State employment may be good for some...
Pros: the state offers a very generous vacation and sick leave package.
Cons: medical premiums are very expensive, no freebies or othe perks that someone might receive if they work for a private company, salary is based on senority rather than merit.
State employment is good for those willing to sacrifice pay, healthcare benefits, and advancement opportunities for a lot of vacation time and sick leave. Good for those with young children, or others who may need the flexibility of being able to take time off as situations arise.