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    it seems that to get the equivalent of Public Sector pension you would need to put 50% of your private sector pay into a pension fund and even then it would be subject to the vagaries of the stock market unlike the guaranteed PS inflation linked one

    so am considering going for a Public Sector job

    £45k job is really a £67.5k real job plus 8 weeks paid holiday a year plus paid sick days plus flexi time plus no pressure to deliver plus live at home

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdonuts View Post
    it seems that to get the equivalent of Public Sector pension you would need to put 50% of your private sector pay into a pension fund and even then it would be subject to the vagaries of the stock market unlike the guaranteed PS inflation linked one

    so am considering going for a Public Sector job

    £45k job is really a £67.5k real job plus 8 weeks paid holiday a year plus paid sick days plus flexi time plus no pressure to deliver plus live at home
    Not sure where you get the 8 weeks paid holiday, 5 if your lucky and then maybe a increase after working there for god knows how many years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdonuts View Post
    it seems that to get the equivalent of Public Sector pension you would need to put 50% of your private sector pay into a pension fund and even then it would be subject to the vagaries of the stock market unlike the guaranteed PS inflation linked one

    so am considering going for a Public Sector job

    £45k job is really a £67.5k real job plus 8 weeks paid holiday a year plus paid sick days plus flexi time plus no pressure to deliver plus live at home
    And still they go on strike.

    Belgian public sector are going on strike today because they'll have to retire at 62 instead of 60!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdonuts View Post
    it seems that to get the equivalent of Public Sector pension you would need to put 50% of your private sector pay into a pension fund and even then it would be subject to the vagaries of the stock market unlike the guaranteed PS inflation linked one

    so am considering going for a Public Sector job

    £45k job is really a £67.5k real job plus 8 weeks paid holiday a year plus paid sick days plus flexi time plus no pressure to deliver plus live at home
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    Would you really want to be a civil servant though? it's not that great

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    Lack of decision making

    But to name a few, I found my time in the CS very frustrating

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spartan View Post
    Would you really want to be a civil servant though? it's not that great

    Outdated tech
    Politics
    Lack of decision making

    But to name a few, I found my time in the CS very frustrating
    True, although you can come across the same crap in multinationals some of them do at least give you the authority to take decisions and get things done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    And still they go on strike.

    Belgian public sector are going on strike today because they'll have to retire at 62 instead of 60!
    It doesn't matter how good your deal is, you would be narked if they make it less good.

    Hence American Football/Basketball leagues threatening not to play for a whole season because players are asked to play an extra couple of games per season for the same money... $millions/year but it's (they say) a point of principle.

    Or if you are on £1000/day and they impose a 10% rate cut - you'd still be annoyed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    It doesn't matter how good your deal is, you would be narked if they make it less good.

    Hence American Football/Basketball leagues threatening not to play for a whole season because players are asked to play an extra couple of games per season for the same money... $millions/year but it's (they say) a point of principle.

    Or if you are on £1000/day and they impose a 10% rate cut - you'd still be annoyed.
    Yep, but given the economic circumstances it's pretty clear that there have to be savings; it's not fair, but it's necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Not sure where you get the 8 weeks paid holiday, 5 if your lucky and then maybe a increase after working there for god knows how many years.
    A government department I worked at used to have charts on the wall for the staff to book time off sick in advance when I was there many years ago. I would doubt that they have stopped doing that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobspud View Post
    A government department I worked at used to have charts on the wall for the staff to book time off sick in advance when I was there many years ago. I would doubt that they have stopped doing that...
    They're long gone, they now use an excel spreadsheet.
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