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“"Yes Minister!"”

published 14/12/2004

Good terms & conditions, support for those who und...

Poor public perception of civil servants

*****I should qualify the review you are about to read. The civil service is UK wide and has probably dozens if not hundreds of different terms and conditions. People in the same job in England do not necessarily get the same pay as someone in Scotland and vice versa. My experience has been very...

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“H M Inspector of Taxis”

published 09/02/2003

If you enjoy the job it's fulfilling and reasonabl...

If you don't like working with figures it would be...

When retired Civil Servants meet talk inevitably turns to how good it used to be in the old days and how times have changed. I was reminiscing about my early days in the Inland Revenue and I remembered walking with my daughter some thirty years ago and meeting the local Superior Young Gentleman...

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Super

Pension, some security, mobility

Paperwork

When I was at school, I wanted to be a journalist, and my mate Becky wanted to be a Customs Officer. However, this was not to be, and I became a Customs Officer, while Becky works at the airport - for a well known Orange Airline. Customs deal with most indirect taxation - the main ones being VAT...

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Good

Can be a cushy job, flexi-time, benefits

Jobsworths, paperwork, cutbacks

I am writing about my own experiences working as a civil servant working for the Ministry of Defence, a job that I am about to leave. So it might be a bit of a moan but I only tell the truth! Unfortunately I have discovered that all the myths about civil servants are true! The Civil Service...

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Super

Some good perks - Flexi etc

Pay poor & now the loss of more jobs

I joined the civil service 7 years ago. Id found myself unemployed and walked into the Jobcentre back in the days where all the jobs were hand written on these little cards. I saw a job that seemed Ok and took down the reference number to the receptionist to apply. The next thing I knew I got the...

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Excellent

Secure employment-relatively. Variety, locations, ...

pays less than private sector

I've been reflecting on my job recently and whether I'd like to work elsewhere. I've come to the conclusion that I don't. I joined the Civil Service back in 1978 afte dropping out of University after a year. I didn't like the course and because nobody else in my family had been to uni nobody told...

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Excellent

Flexi-Time, Privilege Days off, Travel Opportuniti...

Money, Promotion Opportunities

The Civil service...I always through it would be made up of people who live grey lives and it was a save job,lacking excitement and oppportunities. But at the tender age of 21, I have been proved wrong! I have been in the civil service (CS) for 9 months now, with another 4 months to go (I'm on a...

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“Working in the Civil Service”

published 28/05/2001

Flexible working hours, good working conditions

relatively insecure, poor prospects for advancemen...

I have worked in the civil service on two occasions since leaving university in 1996. I decided to join because it has always been considered to be a 'safe' option in terms of job security. Up until the mid 1990's, once you got into the civil service you could basically stay there for as long as...

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