That 22 to 24 year old Sargent is making about the same as a GS-13 when you look at take home.
OMG bluebee has a buddy :evil:
can't say what the army does. they have lower standards than the other services. for the navy, past E3 you test for every advancement and you must have good PRT and eval scores. now...pay....i don't know many civilian jobs where you are on call 24/7, can be sent anywhere in the world at the drop of a hat, may not see your family for months at a time, can't quit (most of the time), and people might shoot at you. never mind the living conditions in may places, and no extra pay for all that...unless they ARE shooting at you. take your GS-13 and offer him all of that for the same pay and i bet he won't jump at it.
i don't know why the leftist always want to go off about fire fighters and police. that's just dumb and a distraction from what we do have an issue with. but...they know that.
fact is, if you keep insisting that we support the majority of the people with welfare, healthcare, food stamps, etc. there won't be any money for firefighters of police. yes, the takers are out numbering the makers. yes there are, in many places, to many government employees. yes, in many places they are over paid..less in salary than in benefits, retirement, overtime, etc. but that would be sustainable if you all didn't insist that we give away phones, homes, and food, to anyone who was to lazy to get out there and find their own.