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Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by Jacseyi(m): 5:07pm On Aug 15, 2015
It is about 5 years I completed my NYSC here in Lagos and since then I have been so uncomfortable with my life. I studied Physics & Electronics and Master’s degree from State and Federal institutions. I have been teaching Physics, Mathematics, Further Maths, and Chemistry from private home teaching to private schools to sustain myself since 2012. It has never being easy but as a Christian I keep my hope in God. I have spent a lot of money on attending conferences, travelling, tests, interviews, and scholarship applications for Ph.D abroad.

Now, I am to resume work in an engineering firm as a Technical/Product sales engineer with a car next month. Same day, a school offers to employ me as further maths subject teacher with a self-contained accommodation. The confusion now is that the school offers 80k/month while the sales job is 60k/month plus commission on each sale. My highest pay so far per month is 32k.

Dear Moderator, I'll be grateful if my post is on the front page.

I will appreciate your contributions. Thanks a lot.

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by Bacteriocin(m): 5:07pm On Aug 15, 2015
Go for the 80k jor

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by chymystique(f): 5:14pm On Aug 15, 2015
Pls go with Engineering Firm. In as much as being a Sales Rep is stressful and aint easy but You have your career and connections ahead of you to build, promotions and with the experience you are going to have with this firm. It will open doors for better opportunities and well paid job and then the salary diff aint much. Private Schools are just another slave machine on its own with no growth @ all.. A fed sch paying you 50k is better off than the 80k with accomodation the private school is offering...

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by ENGRJCJ(m): 5:16pm On Aug 15, 2015
If you want to end up as a lecturer then go for teaching in order to gain more experience.. But u want to be a sale rep then go for the other one..

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by Fundamentalist: 5:52pm On Aug 15, 2015
Please go for the teaching job. sales job is stressful, takes times and you can be sacked any time. Speaking from experience

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by Femolacaster(m): 6:02pm On Aug 15, 2015
Choose the one that will be more comfortable, dont just base your choice on salary.

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by Kelklein(m): 10:19pm On Aug 15, 2015
is the school job pensionable?
find out if it is.. if yes, take it...

if it is not... forget it for that singular reason and go for the sales job

do you have flare for convincing, prospecting and meeting new people..if yes, go for the sales job.

NOW THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

goodluck

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by lawkie77(m): 10:23pm On Aug 15, 2015
Think hard,

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by Jacseyi(m): 11:17pm On Aug 15, 2015
Kelklein:
is the school job pensionable?
find out if it is.. if yes, take it...

if it is not... forget it for that singular reason and go for the sales job

do you have flare for convincing, prospecting and meeting new people..if yes, go for the sales job.

NOW THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

goodluck
Thanks for ur contribution.
I'm not sure if the school job is pensionable but there's health insurance with free education for four kids but I'm not yet married. The engineering job is pensionable after 6 month with 4 different allowances after probation period of 6 months.

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by Jacseyi(m): 11:33pm On Aug 15, 2015
Femolacaster:
Choose the one that will be more comfortable, dont just base your choice on salary.
Thanks. Talking of comfortability, the teaching job will be easier but the engineering job will definitely be a new experience

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by udz: 8:10am On Aug 16, 2015
is the skool a boarding skool?, I ask this because of the accomodation. if its a boarding skool and the accomodation is within the premises, then be carefull abt the accomodation. U might take the job cos of money but an in-boarding-accomodation will be a no for me. For me entirely, I will choose the Technical sales job sha . . .

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by Jacseyi(m): 3:51pm On Aug 16, 2015
udz:
is the skool a boarding skool?, I ask this because of the accomodation. if its a boarding skool and the accomodation is within the premises, then be carefull abt the accomodation. U might take the job cos of money but an in-boarding-accomodation will be a no for me. For me entirely, I will choose the Technical sales job sha . . .

Yes, it is
Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by guseman(m): 5:07pm On Aug 16, 2015
My view is for you to pick up the job that you have the highest passion for which I believe is teaching and you are afraid of the sales/technical support job because of the challenges of the new sales Job.

I was once upon a time in this situation. Got an IT offer with a small pay and an insurance marketing executive jobs. My Uncle asked me to take the IT offer that all what Insurance marketers does is walking around from one office to the other.

I finally pick the marketing job because of my background is in social sciences not Engineering and all the adverts of telecommunications companies I do see always ask for people with engineering background so picked sales job. I never received a dime for the four months I worked with the Insurance Company but I spent the 50k my Mum gave me for CCNA certification o transportation just trying to know Lagos that was in 2009. I got another job after four months. All the clients am getting I handed them to a friend because I told her this is not what I want in life begging people to secure their future so as for me to put food on the table for my family.

Today I am a professional Salesman and I am glad I made that decision. I have worked in many states of the federation and I have been a manager for about four years now.

My story has never remain the same. My sister is the Head of School for Eight years, when she was asked to go, I don't think they gave her anything. As I am typing this message, my Cousin who is also a Principal in a private school is editing his CV because after 7years He is asked to go without any meaningful compensation because they work in a private school.

As a salesman, meeting targets might be stressful but it will makes you go places and meet people. Apart from pupils parents and church members, your interaction with outside world is limited as a teacher but I will submit by saying the decision is yours because it is all about your passion not necessarily the money involved.

