I am 25 years old, but I am still confused when choosing between a government job and a private job. Can anybody help me?

Updated on : January 21, 2022 by Zak Burke



I am 25 years old, but I am still confused when choosing between a government job and a private job. Can anybody help me?

Take a deep breath and relax. Sit alone and silently ask yourself what it is you really want to achieve in your life. I say this because this world is too noisy and we cannot hear our own voice.

You still have many options in both the private and government sectors. You have to think about what you have done and achieved to date and what you want to achieve more. Which sector will lead you to that goal. You know your strengths and weaknesses. Get to know his family and his financial stability.

Please don't lie to yourself and don't set unrealistic goals. Most of the people fell into this tra

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Take a deep breath and relax. Sit alone and silently ask yourself what it is you really want to achieve in your life. I say this because this world is too noisy and we cannot hear our own voice.

You still have many options in both the private and government sectors. You have to think about what you have done and achieved to date and what you want to achieve more. Which sector will lead you to that goal. You know your strengths and weaknesses. Get to know his family and his financial stability.

Please don't lie to yourself and don't set unrealistic goals. Most of the people fell into this trap. Who want to do something great but unfortunately cannot achieve what they hoped for.

You will find happiness and money everywhere, just be good at what you are doing.

I have not written any technical and informative answers because you will find many answers about Government and Private Career Opportunities.

Hope it helps you decide.

So looking at your scenario, you could assume two situations here:

first situation: o you have a private and government job in hand,

OR

Second situation: you are struggling to get one of these.

If you have been blessed with the first situation, choose the one that is relevant to you and that excites you the most, and you are ready to put all your energy, time, and focus on it.

Now let's move on to the second situation, if you are struggling to get any of these, choose what comes first. If you get a government job in the beginning, choose the same and do it wholeheartedly. Otherwise, you can try your luck with private.

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So looking at your scenario, you could assume two situations here:

first situation: o you have a private and government job in hand,

OR

Second situation: you are struggling to get one of these.

If you have been blessed with the first situation, choose the one that is relevant to you and that excites you the most, and you are ready to put all your energy, time, and focus on it.

Now let's move on to the second situation, if you are struggling to get any of these, choose what comes first. If you get a government job in the beginning, choose the same and do it wholeheartedly. Otherwise, you can also try your luck with a private job, which is also good and better in its own way.

I hope my answers help you calculate your decision.

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He hasn't even indicated his qualifications. No one can help you more than yourself. There is no general answer to your question. Various factors would decide that, such as your qualification, level of performance, ability to take risks, family responsibility and pressure, and your acceptance of job portability, etc. Said and done, a government job is reasonably safe. If you have the proper education and are competitive, private jobs may pay more, but that too would be demanding.

Choosing means that you are saying that both are on a plate in front of you.

Look outside, millions of young people are wasting time preparing for competitive exams. After 5 6 years no one entertains them in the private sector. They also don't have any skills.

There are very few government jobs and the number will be reduced due to outsourcing and privatization.

One in a million can get a job in the government.

So try to get a good job in the private sector.

Choose a job in the government. Even the difficulties at the time of Covid-19 are proof of this. Government employees remain at their jobs as usual. Many in private jobs have lost it, and even those who continue have lost a substantial amount of wages.

You are only 25 years old and you will prepare very well for the government exams.

Ask yourself what you want to do, see if you are going to a government job, you will enjoy the holidays and it is also not risky, it means that you do not have to worry about losing your job, but if you opt for a private job, you will get experience after each 4-5 years when changing companies, private jobs give you the experience of enthusiasm, failure, success, different friends, what do you want?

Government job is better even if it pays 40k instead of private job which pays 70k.

I have worked in the private sector and I can confirm that the private sector jobs in India are terrible. For those 70k, a private sector company will take 140k of work away from you. Most of the time, even though the official hours were 9 to 5 Monday to Saturday, I rarely left my office at 5 and most days they left around 7 p.m. and sometimes even he worked on Sundays.

Now I am in government work, I arrive at the office at 9 am and leave at 5 pm without any problem and the second Saturdays are free every month.

In a private job, I only have 7 days.

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Government job is better even if it pays 40k instead of private job which pays 70k.

