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Hi guys. Long time no see
I have a question, I would like your opinions and thoughts on. We're facing a big task at my working place (Authority of tax complaints). Some 800 value assessment complaints has to be tried by me and five of my co workers during the next six to eight months. To compensate us for the work load and to incite us to work faster, my boss has negotiated a bonus program for us. I do not know the size of the possible bonuses yet and we haven't begun processing the complaints yet (they are still being prepared by a student), but it has made me think:
At first I was motivated by the extra pay, but then I realized that I usually don't get motivated by money, which is also evident in my choice of employer. There would have been much more money to be made with literally any other employer than the state, but I like to serve my fellow citizens and do what I can to ensure a fair process for people who have to deal with the dinosaurian public sector. So now I'm torn - on the one hand I feel/felt motivated by the money, but on the other hand I feel I'm abandoning my principles.
How would you guys deal with such a situation?