You have a job opportunity with a gvmt agency. You choose to take the job (a) part-time - $13.25/hr - no benefits - for 29 hrs per week; or (b) full-time for $11.75/hr and full benefits (ins, paid holidays, vacay, vested after 10 yrs, etc).
I'm to good for government work. 😜
B. The money provided by the gov for those benefits more than compensated for the delta bw the hourly rates. Full time employment also gives you more time to get OTJT to move up.
No contest. Option B is more cash and less out of pocket. 11 hours more a week is well worth it.