Users in this career have rated it a 2.4 in terms of their own personal satisfaction with the career. This figure represents an average taken from the responses of 160 MyPlan.com users during registration.
Users were asked to rate their happiness in their current occupation as being either "Very Happy" (4), "Happy" (3), "Mixed / Neutral" (2), "Not Happy" (1), or "Miserable" (0).
Users in this Career Group
There are 2469 users in this career group. They represent 24 different countries. You can see the list of users in this career group by clicking on one of the links below. You can also join this career group simply by selecting your current status and clicking "Add Me."
There are pros and cons to this career. A good salary is definitely a major pro. However, one of the cons is the stress that comes from supervising line staff. I am a manager in charge of a division that serves the public in a government agency. Customer service is very important.
My advice to anyone going into a managerial position for a government agency, where you will be dealing with the public is this: "the customer is always right". You are there to serve the public and that should be your number one priority. The decisions you make must be for the good of the agency and for the betterment of the services you provide. It is quite difficult at times making decisions with regard to individivuals without losing sight of the big picture. It is important to always put things in perspective and focusing on what's best for the agency (or company) and for the people you are there to serve.