Which is better, a job in the government or a family business?

Updated on : December 8, 2021 by Henry Riley



Which is better, a job in the government or a family business?

A government job is a job where your salary is fixed. You will get a fixed amount of money at the end of a month, regardless of whether you are working with enthusiasm or not. You'll get permits, some facilities, and everything you need to live a 9-5 work life. Life will be static.

In a family business, you will have the opportunity to earn a lot and your earnings will be in direct proportion to your hard work. You can increase your business, sales, scope of your work and if an idea suits you better, you can earn a lot. There will be no leaves, you may need to get up early or sleep late at night. You can buy an expense

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A government job is a job where your salary is fixed. You will get a fixed amount of money at the end of a month, regardless of whether you are working with enthusiasm or not. You'll get permits, some facilities, and everything you need to live a 9-5 work life. Life will be static.

In a family business, you will have the opportunity to earn a lot and your earnings will be in direct proportion to your hard work. You can increase your business, sales, scope of your work and if an idea suits you better, you can earn a lot. There will be no leaves, you may need to get up early or sleep late at night. You can buy an expensive house, a car, and do a lot of fancy things. Life will be dynamic.

You are so lucky to have a family business.

I live with my family in Pakistan. My dad works in Saudi Arabia as a driver. My dad is a hardworking man, but his salary is not enough to support the family.

We want my dad to live with us and do business only here. Today we (my brothers and I) could support the family business.

At 16 I started working in a local store. After completing my 12th class, I feel lucky to have landed a government job at the post office.

I also started my bussniess, today my income is 1 to 1.5 lakh per month. Compare my salary at the post office only 32000.

I think you should join your family business.

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You are so lucky to have a family business.

I live with my family in Pakistan. My dad works in Saudi Arabia as a driver. My dad is a hardworking man, but his salary is not enough to support the family.

We want my dad to live with us and do business only here. Today we (my brothers and I) could support the family business.

At 16 I started working in a local store. After completing my 12th class, I feel lucky to have landed a government job at the post office.

I also started my bussniess, today my income is 1 to 1.5 lakh per month. Compare my salary at the post office only 32000.

I think you should join your family business. If you think you have skill.

Note: My English is not very good. You can edit this answer. If you find any errors in it.

When Mandal-Kamandal was in 88-89, they were both for and against. Number of young people died ... and everything was to fulfill the political will if a politician - no politician ever says that he will leave the position of CM or PM in favor of a certain class.

During that period, Bombay / Mumbay was peaceful. I tried to figure out why the mandal and kamandal moves have no effect.

People said ... no one here is interested in a government job. The person begins as a rag collector and ends as an industrialist and business magnet.

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When Mandal-Kamandal was in 88-89, they were both for and against. Number of young people died ... and everything was to fulfill the political will if a politician - no politician ever says that he will leave the position of CM or PM in favor of a certain class.

During that period, Bombay / Mumbay was peaceful. I tried to figure out why the mandal and kamandal moves have no effect.

People said ... no one here is interested in a government job. The person begins as a rag collector and ends as an industrialist and business magnet. In addition, they said that government jobs are for worthless people who are on a pension from day one or have the ability to do mischief.

Government job is something you get after a lot of struggle and facing many sleepless nights with books and a family business that you get after gaining good knowledge from parents and family members about the business.

Not everyone is destined for work and no one can work under someone else's orders.

It is up to us to decide what we really want to do in a job with someone struggling or in our own business learning from the family.

If you have the ability to take risks, I suggest you look for a business or your family business or on the other hand, if you want a secure and steady income, look for a job in the government.

In my opinion, business is always better, no matter how big or small.

If a family business is well established and has a good turnover and you really want money, go for a family business, as the government job doesn't offer as much as you have in business. The government's job is primarily out of respect and position in society.

If you want a secure job, a job in the government.

If you want the opportunity to earn more money (or much less), then a family business.

A few years ago, when I started my freelance career, my income for the first few months was almost nil.

On the other hand, my friends were already employed and were earning INR 20–30k per month, while the former were earning around INR 60K-80K per month.

After a month or two, I started making the same amount of money my friends were making.

Today I am at a point where some days I make in one day what my employee friends earn in a month.

Slowly and steadily, my income kept growing, because my income was not limited by someone, but my income depended on how much

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A few years ago, when I started my freelance career, my income for the first few months was almost nil.

On the other hand, my friends were already employed and were earning INR 20–30k per month, while the former were earning around INR 60K-80K per month.

After a month or two, I started making the same amount of money my friends were making.

Today I am at a point where some days I make in one day what my employee friends earn in a month.

