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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Chronicle Of Blog Visitor Narrative.....

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Dear Stella,

Good evening.

I am an ardent reader of your blog and comment sometimes under anonymous. Thank you for impacting and changing lives.
Please I need your advice and that of the good blog followers.

To my story/ chronicle.

I have been working as a contract staff of one of the Nigerian banks for almost 12 years now and the truth is that there is no hope or any future for me there. My take home monthly is below 100k and there is no other benefits, no promotion, same thing, same position for 12years. Even if I stay there for 20 years more, it won’t make any difference.


The truth is that I am tired of everything about the work, the way contract staff are treated and looked down up on in this bank is nothing to write home about. I cry most nights asking myself why did I start this in the first place.


I am a University graduate with 2:1, plus some certifications I have acquired as well. Stella, I am an intelligent lady, not bragging. I deserve better than what am doing now. It’s so heartbreaking to see someone that just graduated being your boss because he/she came in as an Executive Trainee- someone you teach the job.

I have searched and searched and still searching for Job in other organizations but to no avail. To say the least Stella, I am tired and frustrated.
I do not wish my enemy to experience what I have been through these long years in this place.

I have made up my mind to resign by January because I do not want to continue like this in 2020. I want to enroll in fashion school for a 6months training after which I will see what I can do for myself.

I need your advice and that of blog visitors if this is a step in the right direction or if there are other ideas they can offer, I am open to welcome them.

I will be in the comment section to read.

Thank you Stella and please keep me anonymous.

103 comments:

  1. If you have money pls relocate to another state and set yourself up

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    1. I took ds step 2weeks ago and I'm starting my fashion school on Monday. I know it's not going to be easy but God is on my side. Fashion Schools re expensive o. I'm asked to pay 300k for 6 months. It is well with me.

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    2. My story is similar. Worked in one of the oil companies for many years. I had all the necessary qualifications and even more to become a permanent staff but the situation only became worse as attaining that was only based on who you knew.
      Everytime I approached that office, I would just have this horrible migraine. I knew that I didn't belong there. Asides from that, I wasn't growing as a professional. This made me really unhappy at my job.

      I resigned and left the country. This was the best decision that I made. I got into the real estate market over there and I'm making it. I just recently concluded my professional exams here and soon, I will be working.
      I'm not where I want to be but I'm definitely close. I see myself making great strides towards my goals and there's nothing more satisfying.

      It's been tough and I have cried many times but things have definitely improved. I almost threw in the towel but something in me kept pushing and here I am.

      Please take that walk but you must do the work. It may get rough, don't give up and God will see you through. Goodluck.

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    3. just go for the fashion school because even in other companies the stories are alike, u have a masters degree from Nigeria just for someone who had his or hers from outside the country be placed above u and it is not as if these jobs even let one have time for ones self, u leave early and get home late

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  2. Truth is it’s best you resign, you’ve been a contract staff for too long and knowing the Banking industry one day they’d ask you to leave.
    It’s best you leave honorably while you still can and either look for a better job or just start something on your own like you said you want to go to a fashion school.

    Also, I don’t know your Bank but I know there are usually opportunities for contract staff to convert to full time staff. Perhaps, you didn’t meet the required criteria. Anyway, keep your head up and do not despair. All will be well.

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    1. Exactly..The one I hate is when you are asked to leave and they put the term ''redundancy'' on the letter...Please do you poster...You need to grow, u cant be stagnant abeg..

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    2. that was before that they usually convert contract staff not anymore.

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    3. I was also a contract staff in a bank. I resigned January last year, it wasn't easy for me at first but I must say it's one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Abeg poster resign for your sanity sake. These people don't even treat the contract staff with respect, you are seen as a slave.

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    4. For most companies now, keeping them as contract staff is a gold mine. The company pays the contract company say 200k per staff, the contract company pay employees 50k and the oga at the bank say 80k and takes the rest. I have seen staff recruited by company being signed on as though they came through a contractor company just to keep this racket going. Some nigerians are quick to blame their leaders for corruption and everything bad but do worse in their offices/positions.

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  3. Oh wow! Please do what makes you happy but I hope you have some money saved before resigning.

