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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service

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The Downside of Government Jobs

We’re going to be straight with you: working in government isn’t all blue skies and calm seas. By design, change doesn’t happen overnight in government, which can be frustrating. Therefore, patience and commitment are virtues of a happy and successful government employee. However, you’ll find pros and cons in every sector and every organization—and if you’re willing to persevere, the pros far outweigh the cons of government work.
Here are the top five cons of working in government:
1. Bureaucracy: it does exist. For many people, the word government is synonymous with bureaucracy—evoking images of red tape, inefficiency, and waste. Sadly, there is some truth to this. Put simply, government is huge, and in order ...

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