I’d take a traditional job any day over being a politician. Everyone is your boss and thinks they know more than you do, and you can kiss privacy goodbye, particularly the higher the level. They pay scale isn’t all that great if you’ve got any decent skill set. There is a reason that the best and brightest don’t run for office. Who needs it?
A good friend of mine was the MP for Scarborough Southwest during the Tom Mulcair years and while he enjoyed it the pay was not all it was cracked up to be and the headaches were not worth it.
Politics is nothing more than regular meetings, lots of debates and press conferences. It is very much not worth the time and effort for the pay especially considering you do not get an MP pension if you only last one term.