Originally Posted by Flora88
Work for the government eh? I'm intrigued. Doing what with what branch of the government?
I do clerical work for a state college, and my husband is employed with a school district. We're both union employees, make modest but fair and livable wages, get great benefits like health care and pensions, and have more job security than most (although NY's budget is such a wreck right now that they're constantly threatening layoffs). Neither of us have fantastic, fulfilling, exciting jobs that really impress people when we tell them what we do, but we also know our bills will get paid every month, we can afford an apartment in a nice neighborhood, and starting a family at some point isn't out of the question. For that, we're willing to compromise.
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