If the town is DC, the short answer is, “Just about anything.”
Our friends at Investor’s Business Daily caught this bit of analysis about life in the ruling class. Not only do federal government workers likely have better job protection and better benefits than you … they also have a better chance at getting a raise. Out of 1.2 million federal employees, they find:
Just 737 federal employees were denied a pay increase in 2009 due to poor job performance, according to information obtained by the Federal Times, a D.C. newspaper for government employees. That’s about one out of every 1,698 workers, or a denial rate of 0.06%.
Believe it or not, that’s actually an increase over the 2004-2008 numbers regarding people who were denied pay raises for poor performance.