As I had said earlier, this post is for the essays I have made as a homework for ILC. There are actually all three essays that I have made and I would like to write down one only, keep the other two for the upcoming posts. And here is it, my essay, or should I say article :
Pros and Cons – Career in Government And Private Sector
Written by Imran Ariffin
Say that you are an aspiring engineer and you are thinking about choosing a career. How do you decide between government employment and private industry jobs?
The Government Sector
Talking about the advantages of working under the government, you might think of secured position, am I right? This is absolutely true since once you get a position, or let say a job, in the government sector, you need not to think about how to avoid from being fired, but – you just need to think the otherwise way – how to get promoted. I think that is the best part of working in the government sector.
Now, let us say that you have already got your job under the government and you are working very well that your merits mounted. Greed for money and love in power spawned and accumulated in you. Fortunately, you are in the right place to feed your greed because the administrative power your position in the government will give you is incomparable to non-government jobs. Pension award is also one of the advantages in working with the government and it becomes an attraction to many people finding their jobs. Pension will give you the feeling of safe future finance.
But, working with the government sector has also its drawbacks. The fixed salary and unstrained work style leads towards complacency. Knowing that your salary will not get cut even if you come late to work, miss the meeting, or simply do not finish your work, causes you to become very ineffective and less progressive in your job. You will feel easy in your position and your desire to go up another stage of position fades away. Easily said, the odds of you becoming a successful worker, if you work in the government sector, is low.
The Private Sector
Private Sector Jobs – Why should you choose them ? There are many reasons for choosing jobs in private sector and the most obvious one is it offers high career potential growth opportunities. This is true for a well developed company. If you do well in your job, you might get promoted to high position in just a month! This truly happens and it happens to my cousin. He is a dedicative worker and his boss likes him. When his boss got a job in a different company, he saved his place for my cousin. On top of that, private sector always recognized true talents and they will seek them through various selection processes. Hence, private sector is said to provide an even playing field for all applicants. From the selection, your hidden potential and talents will be unearthed.
Despite the many benefits, jobs in private sector have some tolls to pay for. You need to be acquainted with long working hours that deprive you of a meaningful family life. Mental stress and early aging are said to be byproducts of private sector jobs.
The conclusion is that both sectors have their own goods and bads. It is up to you to choose one that fits you. If you want freedom, you better choose private, but if prefer security, you are fit in the government.