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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by cana882(m): 1:36pm On Oct 12, 2015
Currently at workforce 4 a bank interview & trust me, all dis comments are nt helping.

Mayb i'll jst go home cry

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by oblo(m): 1:38pm On Oct 12, 2015
Worked aa banker for 6years. Was a teller then was transfered to the transactions/transfer desk.

It was not easy seriously.. as a teller I think i must have paid upto 100k total at different times due to shortages

The work schedule.is crazy. Sometimes if the vault is not balanced we dont go home till 9pm. Of course we resume work at 7.30am.


Had to move to transactions cuz being ashmatic dusty notes counting took a toll on.me. Thats another story wink

At my new duty post it was another kettle of fish..that gist would come later..



i dey my new job now and if you must know..its a thrill to be free from mails which turn out to be issues grin.

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by oblo(m): 1:41pm On Oct 12, 2015
cana882:
Currently at workforce 4 a bank interview & trust me, all dis comments are nt helping.

Mayb i'll jst go home cry

Dont despair..there are people in banking today that will tell you I no be bank dem no fit work elsewhere.

Do.the interview and give in ur best if taken.

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Dallazday(m): 1:41pm On Oct 12, 2015
those of you thinking about going back to lecture halls, back in the university, I am certain you Were among those that ridiculed education students claiming to be in banking and finance, marketing and insurance departments, forming superior students. now you are thinking of going back to d same classroom you ridiculed, i just wish the educational sector will formulate strict policies against human being's from other sectors flooding the education sector and destroying the sector for us! "if you studied banking in school, go back to the bank. if you studied marketing, go back to the streets. go and market goko cleanser. live the classrooms and lecture halls for educationist "

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by virginboy1(m): 1:41pm On Oct 12, 2015
work work am coming
Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Breadfruit: 1:44pm On Oct 12, 2015
moyinoluwabun:
Was ones a banker (got cessation of appointment with Skye bank in year 2010) thank God for freedom now and I pray for those enslaved and ready to move out to gain their freedom too in Jesus name.

Just curious. Did you ever think like this before your appointment was terminated?

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by beau49: 1:46pm On Oct 12, 2015
Very discouraging.... undecided

And I am about to dive in....Lord help me!
Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Sweetyie(f): 1:46pm On Oct 12, 2015
aameyah:


That is the 'banker to be' written on the topic na.
Ok
Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by brainiac007: 1:48pm On Oct 12, 2015
I'm an ex-banker. I resigned exactly a year ago after 5 years and I'm so so glad I did.

Working as a marketer at the bank was the most depressing, demeaning and frustrating experience I've ever had.

Today, I look back and think, "Why didn't I leave sooner?". Now I have peace of mind and in a job I absolutely enjoy when compared to the bank job and family life has never been better.

Once I was blind, now I can see!

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Breadfruit: 1:49pm On Oct 12, 2015
cana882:
Currently at workforce 4 a bank interview & trust me, all dis comments are nt helping.

Mayb i'll jst go home cry

Nahhhh. Don't!
Workforce is contract ops, if I'm not mistaken.
As contract staff, you don't have to attend to ATMs or balance the bulk cash. You do your normal deposit, withdrawal, transfers, etc and you balance at the end of the day.

Once done, you wait for bulk room to balance, then you go home.

Maybe I've oversimplified things o. But contract staffs don't have access to a lot of the nitty-gritty in ops. For security reasons.

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by cana882(m): 1:52pm On Oct 12, 2015
Breadfruit:


Nahhhh. Don't!
Workforce is contract ops, if I'm not mistaken.
As contract staff, you don't have to attend to ATMs or balance the bulk cash. You do your normal deposit, withdrawal, transfers, etc and you balance at the end of the day.

Once done, you wait for bulk room to balance, then you go home.

Maybe I've oversimplified things o. But contract staffs don't have access to a lot of the nitty-gritty in ops. For security reasons.
mega tnx
Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by moyinoluwabun(m): 1:52pm On Oct 12, 2015
Breadfruit:


Just curious. Did you ever think like this before your appointment was terminated?
never! U won't know especially if ur pay I ok until u're out. It's not all about money

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by gazmann(m): 1:52pm On Oct 12, 2015
[quotmy. e author=musco4me post=38910065] Am a banker but i hate banking work so much. U cant even have time for urself and ur family. I never wanted to be a banker but unemployment pushed me to banking because i needed to survive. Am still thinking of other biz i will engage myself in and also lookn for a non banking job. Within the 2 and half years in bankn, i hv worked as funds transfer officer, customer service officer, headteller/Atm custodian. Keeping watch over the atm is the most stressful thing u can do if ur bank is a leading bank in nigeria and if ur branch has 3 to 6 atms that need serious attention due to so much traffics on them. Ileave my house b4 6.30am so that i attend to atms and put them in order b4 8am wen monitoring starts. I still go home late cos u still have to wait till 6pm wen monitoring ends. Banking is not a job ooooooo. No weekend for u, )

