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I was on 2nd shift for 2 1/2 years which means I got a second shift differential. Now I am on first shift 8-4:30 pm Jo more shifts difference. Where I work is a 7 days/24 hour print shop. If u need an adjustment for work hours the best thing to do is talk to your Supervisor.

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I've been been with Commonwealth of PA for 6 1/2 years and I have 10 years in my retirement. I get a raise 2x a year.

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If you are selected, it will vary by agency for civil service jobs but typically 2-3 months from the time you complete the application to first day on the job.

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Annual days, sick time and also comp time. We no longer have personal days it's added on our annual time.

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I use to love it, now I don't

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Earned at 3.33 hours per week.

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The sick leave policy for permanent employees is 26 days/year with allowance to carry over each year (up to 300) and upon retirement they pay out the balance.

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Typically is 6 months but can be 12 months for some trainee titles.

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It varies by agency, can take 1-2 months until you start your first day.

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There is no way to track your progress. The next step is waiting to see if you are contacted for an interview. Some positions like County Caseworker you must complete the exam and get a score to get on a master list that keeps your name on it for 1 year. This is a great feature! When openings occur you receive an email notifying you there is an opening and you must then apply for the specific job opening. You have to have an exam score to apply. This is very important!

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