We’re not living in the time of East India Company. Today a whole lot of companies are out there in the market for offering jobs to skilled professionals. These companies often get successful in hiring the best and most talented professionals due to the offers of heavy salary packages, but still you may notice a trend sometimes – some people always prefer government jobs instead of private jobs regardless of the salary. Do you know why this happens? In this article I’ll try to provide the answer.
Given below three major benefits exclusive to government employees that private employees don’t get in most cases:
More allowances and benefits
Even after the discontinuation of pension government jobs still provide more allowances and benefits to employees when compared to private employees. For example, house allowances, motor vehicle allowances, travel allowances, mobile allowances sometimes and even more than that. Now I’m not saying that private jobs don’t provide these facilities to employees. Of course they do, but not all private jobs cover these many expenses of employees. However, if you’ve a government job then regardless of your department or post you get access to all these allowances.
Security and Stability
Unlike private sector where jobs are lost sometimes even on the minor mistakes, government jobs are mostly permanent until you do something insanely wrong. In fact, until you’re a highly important Executive rank office of the company you may get fired even for a smallest mistake. This doesn’t happen in government sectors at least. They provide more security to employees for their future and help them in living a peaceful life.
Ease of working
Government jobs also come with the advantage of easy working environment. They come with set patterns for bonuses and promotions, so you don’t need to outperform yourself for getting those benefits. On the other hand, private companies promote the employees who outperform their peers in competition or have good connections with top level executives. Secondly, working hours and deadlines in government jobs are also easily achievable in comparison to the never ending stream of projects that stay on the shoulders of private employees. When all these factors combine together, the private working environment becomes stressful and filled with anxiety while government working environment remains peaceful and cheery!
However, regardless of these things which sector you choose depends completely on your personal preference. If fast growth matters for you more than anything else then you should go for the private sector. On the other hand, if you aren’t that much concerned about the fast growth then you can opt for government jobs.