The downside of job security

While it’s great to be unfireable, in practice it usually means that your coworkers can’t be fired either. This can lead to a less pleasant work environment, thereby making public employment most attractive for individuals for whom job security or other perks of public employment are really important. This may make it harder to recruit the highly skilled, highly motivated individuals that government ideally would seek to employ but for whom guaranteed jobs aren’t as important. read more >