Working with the the Federal Government as a contractor was a very good experience. We as contractor has flex timing and since our office was 24/7 we could come any time and work.
On a typical day, I come to office around 9:00 AM, monitor Pakistani channels and read vernacular and English newspapers from Pakistan on the Internet, take notes and later the team could use in their analysis. Since our boss was very hard working and knowledgeable about the region, she always encourages us to do more and find new dimensions through our research.
Management was very efficient, especially our 'Engine Room' we never had a computer problem more than few minutes.
My co-workers were very helpful and friendly, we do organize events like in March Iranian New Year festival 'Nauroz,' International food lunch etc.
For me, the best thing was that it was related to my field, writing and reading and the worst thing was that there was no job security, no benefits and they did not give a month's notice before telling us to leave due to budget constraints.