What does it mean if a programmer works for the government? ?

I think I been watching too much movies where people have cool skill sets and go on cool missions as they work for the government. Please give me a taste of reality into what it's really like working for them and what's pay like as a programmer. What you do, if you did it how was your experience?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    Pay scales vary.  It also depends upon whether you work directly for the government or for a contractor.  In both cases you go to an office.  You sit in front of a computer.  You either eat lunch in the break room or go out for lunch.  You have meetings.  You leave for the day.  It's no different than any other programming gig.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Doesm't mean anything - I work an Information Technology job for a government

  • EddieJ
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The people you see portrayed on such movies are not computer programmers -- they are tech wizards, often hackers -- who are assigned to operational teams.  

    Most government computer programmers have very ordinary jobs.

    I suspect that you already know all this.

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