…that according this document available at to the Marine Corps Community Services Okinawa website, the General Schedule grade equivalencies were created to guide the treatment of civilian prisoners of war (HA! HAHAHAHAHA!!) according to the Geneva Convention?
…that the General Schedule grade equivalencies have nothing to do with supervisory abilities and everything to do with protocol comparisons? Being a GS-13 doesn’t make you a Lieutenant Commander; it just means you get to stand next to one in a diplomatic receiving line.
…that the General Schedule based more on seniority and length of service (meaning, how long you can pretend to be COMPETENT) than on merit (meaning, are you actually COMPETENT)? The OPM has been trying to convert to a merit based scale for years, but…unions.
…that a Naval Academy graduate who is still a Lieutenant Commander at age 30 has generally topped out and knows he hasn’t achieved his potential, while a high school graduate who manages a GS-13 rate after 40 years of bouncing job to job is a post turtle?
Some people wake up after a Johnnie Walker blackout bender using third base as a pillow and think they hit a triple.