I am now a federal employee! I just got hired in at TARDEC as an Engineering Technician. It's a summer internship, so it's not permanent, but it is full-time, and I will be starting at $11.27 an hour! For comparison, I was making $8 an hour working at the service desk at K-Mart, and that's after 2 years. And since it's full-time, I'll be making about double what I pulled in at K-Mart. Should I wear a suit on my first day, or is a shirt and tie fine? I've never had a "real job" before.