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  1. "Appraiser"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent customer service in all departments

    Cons

    limited hours. Only open until 1 pm on Fridays

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. "A Stressful, but Rewarding Job"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Safety Telecommunicator in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Public Safety Telecommunicator in Franklin, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    - You are doing a great service for your community
    - You are a part of a wonderful, caring, and courageous American Institution
    - The work you do has real-life meaning
    - Can be exciting at times
    - You are free to pursue your own interests during down-time; tv with cable and internet
    - Ridealong opportunities to learn more about the field
    - Challenging. Maybe a con to some people, but if you want a job where you need to use every ounce of your brain-power in intense situations, then this is a great place to be.

    Cons

    - Pay!! For the work we do, we deserve to be paid more. I was almost making more as a gas station attendant across town, for Pete's sake!
    - Always living with the knowing that any mistakes can cause someone to lose their life
    - Your schedule is rarely going to change, so better hope you like the shift you're assigned
    - Information about policy changes rarely makes it to the Communications Office in a timely fashion

    Advice to Management

    It was a great pleasure working with you all. I wouldn't change a thing!... except the pay. Gotta pay us more!

  3. "blah"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fireman in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Fireman in Boston, MA

    Pros

    -brotherhood
    -sense of pride and fulfillment in your career
    -work 10 days a month
    -get paid to sleep depending on where you are
    -liked by the public
    -good benefits
    -job security
    -potential for advancement
    -knowing you make a difference in someone's life

    Cons

    -pay
    -away from family for 24 hours
    -called in for disasters
    -hard work
    -constant training
    -pay
    -high hazard job
    -there is a possibility that when you go to work, you may not come back.
    -trauma witnessed at scenes, dealing with death

    Advice to Management

    Firefighters, or firemen, are rescuers extensively trained primarily to put out hazardous fires that threaten civilian populations and property, to rescue people from car accidents, collapsed and burning buildings and other such situations. The increasing complexity of modern industrialized life with an increase in the scale of hazards has stimulated both advances in firefighting technology and a broadening of the firefighter-rescuer's remit. They sometimes provide emergency medical services. The fire service, or fire and rescue service also known in some countries as the fire brigade or fire department, are some of the emergency services.