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    1. I will suggest you start the fashion training on Saturdays for the main time, study your progress, are you getting on fine? Then you can resign.

      Don't just resign like that.

      I wish you well

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  4. I’d say follow your heart cuz only you know where the shoe pains you. Good luck darling.

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  5. Hmmm..Poster I know the bank and I have heard so much of the place...Their colour is red and the office oversees the atlantic ocean...Please have a robust plan B before you leave...Have you started the fashion stuff already?? The competition is stiff out there so you have to bring in your A game...Have you tried applying in other industries aside from banking...It is well and could be frustrating...God will see you thru and wont forsake you...All these so called Naija area billionnaires fear them...

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  6. 12 years contract staff in the bank??? Wow!

    I quit my job in a commercial bank a couple of years ago and I wasn't even a contract staff. I just kept having panic attacks whenever I saw my bank logo. Not to talk of the numerous nightmares I had featuring that logo. I just really hated that job. I'm grateful this life is already rigged in my favour so something way better happened when I desperately needed it.

    I feel your pain Poster and I am all for the fashion school.

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    1. Abi oh..Do you abeg..Which kin job be that with no growth..

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    2. Lmao. What's wrong with you? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ hate the job not the logo.

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    3. I know it must be first bank or eko bank. They do not want to upgrade. haq haq haq

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    4. Lol...because I always have to be extra, I hated both the job and the logo๐Ÿ˜‚

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    5. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ you're funny.. How can you have panic attack cos of a logo?? Lol

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    6. Oh yes she can. Anything can trigger a panic attack. A voice, a face, an odour, a presence, a location etc and yes, a logo

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  7. Are you married? What do you need so much money for? The truth is that most of us bother ourselves over nothing. If your job can afford the basic necessities of life for you then why are you so worried? You may regret it if you leave your job, but do what gives you peace anyway

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    1. Do you live in Nigeria? A person who has worked twelve whole years still earns less than 100k and it is okay because she is single? Which basic necessities can less than 100k,in 12years afford?

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    2. my God!! anon 15:12, are you OK, do u have any dreams, ambition? ever heard of career progression? you want her to remain at a particular position, even if she earns 500k,as human you proceed to the next step. it's called growth!!! plz don't be unfortunate

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    3. Anonymous24 October 2019 at 15:12 you are not nice at all, why are you sounding like this? so she should continue collecting 60k or 70k as salary for 12 years. If you are running a business for 12 years without making progress that means you need to forget about that business. Think of it you have a child from birth till the child is 12 years you are still feeding he child with breast milk. How will you feel? please stop talking nonsense by sounding so low, she should get promotion from time to time that shows she is growing.

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    4. Oh, come on. Must you be this ignorant! Her transport to and fro is included in that meagre salary. What is 100k in this buhari time

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    5. What kinda of question is this one again? So cos she’s single less than 100k is ok monthly? Ve u deducted transportation n feeding daily from that money? Or uve not noticed the increase in price of everything in this coutry? Is 12years not too long to remain stagnant? Na wa for una advice sometimes.

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    6. Anon, you have chronic underachiever syndrome. It's a thing you know...

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    7. How can a normal human being be stagnate and be happy?Don"t add to her unhappiness.12 years and less than 100k in today's Nigeria..Is it only married people that need money..I don't get..Can less than 100k pay rent,bills,food,transport etc..This is living from hand to mouth

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    8. 15:12,what did you just say? Been static for 12years,without job satisfaction nor recognition, it's good cuz you don't want her to regret,You sounds like a good horrible person employer, I will pity you.
      My fellow Nigerian, Pls resign and do what brings you peace.

      In fact, You tried with no career prospects you spent 12years.

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    9. anon 15.12, it is very clear you are an unambitious, zero driven human!. Even God has instructed us to occupy and be fruitful (not only in marriage) in ALL areas inclusive of jobs be it as an entrepreneur or as a career person!.
      You possibly cannot be in one place for 12 years without growth, and just accept "fate" or be happy that "at least i have a job, what about others still jobless" because it (in your words) affords you the basic needs of life.

      If i must inform/educate you, if in this 12 years the poster lets say she's single and earns 80k monthly, and could only save max of 40k. This simply means in all the 12 years she's been there, her savings was less than 6m (without taking into account unexpected costs that may have required her to dip into this money). In other words, for a 12 year period she could be left with 4m.
      How in God's name do you think this is okay for any human who has toiled over the years be okay with that.