I have worked in the private sector and I can confirm that the private sector jobs in India are terrible. For those 70k, a private sector company will take 140k of work away from you. Most of the time, even though the official hours were 9 to 5 Monday to Saturday, I rarely left my office at 5 and most days they left around 7 p.m. and sometimes even he worked on Sundays.

Now I am in government work, I arrive at the office at 9 am and leave at 5 pm without any problem and the second Saturdays are free every month.

In private work, I only had 7 days off without pay when I wanted to take a vacation and for that too they only gave me special permission from the boss as it was in his good books. While on the government job, you get 10 days of paid leave for LTC to take vacation anywhere in India.

In private work, I was happy with the salary initially for 2-3 months, but then I realized a few things:

  1. I was getting fat from just 5 hours of sleep and drinking sugary coffee to stay awake at the office.
  2. My private job made me work 2 to 3 times more than normal and only paid 70,000
  3. I did not have time with the family and the little time I had I used to sleep and recover physically than to interact with the family.
  4. Since they were working every Saturday, he had no time to go to the bank or to do housework, since on Sunday he also needed to rest and could barely move a muscle.
  5. Every day I used to curse my job, but I still had to work and give 100 percent otherwise I would get into the bad boss books.
  6. After 1 year of struggle, private work increased my salary by 5k and my salary became 75k. But that barely satisfied me when I realized that the expectations of me had increased even more. That meant they gave me even more work than I could bear.
  7. Now I am in a government job that pays me 60k a month plus benefits. And I am happier. More respect for the work done. The public appreciates with all their hearts when I work for them. I feel like I'm contributing to the nation. I spend more time with the family. I receive license paid by LTC. I work decent hours and get paid decently.

Once you have worked in the Pvt and Government sector, you will find that the Government sector pays more for hours of work performed than the Pvt sector.

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1: Wow, I'm getting a lot of negative reactions from people in the private sector. Especially those who are working in good startups. I'm happy for you if you have a good job that allows for a good work-life balance. I did not get that privilege in the private sector. So I decided to quit in a year.

2. Most people want to know about my publication. Guys, I was selected in the IRS civil service. Which is definitely better than 99 percent of the Pvt sector jobs. Didn't want to brag about that sooner. The thing is, even the youngest jobs in the government sector are better than in the pvt sector. This is because the capitalists suck your flesh and blood. Those who work in the Pvt sector know the false laddu called "incentive". They would know they have to say Yes, boss to everything. If you say No to work, you don't like it. Game over for you. Also in the private sector, new entrants can join at any level. If you had a good boss

3: Those who say I'm lazy. Well I'm not. I realize that I do know that I have only 8 hours to deliver in a day at work. I give my best shot every day. The IRS is a very responsible job. I'm taking revenge on that bloody capitalist class that makes huge profits and pays little taxes and small salaries to its employees.

4: Someone also said that I was in a bad job and that's why I suffered. Well, not really. That company has a very high reputation. But it is a false reputation. I can't take your name here and risk a lawsuit.

5: What government job pays 60k? Many of them actually. Do some research. My job now pays me 80k in hand after review and salary increases.

6: Those who think that what I have written is false and raise doubts as to why my muscles hurt so much and why I was drinking coffee all day. Guys, you need to have a life. What I said is 100% true. I swear.

7: Those who claimed that after 4 or 5 years they were earning a huge sum in the private sector. I am happy for you. Congratulations. But are you satisfied with only the cash? What is the balance between work and personal life? How does your family feel about your work? Are you intellectually, physically and emotionally happy? Think about this.

8. I lost all the fat that I accumulated. I joined a gym because I had time and energy left for it and now I weigh 10 kg less and have a lot of muscle.

Okay, I will respond based on my experience and any knowledge I have on this topic.

Background: My father has been serving in the government of India for the past 20 years and has worked vertically to achieve a highly respected position.

So why are they considered good? (I'll talk about the current scenario)

1. Pay
Your description (pay peanuts) makes me laugh. Do you know the wages after the sixth pay commission was enforced in 2009?
Here's what recent graduates are paying

  • ISRO - 4.5 lac (pay scale 15600 - 39000)
  • NTPC - about 6 lac (pay scale 24900-50500)
  • CANDLE - 5 lac (pay scale 20000
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Okay, I will respond based on my experience and any knowledge I have on this topic.

