Back in early September, I asked a forum question around the findings of a new study which found that younger feds are happier at work. My colleague Alicia Mazzara summarized it in her Federal Buzz article in the Washington Post today.
In her article and as previously discussed on GovLoop, there are several theories as to why younger workers may be happier. Some attribute this to a new employee’s “honeymoon phase” at the job, while others believe it is more to do with the economy – anyone getting hired is happy to be in work.
However, these findings also make me wonder about the more seasoned federal workers:
Are they truly unhappy at work, or just not as ecstatic as the newer employees?
How can you rekindle the flame that initially sparked your enthusiasm for public service?
Or did the flame ever die?
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