      Now, asides the monetary calculations, something called fulfilment exists.. Wanting more, being recognised and feeling valued for the hard work put in is beyond just "having a job".
      Please re-evaluate your life and what you think "comfortable" is, because i strongly believe you don't have an iota of what you want out of life or for yourself.

      Now to the poster, 12 years as a contract staff without promotion is beyond devastating for someone as myself who is very big on career growth. I'm currently in a job i don't see progression in and i'm moving very soon because I WANT MORE (SO SHOULD YOU AND EVERYONE) who thinks they deserve better.

      You need time off this job as you don't seem to enjoy it anymore (even if you ever did). Go ahead with whatever training or business you have in mind and I believe God's Mercy will see you through.
      I also understand the fear of the unknown with the way the country is now, and like they say "if you don't try, you'll never know if it was good or not).

      MOVE BABY GIRL.... THERE'S MORE TO ACHIEVE OUT THERE!

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    10. Hey God!! See mentality. As an intern fresh out of school (pre nysc), i was earning about 160k and believe me it still was not enough. And here we have someone who has invested 12 solid years of her life on a job earning below 100k in this same Nigeria, even if she doesn't need the money, 12 years is too much to waste on an NFA job.
      Poster please take that bold step and resign by the end of the year, everything will fall into place for you eventually.

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  8. In 12 years, you didn’t bother applying to other companies for jobs?
    Well, I support you going to a fashion school. Trust me, you will be proud of yourself later on.
    Mind you, it’s not going to be easy.
    When you eventually start, be humble and respectful no matter how young your boss is. All you want is to learn and be very good with sewing. Be accommodating, cos you will meet people not way below you in age/otherwise. Be friendly with them, you will learn a lot from them too.
    Have a good relationship with your boss...that way you get to learn the tricks of tailoring.

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    1. Did you not read where she wrote:


      I have searched and searched and still searching for Job in other organizations but to no avail. 

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  9. I like your attitude of realizing we have to make a choice to take a step for anything to change in one's life. Wish you the very best.

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  10. Truth be told, being a contract staff is hell,but again i trust you have savings and if you do,go on and train yourself in the fashion business,buy yourself a sewing machine at home to always practice when you are back home,that way,you'd learn faster.
    All the best and may your steps be ordered by God.
    Amen.
    ps- you are on the right track.

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  11. Don't leave a Job except you are certain of getting another source of income immediately or after a while.

    My dear, being dependent on people is not a good place to be. Also, holding on to a job that drains you is frustrating but If you are the resilient type that can push her way until another door opens for your sanity biko resign if you are not hmmm life without a job is worst than tolerating annoying colleagues and knowing that all you had to do to survive was adjusting to a certain work culture in your previous work place will leave you with regrets after a while at home.

    Choose wisely.

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    1. There's no sanity in a job place without job security, advancements, promotion, motivation,welfare packages.
      Thinking in your direction made her stay those years, it's not about making money but peace of mind, it's only in our part of the world, we work for money not joy and peace.
      If the bank dumps her won't she survive?

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  12. Poster your emotional health should take paramlunt place. Do not fret. You are doing the right thing. All the best.

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  13. Oh dear, my younger sister is on this table, she was telling me about resigning if she is not made a full staff this year.
    It is well. Just pray about it, whatever decision you take just seek the face of God first.

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    1. Are you still using this monicker?

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  14. Please poster if you have saved enough or have the sum that would take you through the six months go ahead. You also need to have at least a support system so that after finishing the training you can start up immediately. Reality of the whole matter is that it never going to be an easy ride, being out of work without no money coming in and the only thing you do is to spend the little savings you have is really tough. I would have said maybe you should enroll for weekend classes

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  15. Hello poster, I feel your pain. 12 years is a long time to be stuck in one place and you are entitled to feel the way you do.
    Please you can get a fashion illustration manual and use YouTube. Buy a sewing machine and practice in the evening or weekends.
    After a while, start wearing your outfits and see if you can get clients from your customers or colleagues. When demand is so overwhelming and it corresponds with the right pay, then, quit.
    Search Google for this Quora answer to the question "What is the best advice your father gave you", by Todd Brison. It will give you an alternative perspective on your present situation.

