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1,774,000 Federal government civilian employees, excluding Post Office
615,000 Post Office
1,172,913 Military enlisted
230,577 Military Officers
2,424,000 State government (excluding education and hospitals)
5,594,000 Local government (excluding education and hospitals)
That's a total of 11,810,490 government jobs.
Everyone knows Walmart does NOT pay the large majority of their workers a living wage. They also don't provide benefits such as health insurance to many of those workers. But the worst thing they do is require workers to be available at all times for flexible hours which prevents them from having another part time job so they can earn more and perhaps keep from getting food stamps and Medicaid for their families. This is a disgrace for a company with 2.2 million workers. No company should be allowed to pay such low wages, not provide benefits and restrict those workers' ability to take a second job to earn enough to live without government benefits. Taxpayers are supplementing Walmart by providing food stamps and Medicaid to many of their low wage employees.
That is why I will never shop at Walmart. I am a one woman boycott.
The biggest three don't provide health insurance for most of their employees and pay minimum wage. while posting huge profits. Yea only in America, living the dream.
Being a retired military person, I at no time ever considered myself as a government civilian employee. At no time could I just stay home and not go top work. If you smart , at no time could I tell my boss were to get off, at no time, could I mix and match my work outfit, and at no time could i go on strike. Of course, there are many other things that are different than a civilian employee. and how about being trained with a gun with the sole purpose of protecting fellow Americans. In short you are not a civilian employee. Think about the military personnel returning from Vietnam. I and others did not feel we were even Americans. Just think about it..
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