Government Job vs Private Job

Which job you want?

  • Government

    Votes: 9 47.4%
  • Private Companies

    Votes: 5 26.3%
  • Nope, I want to be self employed

    Votes: 4 21.1%
  • Hah, I'm happy being jobless

    Votes: 1 5.3%

  • Total voters
    19
  • Poll closed .

krishnandu.sarkar

Simply a DIGITian
Staff member
Well, Govt. jobs have their own advantage as we all know. But they are boring.

So I voted for Private Companies. :D
 

baiju

Ambassador of Buzz
Well, Govt. jobs have their own advantage as we all know. But they are boring.

So I voted for Private Companies. :D

How can you say govt. jobs are boring if you are not a govt. servant? For that matter any job regardless of govt or private can be boring if you don't like your job. Me myself is a govt. employee and i am quite happy with it.:). From my experience the advantages of a govt job are many:

1. Power and respect
2. Good salary (though not comparable with private)
3. Job security (the most important thing)
4. Fixed working time (except for a few categories like law and order, medical field etc.)
5. Satisfaction that you are doing something good to the welfare of the general public.

These are a few that comes to my mind. Pls note I am not saying private job is bad or boring. Every job has its own pros and cons. The important thing that matters is whether you are happy with that.:)
 

krishnandu.sarkar

Simply a DIGITian
Staff member
1. Power and respect

Which they misuse.

2. Good salary (though not comparable with private)

Well, ya, Govt. jobs are also offering good salaries now and in some areas they are much more than private.

3. Job security (the most important thing)

100% Agree.

4. Fixed working time (except for a few categories like law and order, medical field etc.)

Well, that's right. This can be taken wrongly or rightly both :p

5. Satisfaction that you are doing something good to the welfare of the general public.

Depends on person to person
 

mitraark

nub 4eva
1. Power and respect
2. Good salary (though not comparable with private)
3. Job security (the most important thing)
4. Fixed working time (except for a few categories like law and order, medical field etc.)
5. Satisfaction that you are doing something good to the welfare of the general public.


Very well put points , except maybe for the last point , which in reality is the opposite :|

Money/Work done is way more :(

I am an IT Student i hardly have any hope of getting a Goverment Job :( Although it maybe for the better , want to learn more , private is the way to go.
 

asingh

Aspiring Novelist
With almost 10 years of working with MNCs. Would prefer the 'peace' of a government job any day. Not that I am a person seeking ways to shirk hard work -- but MNCs' are PITA and quite tension and high brain hurting experiences. Specially with the hierarchy and structures. Am at a high managerial position, but still do not like it -- anymore.
 

pulkitpopli2004

Cyborg Agent
^^ managers still enjoy.. but in MNC the maximum time they do is Calling.. most of the time they are on phone.. sometimes taking complaint, sometime reports, bringing projects etc etc...

i would prefer govn. jobs..

but the name government employee is enough to make an image of lazy, bribe taker person
 

Vyom

The Power of x480
Staff member
Admin
but the name government employee is enough to make an image of lazy, bribe taker person

And that's exactly why I resent even talking about them. It's understandable for my parents to like "govt job" title. But, as a wannabe Soft Engg., I am constantly being tormented to try for govt jobs. Which I don't want to! :-(
 
OP
Zangetsu

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
who has voted for "jobless"????

With almost 10 years of working with MNCs. Would prefer the 'peace' of a government job any day. Not that I am a person seeking ways to shirk hard work -- but MNCs' are PITA and quite tension and high brain hurting experiences. Specially with the hierarchy and structures. Am at a high managerial position, but still do not like it -- anymore.

dats y I was wondering u have such a high-end setup...:grin:
 

baiju

Ambassador of Buzz
Money/Work done is way more :(

Not true always. It is a general notion that govt employees have no work to do, they simply put the attendance and get high salary. Actually except in central govt. segment, the salary is very low for state employees. (I frequently had to work extra time including night without any extra allowance.)

With almost 10 years of working with MNCs. Would prefer the 'peace' of a government job any day. Not that I am a person seeking ways to shirk hard work -- but MNCs' are PITA and quite tension and high brain hurting experiences. Specially with the hierarchy and structures. Am at a high managerial position, but still do not like it -- anymore.

One of my friends left his manager job in a well reputed mnc and joined as LD Clerk. Sometimes he would say (or brag) I was getting 40k pm but the pressure was intolerable. Now i am happy even though i am getting only 5k pm. (This was in 2004. Salary has increased since then, but not too much.)

i would prefer govn. jobs..

but the name government employee is enough to make an image of lazy, bribe taker person

Well you should try for a govt job and change that lazy, bribe taken image.:grin:

And that's exactly why I resent even talking about them. It's understandable for my parents to like "govt job" title. But, as a wannabe Soft Engg., I am constantly being tormented to try for govt jobs. Which I don't want to! :-(

Parents always want there children to have a good secure job. But since your interest is in IT field you should go with that. IT jobs are available in govt. fields as well.
 

ranjan82

Right off the assembly line
Personally I think the 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.
private engineering colleges in delhi
Hope i have offered some help
 

Randy_Marsh

Ambassador of Buzz
Looking at the responses, I think most of the ppl here are either college guys or freshers. Let me share my experience then:

I am in private sector, having >5 years of experience now (currently working for American Express). Initially I wanted to move to govt. sector as I wasn't getting much at that time. Now, when I see myself and my fellow childhood friends who are in govt. sector, I always thank to god that he didn't get me in govt.
Points being:

1) Private sector has no barriers. You can move to any direction, learn & work on things you want (atleast in IT sector). In 5 years, I've switched couple of times as I simply didn't like what I was doing, and now I think I am at the right place. You cannot do such thing (atleast easily) in govt. sector.

2) Exposure: the quality of workplace, guest houses, talented leaders, classy & modern people, cute, hot and stylish ladies ;) ...govt. sector don't even have such things, let alone the comparison. The company of smart people grooms you inside out, redefines your lifestyle..makes you better. If you are working for a good MNC: outings to high class properties, wild parties is plus. Believe me, I have friends who are in very good govt. jobs. I've been to their parties, seen their colleagues etc. they are nothing when compared to Private.
Also, dont forget foreign/onsite trips.

3) Money: when i started, I was earning very less and so my mind was not fixed. But in private, you can grow exponentially, monetary wise. I've already surpassed almost all of my fellow buddies working in govt. sector, even with a huge margin from most of them. Today by god's grace, I have everything I used to think about in my childhood. If I need something, I can buy without thinking even twice.

4) Facilities: Yes, govt. sector provides you discounted fares, ration etc., home, tax exemptions etc. But when you earn good, you won't even bother about these things. Govt. provide all those things simply because it pays less.

5) the only thing which I see in govt. job is that its impactful, if required. You have any formal trouble, have some work to be done in govt. office, your govt. designation (may) aid you. But thankfully, I have some good contacts which sometimes help me out. lol.

Well, the choice depends from person to person. Some wants to just go to office, spend some time there and come back home. So, they look for govt. sector because it has job security. Some really want to help their nation/or looks for core stream of their interest (mechanical/chemical etc,), gets into core govt. divison and works really hard.
I've also seen people in private, doing nothing, getting annual hikes, working on same level for years. So they also dont get much growth but they are still happy. Point is, you will find both kind of situations in either of the sectors.

For me, Private.
 
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