Pension; flexible scheduling; ability to telecommute (working remotely); helping the people of Minnesota; veteran friendly.
Knowing I'll have the benefit of a pension when I retire is very attractive. It helps my family plan for the long term, and provides a sense of security.
Coming from a large IT consulting company in the private sector, I enjoyed a flexible work schedule and telecommuting. The state's opportunities are even better. As a business analyst working for DHS, I enjoyed working four 10-hour days with every Monday off. I also telecommuted on Fridays. Having a three-day weekend, every weekend was incredible.
I love coming to work every day knowing that I will be helping Minnesotans in need. The civic engagement I feel working with my teammates is very rewarding.
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My wife likes to remind me of how many people my work impacts each day. On one occasion, we were at a large gathering and I was having a bad day. My wife changed my outlook by saying "Just think, there are probably a couple of dozen people here who you help with their health care every year."
I am an avid Vikings fan who enjoys hiking, photography, kayaking and gaming.