Are government jobs a waste of life?

Updated on : January 20, 2022 by Zac Sutton



Are government jobs a waste of life?

I served in CRPF for three and a half years, what I felt working there is something that pushed me to unlearn all their practices. Every day, the same monotonous work in a comfortable environment can never teach you something or let you grow in life. You start living in a bubble, where you only see the kind of people that I feel like they don't want to grow as people in life. They are stuck with the same ideology of being born, living an average life, and dying. They do not seek new skills and learnings. They don't challenge themselves. You just can't have a smart conversation with them. I don't want to degrade them b

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I served in CRPF for three and a half years, what I felt working there is something that pushed me to unlearn all their practices. Every day, the same monotonous work in a comfortable environment can never teach you something or let you grow in life. You start living in a bubble, where you only see the kind of people that I feel like they don't want to grow as people in life. They are stuck with the same ideology of being born, living an average life, and dying. They do not seek new skills and learnings. They don't challenge themselves. You just can't have a smart conversation with them. I don't want to demote them, but that's what it felt like working there. They are simply not prepared to take on the world outside of their offices.

After saying this, I would no doubt say that it really is a waste of life to work in government positions. You just make sure and you can never find your true potential. They lack exposure and are still struggling with the pile of paperwork. Whereas outside your offices there is a world that talks about digitization, artificial intelligence, robots, global warming and all that!

It may be no or it may be yes. It is totally up to you because there are many merits and demerits of doing government jobs. Many people who work in the government and the demand for the government is also increasing day by day. The average salary for government jobs for newcomers can be around 20,000 per month.

Let me tell you the merits of government jobs,

  1. Security: Government work provides security. It is the greatest merit of the government's work. It is the most flexible and safe job. Your salary will come into your account at the end of the month.
  2. Respect: there is a lot of respect in everyone's eyes for an em government
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It may be no or it may be yes. It is totally up to you because there are many merits and demerits of doing government jobs. Many people who work in the government and the demand for the government is also increasing day by day. The average salary for government jobs for newcomers can be around 20,000 per month.

Let me tell you the merits of government jobs,

  1. Security: Government work provides security. It is the greatest merit of the government's work. It is the most flexible and safe job. Your salary will come into your account at the end of the month.
  2. Respect: There is a lot of respect in everyone's eyes for a government employee. Not only do you get a better assured life, you also get a respectful life.
  3. Promotions: As your experience in your profession increases, your salary and position will also increase on time. So it is a better option if you have patience and ability to do it.
  4. Other Facilities - Many government jobs also offer many facilities, such as a personal car, personal home, medical facilities, and many other facilities.
  5. Pension after retirement: Almost all government jobs provide a good pension after retirement. A small percentage of your salary will be given to you after retirement for life. This is the best merit of government work.

Now coming to the demerits of government jobs,

  • Low salary: Government jobs offer a low salary compared to private jobs. The average government salary for the coolest is around 20k, while the average salary for private jobs is higher.
  • It takes time: it takes a long time to increase your position and your salary also in a government position.

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No, government jobs are not a waste of life, they are a blessing to life.

  1. It is not easy to get a job in the government these days.
  2. Although you cannot get your expected salary here, you have job security.
  3. There are many benefits in government jobs. (Example: HRA, TA, DA, etc.)
  4. The main thing is the times. Your office hours will be regular. There are no night shifts or day shift problems. (most government office hours are 9 to 5)
  5. Especially for women, they get a lot of facilities in a government job (example: maternity leave)
  6. No job pressure in government positions. No one can dominate the work of the government and we face many problems.
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No, government jobs are not a waste of life, they are a blessing to life.

  1. It is not easy to get a job in the government these days.
  2. Although you cannot get your expected salary here, you have job security.
  3. There are many benefits in government jobs. (Example: HRA, TA, DA, etc.)
  4. The main thing is the times. Your office hours will be regular. There are no night shifts or day shift problems. (most government office hours are 9 to 5)
  5. Especially for women, they get a lot of facilities in a government job (example: maternity leave)
  6. No job pressure in government positions. Nobody can dominate the work of the government and we face many problems in private companies.
  7. and finally the sudden disappearance of a government. employee (service) will provide a government. I work for one of the members of his family that we cannot see in private companies.

So because of the points mentioned above, I consider that government jobs is not a waste of life, it is a blessing for life.

