Peoples forum: Government workers choose their jobs for more than just money
Posted: 02/28/2013 at 8:00 pm
It may be true that a secretary, lawyer or even a road worker can make more money working for a private company or industry. But a government worker enjoys benefits such as sick days, pensions and many paid holidays that are just not offered in the private sector. Along with these benefits, the workers have pretty secure jobs. This also isn’t so in the private sector, where you could lose your job to Mexico or China.
If you are working for the government in any capacity, from a U.S. senator to a garbage collector, you are being paid by the taxpayers. Hopefully, you took this job not only for the wages, but because you had the chance to serve your country, state or city. If you want to leave to pursue higher wages, there will be many qualified applicants glad to have your jobs.