Do public servants feel a ‘calling’?

Between pay freezes, furloughs and negative media coverage, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would want to work in the public sector these days. Are government workers gluttons for punishment? Some seasoned federal workers say they’re drawn to public service because it’s more than just a job. “I think federal employment is a privilege, a calling,” said government worker Doris Tirone. “It’s not a means to get rich, at least for the majority of us. In exchange for this privilege, the majority of the federal civilian workforce doesn’t take for granted that we work to serve our fellow Americans, not to pad our own pockets. Most of us take this fiduciary responsibility seriously.” Read full article >>

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