Background: My father has been serving in the government of India for the past 20 years and has worked vertically to achieve a highly respected position.

So why are they considered good? (I'll talk about the current scenario)

1. Pay
Your description (pay peanuts) makes me laugh. Do you know the wages after the sixth pay commission was enforced in 2009?
Here's what recent graduates are paying

  • ISRO - 4.5 lac (pay scale 15600 - 39000)
  • NTPC - about 6 lac (pay scale 24900-50500)
  • CANDLE - 5 lac (pay scale 20000-40500)


Do you call it peanuts? Compare it to the package that says Tata motors or TCS gives a recent graduate.
As for a senior IAS officer, he receives a take-home salary of around 90 thousand. Add living + travel + car + servants expenses and find out.

2. Hours of work
Do you understand 9 to 6 hours of work? ask someone who currently works in a multinational and you will realize how valuable it is. Govt. employees across India strictly follow it (for better or for worse is not yet clear), although you might be surprised to learn that around 70% of employees work hard while 30% are what you call typical "Babus". This is not true for states like Gujarat, where the government is much more productive. Any incompetence or laziness is not tolerated and I have seen it happen.

3. Power of Attorney
Have you entered a chamber of an IAS or IRS? you will see power on display (Yes, politicians exude power, but power interacts with the masses through government officials and they exercise it to their full capacity). But as you say, with great power comes great responsibility, corruption is this part of responsibility that went wrong.
Power also brings convenience, you would never have to be on a waiting list for a train (strictly speaking of IAS and IPS officers), restaurants won't keep you waiting (and sometimes won't even let you pay) and things like this. Power attracts everyone and acts as a great attraction to the government. Works.
Even for a normal government. Employed, the badge works in many places and certainly has some value in society.

4. Money
Until 10 years ago, government jobs were the door to money (and a lot). Of course, the way out was corruption and, in other words, the misuse of the power that the government gives you, but believe me, things have been changing. No one talks openly about money now and at least for the Gujarat state, you cannot be corrupt or you will be beaten badly. As for other states, at least it's not as open as it used to be. The corruption is there, but it is no longer attractive for a government job and I hope that 10 years from now, this will no longer be a reason to join the government.

5. Services
Not many organizations offer LTC (Leave Travel Concession) in which you travel to a destination of your choice on a fully paid trip.
Education is expensive and not everyone can have their child study at the ultra cheap Kendriya Vidyalaya (Central School) which in my opinion offers a decent education and in many cases one of the best in the city. It is available to you if you are a government employee (you would be spending a 5 lac donation if you were working privately trying to get your child admitted to a private school)
In most positions, your landline bill would be free ( which in my case extended to around 2000 a month). These are all indirect savings that you get while working at Govt.

Then. In my opinion, these are some of the points that characterize a government. lucrative work. Regarding point 2, see my answer here on Why is NASA so much more successful than ISRO? to understand a little more. The points mentioned in this answer are not mainly limited to ISRO, but to the majority of Govt. organizations in india.

To update :

I forgot to add 1 more point, which is very critical to going after a government. Job

6. Job security
plays a very important role. Once you enter the government, you are safe until your retirement and this is an important factor for people who want a peaceful and safe life, as you are not under pressure to perform.
Although, currently things have been changing and "Do Not Act" leads to a transfer if not to Shoot and believe me, a lot of transfers. I've seen people transferred 6 times in 5 years, but that's it. you will continue to receive a salary, you will continue to have a job and you will return home at 6. That closes the deal for many people.

Update 2:
Correctly pointed out by Mahadevan Vanchiswaran in the comments, 1 more thing that actually seals the deal that I forgot.

7. Pensions
While many USPs and government companies have abolished pensions, they are thriving very well in central government setups such as income tax and ministries.
Even after serving until retirement age, you still receive a salary (talk about paying for peanuts as mentioned in the original question). What's more exciting is that your pension is reviewed with pay reviews (in fact, my grandfather, who retired in 1997, currently receives 50% more of his pension than he used to receive in salary upon retirement . overtake that)
Some government entities also offer VRS (Voluntary Retirement Service - where you get all your salary up to your retirement age at one time), although I'm not really sure about the VRS rules and their current implementations. Name a private organization that can provide these luxuries even after you stop providing services.


