If the question here was “Why would you not want to be a politician?” we could more or less finish this article within one sentence and just reply to that with “Because politicians aren’t very well liked”. This isn’t always true though, just look back to when some well-liked icons in Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr became politicians, and then look at what they achieved thanks to their fans that backed their every move. There are thousands of politicians in different countries and politics is done differently in each, but if you genuinely had an interest in becoming a politician, there are in fact a few more benefits than having what some might describe as “a normal job”. Have a look below at some of the reasons why you might want to consider becoming a politician.
- No maximum age – You will find many politicians carry on practising politics well into their seventies and there isn’t anything from stopping you from doing the same.
- You won’t get fired – Politics isn’t based on how well you do your individual job, there isn’t anything you can do wrong to get fired by your boss. The only thing that can leave you without a job is if you don’t do well during elections, which are held every 4/5 years depending on your country of residence. But even if you don’t do well during elections, you can always join another party as long as they allow you to. In other words, you will be able to join another party as long as you haven’t stitched anyone up from that party whilst you were fighting with another party.
- Plenty of privileges and employee benefits – There are plenty of individual benefits to becoming a politician as well, and this can vary depending on what country you are from. Some governments cover travel and housing costs, whereas others might pay for things such as children’s education and holidays. There is no limits to politician individual benefits, which is why most politicians aren’t liked by the community because they take more out of it than they actually put in.
- Attention – If you thrive on attention you will love being a politician, they get loads of media coverage and are often noticed by many people in the streets. Of course, in these situations, it’s always better to be liked.
- Fight for your community – As a politician, you will be able to fight for your own community and be the local voice. All of your friends and family will count on you to make a difference when it comes to politics.
- Get rid of the bad politicians – This is where politics can get a little bit “dirty”. You will have the chance to get rid of any of the bad politicians in the business to make it a better industry for everybody involved.
These are just some of the many benefits of being a politician and unsurprisingly, it’s not a bad job if you can get yourself to the top and where you can really make a difference to people’s lives.