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I worked for the state of Idaho for almost 10 years. I loved the culture of my agency, my on-site supervisors and manager, and my co-workers. I would have never left, but the workload of my position got to be so high it was unsistainable. With the legislature having to approve every new position and seemingly more interested in paying high salaries to football coaches than for new positions in community safety, there was little hope of relief.

Why I left? Frankly I got tired of the 55-65 hour work weeks. Got tired of never being able to take a vacation or sick day without having to take work with me. Got tired of being told relief was in the works without ever having it materialize.

Comp time maxes out at 240, then you get overtime...with supervisor approval. Depending on your position, vacation maxes out at 240 hours, so with the workload and never being able to use it, I topped out and lost additional accruals. That didn't seem right.

If things changed and the department gets the positions it needs, I would go back.

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Can take up to three months - requires background check no matter where you've worked before

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10 hrs per day

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Unreasonable. all nights and holidays

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Since I have transfered from the Dept of Health and Welfare to the Tax Commission I have had nothing but a good experience. I have had no trouble getting time off for sick time or vacation time. My schedule is much more flexible and easier to manage a work life balance.

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I don't like telling people about it

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Very busy, but unorganized. It is hard to get anything done because the job is just ciaos. The number of offenders to PO's is way to low to make a huge difference. This is the nature of the job, but it puts so much stress on the employee and I see lots of burn out.

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Young staff with limited experience. High Turnover.

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We earn 5.5 hours of vacation and 3.7 sick time each pay period. I have found the agency to be very flexible. For single days a week or two notice has been sufficient. Longer vacations at a month.

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Show appreciation tion long term employees and have a better mechanism in place for those that need reassignment. Applying with everyone else is not effective.

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