Everyone know that government employees are overworked and under paid. I didn't believe this until I started working for the VA. I work very hard, but never get rewarded or commended. Management in HR is the worst. They do not care for you and do not want to give you opportunities to promote. They are very snake like, and act like they care, but will throw you under the bus if the opportunity rises. They bring you on with a certain salary, then once you start, they lower it. Do NOT trust HR management.
Short breaks, terrible management