Slowly and steadily, my income continued to grow, because my income was not limited by someone, but my income depended on the amount of work I did.

This is the beauty of being a freelancer or starting a business.

However, I would like to point out that it is not as easy as it sounds.

Starting a business / self-employment is extremely challenging and stressful.

However, if you put in the effort and do the right thing, it can be extremely rewarding.

If you want a stable, stress-free lifestyle, business is not for you.

Why most people choose a job over a business:

The initial phase of being hired in a company feels pretty good, you complete your graduation, there is already a company waiting for you to pay you a salary.

It feels good to start earning money right after college.

Shortly after completing my graduation, most of my friends were enjoying vacations, traveling because they had already been placed, and were awaiting their entry date.

While, on the other hand, I was running around town in scorching heat to find clients.

They had the guarantee that they would be paid for the work they do.

On the other hand, I had no idea if I could make money this month.

To sum it up in one line: "It was very hard."

Stress and other aspects of life:

Even though I earn a lot more money than my classmates, I can't say that his life sucks.

In fact, many of my friends who work as employees have a much happier and stress-free life than I do.

They can relax when they get home, they can afford to have sex, they don't have to worry about work when they go to sleep.

But that does not imply that I have a boring and boring life, it is just that I enjoy doing things that they would not do.

I love working more than 14 hours a day, instead of relaxing.

I love reading a lot of books instead of watching a TV series.

I love giving up love / relationships for the sake of achieving my long-term goals.

I love being awake, planning things instead of sleeping another hour.

Over time, I started to enjoy these things and now they have become part of my lifestyle.

Is money everything?

No, it's not.

Although I earn decent money, that does not mean that I do it solely for the purpose of making money.

I would do all of the things mentioned above, even if I didn't get paid for it.

I would do it for free just because I like it.

Money is just a by-product / measure of your performance that indicates how well you are doing.

My final verdict:

Which is better: a job or a business?

It all depends on what kind of lifestyle you would like.

If you like being a workaholic and you wouldn't mind working longer hours and making sacrifices, then do business.

If you want a balanced and happy life and you are not worried about money, then look for a job.

It is advisable to take an MBA course before joining your family business. The reason is that, in most family businesses, decision-making and operations are done solely by personal taste and experience. This may have worked for your parents or grandparents. But it doesn't mean that it can work for you. Some important reasons are ...

1. Trends used to change in decades in the time of our grandparents. This gave them time to react slowly. Unlike them in the days of our parents, it began to change in months. So they couldn't afford to be slow. Also, in our time, the trend is showing symptoms of ch

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It is advisable to take an MBA course before joining your family business. The reason is that, in most family businesses, decision-making and operations are done solely by personal taste and experience. This may have worked for your parents or grandparents. But it doesn't mean that it can work for you. Some important reasons are ...

1. Trends used to change in decades in the time of our grandparents. This gave them time to react slowly. Unlike them in the days of our parents, it began to change in months. So they couldn't afford to be slow. Also, in our time, the trend shows signs of change in days. Or it could be hours. So we don't even have time to think. All you have to do is make the right decision in the moment and be ready for the next challenge.

2. The tools and techniques have changed a lot and, in fact, some that did not exist in our parents' time, are a very essential part of the business. For example: promoting your business online (when it comes to marketing). And they all need to be handled in a systematic way, so that you don't make mistakes in handling them. So an MBA would help you here.

3. If you take an MBA in the right institutions, you will get more openness and wisdom towards the business world instead of taking your family business directly.

4. You have to know how to face the competition and handle it. It's more important to be that way when he competes with you like big corporations do. And remember, we live in an age of fast communication and open business ecology. So we face more competition than our parents.

5. Hard work alone was enough for our parents to be successful in business in their day. But today you have a smart job along with that. The course will give you ideas and reasons to work smart.


An MBA does not guarantee that you will get all of these aspects as part of your curriculum. But if you are interested, the course will show you many doors to open and will teach you techniques to unlock them.

All the best to you!

First of all, you need to be more specific as to what parameters you are looking for in both cases. Because each one has its pros and cons.

Let's start with the family business first

  1. The main advantage here is that you don't have to worry about settling down.
  2. You don't have to work with a boss and thus be under less pressure, but by this I do not mean that there is less pressure from working in a family business.
  3. You can take the leaves at your convenience and you don't need to think about getting your salary cut because of the leaves.
  4. While working in a family business, you and under less pressure
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First of all, you need to be more specific as to what parameters you are looking for in both cases. Because each one has its pros and cons.