This was my last update. I think 6 out of 7 points explains very well why people go crazy to get a job in the government. I don't want to consider point 4 that talks about corruption as a point that will attract people, but sadly, that is also one of the reasons even now!

On a moral note: I find it sad that people associate corruption with government jobs (yes, that's true to some extent, but as I tried to point out, there are a lot of other genuine things) and I hope it goes away. That part in itself is a stain on government jobs. As for other things too, a government. Employee known as Govt. The "servant" should really serve the people and not abuse the power conferred by the government. That is what I have learned from my father and that is how I see a government. job. :)

Thanks for A2A.

I assume you are an engineer !!! At 23, very few would receive such noble thoughts ... At your age, people will tend to run after money (including me) ... Hatsoff for being part of very few exceptions.
My suggestion would be, better to invest a year so that the preparation of the government work depends on your passion ...
1. Civil
service 2. Engineering service
3. Research works (ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR)
4. Other sources feeding.

The first one needs a different type of preparation, the other three require an almost similar type of preparation ... Review your passion and decide in which stream you want to go ... Invest a year in ded

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Thanks for A2A.

I assume you are an engineer !!! At 23, very few would receive such noble thoughts ... At your age, people will tend to run after money (including me) ... Hatsoff for being part of very few exceptions.
My suggestion would be, better to invest a year so that the preparation of the government work depends on your passion ...
1. Civil
service 2. Engineering service
3. Research works (ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR)
4. Other sources feeding.

The first needs a different kind of preparation. The other three require an almost similar type of preparation ... Review your passion and decide which stream you want to go into ... Invest a year in dedicated preparation ... Practically difficult to achieve on the first try ... But if you build solid foundations in this first year, you can opt for a job next year and prepare in your spare time!
You can definitely get a good job in the government if you can fulfill your dreams!
Let me take a look at the work of pvt and govt based on my analysis and experience.

Private: You are a programmer, developer or tester here! Definitely not an engineer ... Good pay, sophisticated work environment, easy outside opportunities, upper middle class life, very little job satisfaction, need to compromise your morale, much less respect, no pride and most importantly if you stay With a single company for more than 15 years, you are a legend! and Carrera after 45 years is still a big question mark.

Government: you are an engineer or administrator, decent salary, decent work environment, large number of assignments, minimal external opportunities, middle-class life, job satisfaction, need to compromise your morale (minimal hope than private), respect and dignity , you can keep your head up until your retirement !!!

Your real career starts at 30 ... Before that you have to get one! There are still 7 years to go ...
You have a lot of time, right?

Even if we don't get one, we will definitely get more satisfaction from trying!

I hope this helps...

All the best!!!

Do not ask others, do what you want.

I am an IT graduate and have been in the IT industry for about 4 years. The salary was decent with benefits like taxi, food, doctor, etc. Most of the time he had to take odd shifts. There was no time for family and friends, not even for me. There was no social life. I used to go home just to sleep and to bathe. To reduce stress I started to smoke a lot. I was getting weak, bald and frustrated.

Being a government employee, my father began to pressure me to apply for government jobs, which I did. In 2014 I joined a central government university as a secretary. Now after working here for

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Do not ask others, do what you want.

I am an IT graduate and have been in the IT industry for about 4 years. The salary was decent with benefits like taxi, food, doctor, etc. Most of the time he had to take odd shifts. There was no time for family and friends, not even for me. There was no social life. I used to go home just to sleep and to bathe. To reduce stress I started to smoke a lot. I was getting weak, bald and frustrated.

Being a government employee, my father began to pressure me to apply for government jobs, which I did. In 2014 I joined a central government university as a secretary. Now after working here for about two years, I can answer your question.

Pros.

1. Permits - I receive around 08 occasional permits, 30 permits earned, 20 medical permits (2 medical permits = 1 full day), 02 restricted holidays, 02 years of study permit (without pay). For your information in the government sector, occasional licenses and medical licenses carry over to next year. At the end of retirement you also get the reimbursement of Casual Licenses (up to 300). It is no longer necessary to cry over the leaves. The license is approved almost all the time.

