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Im asked to come for a interview for a state job. The starting salary is

is very less very less what i get now. So im confused to whether to go for it.

The reason i applied is health insurance and my current boss is a pain in the neck for me. So kinda limbo now . I appreciate your valuable opinions

 
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State jobs (I assume you mean as in one of the 50 states in the US) are stereotypically known for the following characteristics:

- 40 hour work week, firm (no on works overtime except in the most rare of circumstances, e.g. the president is coming to meet with the government who wants to show off his new pet project)
- good benefits
- difficult to be fired (can get away with little work)
- can be frustrating to see co-workers do little work
- pay significantly less than industry
- plodding pace to projects
- rarely on cutting edge
- seemingly capricious budgets from year to year

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