Thinking Like An Economist?
7.Remember the non economic factors we discussed with choice ?
In the Private Sector I Perceive:
More stress, less leisure time, less security, less challenge, more political structure, and more supervision.
Remember the “emotional overcoat”? There must be something about N.C. State and teaching that is worth at least $10,000 to me, or I would be gone.
In private sector employment I perceive that environment to be more stressful. I would like to live a long and fruitful life. Stress can have detrimental effects on ones health and state of mind. I perceive that I might have less leisure time to spend with my family. I perceive the private sector to offers less employment security. I have friends tell me over and over again that they are just a number or a “piece of meat” that could be gone tomorrow. I perceive more of a political structure (corporate culture) in the private sector. I don’t do well with politics and back stabbing, climb to the top behavior. It does not fit my personality very well. I perceive more supervision in the private sector as well. Someone watching me all the time, keeping track of my every move. Freedom is valuable to me.