2. Hours: office hours are from 09:00 to. M. At 05:30 p. M., Monday to Friday (Saturdays and Sundays free). I no longer have to work at night.

3. LTC (Leave Travel Concession): a type of monetary benefit to travel with your family that you can obtain once in a block of 4 years.

4. HTC (Hometown Travel Grant) - Another type of monetary benefit for traveling with your family that you can get once a year to visit your hometown.

5. Medical Center: It is no longer necessary to have health insurance. I receive a full refund (according to the rules) for the medical treatment for my family and myself.

6. No more stress: no deadline to complete, no more stressful work. Life is at peace now.

Cons.

1. Salary: The salary, even after working two years, is not even half of what you previously earned.

2. Late promotions: I belong to the general category, so I have to wait at least five years to get the next promotion. For reserved category its three years. However, after completing three years in service, I am able to sit for department exams for vacant positions.

3. Work culture: most of the colleagues are between 40 and 50 years old. Things still work here in pencil and paper, not in emails. People have not changed their work habits. Most employees come in after 09:30 and try to avoid working at their desk.

4. Poor infrastructure: no tea / coffee machine. The same old building, furniture, old computers.

4. Permission to apply for another job: To apply for a job elsewhere, I must first obtain permission from the University. The same is true for enrollment in any academic year.

Life has been quiet after joining here. Now what kills me is not following my passion. I am a geek and I love technology, but I work in an atmosphere where I am caught between pen and paper. It was a difficult decision for me to join a government job and sometimes I regret it.

It depends on your thought process, socioeconomic background, education, ambitions, and lifestyle choices.

This is my perspective

At the beginning of their career, the average employee in the private sector does not receive a salary significantly higher than an equivalent job in the government. Keep in mind, however, that a private counter values ​​skills and pays accordingly, while a government job does not significantly differentiate between a high-performing worker and an average employee. I started my career in 2005 after graduating from a NIT and joined an IT company for a paltry package of 2.75 lakhs per year. However, I keep improving my skills and 10 years later

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It depends on your thought process, socioeconomic background, education, ambitions, and lifestyle choices.

This is my perspective

At the beginning of their career, the average employee in the private sector does not receive a salary significantly higher than an equivalent job in the government. Keep in mind, however, that a private counter values ​​skills and pays accordingly, while a government job does not significantly differentiate between a high-performing worker and an average employee. I started my career in 2005 after graduating from a NIT and joined an IT company for a paltry package of 2.75 lakhs per year. However, I keep improving my skills and 10 years later, in 2015, I was earning 32 lakhs per year (after 3 work breaks). If I had joined government services, my starter package would have been better, but my package in 2015 will not come close to what I earned from the private sector.

Government jobs are low risk and low reward. You are unlikely to ever get extremely wealthy, but you won't be out of a job either. Private jobs are high risk and high reward. While there are people who have kept the market trends and trained accordingly and therefore may demand a 30-40% increase in salary in the job market at any time, there are also people who have not been bothered to retrain and are fired because their skills are outdated and therefore not relevant to their employer.

Many people mention about the prestige associated with the government. Jobs: I think that depends to a large extent on your socioeconomic background. If you live in a typical upscale gated community in a metropolitan city, it is very likely that you will not deal with government services beyond the minimal level and as a result have reason to attribute a special prestige to a government. job. On the other hand, if you live in a typical old-school neighborhood in a Tier 2 city, because your life is heavily influenced by government decisions, you're more likely to view a government job with awe. In general, the more capitalist your socio-economic and cultural education, the more likely you are to associate prestige with disposable income (and, by association, with the private sector).

Government jobs have more to do with soft skills than hard skills; This is even more true as you gain experience. As a result, a government employee will not have the same level of job mobility as his private counterpart. After working in India for 10 years, I decided to emigrate to Canada on my own. I quit my job in India, moved to Canada and found a similar job here within 3 weeks of landing and am now awaiting Canadian citizenship. My skills wouldn't be as transferable if I was working in a government position.

Yes, government jobs give you a better work-life balance and you can spend more time in your hometown with extended family members. If that's what you want. great. But not everyone is connected in that way. Having been away since I was 18, I can no longer relate to members of my extended family. Also, having chosen a child-free DINK lifestyle, I really don't need regular unplanned free time.

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