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    1. Poster please take this particular advise

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    2. Sewing is not that simple. She needs to attend a proper fashion school.

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    3. Poster, kindly take this advice. I enrolled to learn tailoring but didn't learn much till my time elapsed. All I know today was learnt from YouTube and fashion illustrations.

      A challenge I have is marketing my designs. No where to go to show off my designs. If only I had where I could be going to show off my unique styles. Trust me, getting a shop isn't even the best when you've not gotten a good customer base.

      So Ajebo is right. Watching videos online will cost you much but will be worth it eventually.

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    4. So right ajebo.u can also relocate to Canada after learning

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    5. She needs to attend a proper fashion school...you will think you can learn online till you spoil people's clothes. Sewing for yourself is easy cause you understand you body shape, but sewing for someone else is on a whole different level. Poster please to to a proper fashion school and learn the basics.

      And then again, if you learn online and later attend a fashion school, it may be a little hard to "unlearn" what you learnt online, different tutors have their different methods. Please don't confuse yourself, go to a fashion school and learn physically.

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  16. Sis, a big part of your frustration is the fact that.. for 12 years, you treated a position that should have been a job as a CAREER.

    You are not a risk taker cos i don't see why you stayed in that job for so long when in retrospect, someone with your result could ve figured out a career path with the most likely outcome of success.

    You deserve more so yes, go for the training.

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    1. My dear..Do you know whether they have been giving them false hope that they will be converted to full staff soon by their HR..My dear I know the bank she is referring to because someone I know was seriously complaining there...

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  17. Poster please update your CV, apply for jobs online I use hot Nigerian jobs, please join a group in your church I told God that I want to serve him, he should make out time for me with 21 days fasting and going to church when I come back from work around 5pm twice a week. I got sick was posted to another department where I might not go to work in two weeks without problems this is an organization I have worked with for over four years. Poster tell God he answers all prayers OK. Truth be told I can now save some money. If you want a 500k job God will give it to you. Hope this helps you

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    1. which department is that in the bank that you cannot go to work for two weeks and still be smiling on 25th of each month.

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    2. I am in an almost similar situation with the Poster in the sense that I feel a bit limited where I currently work. Been here for 2 years and 4 months and I honestly wish for more. I feel like I deserve better. I feel it is high time I changed level and position. In the 2 and half years, I moved from a salary of 40K to 60K per month. A graduate of Economics with a 2:1, with just one paper to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. Been applying for jobs severally but sadly, I have not been called. I have made up my mind, if i do not get a better job this October, I am resigning by January 2020 to seek God in the 21days Prayer and fasting for a way forward.

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    3. *Where I might not go to work for 2 weeks without problems.....*

      And you people will be blaming Buhari for corruption? God gave you a blessing, please do not misuse it.

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    4. 16,13 I resigned like you want to without a plan Be

      it nearly damaged me

      I became dependent on my immediate family for everything and trust me it's not a good place to be

      Before resignation see that you :

      1 have a stash off cash to fund your lifestyle for 1 year without depending on anyone

      2.There's a serious plan on ground to make money through a skill while job searching

      3. A serious job offer notice the word offer

      4. A family that willnot mind footing your bill while you are finding your feet

      if not OYO name your name

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  18. I understand your plight poster because I have friends who are also going through same.

    If you had save some money enough to resign good. Your decision to enroll in fashion school is a good one.

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  19. poster i can relate to your story i don't want to give you gist cos you already said it all. As a contract staff it is very hard for them to convert you, imagine you even have BSC some have HND expecting conversion while you with BSC haven't smell it yet. Banks use contract staff, once you get old they dump you without any benefit. The day they will ask you to go it will be hard for you to have up to your salary being paid into your account, they do not care weather they used you or not. Leave the bank now that you are still young, strong and can think of something to do.I will advise you to go ahead with your plane to enroll into a fashion school you will make i better than in the bank. Banking take your time, it makes you useless in a way that you will not be able to think outside the box to apply for better opportunities. Make sure you have passion in fashion first else you will no be able to cope. At first once you resign it will not be easy for you reason being that you are use to collecting salary at the end of the month, but along the line you will be alright. Nothing in this life comes easily but with determination and scarifies you will achieve your goal, then everything will balance.

