly, you wanna talk about left?
post #6565 of 15125
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

DUMB TWAT! And what were her parents thinking letting her do this?

much better
post #6566 of 15125
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I looked into BWI, but I'll be staying in Alexandria and probably won't bother renting a car. I'm heading up for my brother's wedding, and everything is supposed to be happening close enough together that it won't warrant renting a car. My understanding, and I'm definitely willing to be told otherwise by folks who know better, is that this would make BWI impractical and not worth the savings.

Forgot about BWI then. Reagan is in Alexandria, so I would fly into there unless it is prohibitively expensive. Reagan is also a much more pleasant (or maybe less unpleasant) airport experience than Dulles.
post #6567 of 15125
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I mean, what type of college educated person is most likely to work for 10 or more years in government or the non-profit field?

Connemara
post #6568 of 15125
I have some friends that work for the government and Not for profits that never went to college. They are wealthier than college grads with debt. Whose smarter?
post #6569 of 15125
I can't believe how much garbage me and my girlfriend produce daily. It is insane. Every morning I am taking out bags of recycling and trash. I can't believe how much it would be if kids were involved.

Each evening we pretty much put all of the garbage we need to take out the next day by the door. In the morning 99% of the time I leave before she does and I take as much as I can hold bearing in mind I have a briefcase, sometimes umbrella and whatnot. Sometimes there will be very little left such as a bottle of wine. It burns me the fuck up when I come home from work and that one bottle is still sitting there. I mean, what the fuck? Take it down. I choose my battles wisely though...
post #6570 of 15125
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

what the fuck? Take it down.

this shit drives me insane. But pick that battle early, set the standard, set expectations.
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