We have received & sent many SMS jokes about this but its time to think more seriously about it. Jobs in Telecom sector are critical in nature. By critical I mean…

  1. Problems in system need to be attended immediately. Night visits are very common.
  2. Even a small mistake can cause revenue loss in Crores of rupees.
  3. Large number of customers is affected by even a single equipment failure. So very high quality equipment maintenance is needed.
  4. On festivals and other holidays, Calls are more than average so, engineers need to be in office. Diwali & New Year eve are too important to stay at home and enjoy.

Telecom sector is booming in India right now. Despite all this, compensation packages of telecom engineers are not as good as IT\Software engineers. Also IT\Software companies provide other benefits like gym, swimming pool, etc but not telecom companies.

This is puzzling me from quite some time now. What can be the reason (s) for this?

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