Let's start with the family business first

  1. The main advantage here is that you don't have to worry about settling down.
  2. You don't have to work with a boss and thus be under less pressure, but by this I do not mean that there is less pressure from working in a family business.
  3. You can take the leaves at your convenience and you don't need to think about getting your salary cut because of the leaves.
  4. As you work in a family business you and under less pressure and there are more possibilities for your creativity to flow and generate new ideas since there is no fear of experimenting.
  5. There is no fixed salary, but rather a surplus of money that can be used to expand the business.
  6. You are your boss (in some cases your dad is: D

Now let's take a look at the jobs

  1. You have to follow some strict rules and routines even if you don't want to.
  2. There are always deadlines to stress you out, which can be a little less stressful in a family business.
  3. You have a fixed monthly salary !!
  4. The growth opportunities are less compared to the family business.
  5. You have to constantly prove yourself to cope with the pressure of work.
  6. You can relax much more after work hours compared to family businesses.
  7. In a job, you don't have to worry about other projects getting done or there is no time or not. You just have to do your homework, but in a family business you have to pay attention that each and every project is completed correctly.

So I got tired of giving you a little sneak peek at both scenarios. It is up to you what you find most attractive.

Good luck :)

I'm going to be honest with you.

I am not a morning person. Like not at all. Reluctantly I wake up, reluctantly crawling into the kitchen so I can grudgingly eat my cereal while scrolling mindlessly on social media.

This morning was no different. But I came across something that really blew me away. This:

Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 26,500 jobs over three years, CEO Tim Sloan said Thursday that Wells Fargo plans to cut 5-10% of its workforce of 265,000 people. He cited ... money.cnn.com

Now why does it matter so much to me that Wells Fargo fires some people that I even wrote an article about it?

Bec

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I'm going to be honest with you.

I am not a morning person. Like not at all. Reluctantly I wake up, reluctantly crawling into the kitchen so I can grudgingly eat my cereal while scrolling mindlessly on social media.

This morning was no different. But I came across something that really blew me away. This:

Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 26,500 jobs over three years, CEO Tim Sloan said Thursday that Wells Fargo plans to cut 5-10% of its workforce of 265,000 people. He cited ... money.cnn.com

Now why does it matter so much to me that Wells Fargo fires some people that I even wrote an article about it?

Because it proves one thing ...

Entrepreneurs are right: job security is no longer a good reason to seek a corporate 9 to 5 job.

Think about what Wells Fargo just did. Really think about what this represents.

Wells Fargo is not a family bakery started by your Uncle Bill in Arkansas.

Wells Fargo is a fucking bank. A bank that had net profits of $ 22.18 billion in 2017. The second largest bank in the world in terms of market capitalization. And they still have to fire people!

Corporate employees believe they are safe. That your job is guaranteed and cannot be threatened. They naively think that they are protected by this invisible safety net that protects them.

After all, that's what we've always been told. My mother used to say that she should be a lawyer or a banker because she would be "ready for life" and "would always have a job."

And I'd bet an arm and a leg that laid off Wells Fargo employees were told the same thing.

The truth is, there is simply no safety net.
Not "established for life".
No warranty.
Any.

And I don't care if you work for Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Facebook, Apple, or Bill's Bakery; you (and your job) are as vulnerable as anyone else.

And, let's be honest, companies don't give a shit about you. The only reason they hired you is that you make them earn more money than they pay you. It may be cold and hard, but it's true, and you know it.

They will kick you out if they stop needing you. And they should. They are a private business, not a babysitter. Sorry.

Do you want more bad news? Here they come…

Technological innovation has made jobs less safe than ever.

Now, I'm not saying I'm against technology, I'm a #Millennial after all. I'm not even saying it's destroying jobs. All I'm saying is that it makes them less safe.

Technology allows us to do more in less time. For example, Wells Fargo is laying off 1 in 10 of its workforce due to "shifts in customer preferences toward broad adoption of digital banking."

Another example: Google is launching driverless taxis and trucks. What do you think will happen to current drivers? Bye.

The good news:

Technological innovation has also made jumping into entrepreneurship easier than ever.

Starting from the premise that American businesses are no longer everyone's job for life, entrepreneurship becomes the safest career option.

At least now you won't be fired despite doing nothing wrong.
At least now he will take matters into his own hands.
At least now you have some control.
At least now your work has a meaningful purpose.

Now, don't get me wrong. I am a freelance writer who writes ghosts for CEOs, founders, and investors. And let me tell you: it's hard, I work long hours and it puts pressure on your shoulders.

But if the only reason you don't take that step is that you think it's too risky and you're safe in the company ...

… Talk to the 26,500 (former) Wells Fargo employees.


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