A private business makes compensation decisions based on a profit motive. How much value does the person bring to the organization? How will this person help us make more money?
The government has no such consideration. It operates in a zero sum environment. It doesn't grow the pie. Every dollar it spends paying an employed must be taken from someone else by force.
Therefore 2 things:
We want our best talent out growing the pie, not eating it.
Government must make do with what it gets. Make talent fit that.
Generally speaking people who want to achieve, people driven to do more and do it better, don't even consider bottom dollar government jobs. Nor should they. That's how it should be.
Government jobs are there for folks with low ambition, marginal skill sets, few options.
Getting to the point now, IF more of society were just like you are (and lets not forget CF in this) in your law enforcement grudge. I would spite the Constitution and do everything in my power to see that your protections were stripped away as soon as possible. I would do this just to throw it in your face because I could. I LOVE the Constitution BTW, I just really dislike dirtbags like yourself. -- BlackPaladin