Working for the government has a charm of its own,
which can be felt only by the concerned people. A person working in the corporate
sector may enjoy a heavy pay package and a glossy lifestyle, but he can never
access the feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment enjoyed by a person working
in a responsible government position.
In the corporate sector you only work for a
particular organization and its owner, always remaining confined to directly or
indirectly working for the enhancement of that organization’s business profit. You
might enjoy a high salary and other attractive perks, but you end up working
only for a particular individual (the owner of the organization) or a
particular family (if it is a family business).
In the government job you get the opportunity to
serve the common people, either directly or indirectly, which offers you a
great deal of satisfaction and pleasure. At the end of the day you can go to
the bed with a happy mind that you have done today something valuable for an
ordinary person. Once you fall in love with such a work, you will never enjoy
the dry and insipid work that only entails profit/loss/market share, etc. of a
Moreover, in the private sector you often have to
report to a boss (a CEO, an MD, a Manager, etc.) who has been there only because he is related
to the owner family, though actually he does not have the required competence to
be in that position.
But in the government job your boss will always be
a government servant himself, who has been there by his own caliber. Yes,
sometimes his appointment to that position might be questionable and even
controversial, but at least no body can say that he has been there only because
of his family connection.
I have not tried to make a comparison between government
and corporate jobs. Both types of jobs have their own share of attractions and
pitfalls, and both offer room for talented people to display their competence.
I have only tried to highlight some points which
make me love the government sector. That’s all. I have also had exposure to the
corporate sector, and have enjoyed my stint with it as well.