Most public sector jobs are amazing from a benefit standpoint. No question there. In two weeks of public sector employment I took four separate vacations, three of which lasted between 3 weeks and a month. Impressive amount of time off from a two week gig. I'm sure you meant "years" but this also continues the stereotyping of government jobs. Four vacations in two years with three of them being > 3 weeks? Christ sakes. To the OP, what field and what are your goals. I did a couple of years in a regulatory/enforcement role and it was great for my career.