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Government job vs. Private job: Which one is right for you?

by Yahya R. Content Creator and SEO specialist

Everyone has to make an important decision of either working in the government sector or private sector before they get started with their career. In a country like Pakistan, this decision can seem even more stressful to many, as people are biased towards government jobs. But getting a government job is not that easy. Below we enlist various perks and downsides of each job type so you can decide which career path to pursue.

Government Jobs:

1. Employee Benefits [Perk]:
After a person retires or dies, the government is still obligated to provide him with a monthly stipend. This is called pension and helps out the family of the retired or deceased. The government also gives lucrative schemes to its employees that range from housing to commute. This is a privilege that is not found anywhere else.

2. Job Security [Perk]:
A government job provides more job security than a private job. The government can’t just fire someone without giving a  valid reason. To many, this is the main cause of going for a government job. Unless an employee messes up big time, a government job in Pakistan allows serving until the retirement age.

3. No Growth [Downside]
A person can become stagnant during his tenure as a government employee. Most government facilities lack state-of-art machines and this affects the professional growth of a person.

4. Fixed Salary Packages [Downside]
The salary packages for government employees are fixed by the scale and only increase when the scale increases. It takes considerable time and effort to increase the government scale.

5. No Flexibility [Downside]

Employees don't have the option to work at their convenience, like working from home. Also, the job timings are mostly 9-5 even if there is less work to be done. The same daily dull routine can become unbearable to those that love challenges.

Private Jobs:

1. Attractive Salary Packages [Perk]:
The salary offered by private companies is unparalleled compared to government institutions. The salary depends on the skill and experience of a person. A hardworking person can easily earn 6 figures working for a private company. In a government job, the salary is not dependant on the skill but rather the scale.

2. Flexibility [Perk]:
Some private companies can assign remote jobs to their employees. This provides flexibility to the employee to work at their leisure. Also, the SOPs of private jobs are much more relaxed than government jobs.

3. No Job Security [Downside]
Private companies can let go of their employees anytime without proving a reason to do so. This is a deal-breaker for many candidates. In this way, the private sector provides very little job security.

4. Growth [Perk]
private job offers countless opportunities on a professional and personal level. Companies like Google and Microsoft train their employees so that they can do a better job. Government jobs rarely offer any training programs for their employees.

5. No After-Service Benefits [Downside]
Private companies are not obligated to take care of their former employees. Once a person resigns officially, the company ceases any contact with the employee. This downside is a deal-breaker for many that choose to opt for a government job.

Final Thoughts:

Both, the government and private jobs, have their ups and downs. It depends on the goals and nature of a person. If you're an adventurous person and don't want to be held down then go for a private job. However, If you're someone that is looking for a more secure future and benefits then opt for a government job. In any case, both require devotion and commitment! Find all the latest and verified government and private jobs at JobHubb!


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About Yahya R. Junior   Content Creator and SEO specialist

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Joined APSense since, December 28th, 2020, From ISLAMABAD, Pakistan.

Created on Jan 14th 2021 14:54. Viewed 58 times.

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