Statistically, a federal employee is more likely to die than to quit. They are so pampered with lavish pay and benefits that they report substantially higher levels of job satisfaction than do workers in the private sector.
A new Gallup poll finds that 82 percent of government workers are fully satisfied with their retirement plans (as compared to just 57 % of private-sector workers). See here.
In many rural counties, the largest and most luxurious homes and estates belong to government retirees. Federal workers can be commonly seen in large casinos in Las Vegas and Foxwoods, flashing wads of hundred dollar bills and spending lavishly on gambling and entertainment.