Pros: flexibility to set a schedule around child care.
Cons: no benefits, limited income and employees have to pay to park on the premises.
Because it is a state position, hiring status is important to understand before accepting a position. Classified or FT employees gain access to benefits that Wage or "P14" (long term temporary) employees do not. P14s work 1500 hrs (or less per year thereby never qualifying for any benefits such as paid sick time, paid holidays, insurance, etc. They cannot work more than 29 hours a week and if a holiday falls within that week, it may be difficult to make up the lost time because of a preset schedule within these hourly limitations.
The flexibility to see my child off to school in the morning is a bonus for this job as is the ability to take time off without hassle if necessary. In order to have this flexibility, I have no benefits that a full time or "Classified" would be privy to. However, this is my choice.
Co-workers are pleasant enough to each other but don't seem to respect the management. Likewise, management doesn't seem to have much regard for employees. I don't think this is anything new under the sun.
This is a huge organization and it is very possible that the area in which I work is an anomaly. I have no issues with management personally but I have observed others who have.
Because I enjoy working with people, the best part of the job is calling taxpayers and helping them learn how to file correctly so they can eliminate future issues. I enjoy getting calls back from taxpayers thanking me for my help. Considering that I work in an area where people are generally not happy to send us money, I find that extremely complimentary.
It is a very sedentary position; I choose to go walking during breaks to get some exercise.
The hardest part of any job [for me] is witnessing how some people waste time complaining about how smart they are and how hard they work. However, that seems to be a thread that runs through any job and that aspect of a work environment is best to be taken with a grain of salt if unavoidable.