Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: A motivation theory. Only you can answer this question by asking yourself these questions. 1. Physiological needs : Does the job pay you well? 2. Safety needs : Is there job security? 3. Belongingness and love needs : Does my family and friends support what I am doing? 4. Esteem needs : Is this a prestigious job? Do I find meaning in what I am doing? 5. Self-actualization needs : Will this job allow me to achieve my personal potential, self-fulfillment and personal growth? Well, as a scholar in the civil service you have fulfilled points 1 and point 2. By asking the question in the community you are seeking points 3 and 4. Point 5 is the hardest to achieve but if you do, congratulation! Lastly, if this career does not satisfy your needs, you will eventually leave the service.