We shared similar roles I left the industry after seven years. One thing I knew then was the pay was handy and those with that priveledge of saving up to 100 k per month can make the most out of it while it last. Most things we feel compelled to do can wait especially big spending. When you are in operations unit you can dictate your spending better. It was a good job could have been better with astute financial plans and shrewd saving. But no a bad job to get @ 23 in a tight Nigerian job economy . Use what you earn today and build your tommmow. Train' develop, invest . Delayed gratification. It wasn't easy to practice but the bit I did is my buoy today

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Breadfruit: 1:53pm On Oct 12, 2015
brainiac007:
I'm an ex-banker. I resigned exactly a year ago after 5 years and I'm so so glad I did.

Working as a marketer at the bank was the most depressing, demeaning and frustrating experience I've ever had.

Today, I look back and think, "Why didn't I leave sooner?". Now I have peace of mind and in a job I absolutely enjoy when compared to the bank job and family life has never been better.

Once I was blind, now I can see!

Did you get your new job before leaving the banking industry? Or after leaving.
Did you get promoted in that 5 years you were in marketing?
Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by cana882(m): 1:53pm On Oct 12, 2015
oblo:


Dont despair..there are people in banking today that will tell you I no be bank dem no fit work elsewhere.

Do.the interview and give in ur best if taken.
tnx bro
Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Breadfruit: 1:56pm On Oct 12, 2015
I think those in ops have it better when it comes to banking. Especially when you're a struggling marketer, you wish you were in ops.

No monthly performance reviews, no insults for not bringing money....
Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by magicminister: 1:57pm On Oct 12, 2015
Dallazday:
those of you thinking about going back to lecture halls, back in the university, I am certain you Were among those that ridiculed education students claiming to be in banking and finance, marketing and insurance departments, forming superior students. now you are thinking of going back to d same classroom you ridiculed, i just wish the educational sector will formulate strict policies against human being's from other sectors flooding the education sector and destroying the sector for us! "if you studied banking in school, go back to the bank. if you studied marketing, go back to the streets. go and market goko cleanser. live the classrooms and lecture halls for educationist "

But we have people that studied education in the banks, in the oil sector and in politics and other sectors.
How would you feel if educators are restricted to the education sector and education sector only??
Do you think 99percent of you guys would have a job

Secondly, education goes beyond what you learnt in the class room.
Sometimes, schools need people with cognate experience In different sectors to tutor the students in order to produce better and well rounded students.

Obviously, someone that has been in the class room all their life cannot have the experience need to teach subjects that goes beyond classrom...

Youre welcome. No need to thank me.

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by airsaylongcon: 1:59pm On Oct 12, 2015
Not trying to rain on your parade but there needs to be a distinction between a banker and a bank employee. Loads of people working in banks have the misconception that they are bankers when they aren't. All support staff ancillary to banking operations are NOT bankers (well...apart from the top level managers that set policy) how in God's name is an ICT staff a banker? It's like saying a lab scientist is a doctor cos both work in a hospital or a paralegal is a lawyer cos s/he works in a law firm. I'm not advocating the superiority of one profession over another but if we are truly educated and professional as we claim then we must use the right terms. Not all banking staff are bankers just like not all hospital staff are doctors. Banking is a profession not an employer.

#Rant

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by OkehBoraxe(m): 2:01pm On Oct 12, 2015
We need experienced bankers, who is young that really understands the dynamics and logistics that go on in banking day to day,

especially as regards Charges, transfers, regulations and interswitch integration, to be part of a startup team...Male or female. You can reach out on email oboraxe@gmail.com
Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Adesiji77: 2:04pm On Oct 12, 2015
Following...

Will be back to comment. cool
Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by musco4me: 2:04pm On Oct 12, 2015
Breadfruit:
I think those in ops have it better when it comes to banking. Especially when you're a struggling marketer, you wish you were in ops.

No monthly performance reviews, no insults for not bringing money....
Hmmmm. Guy, if ur an atm custodian in ................... Bank of Nigeria, u will be fightn daily with ur oga because of atm issues and the monitoring. I dnt want to mention the banks name. In this particular bank, atms are strictly monitored and any cash jam or no netwk or cash out on the atm at the wrong hour, ur oga go battle seriously wit u as if ur the cause. I still maintain my stand. I hate bankn but unemployment pushed me to bankn.

