I love it here, I can't deal with a slow pace for very long, I'll get bored. As for govt jobs, there used to be a LOT of them, now most govt agencies have hired contractors to do the work for them. I work for a Dept of Labor contractor. We maintain a bunch of their websites. My dad has been a govt worker DOD for 30 years and will retire in the spring. My mom was a PT govt worker for a few years until govt downsizing occurred. When I was in college I was a govt worker too for five years, but then like my mom I was let go with govt downsizing.