I'm an OR nurse with a few years of experience. My end goal is to get in with the VA as I want to be with the Fed govt. A lot of that desire is based on prior (pre-nurse life ) as a civil servant and all the benefits that come with fed govt employment. I also have a strong desire to help our vets...I'd go military if I could ever get myself together physically.
Anyway, I'm at a decision point in my current position for a promotion into management which would delay the VA goal for at least 2 years, if not more.
Can anyone share what the current benefits of VA are? Specifically retirement/pension. I know it's not what it used to be, but in my head they are still really good.
I have the payscales, but I know it's the bennies that often make it worthwhile.
Thanks in advance for the help!