Thank you and God bless you.

No, they are not. They give the average and above average, but not necessarily the super-bright, a chance to survive in this country by doing something worth pushing through the Government's programs for the masses.

Yes, there is a risk that what is not so shiny will become stale and dated and even turn into dead wood and yet continue to collect wages. The Seventh Payment commission has made several suggestions to solve this problem. But closer to the time of the elections, the political will will not be assertive.

It depends. If you are a person with good skills, then the government job is a waste for you. You can earn much more in the private sector. If you are an average or lazy parish priest, a government job is the best option for you. Government work is like a ring on a chain, nothing can be done. Always controlled by the ruling politic. Job security is much better in the government sector. But companies like Tata provide both a good salary and job security. You do not receive a pension in the private sector, but a qualified person can earn 3-5 times more than that as salary.

So choose wisely.

All the best!!

No ... not really ... because I think these are the only jobs that provide you with long-term financial and economic security. The Govt employee also gets additional facilities such as hospitality residential and educational facilities. In corporate jobs you don't get such benefits. An additional point in favor of government jobs is that, after retirement, the employee receives half of his salary as a pension until death. So government work is definitely not a waste of time.

No. Government jobs are guaranteed for time, they are the safest, they have a legal signature value, the most honorable work for those looking for work.

In addition, there is a guaranteed pension. After age 75, the pension will be completed. If the one who did the work dies, the family would receive a pension.

Many of you have already answered this question and I am sure you are now aware of the current situation and what you need to follow to be successful in your life. Here I just want to add something based on my experience. I hope this helps.

Like you, I am also 25 (26) years old. I did my graduation in 2015. After that my parents strictly told me that I had to earn myself as they weren't going to spend any more money on me because our financial situation was not good. So I didn't get a chance to sit at home and prepare for the government post. I started looking for private work. It was my fir

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Many of you have already answered this question and I am sure you are now aware of the current situation and what you need to follow to be successful in your life. Here I just want to add something based on my experience. I hope this helps.

Like you, I am also 25 (26) years old. I did my graduation in 2015. After that my parents strictly told me that I had to earn myself as they weren't going to spend any more money on me because our financial situation was not good. So I didn't get a chance to sit at home and prepare for the government post. I started looking for private work. It was my first interview. And luckily I cleared it up. It was a BPO job interview. It sounds easy. Well, even though it was a BPO job, I think it has changed my life. My communication was so bad that I came to know only once I got this job. I couldn't speak every time my TL asked me something due to bad English. I used to thank God how I got this job. So I started working on my communication skills, I used to watch YouTube videos every day to improve my English, I started watching Hollywood movies with subtitles etc. All of this helped me a lot and my English improved. I'm not saying I'm very good at English as I still have a hard time speaking, but my written English has improved a lot if I compare it.

The above is one thing I learned while working in a BPO. Another thing that I supported myself is computer typing, this may also surprise someone, but this has helped me to get a job in the government. In the BPO company, my job was to chat with an international client, we had to handle two chats simultaneously and therefore they asked us to work on the speed of writing, so during the training, they gave us 30 minutes to write all days, which improved my typing speed. and my current speed is 80+ words per minute.

After working for 2 years there, I thought I should try it for a government position. Now parents can't say that I can't earn money, so I quit and started preparing for the government post. One thing I did aim for is looking for a government job that requires typing skill, so I started mainly looking for that job alone and applied over 20 applications no matter how many open positions there are. Even if there was only one vacancy, I applied because I knew my strength. I continued preparing along with him. After 6 months of preparation, I decided to quit smoking because the government tests and results take a long time and I was not in a position to wait another month due to financial problems. So I started giving job interviews and after some rejections, I got a job that offered me a good salary. I started working there and the job requirements were the same as my first job.