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Breadfruit: 2:04pm On Oct 12, 2015
moyinoluwabun:
never! U won't know especially if ur pay I ok until u're out. It's not all about money

Hmmn. I guess they knew what they were doing when they put the salaries quite high.
That's the only thing that keep a lot of people glued to the job....

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by Breadfruit: 2:07pm On Oct 12, 2015
musco4me:
Hmmmm. Guy, if ur an atm custodian in ................... Bank of Nigeria, u will be fightn daily with ur oga because of atm issues and the monitoring. I dnt want to mention the banks name. In this particular bank, atms are strictly monitored and any cash jam or no netwk or cash out on the atm at the wromg hour, ur oga go battle seriously wit u as if ur the cause. I still maintain my stand. I hate bankn but unemployment pushed me to bankn.

I quite understand sha. There's no bank that jokes with ATM downtime...

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by angiography(m): 2:08pm On Oct 12, 2015
I am empathetic of how a lady who is married copes with both her marital and work duties.

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by musco4me: 2:08pm On Oct 12, 2015
Breadfruit:


Hmmn. I guess they knew what they were doing when they put the salaries quite high.
That's the only thing that keep a lot of people glued to the job....
If I can see a non bankn/govt job that pay less of my current salary, i will quickly move!
Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by jendordino(m): 2:14pm On Oct 12, 2015
I have found a better way of working at my own leisure without four walls of the banking hall experience. Thank God I make the best choice on time may be today I will also be lamenting and planning survival tactics in the banking sector.

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by boneruns(m): 2:15pm On Oct 12, 2015
Let me add my 2 and half years of experience working in a bank.

I work in one of the Risk Management sections of the Bank (Risk Management can either be Credit, Market or Operational). I can understand what people in branch, most especially the Marketers go through; it isn't an easy stuff. The ATM Custodians have their own ; they must ensure ATMs are up and paying.

Well, I'm actually enjoying where I am, there is career development and advancement, I can switch to other industries and apply my experience. I've seen colleagues who left to non-banking industries.

Some people here have said working in the Head Office is better, but they forgot that staff in HOs pass through different work stress. Almost all banks in Nigeria have their HO on the island. Traffic is a serious issue on the island. Imagine staying in the traffic for over 2hours before home. This is almost a daily occurrence. One has to leave home before 6am to avert traffic. People stay behind in the office till 9pm before leaving.

Banking is actually challenging, people who left banking to other industries didn't find hard to blend.

I'm passively searching for non-banking jobs even though I'm comfortable where I am. I've had an exit plan since I joined banking. I have period of time to stay.

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by musco4me: 2:16pm On Oct 12, 2015
Breadfruit:
I think those in ops have it better when it comes to banking. Especially when you're a struggling marketer, you wish you were in ops.

No monthly performance reviews, no insults for not bringing money....
By the time u find urself in a branch wit 5 to 8 atms and ur the only one managing all of them with all these monitorings in place and weekend duty, u will wish to run to marketn

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by brainiac007: 2:17pm On Oct 12, 2015
Breadfruit:


Did you get your new job before leaving the banking industry? Or after leaving.
Did you get promoted in that 5 years you were in marketing?

I got a new job after I left even though I would not advice that but I was just fed up. I guess I was just fortunate. And Yes, I was promoted within those 5 years.
Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by scobaba: 2:23pm On Oct 12, 2015
I was sacked then by oceanic bank on Dec 21st 2009. It was the first tsunami. I felt like i would die. Like all hope was lost. But then i picked myself up, wrote a couple of professional exams including ican. Also enrolled for masters. Life was not easy then i must tell you. But i had tym to try several tyns same tym. 6 months after i lost dat, i got a small job dat still gave me time to run all my programmes comfortably. However, i dint have spare money for grooves and chicks like i did then in oceanic.

Finally in 2013, i landed my current job( oil and gas). There was an advert for chatered accountant. I apllied and got it. Tuday, i don hammer........ Small.

My advice. If u r not business inclined, dat is if u still hope to work for somebody, whiile you are doin your bank job, upgrade yourself academically, it wunt be easy oo, but it will pay you someday when the chips are down. Best of staff have lost thier job in banking, so no superstar i must tell you.

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Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by beambally: 2:28pm On Oct 12, 2015
@Musco - Do u work with Stanbic?
Re: For Bankers, Ex Bankers And Bankers To Be by dadson2009(m): 2:32pm On Oct 12, 2015
I finish my nysc Dis July,I went to one outsourcing firm, I was given a marketingjob for a particular bank wiith 28k,I refused the offer because of the little money involved

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