Pros: professional development, family-friendly environment (for many)
Cons: few raises, you have to learn to play the internal politics game
It is true. You can be a lazy state employee...or you can be productive, motivated, and passionate one. By taking advantage of the community service and college credits benefits, an employee can accomplish wonderful things. You can get a degree, build a house with Habitat for Humanity, or volunteer at the food pantry.
Being a state employee is a privilege, and successful staff work hard and are rewarded for it.