During my second job, I kept filling out the form for the government job also because I didn't want to forget the practice and hard work that I did during this period. I also kept checking the admission card for the job applied for. Fortunately, I got an admission card for the exam after almost 1 year and got it in the mail. There was only one position for LDC. So I decided to give it a try and came home from Ahmedabad (workplace) to my hoke city (Guwahati) to take the exam. One thing I would like to share is that the offline job application has an advantage that many people do not prefer to fill the form offline as it is a bit complicated as one has to take the impression, fill the form and make the DD of the bank and then send it through the mail. And in the online application, all job applicants complete it from home. So when I got to take the exam, only more than 70 people came for the exam, although the total number of applicants was more than 150, but still, when compared to the regular job exam, it was much less. Yes, there was only 1 vacancy, but it was worth the risk. So I passed the first two stages of the exam easily and then after 3-4 months I was called in for the typing test. I could see all the other students who came to the typing test with no experience and they were all scared and I was confident. Yes, the typing test was qualifying in nature and does not guarantee your selection as once you pass the typing test, the score from your first two exams will decide who will get the selection. The required writing speed was 35 words per minute and on the test my speed was over 70 words per minute. I think only two passed the typing test, but based on the first two stage qualifications, I was selected.

In total, there are two things that I would like to suggest. No matter what job you do, keep learning as you decide your future. I know a lot of people look for government jobs, but that doesn't mean that if you don't get it, your life is useless. I have seen people succeed and earn much more than what government employees make and are happy with the work. In private work, you learn every day and compete to grow in your career. This helped me and I'm sure it will help you too. Second, if you want to be successful or get a job in the government, don't follow what everyone does, you have to think and try to get your way. First identify what your strength is and based on that, apply for the job, be it a private job or a government job.

I wish you all the best for your future life and great success.

Edit: Many thanks to everyone who read this answer and helped make my first answer to fill in 100 upvotes. It may sound a bit, but it will help build my confidence to keep writing answers on Quora.

Life begins in a different way after getting a job in the government. Your way of living changes. Your way of thinking changes. I started my career 2 years ago, nine months ago, in a public sector bank.

I was a little nervous since this was my first job. But then things started to normalize. The few changes I observed:

  • As time went by, I came to the conclusion that there is not much difference between the public and the private sector. You work hard in both sectors. The only certainty here is that you are not too exposed to being fired. They fire him, but only in cases of serious misconduct or fraud.
  • Real social status
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Life begins in a different way after getting a job in the government. Your way of living changes. Your way of thinking changes. I started my career 2 years ago, nine months ago, in a public sector bank.

I was a little nervous since this was my first job. But then things started to normalize. The few changes I observed:

  • As time went by, I came to the conclusion that there is not much difference between the public and the private sector. You work hard in both sectors. The only certainty here is that you are not too exposed to being fired. They fire him, but only in cases of serious misconduct or fraud.
  • Social status reaches a new height. You get everyone's respect. You become a new version of yourself. Incarnate.
  • Money is not a problem now. So I won't give it anymore. You will have enough to spend unless you are fueling illegitimate activities.
  • Your daily life is bound by a strict set of rules. You become more punctual and disciplined. There is a sense of responsibility. You are accountable to the people who look up to you for your services.
  • Currently I work in a semi-urban branch. The people here know each other well. Obviously, they know me too. So they always watch me. If I do something wrong, it is not me, it is the official of the organization who will be blamed. People will start saying "Wo bank ka oficial aise kiya". So I have to be very careful because my actions should never affect my organization.
  • Ten things right won't make you a hero, but one wrong move can certainly make you the villain.
  • Parents begin their emotional attyachar for marriage. They obviously want to see you settled.
  • They pay you, occasional sick leave. So vacations are not a problem. You can travel all over the country.
  • There are no fixed times to go home. You may also have to work on Sundays.
  • I find it really cool to be dressed formally. This outfit really makes you feel like yes, you are now a working pro. Jeans and T-shirts are no longer an important part of your wardrobe. Formals replace everything.
  • I am working 1800 km from home. But I still have people available for me 24 * 7 in an emergency. This is a win-win situation, as counting money doesn't really make you rich. The number of people who are behind you in any circumstance does.
  • Before you used to be next to the receivers of any helping hand. You are now a helping hand.

In general, things change in a positive way with the arrival of a job.

Peace to all who read this🀘🏻🀘🏻

Hi guys, I hope you are doing well.

Well, "life" doesn't change after you get a job in the government or even a private one. People's perspective of you changes. Life itself is a complete movie in which getting a job (public or private) is only part of it. So a part of life has some minor changes after getting a job.

The changes I feel after getting Job are:

  1. People will start to listen to you seriously. They follow your advice on important issues, as they now believe that you are mature enough to make decisions. This makes you feel valuable, which was not the case before.
  2. When you star
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Hi guys, I hope you are doing well.

