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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Pearl1910: 9:09pm On Jul 09, 2022
ReadaDream:
I know say nah cruise but please don't bring Felicity into this. I do my thing my way, goes on trip I'm comfortable with wether it's Bolt, Indriver, Corolla or Benz.

Felicity has advised a couple of times that I park at a filling station close to my estate at COB and take bike home instead of going through the flood in my estate daily (morning and night). Tried it but it's not working for me.

I can't imagine trekking home after a hard day at work or early morning (430am) to where the car is parked.

Lolz...no vex. Na play I dey play. Abeg carry ur car reach house. If the area no pallage u move out, U r a big boy.
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by eyinola: 9:13pm On Jul 09, 2022
ReadaDream:
You are right, I really don't care much on Bolt except going further does not favor me or out of my comfortable working environment.

I always confirm destination on Indriver because I no get energy to drag matter with anybody.
like this evening now I saw fayemi street Ejigbo as i wan enter Express ,one mind just say make i ask to reconfirm again, omo na so rider tell me say fayemi street for ikorodu grin

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by ReadaDream(m): 9:26pm On Jul 09, 2022
eyinola:
like this evening now I saw fayemi street Ejigbo as i wan enter Express ,one mind just say make i ask to reconfirm again, omo na so rider tell me say fayemi street for ikorodu grin
grin That moment when you are heading to destination, following the map then you pass a U-turn only for the rider to say 'oga where are you going, you are supposed to make a uturn here?

You'll now be like, I'm going to the address on the App, Ejigbo.

Rider: No o, it's Ikorodu that I'm going to
grin

Ikorodu bawo, my friend come down fast grin na only Glithronix fit go that one grin

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by ReadaDream(m): 9:29pm On Jul 09, 2022
Pearl1910:


Lolz...no vex. Na play I dey play. Abeg carry ur car reach house. If the area no pallage u move out, U r a big boy.
No issues my oga.
I no get the capacity to move to where I'd consider okay right now, it's one thing to have the rent another is the agency and legal fees.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Johnnybegood12: 9:51pm On Jul 09, 2022
OmodavidoX:
Thanks for this boss.

Whenever I jumpstart the battery and I let the car run for 3 minutes or so. Then turn off the car. The battery will start the car at once.

But when I park overnight, and I still remove the positive terminal, the battery would run down again.

The last battery charger said it is my battery that is bad. Although I have not done long driving for a while

Maybe I will remove the battery and give battery chargers to help me charge for hours before buying a new battery.

But I want to be sure if there can still be parasitic drain when the positive terminal is removed?
From my personal experience, it's Ur battery
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Johnnybegood12: 10:06pm On Jul 09, 2022
pope191:


@Eyinola
Glombo
Pearl1910

Una for ask Tojah if he pick the trip. I am giving you first hand experience.

[b]Got a request from yaba to same address as placed. Put a call to rider, for affirmation sake I asked. You are going to the school at the said place. And she replied, no! Don't you know Awoyaya after Sangotedo? And I replied her from here to that place you are putting 2800. [/b]Check well, what I have here is Vi. She ask to check well and call back. Oh sorry, can we do offline? Ohk! How much are you going to pay for offline? This trip is 2800 abi? Can I add 1k to it. I smile and cut the phone, no need to bargain unnessary bargains.

I witnessed same experience and I gave up on that address. It is either rider is going to mobile or mansard. Ever since I've been driving, I have not driven into that school.

Got a trip from surulere to berger ard 5 30pm for 2750. PU is Iketa bus stop... rushing down to Iketa bus stop, I put a call to rider and she's the rude type. Shouting don't you know Iketa bus stop blah blah. I calm her down and ask her to explain her PU well. When she mentioned Lekki grin the first question I ask her was, like seriously? Iketa Lekki to Berger 2750 and you will enter? grin after Una go say driver won kidnap Una. She cancelled and did the same thing, I felt pity for the next driver.

Few errors rider's make...
1. Going to Jakande bus stop and putting Jakande at Ajah area. Free money
2. General hospital Ikeja and the map will take it for yaba
3. A beach around Ogombo and it will take you to that Gbangbala area. Once we are approaching and the rider is saying it's still in front. Please check the map well and see where you input. Ohk! What should I add to take me there. Me: my fuel don finish like this grin
This pope is not from Rome grin
But I swear u are 100% correct, I had my own share of it today,
Na so person put one address of a bank related to Ekiti, but when I check app, it's around ojodu, price 10k, I offered 13k, the person accept, next time is call on my phone

Rider: hello good afternoon
Me: good afternoon
Rider: where are you please
Me: am at ilaje bustop inside the traffic
Rider: ok I'm here too
Me: where are u going to
Rider: Ekiti State
Me: Ekiti State, shey u dey whine me ni, Ekiti State Na im u dey offer 10k?
Rider: ehn Na , u will say how much u want Na
Me: don't worry I'm not going


