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    Which is better - Private Job or Government Job?

    When we get two jobs at the same time, one of Pvt. job with high salary and another of govt. job with high job security. Which one is better for our life?
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  • Dear Vijaya,

    I would like explain it very clearly here about your question.

    well I am working as a software engineer in indian based MNC, offcourse getting good,handsome salary but if I re-think like what has happened in the last 2 years in IT industries, I never felt any job securities even a single day.

    to maintain life style constant you should choose for Govt Job, which is having very high job securities.

  • Government job is best
    Job secuirty
    Salary Will Credit Month End That is 30,31st.
    Moderate Salary
    In Society a Good Name.

  • In my view Government job is very secure job.
    Private job is good for more salary but it doesnt have any security of your job.

    Keep Your City GREEN.

  • Dear Vijaya,
    Private and Government both sectors are very good.
    But what is yours need? I mean to say that if you like competitive and updating environment,and you are very ambitious and passionate about your career then you must choose private sector.In private sector growth rate is very high.Here system is highly fast and sensitive in private sector because it gives fast input and fast output.
    Just opposite Government sector is little sluggish though it gives you job security but here is scope of updating skills and career growth is small.But some sectors like(ongc,bel,bhel,sail,drdo,isro,iocl,barc etc) are very good every one want to go in these companies.
    So decision is yours, What is your requirement-Earning not only money but also updating yours knowledge or job security and compromise with knowledge??

  • Government jobs are always the best first priority but their Ain't remained much due to rapid privatization taking place in India

  • That depends on personal preferences which sector to choose. For someone private sector is good but for another person Govt. sector is good. If you are more into money thing, I would suggest you to go to private job. However if you like job security and less money, then govt job is best for you.
    Before taking any decision you should prepare a list containing pros and cons of each sector and depending on your preferences take a decision.

  • Dear Vijaya,
    It depends on your personality and aspirations.
    If you are a dynamic person and open to risks you would do better in private jobs than government jobs. It doesn't mean that any government jobs doesn't involve dynamism and risks, but just that the private sector is generally more competitive and more profirt oriented. So Growth Opportunities are more,Risks are more,as a result returns are also more.
    If job security is your primary concern then a government sector job will be better for you.

  • At present both are at par. Few years back there used to be hype for the government jobs because of the job security, relaxed work culture and retirement benefits. But at present due to introduction of online systems and RTI life of the government people also becomes very tough. Now there is a transparency in the work. If you are facing any problem you can report of file RTI you will get the answer. Further all the pension programs have been closed so not much retirement benefits.

    In comparison salary wise both are at par now. Government sectors are getting good salaries now a days and even better than some of the private sectors.The mail positive point in government job is security.

    In private sectors recessions may come and can affect the growth and the salary features but in government sectors there is no such effect on personal emoluments.

    Overall my perspective is to go for government jobs.

  • Well to start off I would like to say that such kind of a debate has been going on for a long time and in my opinion will never loose steam.
    The important factor that one must look for when deciding between the two is the job sector.The type of job should be your criteria for choosing either of the two.
    for example..in the IT sector you won't find many gov. jobs as the government too gives its work to private companies.However if you look at the civil sector there are many gov. contract jobs available.

    Therefore first fix your sector and see where there is more growth and then the decision will come automatically.

  • Hi,

    Both Private and Government jobs have some advantages and disadvantages.

    GOVERNMENT JOB:
    -High job security
    -Consistency
    -But satisfaction won't be there
    -Also perfection is not necessary

    PRIVATE JOB:
    -You may get 100 percent satisfaction.
    -If company goes in loss, you might be thrown out
    -Will pay higher

    From the above What I am coming to tell is there are both advantages and disadvantages in both government and private jobs. According to your desire you have to take the right decision.

    Regards
    Rizwan

  • In my opinion Govt. jobs are much better than private jobs specially for girls, because govt. jobs provide stability to their career and they don't need to run here and there for better job options, beside this govt. jobs also provide various facilities. Women have family responsibilities also so its better to opt for govt. jobs than private.

  • Government job is highly secured. You need not worry and you need not fold your hands and bend your head. You can finish your work in time and come back.Flexibility for long leave and holidays will be more. But you will not get increments based on your performance and whatever be your iq level no chance for you to use and exposure is less.

    In private job, job security is very very less. You have to obey your superiors and always alert. If it is an encouraging atmosphere your pay will be good, increment will be good and you will get good reputation. But you can't stick to timings. As it is performance based, competion will be more.

  • Both are better based on the Situations.