But honestly each time I go home and I see my teachers I cried inside of my heart and if you must know, my father was Head Master during his lifetime. It's all about what gives you joy. If you want to be rich in life, don't ever consider you will be rich by teaching. You can only live a comfortable life without taking risk and retire and live on your pension that is if you teach in a government school. If you think otherwise ask your lectures, some of their students earn four times their salary.

Many of my friends that are teachers today don't like taking risk and they are always comfortable with their little salary but at times they complain. But if you want to be rich in life and make it to the top, think the other way.

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by Jacseyi(m): 7:44pm On Aug 16, 2015
guseman:
My view is for you to pick up the job that you have the highest passion for which I believe is teaching and you are afraid of the sales/technical support job because of the challenges of the new sales Job.

I was once upon a time in this situation. Got an IT offer with a small pay and an insurance marketing executive jobs. My Uncle asked me to take the IT offer that all what Insurance marketers does is walking around from one office to the other.

I finally pick the marketing job because of my background is in social sciences not Engineering and all the adverts of telecommunications companies I do see always ask for people with engineering background so picked sales job. I never received a dime for the four months I worked with the Insurance Company but I spent the 50k my Mum gave me for CCNA certification o transportation just trying to know Lagos that was in 2009. I got another job after four months. All the clients am getting I handed them to a friend because I told her this is not what I want in life begging people to secure their future so as for me to put food on the table for my family.

Today I am a professional Salesman and I am glad I made that decision. I have worked in many states of the federation and I have been a manager for about four years now.

My story has never remain the same. My sister is the Head of School for Eight years, when she was asked to go, I don't think they gave her anything. As I am typing this message, my Cousin who is also a Principal in a private school is editing his CV because after 7years He is asked to go without any meaningful compensation because they work in a private school.

As a salesman, meeting targets might be stressful but it will makes you go places and meet people. Apart from pupils parents and church members, your interaction with outside world is limited as a teacher but I will submit by saying the decision is yours because it is all about your passion not necessarily the money involved.

But honestly each time I go home and I see my teachers I cried inside of my heart and if you must know, my father was Head Master during his lifetime. It's all about what gives you joy. If you want to be rich in life, don't ever consider you will be rich by teaching. You can only live a comfortable life without taking risk and retire and live on your pension that is if you teach in a government school. If you think otherwise ask your lectures, some of their students earn four times their salary.

Many of my friends that are teachers today don't like taking risk and they are always comfortable with their little salary but at times they complain. But if you want to be rich in life and make it to the top, think the other way.
I really appreciate your contribution sir

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by Cleanman(m): 2:27pm On Aug 17, 2015
I am also a fresh graduate. Studied Electrical/Electronics. Any intern,contract or full time job slot, I'll gladly accept.
sammiejones6@yahoo.co.UK
thank you.

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by Pidggin(f): 6:10pm On Aug 17, 2015
Take the teaching job, you will save on transport, and you can grow from there.
Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by PresidKing(m): 6:57pm On Aug 17, 2015
Nigerian atmosphere is different from other world atmosphere, while you go for your passion to die on low level think very well to take the best, Guseman gave you a nice idea, take it, for me, sales Engine job as that is my background, above all, go and pray to whatever you believe and make a wise decision.

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by FunnyDude: 8:53pm On Aug 17, 2015
@Op until u tell us to come bleep ur wife for u..I won't take u serious,u c toto u dey find bush.



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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by SpaceWorld2013(m): 9:23am On Aug 18, 2015
FunnyDude:
@Op until u tell us to come bleep ur wife for u..I won't take u serious,u c toto u dey find bush.



Lols

#FunnyDude
funnydude, let me know how you classified them into toto & bush.
Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by itoese(m): 12:09pm On Aug 18, 2015
You have a brighter future with the engineering firm

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by ladyF(f): 2:26pm On Aug 18, 2015
Its not all about the money. What's ur preferred career line, think long term

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by Georgekyrian(m): 2:26pm On Aug 18, 2015
Sorry, yaba left!!

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by ignis(f): 2:27pm On Aug 18, 2015
I will advise you go for the teaching job....it's less stressful and accord you more time for yourself. Who knows, you could be a lecturer soon..

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by Nobody: 2:28pm On Aug 18, 2015
Go for the teaching appointment.

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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by steppin: 2:28pm On Aug 18, 2015
Reject one na
Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by haryomikun(m): 2:29pm On Aug 18, 2015
Best to accept the job with the Technical/ Engineering firm... It could open great opportuntities for you bro.... But the private schl job is sure to keep you fixed. Besides, the self contained accomodation means nothing compared to commissions you could get in sales.



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Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by kelvyn7(m): 2:29pm On Aug 18, 2015
it depends ooo

for career development, i suggest u go for the engineering one but i am not sure abt the "life" of the company; cos a company that might close up after a few years is risky. U need to know how long they have been existing.

On the other hand, a school will always grow and be there. Just that u might not develop ur career in the direction of what you studied. U didnt read education. Except u have a passion for teaching and u love it.

But if i could suggest to u, i would ask u to go for the school because of the 80k shocked plus the accommodation offered!

the location of the jobs matter too.

Think well shaa cos this is one of the most important decisions to make in ur life.
Re: Now That I Got A Job I Am Now Confused. by YerYer: 2:30pm On Aug 18, 2015
I hate jobs where part of your pay depends on your sales. Goodluck

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