| 13 April 2024, Saturday |

The economic crisis topples the public sector

Before the outbreak of the Lebanese crisis, the dream of every citizen was to enter the public sector, specifically the security and military services, as it would secure an acceptable return for the individual with unique benefits such as medical care, family allowances, end of service, and others.

Now, the situation is different, as we hardly find an employee in the public sector who does not work secretly elsewhere, knowing that this violates the law, while many resorted to the option of “escaping” due to inflation, high prices and the collapse of the exchange rate of the lira against the dollar.

Although Lebanese families were doing the impossible to make one of their family members an “officer,” one of the officers, who refused to reveal his identity, says that this dream has disappeared, and this job has become worthless, and leaving the public sector is the most appropriate solution.

He added to Sawt Beirut International that going to work for the public sector has become a waste of time and does not secure the minimum rights of the individual even with the approval of a series of aids, He said: “If the employee wants to get married, he cannot buy a house, and if he wants to rent a small one, the monthly cost will be equal to the sum of four months’ salaries, and therefore thinking about the future has become nothing more than a dream”.

The same person assures that no educated individual will remain in the public sector, or even, any individual who has found another job will leave, if the situation continues as it is now.

He also considered that this is the only opportunity for the state to restructure this sector, which includes random employment, in addition to the fact that the cost of salaries and wages for workers and retirees is estimated at about $8 billion annually, and this amount is very high.

  • Sawt Beirut International