  • If you want my opinion I must say that govt. jobs are far better than the private jobs. Here you will get the job security, where private sector you do not get that. Moreover in private jobs you have to work hard for long hours, where as in govt. jobs there is fixed timing, weekend and other holidays, increment in salary and bonuses etc. So, I think you must go for govt. job.

  • This question is becoming more and more relevant because Govt jobs are reducing day by day while private jobs are on a increasing trend.
    The main reason of Govt jobs coming down is basically because of hiring and contract services for doing so many things and this has now very common and almost becoming the culture of Govt working.
    Some people still may be able to get Govt job and as members have already mentioned they will have a cozy and comfortable life.
    At the same time people getting private jobs will have to work hard for survival in the business world.
    Still there is one silver lining that is - there is tremendous scope of rise in private sector for able and laborious persons and there are plenty of examples where people have risen to great heights.
    There are even examples of school drop outs who are leading big enterprises.

    Knowledge is power.

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    This question is becoming more and more relevant because Govt jobs are reducing day by day while private jobs are on a increasing trend.
    The main reason of Govt jobs coming down is basically because of hiring and contract services for doing so many things and this has now very common and almost becoming the culture of Govt working.
    Some people still may be able to get Govt job and as members have already mentioned they will have a cozy and comfortable life.
    At the same time people getting private jobs will have to work hard for survival in the business world.
    Still there is one silver lining that is - there is tremendous scope of rise in private sector for able and laborious persons and there are plenty of examples where people have risen to great heights.
    There are even examples of school drop outs who are leading big enterprises.

    Knowledge is power.

  • While many people might wish to have a government job, they might not be able to attain it due to limited vacancies and tough competition. You need to invest adequate time on exam preparation for selection exams and fulfil other criteria to get one. Private companies relatively have more jobs and there are more chances of people getting recruited.

    Differences between a government job and private job

    Before we talk about the major differences, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind, while you are on the verge of starting a new career.

    Keep a broader perspective - more opportunities that way.

    Don't fixate on one sector – you may miss out an excellent opportunity on the other

    And lastly, don't be afraid to take the risk – you are still young and have plenty of time to experiment a little before you decide on where you wish to work.

    Now, let's move on with the major differences between the two job sectors.

    • Recruitment

    There is a common misconception among the students in the country, that is fed by their parents to be precise, which is - government vacancies are a rare occurrence, private jobs are better.

    Every government job, both State and Central government will be announced publicly on their websites and in newspapers to ensure that a maximum number of candidates apply for the job throughout the year.

    This is not applicable to the private sector since there are consultancies that hire candidates for companies clearing initial rounds of the recruitment process.

    • Salary

    Salary is one the biggest reasons for students to dream about private jobs since they see a lot of money being paid instead of the benefits that they can get over a longer period of time.

    Government sector may provide less salary compared to the private sector, but they have better benefits.

    Increments for government jobs are standardized, whereas the private sector jobs are pretty much annual or in some companies half-yearly too.

    • Login time

    Flexible working hours in the private sector is actually more of a curse than a boon.

    Fixed working hours that the government sector has will help us plan our day accordingly, while in private sector you may have to fill in more hours to get the work done.

    Your employers expect you to get the work done at any cost.

    • Job security

    How secure is your job?

    A frightening question to face when you are in the private sector since the job security is zero.

    Government sector jobs are 100% secure unless you have forged documents to obtain the job, which will lead to termination.

    • Growth

    In government jobs, as per the norms, the age of retirement is 58-60 years.

    So, the growth that you could expect there is less and over a longer period of time.

    However, the private sector has the upper hand here since growth is based on your talent and work alone.

    • Leaves and holidays

    There are limited leaves in the private sector since the company protocol dictates it.

    However, all government sectors do not work on government holidays, which is better, as you can spend more quality time with your family.

    The government sector has the upper hand when it comes to leaves and holidays due to a huge flexibility difference.

    • Benefits

    The government sector has pensions, concessions for using government entities like medical facilities, getting loans and more.

    The private sector provides benefits in a completely different way, outings, reimbursements for your expenses, onsite job offers to travel abroad etc.

    Both the sectors have their own perks and benefits.

    • Competition

    The number of vacancies and number of candidates who apply determine the competition for both the sectors.

    When it comes to government jobs, the entire country population with eligibility can apply for that vacant position.

    Whereas, in private sectors it's different.

    You will be either referred by a friend or a consultancy.

    The only drawback for government sector is the caste-based reservation system, which demotivates people from even applying for any job vacancies

    This is not applicable when it comes to the private sector whatsoever.


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