Why is a government job better than a private job?

SanjeevT By SanjeevT, 23rd May 2018 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/42kphxry/
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Looks like we are back to the times where Government jobs are starting to get attractive again. This article here discusses the advantages of the government jobs over private sector jobs.

Job Security

In government job sector you'll be probably set for your life. My papa has been a teacher since 1978 and had a very stable and monotonous job life so there certainly security in this area but after one point life(not the job) becomes stagnant.

More facilities

Government jobs provide more facilities like internet, telephone subscription, LTC and what not. For government jobs, many benefits such as retirement benefits, pension plans and funds exist moreover benefits such as medical, housing, loans, childcare etc. are also available. While some large private sector companies do offer such benefits, majority of them don’t offer except for mandatory ones.

Inevitable salary increment

In government jobs your salary will increase which will have no correlation with your performance. My friend went to DRDO for internship last summer, almost all the employees there played cards all day long.

Respect

If you are a government employee then you will get respect from a subset of government employees and people because of your position and power.

Benefits & Perks

Next comes the benefit & perks a Government employee gets. For government jobs, many benefits such as retirement benefits, pension plans and funds exist moreover benefits such as medical, housing, loans, childcare etc. are also available. While some large private sector companies do offer such benefits, majority of them don’t offer except for mandatory ones.

Retirement becomes a factor and in the later part of our career and the retirement age of 60 years and in some cases of 58 years ensures longevity of an individual’s career.

Working Hours

Personally I think the next factor an employee would scratch his head over is of the number of working hours he / she has to input and that is a big plus over private sector. In government sector jobs, there are standard working hours, unlike private sector ones, where an individual has to do overtime against ones wishes (many time without any benefits as well). And if at all situation demands a government employee to do overtime, then he / she is entitled to attractive overtime benefits.

Cons

Quality of facilities not good - Unfortunately the facilities provided by government is again by a government organization and I need not say further.

No glitches

In government sector there are no jumps upwards/downwards, your whole life is planned out and there are no shortcuts until and unless you change your job which seldom happen.

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Career, Govt Jobs, Private

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