In an age where job security, wages and benefits are all declining in the private sector, working for the government is becoming an increasingly attractive option. The benefits of having a government job are numerous, from extravagantly large pensions to generous paid leave and a relaxed work environment; across the board, government jobs beat private sector jobs hands down. The government also creates thousands of good-paying jobs for womyn and minorities who are systematically discriminated against in the private sector, despite their range of qualifications in the field of identity politics.
In an effort to sell the benefits of working for the government to many of our readers who may be looking for work or dissatisfied with their current job, our reporters reached out to a sample of government employees and asked them what they enjoy most about their jobs. Some of the highlights are below:
Theresa Philips, Logistics Administrator, Post Office
“What I love about my job is that every day is different. One day I’ll be liaising with the drivers to make sure packages are on track to their destinations, and the next day I’ll be interacting directly with customers in order to ensure their details are entered correctly into our system. The best part of my job is knowing that I make a real difference to peoples’ lives every day.”
Lucinda Jackson, Back Office Analyst, IRS
“My job is very important. When people ain’t paying their taxes on time, they threatening the entire society. That’s people’s salaries that ain’t gettin’ paid, that’s roads that ain’t gettin’ built, that’s your schools and your hospitals that aren’t gettin’ the money they need. My job is to make sure people are paying on time, and holding those people who ain’t payin’ accountable to the law.”
Anika Patel, Internal Coordinator, EPA
“I love my job. Every day is different and I get to work with such amazing people and really make a difference in the world. I do anything from filling out forms to relaying important information to our back office. The work environment is really laid back, and the pay is good. Overall it’s just a great place to work!”
As conditions continue to deteriorate in the private sector as capitalism continues to fail, government jobs are going to become increasingly popular. Trump has threatened the jobs of many government employees, and has threatened to impose hiring freezes on various government departments, but with strong government unions defending the rights of their members, it seems highly unlikely that these efforts will be successful.
So if you’re sick of being forced to work overtime for a measly salary, while top government employees enjoy retirement at 45 with a pension equal to or close to their final salary paid in perpetuity, then you should definitely consider working for the government. It must be noted however that diversity quotas are incredibly stringent for government jobs, so white males need not apply.