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Should I take a government job?

Hoping I can get some input here...

I am considering working the National Park Service. Being a "Park Ranger" (interpretive, not law enforcement) has been a childhood dream of mine and it seems there is no shortage of jobs in the NPS, USFS, and state agencies. I recently graduated college with a degree in Environmental Studies and have two years work experience with a nonprofit that teaches k-12 teachers earth&environmental science. I've been looking for work for the past month with no luck (nothing here in my little NC mtn town). While it's highly competitive, I think I might be qualified enough to land a job with the NPS (including a dream job).

But I am torn on the existence of these agencies, some of their practices, and working for the government in general. I know I'd make an excellent employee and give the visiting public a great experience. I'm just in a bit of a limbo here, torn between my political philosophy and hopes of future employment...

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Well you might find yourself unpaid like government

employees in California. But, then the way we're going no job is safe.
Maybe you can find a great untraveled spot to grow weed (or food), this will enable you to be self sufficient during the collapse. And remember: If you like what you do for employment, it won't feel like work.

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If YOU don't follow your dream,

who will? Go for it!

. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!

Do you consider the U.S. government to be a criminal

enterprise?
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"An economy built on fiat money is a society on its way to ashes."

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"An economy built on fiat money is a society on its way to ashes."

If everyone took a stand and

If everyone took a stand and chose not to be employed by the government, what would happen to the government itself?

I say everyone boycott government work! It's one way to reduce the size & scope.

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ha ha

are you thinking about all these liberal retards who love government?

Follow your dreams

wherever they may lead you.

. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!

I was in the same predicament, sort of.

My work had slowed down so much I was wondering if I would get any more at all, and then the Census job came up. Since I did it 10 years ago, and they seemed to be above board (surprising to me being govt. and all). I took the test, aced it, and got hired, and was waiting for the training, when Obama took over the Census. My husband and I felt very wierd about it for 3 days, then we both decided not to do it. I would feel like a spy for Obama. Plus, by the time the census taking starts, people in this country may be very angry with the govt, so it might be dangerous for women census takers out in the country. And I am sure they won't let us take a gun with us. But in your case, unless they ask you to do something bad, I don't see why it would be wrong.

I'd like to work in the government accountability division

I'll be in charge of oversight :oP

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Stop the NWO....It's just illumi..Naughty !

take it!

be thankful for a job opportunity. use your extra cash to get well stocked up on supplies.

I find the idea repulsive

But in these troubled times, you do for yourself and your family first....take the job if it's available.

But a couple of things to remember:

1. Don't ignore your real skills, your kids will need to know how to do something useful some day, and government workers become some of the most lethargic, and useless people on the planet. Keep up your craft, skills, and abilities for REAL production. You may need them someday.

2. When operatives were sent to infiltrate the miner's union....instead of dealing in subterfuge and providing information, the operatives simply became miners.

Take it

and keep your ear to the ground, it is better to be on the inside where you can gain some influence. Good luck.

Yes! You should!!

I'm in NC also...I used to live up in Boone/Blowing Rock for quite a while near Grandfather mountain. The mountains in the SW part of the state are beautiful too! I love Cherokee forest and Nantahala area too!!
If you can get a job as park ranger anywhere in US ...go for it!!!

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Take the job and be successful

Ron works for the government.
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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

Dr. Paul is a government employee?

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"An economy built on fiat money is a society on its way to ashes."

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"An economy built on fiat money is a society on its way to ashes."

So does my 91 year old mother in law.

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"An economy built on fiat money is a society on its way to ashes."

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"An economy built on fiat money is a society on its way to ashes."

I'll bet the same signature's on both of them

Actually, Dr Paul probably has direct deposit.

So, your 91 year old

So, your 91 year old mother-in-law is also in Congress? Good for you.
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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

Nevermind.

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"An economy built on fiat money is a society on its way to ashes."

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"An economy built on fiat money is a society on its way to ashes."

I know what you meant. Just

I know what you meant. Just messing with you. But the fact remains, Ron Paul is paid by "the government". For him to really be true to his ideals, he should quit Congress and go on a speaking tour around the world. As things are, he is merely a gadfly to the GOP, and a largely ineffective one at that.
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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

Ron Paul is not a government employee. Ron Paul is part of

the government. The fact that he is "paid by the government" is distressingly irrelevant. Many people and organizations are "paid by the government" and they are not government employees. Non-Military government employees are generally governed by the Civil Sevice act. If you can find Rep. Paul's job in that act, then I'd be interested in seeing it.
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"An economy built on fiat money is a society on its way to ashes."

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"An economy built on fiat money is a society on its way to ashes."

Dr. Paul is paid by "the

Dr. Paul is paid by "the government" and he works in government. He is not a private contractor, a consultant, or a small business. He is a Congressman, aka a government employee. This is a fact. You may argue that he 'works for the American people', but I'm talking about who signs the paycheck.
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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

Ron's job...

..is Constitutional. Please show me the section for "National Park Ranger".

Take the job, keep your principles

Some of those agencies have been complicit in land confiscations which is why we need liberty-minded individuals in government! Sure these jobs should be abolished but it is better you have it than some do-gooder statist. Could you imagine if we have a new wave of libertarians in law enforcement? That is a bad government job that attracts corruption which is why we need more people who understand liberty.

"Greater than the force of mighty armies is the power of an idea whose time has come"
- Victor Hugo

"Greater than the force of mighty armies is the power of an idea whose time has come"
- Victor Hugo

Weenis,

do you really feel that you must get 'permission' from a group of strangers on the Daily Paul to apply for a job ?

I'm one of the 'strangers', but I say - apply for the job, and if you get it, do the job to the best of your ability.

Take it.

Take it.

Ventura 2012

Take it.

The government steals your wealth. Why not try to get it back from them? If you don't take the job, someone else will. So you're not helping the economy by not taking it. The job will still exist. The government forces us into this position of fighting for a piece of the pie made of the money they confiscate from us.

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The Fed is not a private bank. PRIVATIZE THE FED!!!
"The Federal Reserve Banks should simply be regarded as governmental agencies." -Murray Rothbard
"I now call the Federal Reserve the fourth branch of government." -Ron Paul

Is this a 2 wrongs argument?

"well, you know the Government steals from you, so it's ok to have the Government steal from others on your behalf?"

Some change can only happen from within

Ron Paul took a Gov't Job :)

Keep your conscience and principals.

As Yogananda has said, "the company we keep is more powerful than Will, so keep good company."

Don't go on Daily Paul while at work -- watch e-mail headers as well.

Good Luck

Octobox

Is that like...

"We can only save the Free Market by embracing Government intervention?"