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  20. Poster I truly understand what you are going through as I was once in that position.
    Going to fashion school is a step in the right direction. But why not enrol for one of the weekend class before resigning?
    wish you best of luck in your endeavors.

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  21. Please and please, save enough to sustain you for the period of the training since you won't be earning then, resign.


    I once had a job that almost killed me... I lost my absolute peace. After resigning,my joy new no bounds.As happy as i was,I went for Thanksgiving for resigning... I was jobless but,extremely happy

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  22. Please do pray about it poster. i know how frustrating this can be, have been there, i was sure it was time to leave and i left. But how will you cope if you suddenly leave, if you feel God is leading you to leave then trust God to take care of you and plant you in your desired job. Yes, please if you have passion for fashion, take the leap and attend the training school. You'll be fine, May God direct you to make the right decision.

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  23. you stayed too long o. Nevertheless, i hope you have some savings to help you during your training

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  24. i agree with the step the poster wants to take. This is the step in the right direction. If you dont take risk, you cant know the one that leads to success. Comfort zone is for people who are not hungry for success. All the best poster. Imagine doing the same business for 12 years consistently, you will succeed. I am a new blog visitor, make una welcome me

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  25. Go ahead and enrol in the fashion school. Hope you have savings that will last you for a while or you have things you'll be doing that will be fetching you little cash while you're at it. I wish you the best dear poster. It's not easy out here but with a strong resolution, your dream will be a reality.

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  26. for the pass 12years, u didn't start a small side business... by now it would av grown

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  27. Dear, it's the situation of the country. A lot of people are just managing wherever they find themselves. It could be worse, my dear. Thank your stars. Most people also don't like where they are so don't allow it get to you that much. You're not alone.

    Meanwhile, a bird in hand, they say...

    The Nigerian economic terrain is intrinsically toxic. Our bastards of leaders have mortgaged our future. Don't make your expectations too high when you venture into. Whether in paid job or self employed. That's why I never judge people who do (or add) 'illegit'. That's only way to make it in this country. Only few people are legit affording the lives they are living.

    In as much as I'm not in support of you venturing into self employment, I think 12 years is far too long to be stagnant. Good or bad, you have to try a different terrain. You sincerely need to try something new. At least for your sanity. Monotony could be killing. Plus tge frustrations you descibed. So if the fashion thing is it for you, then go ahead. Just don't have too much expectations. It's not that easy out there(in Nigeria's business world). The challenges of running a solely owned business no be here. I've been there and back. I've come to the conclusion that, nothing surpasses a guaranteed income no matter how little. Maybe bcos I'm laid back and kinda lazy sha.

    If you trust that you can work tooth and nail, then by all means pursue anything you wish. You shall flourish. With dedication, doggedness and resilience. But if you're of the school of thought of 'ise kekere owo nla, ni ma ba won se' like me, you better keep earning your 'less than 100k' in peace. Find fulfilment in your job at all costs.

    Best of luck darling.

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    1. and the 12 year investment is not enough?? Will you tell this to your sisters?? Sometimes you can never survive in doing something 'crazy'..She has tried enough..

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    2. *until you do something crazy..

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    3. You should have read the part where I said the 12 year stagnancy is too much. I agree that it's time to move on.

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    4. The prisons are full of illegit
      A properly conscience doesn't breed the selfishness and wickedness that supports illegit

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  28. My sister worked as a contract staff for MTN for more than 15 years.She sustained an injury which affected her spinal cord. This injury was caused by a ladder that someone kept carelessly and it fell on her at work.She stayed 2 months at home , not working nor walking.MTN never paid her for those 2 months when she resumed and eventually laid her off with no severance package at all. Right now to walk is a big problem for her and she has no job. Please,resign and find ur dreams. I wish u well.

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    1. I wonder who this person is that is using people's ID. Pls get your own id and stop using mine.

