Pros: spectacular benefits, plenty of opportunities for paid overtime, free trainings, job security, and strong teamwork emphasis
Cons: forced overtime from time-to-time, occasionally can be very stressful, lazy workers
I truly enjoy working for the State for the Department of Developmental Services. I truly feel I fill a very noble cause and it feels very fulfilling helping individuals in need. A typical day is taking clients to appointments, to events (church, dances, parties, community events, ect.,), cooking, cleaning, giving medication, and assisting in care. The State is much, MUCH better than the private sector. I absolutely cannot emphasize that enough. I strongly recommend anyone looking to work in human services go with THE STATE, NOT THE PRIVATE SECTOR. I learned so much about both myself and fellow man. My coworkers and managers were all very positive, and we all treated each other equally and with respect. The most difficult part of the job I would have to say is that sometimes clients were difficult to work with and some workers area bit lazy. But aside from that, I strongly, strongly recommend applying for a job at the Department of Developmental Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.