When your boss espouses one thing yet does another, it's time to go
CONGRESSIONAL AIDE (Former Employee) – Colorado – July 7, 2017
This is not a position that garners much in the way of advancement (dreadful), or monetary compensation. Fair benefits. The tuition repayment has been helpful, particularly given the pay is terrible. There is definitely a glass ceiling in Congress. No matter how much you with to advance, there are no real options in any district office. District office staff members are not considered "the same breed" as DC staff personnel, as such, there is no advancing to the DC offices, either.
Mostly, the work is personally very satisfying, however. Not every day is a great day, certainly, but the good ones outweigh the bad by a long shot. The experiences I had will, I hope, put me in good stead to join another firm.
Colleagues are exemplary. The way our particular office is structured makes a lot of sense: you don't get burned out doing too much of one thin.
Terrible pay. Boss who says one thing and does another. Unhelpful direct management.