I would heavily consider this job as a good stepping stone to either finding a better job or to make good connections within the federal fields you work in. It is NOT a long term career based job unless you are either collecting a pension from elsewhere or you have NO choice but to work here. It would better suit someone who doesn't have a lot of responsibilities or children because you will be worked till your feet are numb. FPS may be in a good mood...most the time they are not. You MIGHT get a day off IF your supervisor and "Manager" are feeling generous but otherwise, you are pretty much done for! There are good workers and there are bad workers. Some times it is like being in high school and other times, you may get the few who are willing to work. If you get a good supervisor or manager, you are very very lucky! If not? best thing to do is search elsewhere for a job. For security work, it does pay great but could be a lot better for sure. You have two choices as of benefits and 99% of employees pick the 401K. The health coverage is a joke and does absolutely nothing for you. If you have a union rep, which you will, make friends with him or her and get a copy of your union rights. No! the company can not prevent you from it. YES! they WILL get mad when you remind them of your rights after they try pulling a fast one on you. Read the contract very carefully. There are some good things working for this company but the bad (mainly management) outway that heavily. Best of luck to you.
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