Singularity Sky by Charles Stross
Government? I come from Earth. For legislation and insurance, I use Pinkertons, with a strategic infringement policy from the New Model Air Force. As far as employment goes, I am incorporated under charter as a personal corporation with bilateral contractual obligations to various organizations, including your own Admiralty....
You've flown before?
Spent twelve years at L5. Basic navigation, no problem. If it's got a standard life-support module, I can program the galley, too. Traditional Yorkshire habit, that, learning how to cook black pudding in free fall. The trick is to spin the ship around the galley, so that the sausage stays still while the grill rotates--