The work at the local IRS was very formalized by the building and the procedures needed to be followed/carried out, so it was all new to me. The IRS was my first fulltime job, as a career position, in a federal agency. I learned the material that was required to do the job, but it was volumes of reading not to be done at one sitting. The people were nice, polite, and informative; so any questions would be answered readily. This was basically the work culture, in which you were to do a job, period, and it was up to you to sink or swim. But most probably you would benefit from making friends and asking the right questions from your supervisors.
I feel that I would have liked more group interaction during my years at the job, but the work was highly detailed, specific to the code, and involved a focused attention to all the matters.
The best part of the job was that you worked through the directions of Washington DC and you made corresponding entries as to the steps needed to follow their policies for the tax season.
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volumes of details to learn