Na who una go kill for road collect him car una dey find, God forbid BAT thing

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by dru23(m): 10:49pm On Jul 09, 2022
BAZ001:


Tertiary education is expensive for non citizens, I will advise you give birth to them here and take them back to Nigeria it’s cheaper and all your children and grandchildren will be American citizens wether they born them for osogbo or otu eke…
All na investment… as some people are busy adding to their fleets, we are busy giving birth abroad

Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by YeyeGbami: 10:49pm On Jul 09, 2022
Gentlelife50:

I dey tell you, especially in this Nigeria.
One can't predict the next five years

Five years lohun lohun, next five minutes sef. Na tintini remain hoodlums nearly rob me and one guy driving camry for trade fair exit facing mile 2, around 5:30PM. Na army patrol save us.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by YeyeGbami: 10:50pm On Jul 09, 2022

Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by dru23(m): 10:53pm On Jul 09, 2022
BAZ001:
grin

I thank God for Fibel …
I thank God for my family …
As you can see Fibel as served Dru23 a cold sobo educating him that he’s old school though he’s 44yrs old.

My blood is now calm, eating Ram that doesn’t smell like Ram heregrin

Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by eyinola: 10:54pm On Jul 09, 2022
iCloud007:


As innn
for the first time I dumped bolt for indrive completely today ;Didn't even bother to open uber at all, I know say those one go fit give me Ibadan as PU grin

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by eyinola: 10:58pm On Jul 09, 2022
ReadaDream:
grin That moment when you are heading to destination, following the map then you pass a U-turn only for the rider to say 'oga where are you going, you are supposed to make a uturn here?

You'll now be like, I'm going to the address on the App, Ejigbo.

Rider: No o, it's Ikorodu that I'm going to
grin

Ikorodu bawo, my friend come down fast grin na only Glithronix fit go that one grin
I later go the ikorodu shaaa,thwye were goin to the street beside zenith bank at haruna I run check my map sharpaly, the ikorodu kon dey closer than the Ejigbo and as I don accept sweet deal before 6K , picked them from ikosi ketu

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by BAZ001: 11:00pm On Jul 09, 2022
Fibel:
Dru, I have always enjoyed your posts and openness on this thread but I think baz001 is right on this one.
There are different IT fields where one can do two jobs or even 3 comfortably.
That your  friend is a programmer and decides to stick to one job is his choice but then again, I agree that programming jobs are tasking fields that demands attention especially if you're working for start up firms.
There are IT fields one can go in and comfortably do two to three jobs. Jobs like -
Cloud software engineers
Automation test engineers
Penetration testers
Scrum masters
IT project managers
Cyber security experts

IT is a broad field and if you don't get the right information you'll delve right into programming and think that's all to IT. Along the line you'll find out it's tasking and you weren't cut out for it. I have a friend who moved to the US in 2020 and he does two jobs comfortably,earns over 100k usd per month in each of them and can work from anywhere. He's Cloud software engineer and literally does two jobs. Told me he's looking to add a third when he's done with another certification course. There's nothing like enough money and if he can do two jobs to earn double per year comfortably why settle for less.
I have another friend in who is a pen tester and he's with 2 companies in that same US.
These day's youth are smarter now, even while working, they are looking out for Jobs that are less tasking but pay more and they can even do two jobs while at it.
One of the highest paying jobs in the IT field in the US and worldwide which is cybersecurity is not as hard as people think and you only need python basics to proceed with it.
Programming is just but a subset in the IT field, the trick is to learn one of these  key languages - Java, python and Javascript and go into a field like data science, Test automation, cyber security, AI. Then sit down after learning, maximize your time and earn more  money.
Web development which most people just call programming is what  we mostly know here in Nigeria as IT, this might not be as high paying in the future and is gradually getting saturated.
I am in Test automation and I can tell you that I can do three jobs if I want here in Nigeria. I work remote and I control my time and resources. All I do is to have my test suite ready and when handed a project I run my tests, get results, analyse and that's it. I tried coding( web Dev)  but that wasn't for me because I didn't have the patience for that . I dropped my 2nd job last month because I am now taking a new programming language class as it is a requisite for the new role I am eyeing . All these because I want to be ready for the market when japa comes. And I just got into the IT field this year.


As Bazoo rightly said, young graduates who move to the US within the last five years are more likely to make more money  because they are better informed and armed with the right skills than those who went way before them.

You can still be driving and learning at the same time. Read, research and know where your strength lies as IT can accommodate all.. But that's if you're between 28 - 40 with the zeal to get into the new future where IT will be the real deal in the market sector.