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  29. Poster please leave that job and never look back...I know the bank in particular that does that stuff but Stella no post my 1st comment...Make sure you have saved enough..Don't put all your soul into fashion alone...Update your CV and I hope you did some professional courses that will give you an edge when applying...I wish you all the best..Its not gonna be easy trust me...But you will remember this day and smile...Visit recruitment firms to help fast track your job search...Make use of Linkedin as well and follow top HR people, there is someone helping me out on Linkedin and I know 2020 is gonna be a fantastic year for me and you...All the best...

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  30. Dear Poster,Please go to fashion school but go while you are still working..It can be done.Trust me..You will need your salary to pay for fashion school,weekend classes.You will need your salary to buy your sewing equipment to start up..Once you start fashion school,go on youtube follow sewing videos and groups online

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  31. Sometimes you have to take that step before you can have a breakthrough.
    Your current position would never change if you don't take the bold step of quiting that job right now, you are lagging behind...... You can still build your career after leaving... Pls don't let the banking system make you redundant.
    Take the bold step..... Quit.

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    1. Take a step and hear Bangdadadang **in speed darlington's voice**

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  32. Madame koinkoin aka the 'peace maker'24 October 2019 at 16:24

    Don't quit your job now, just enrol for weekend fashion classes so that you can be doing both until you are at least close to perfect, you 'll use the salary for your practicals . please don't quit now until you have what to rely on.Goodkuck

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    1. Exactly. She will need money for fees and practicals.

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  33. Obviously you can't get a side hustle with a bank Job. Look for a sales job that will permit you to be on the field as a sales person and explore other opportunities.

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  34. Don't just leave your job, combine both until you perfect in the Fashion designing then you can pepper them.

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  35. Dear Poster, I have you must have read alot about people's advice. I will beg you to keep calm, save enough while looking for a good job. It is not easy for everybody in this buhari regime and you are complaining about a job. I earn just 100k as a family man and I am managing it with my family to be honest with you. It is not going to be rosy as a fashion designer as well. Entrepreneurs envy salary earners as well. I know a very good fashion designer who does not even make up to 70k in a month as profit despite all social media vibes put into it. Please remove sentiments. I am the most educated in my plave of work and earn far lesser than even some semi-illiterates. Life is not fair as they say because even our prof Yemi is an assistant to an illiterate old man. Save more even with the small salary and keep pushing for better jobs, it will come. The fashion biz can come as side hustle please.

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    1. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    2. Poster i knew its not easy, look into this advice thoroughly before u take any decision. You can have a side hustle to support ur work for now. The country is had ooo

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  36. Madam, 12 years working in a bank = 10points for you under the Saskatchewan PNP!!! Shine your eyes....go and write your IELTS exam, pass very well, and enter the Canadian express entry pool. Apply for Saskatchewan PNP, you need only 60points to qualify for ITA, and see how God will elevate you. Don't leave that job oo...because you will need show proof of employment o...you are welcome.

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    1. Yori good advice but where she wan see money process?

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  37. Dear poster. I’m so sorry for the situation you are in but please don’t quit your job yet.

    My advice;

    Ask God to lead you.

    Try and save up some money while you learn fashion designing on weekends.

    It’s not a must you go to fashion school, I know of someone who works in a bank and owns a big fashion business, she only filled the shop with machines and fashion equipments and employed fashion designers to work for her and the business is booming.

    Don’t stop submitting your CV for jobs

    You can also try relocating to another country; you can try this new Canada immigration plan; Atlantic pilot or the Rural Northern Pilot, it’s easier and cheap.

    Wish you the best.

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  38. Same is happening to me, i have worked for over 5 years in a company and they are paying me 25k, i have been searching for another job all this while but nothing clicked.
    i am planning to stop this January but no savings at all to even start a small business.

    I am frustrated.

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  39. My dear i support you to take a walk. I have 2:1 also working in a MFB. I go home stressed everyday. The board has refused to promote us despite the profit we are bringing in. Its a capitalist system. They just sap your energy and leave u dry. I now look older than my age. I have put in 10 years. I also want to take a walk from January 2020.

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  40. Chai, it is well. I did 8years as contract too in 2 Commercial banks. May God direct your path.

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  41. It's not going to be easy resigning because you've been in that comfort zone for far too long.
    However, a lot of time, things do not change for the better if one is not willing to make that radical shift and take a blind leap. Unburden your heart desire to God and make that move sis!!
    You will be glad you did in the long run.

