grampi, with all due respect, it soulds like you are setting youself up for a miserable work enviorment no matter what job you get. There might be a reason you are not getting any hits on your job efforts............. because you are not playing the game. In most cases you have to go the contractor route for a while. Have you ever worked a Fed gig since leaving the Military?? I have and my expierence was terrible, an insult to the work ethic my Father gave me. Best of luck but the fact that you have to 'play the game' should show you what king of enviorment you are getting yourself into. I'll never got that route again thank you.