Advice for fresh grads: don’t join the public service

Case in point: compared to where I’m at now (in the private sector that is), there’s already a > 3k pay gap awaiting folks just starting out, this widening to almost 7k within a short span of 3-4 years. Glaring wage disparity aside, career progression is also near non-existent no thanks to scholars being prioritized over you. Perhaps if you hang around long enough you might be rewarded for being loyal, but at what cost? By the time you make director or become somebody you probably already have one foot in the grave.

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