Well, "life" doesn't change after you get a job in the government or even a private one. People's perspective of you changes. Life itself is a complete movie in which getting a job (public or private) is only part of it. So a part of life has some minor changes after getting a job.

The changes I feel after getting Job are:

  1. People will start to listen to you seriously. They follow your advice on important issues, as they now believe that you are mature enough to make decisions. This makes you feel valuable, which was not the case before.
  2. When you start to win, you will feel the freedom. Freedom to spend on things you always wanted, freedom to make decisions on your own, freedom to pursue your hobbies without thinking about money.
  3. You gain confidence. Having a job will give you a lot of confidence, which will help you in all aspects of life.
  4. You will be respected everywhere. You may be wondering about the change and how the table turns out after you have a job. These are some life lessons from this part of life.
  5. Obviously, his parents will appreciate this fact more that their son is independent now and ready to face the world alone. The smile on his face is enough to make you happy and satisfied.
  6. Although I think that being satisfied after a job is a subjective concept, as I saw many people, even in good positions in the government sector, crying over silly things, helping people in need that you could not do before due to the limitation of Money is something you enjoy and perhaps it gives you the satisfaction that everyone craves.

I believe that respect, freedom, love, passion are things that everyone yearns for. I love to travel, read, write, photograph, etc. and I agree to any job that gives me time and money to do all of these things. So, it does not matter if it is a government or a private one. For me, I go to the office, I do my work diligently, I take vacations, I spend time doing the things I love and that's it, I am happy and satisfied. Nothing more and nothing less. πŸ˜‡βœŒ

Some photos doing things that I love:

Hike to Chandrasheela, Chopta

Trip to sarkunda devi, Dhnaulti

I love spending the night in Rishikesh.

Guess the location πŸ˜›.

Doing some adventure in Kannatal.

On top of Chandrasheela

Lucky to witness one of the most beautiful villages in Chopta (Sari village) and of course the sunset. Deoriya taal is a must see here.

Aah! The destination of my dream wedding πŸ˜›. Triyuginarayan Temple, 15 km ahead of Kedarnath

This is a hidden place between Haridwar and Rishikesh. A town called 'Kimsar'

One more photo of her.

On the way to Kedarnath

Auli ❀

And last but not least, The Book I Wrote With All My Heart. My first debut novel 'The Last Class'.

Thanks,

Have a happy reading β€βœŒπŸ™Œ

I am a government employee and I think I can respond well to this.

Let's compare a qualified SSC CGL from a low-ranking government employee and an engineer from NIT or an institute of equivalent reputation.

GE earns 35k per month, while Er. Makes between 40k-60k (average)

Er has more workload, but government employees have responsibilities too, some days I don't even turn on my PC and some days I sit until 1am to complete my work. So the workload of government employees is not less

Er. It is mainly posted in big cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, etc., where you can enjoy the nightlife, party, etc. On the other hand, I spent more

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I am a government employee and I think I can respond well to this.

Let's compare a qualified SSC CGL from a low-ranking government employee and an engineer from NIT or an institute of equivalent reputation.

GE earns 35k per month, while Er. Makes between 40k-60k (average)

Er has more workload, but government employees have responsibilities too, some days I don't even turn on my PC and some days I sit until 1am to complete my work. So the workload of government employees is not less

Er. It is mainly published in big cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, etc., where you can enjoy the nightlife, parties, etc. On the other hand, I spent more than half of my tour of duty in cities with fewer than 10 Lakh residents. Where you can't even have a cup of tea after 10pm and it's dangerous to go out alone at night.

GEs have to intimidate their office for all the little things like acquiring a large asset, taking loans, taking exams, applying for a passport, applying for a course. Permission is required for each and every thing. The GEs have to have a surveillance authorization before going abroad each time and that is not easy to achieve, it takes a long time.

If the engineers are laid off, they can find another job and continue. Whereas if a government employee is laid off, they are not eligible for future employment under the government. By the way, it is not easy to fire a GE, the firing procedure itself takes years.

No recreational travel, no work from home, very few or no pretty girls / handsome guys in the office, no people of a similar age group, broken chairs, old computers, dusty files, no proper toilets in the office, etc. This is what we have to face while private employers provide the best working environment for their employees. They even provide lunch.

To conclude, government employees are not enjoying life as much as the country thinks, they are also facing problems, they are also facing politics in office and are being paid less. The only benefit is job security, nothing more.

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