Does the job security aspect of a government job outweigh the opportunity for career advancement in the private sector?
Job security is the innovation killer
It used to but with all the pension turmoil maybe not so much. Not to mention WEP which screws government workers from ever collecting their correct SS benefits.
I'm employed "at will" as it is so nicely called and I don't get a pension plan. I have only worked in the private sector, and I wouldn't work for the government. I like my job and as long as I do my job I feel fairly safe.
You can make a whole lot more in the private sector. The problem with those I am familiar with is not the issue with the security as much as the extended hours/commitment/stress that the private sector tends to require.
You hit the nail on the head. Hubby worked for govt and is now in the private sector. Money is better now, but the stress and overtime and everything that goes with it is a dozen times worse.
I disagree that they have more job security given the trend of government employment over the past 5 years.
It wouldn't be for me but I'm sure it is for many.
Government jobs are great actually; flex time is the biggest plus in my opinion.
Many private jobs have that too. Nobody questions when I work.
Well that's awesome. I think it's a staple of government jobs though.