That is totally ridiculous. An officer who came up through the ranks of Starfleet's science division has nowhere near the earning potential of one who came up in engineering. Gotta think about that post-starfleet career.
Okay, we know now that she remained in Starfleet forever, but you didn't know that for sure when you met her while golfing on DS9's holosuites.
--LAN3 Wed Dec 19 23:28:35 2007