State of Michigan

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Great student job, flexible schedule, very good pay

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Current Employee - Student Assistant  in  Lansing, MI
Current Employee - Student Assistant in Lansing, MI

Pros

Pay, flexible schedule, good people/culture. Laid back environment.

Cons

Varying workload, no health insurance or paid vacation/sick days etc for students

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    Legal Extern

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    Former Employee - Legal Extern  in  Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Legal Extern in Lansing, MI

    Pros

    Staff at Dept. of State are all dedicated, intelligent and talented.

    Cons

    I had to pay for parking.

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    Government jobs aren't the path to riches everyone expects.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI

    Pros

    Benefits are great, hours are reasonable, and once you get in you have the prospect of long-term security. If you stay employed, pay raises are predictable.

    Cons

    I was hired as a "permanent" employee which I assumed meant I would be retained unless I really screwed up. Unfortunately, budget cuts eliminated my job after 13 months, yet they kept some employees in the same job who had been there for 30-40 years and were decades past retirement age. Loyalty should be rewarded, but there's a point where they need to make room for fresh blood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use some financial incentives to get the old employees to move on. Offering them a lump sum could eliminate their high wages and make room for younger employees at the lower end of the wage scale. Why keep someone on the payroll in their 90s? Don't hire employees as "permanent" if you don't realistically expect you'll be able to keep them employed; hire them as "limited term".

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