These are facts based on listening to some of experiences of people in these fields .
Well myself am a Software Engineer at Adobe in Bangalore , When you compare this development life , the progress here is difficult , you need to be a very good engineer compare to a moderate engineer and a good communicator in services !! What u get is some components , design and develop and ya u get ur weekends , go be a happy guy witha wife n few kids .
Now you start to trade , and you suddenly feel u r a born “trader” !! You become intrested in finance and think of an MBA In this sector if u join as a fresher u most probably end up being in an ibank where u need to work 16 hrs a day and alternate Saturday’s . You can join them even as a undergraduate but u generally join as a “Analyst” and if u want to become an “Associate” you need a stint with a B-School . Even most of B-School grads retire as a n Associate . Still you are not the “decision” maker . To be the decison maker you need to be an “MD” but most of them retire at Associate level .
Here the crowd is young … n u retire early compared to a Software job .
Now turning to IAS , you are the decison maker !!! You get Authority to drive the projects that change lives of people . But pay is less , but u get the perks . What do u earn for ?? You need to pay House EMI , car EMI etc .. If u get these then is’nt the pay competitive . You join IPS .. you get to ride horses !! the royal life .. After all what does money get you ??You get a power with money ..If that power is given by Authority , its great !!
Dont be in any illusion !! Its ur life u need to decide 🙂