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Divya Rathore

Is it right to work hard for a government job in this era?

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  1. Totally depends on your priorities in life.

    • Government jobs are stable but not that high paying.

    •You don’t have to worry about promotions since they are time bound but some people use this as an excuse for not working hard enough.

    •If you get into a Central government job, you can be posted anywhere in the country. Similarly for a state government job. Leaving hometown and settling in an altogether different culture is not preferred by many.

    •Government jobs do offer a lot of exposure if you are at the right place. Some jobs can be clerical with very little variation in job roles while some can be really interesting and challenging.

    •Any job can be the best or the worst depending on your designation, place of posting and seniors. So, it is grossly wrong to classify all jobs in a bracket and tell if they are worth it or not.

    •Passing a competitive exam will surely give you a sense of accomplishment and moral boost but once you join and start working with people who are nearly as good as you (or even better), that excitement starts to fizzle out. You might be constantly pushed to do better.

    Finding any government job is not an end. Most of my colleagues at work are still preparing for higher ranking jobs or hometown posting even at the age of 40. It has no end if you’re ambitious. The mind remains unstable in such cases.
    So, it actually totally depends. There are pros and cons. Just don’t make the mistake of believing that a government job is an end to all problems.

    It may be the beginning of new ones.

  2. Depends on your financial background and your own preferences.

    1. If you belong to middle class, lower middle class government job is the best insurance policy for you and your family.
    2. If you prefer stability over progress then only you should choose government jobs. Even the most highly paid government official earns 4 – 4.5 lakhs per month.
    3. Government jobs offer high initial salary compared to private sector but the progress is very slow. In some departments you won’t get even a single promotion in 10–15 years.
    4. There is a stability in government job that you can’t be removed from your job but you too can’t leave your job also. You can’t just give interview in another company and get another job. You have to sit in competitive examination again to switch job.
    5. Location is a big issue in government job (especially central government jobs). If you are posted 2000 KM away from your hometown you have to deal with it. If you get posting in cities like Mumbai, Bangluru etc. you will spending a lot in accommodation, travel, food etc. with same salary that a person getting in Ahmedabad. In some jobs you can be transferred any time, it will be a huge trouble for you and your family.
    6. If you are a kind of person who wants to work hard and expect promotion and due reward for your hard work then government job is going to disappoint you. Here promotions are based on seniority only. Hard work can only earn some respect and support here.
    7. It depends on you what you prefer in your life, high income probability or low income stability.

  3. Whether or not it is right to work hard for a government job in this era depends on your personal goals, interests, and values. Here are some points to consider:

    ●Stability: Government jobs are often considered more stable than jobs in the private sector, with better job security and benefits. So, if you value stability and security, then a government job might be a good fit for you.
    ●Opportunities: Government jobs offer a wide range of opportunities across various sectors, including education, healthcare, law enforcement, and many others. If you are interested in a particular field, a government job might be a good way to pursue that interest.
    ●Pay: While government jobs may not pay as much as some private sector jobs, they often offer competitive salaries and benefits, along with opportunities for advancement.
    ●Work-life balance: Many government jobs come with a good work-life balance, with regular hours and ample time off. This can be appealing to those who value their time outside of work.

    Ultimately, the decision to work hard for a government job in this era is a personal one that depends on your own goals and priorities. It is important to carefully consider your options and do research to determine if a government job is right for you.

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