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Depending on their case assignments, FBI agents may work a very strenuous and variable schedule, frequently working more hours than the customary 40-hour week. They are on call for possible assignment 24 hours a day. Assignments may be given for any location at any time. Every aspect of the agent's work is of a confidential nature. As a result, agents may work under potentially dangerous circumstances in carrying out their assignments, and they may be confronted with unpleasant and even horrifying aspects of life. Because of the confidential nature of their work, they must refrain from speaking about their casework even with relatives or spouses. In addition, agents may be required to travel and perform their duties under many conditions, including severe weather. Nevertheless, a career with the FBI offers a great deal of respect, responsibility, and the possibility of adventure. No two days are ever the same for a special agent.

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