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  42. Don't quit your job yet my dear.
    Register for the fashion school and go there only on weekends, you need a steady stream of income to be able to pay for the trainings because they don't come cheap unless you want to learn the cut and sew obioma way. You need a steady stream of income to be able to set up your place after your training. A shop in a good location, sewing machines and other equipment, a good generator with better kva they don't come cheap. It will be more depressing to become financially stranded afterwards because you don't have money to set your self up after your training.
    You can do both concurrently my dear. Nigeria and the economy does not support putting all of ones eggs in one basket.

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  43. It's so sad to read all these stories. I will also be putting in my resignation by the end of November where I work and taking some lessons to build new skills. It's necessary. 4 years and no growth. When I asked my boss for a raise recently, he said when the economy improves. Okwaya? Okay. Chukwuaju I continue like this in 2020. May God remember and bless all of us praying and looking up to Him for promotion and increase in this coming year in Jesus name. Amen. The Lord shall surely hear our cries and answer all our prayers. He never fails and is always faithful. Amen

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  44. relocate to another country

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  45. there are jobs you can do with your years of experience.but if u resign i would ask u intensify ur job search more. make searching for job ur job. u shud be in your early 30s . u think say to march machine is easy?. its not..The truth is looking for a job while still working is not easy.

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  46. WOW! 12 years of working in a financial institution and you earn less than 100k. My dear take that bold step. God will see you through.

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  47. Everyone is saying go to a fashion school. Poster wants to know other options she can venture into besides fashion school as this requires money. So hope you have enough savings. Another option for you will be to sell baby clothes, if you can get someone to ship you clothes to sell from abroad. Used baby clothes here have tags and looks really nice. That way you’ll be able to get more profit. My cousin sent $100 and bought $100 worth of baby cloths. She sold them within 2 days! Or during sales, (holiday sales are coming up soon)they’re much much cheaper. we can talk if you’re interested . I live in the United States. Another option, small chops in a food truck (it’s common here). you’ll need a little more capital on that. Find a good spot and sell it to folks on the street. You might need to hire a security or a male figure around you sha per naija situation. Sad but true. I can send you a link to read about someone who started it in naija. He used his parents pots/pan to get started. Now he’s doing really good! Ps: 12 years is way too long to be in a job you’re not happy with. It’s draining physically, mentally/emotionally and heck spiritually if you’re not happy!

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  48. Or better still find another job if you can’t handle a business

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  49. Poster please you are soing the right thing .I was a contract staff for 5 years earning below 100k too .Yes oh one of the banks .I dropped my resignation letter mit's 3years now i am soooo Grateful to God i did it afraid mIt wasnt easy at first but i am glad i did.

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  50. Hello Dear, Am writing because i had a similar problem infact same thing. The fear of the unknown kept me there for about 11 years. You train someone and watch the person grow. No benefits, No entitlements. Everyday they will convert, they will convert. Years keep rolling by. I took a bold step and left to Canada. In the last 2 years plus since i left, i have achieved things that take people 5-years to achieve in Nigeria. Although i went back to school for 1 year. My dear run. the fear of the unknown is what will destroy you. Do you know my friends that were contract in bank with me that are still there up till now still earn below 100k, same salary since i left ooo. Even with all the BUHARI inflation wahala. The price of bag of rice has increased. Please RUN. You will be happy you did. I look back and say those were wasted years. I can relate with your pain fully. I understand everything. As you are doing the fashion school, try express entry Canada. They will appreciate you...

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  51. This is my first post on this blog.
    I know how you feel because i can say i am in this type of shoe in my work place, though i am not on contract, but the same type of treatment you described is been practiced.
    while its heartbreaking to see a young staff you trained becoming your boss in a very short period, and being on contract position in a very long time, no benefits after much self development, PLEASE DON'T RESIGN IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANOTHER STEADY AND STABLE INCOME YET. You see, your salary is small, ridiculously small, but can anyone give you your pay monthly, consistently? If no, don't resign yet. Being an entrepreneur is tedious. More tedious than being a salary earner. Perfect your other source of income before you resign. Never resign out of anger or depression PLEASE.

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