The federal government has a bad rap, and for good reason. It is too big, too inefficient, and sometimes ridiculously burdensome. So why would anyone want to work there?
Well, let's first realize that the bad rap is mostly on our elected officials in Congress. They can't seem to get anything done - there is so much in-fighting that the real issues get lost. But federal employees are not Congressman or Senators. Many are hard-working, often brilliant in their fields. They work 9-5, they often telecommute, they receive spectacular benefits, and, in spite of sequestration requirements, they have good job security and a good future retirement with long-term care option and health insurance for life.
Sure, there are federal workers that slack, don't come to work, and should never have been hired. And, yes, it's very difficult and time-consuming to move them out...so it isn't done often.
But that's not YOU!
So keep your eye on the real prize. The pay, benefits and serving your country with the hard work that comes easy to you. There are numerous advancement opportunities, if not within your agency, but throughout the very large federal government. There are literally hundreds of jobs posted daily. Don't believe me? Click on www.usajobs.gov. Put your job field in the search engine and see what pops up.
And if you need assistance in applying, contact me at [email protected] It's not an easy process, but I can ease you through it. After all, I have 32 years as a fed...and proud of it!