I posted here one time last two years or so that I needed a driver for one of my cars (camry sport 09) but I was advised against putting it up by someone here. I decided to not put it on e-hailing as I had a Corolla coming in. And when the Corolla came in, I looked at the market and decided it was not worth me (personal opinion) so I sold it. Things got rough last last year and I started bolt with the camry. I made the switch this year into IT (no certification, just knowledge) and stopped driving this year.  Nothing beats the peace and money that comes with doing what you love and at your own time.

I have learnt a lot from this thread and I hope this will also spur some people to see this as a stop gap, give yourself a target of 6 months to 1 year to stop driving and use that time to learn and upskill.. Finally, e no easy but e go easy if you put your mind there.


Special respect to Pearl1910 for your utmost maturity, Felicity,Dru, Pope, gentlelife, you guys keep the thread going and informative...

God bless you !
God bless you !!
God bless you !!!

With this I close shop. grin


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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by dru23(m): 11:13pm On Jul 09, 2022
Fibel:
Dru, I have always enjoyed your posts and openness on this thread but I think baz001 is right on this one.
There are different IT fields where one can do two jobs or even 3 comfortably.
That your  friend is a programmer and decides to stick to one job is his choice but then again, I agree that programming jobs are tasking fields that demands attention especially if you're working for start up firms.
There are IT fields one can go in and comfortably do two to three jobs. Jobs like -
Cloud software engineers
Automation test engineers
Penetration testers
Scrum masters
IT project managers
Cyber security experts

IT is a broad field and if you don't get the right information you'll delve right into programming and think that's all to IT. Along the line you'll find out it's tasking and you weren't cut out for it. I have a friend who moved to the US in 2020 and he does two jobs comfortably,earns over 100k usd per month in each of them and can work from anywhere. He's Cloud software engineer and literally does two jobs. Told me he's looking to add a third when he's done with another certification course. There's nothing like enough money and if he can do two jobs to earn double per year comfortably why settle for less.
I have another friend in who is a pen tester and he's with 2 companies in that same US.
These day's youth are smarter now, even while working, they are looking out for Jobs that are less tasking but pay more and they can even do two jobs while at it.
One of the highest paying jobs in the IT field in the US and worldwide which is cybersecurity is not as hard as people think and you only need python basics to proceed with it.
Programming is just but a subset in the IT field, the trick is to learn one of these  key languages - Java, python and Javascript and go into a field like data science, Test automation, cyber security, AI. Then sit down after learning, maximize your time and earn more  money.
Web development which most people just call programming is what  we mostly know here in Nigeria as IT, this might not be as high paying in the future and is gradually getting saturated.
I am in Test automation and I can tell you that I can do three jobs if I want here in Nigeria. I work remote and I control my time and resources. All I do is to have my test suite ready and when handed a project I run my tests, get results, analyse and that's it. I tried coding( web Dev)  but that wasn't for me because I didn't have the patience for that . I dropped my 2nd job last month because I am now taking a new programming language class as it is a requisite for the new role I am eyeing . All these because I want to be ready for the market when japa comes. And I just got into the IT field this year.


As Bazoo rightly said, young graduates who move to the US within the last five years are more likely to make more money  because they are better informed and armed with the right skills than those who went way before them.

You can still be driving and learning at the same time. Read, research and know where your strength lies as IT can accommodate all.. But that's if you're between 28 - 40 with the zeal to get into the new future where IT will be the real deal in the market sector.



I posted here one time last two years or so that I needed a driver for one of my cars (camry sport 09) but I was advised against putting it up by someone here. I decided to not put it on e-hailing as I had a Corolla coming in. And when the Corolla came in, I looked at the market and decided it was not worth me (personal opinion) so I sold it. Things got rough last last year and I started bolt with the camry. I made the switch this year into IT (no certification, just knowledge) and stopped driving this year.  Nothing beats the peace and money that comes with doing what you love and at your own time.

I have learnt a lot from this thread and I hope this will also spur some people to see this as a stop gap, give yourself a target of 6 months to 1 year to stop driving and use that time to learn and upskill.. Finally, e no easy but e go easy if you put your mind there.


Special respect to Pearl1910 for your utmost maturity, Felicity,Dru, Pope, gentlelife, you guys keep the thread going and informative...

$100k per month ×12 = $1.2m per year

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by SamuelTaiw0(m): 11:29pm On Jul 09, 2022
GiggsTk:
@SamuelTaiw0
Where you dey...
Haven't seen you on the thread in a few days now...
Finally gotten the car?

Thanks for asking after me, @GiggsTK. I've been going thru the thread for the past 2 hours, I never finish am. Been offline since 4 days ago.

As pertaining the car, someone promised me next week so still hoping it turns out well.

Pls if you have a car you can give me to drive on either rental or HP pls let me know o.

BTW I just finished ileya hooge 256GB RAM my neighbour served me with delicious fried rice.

grin

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by SamuelTaiw0(m): 11:37pm On Jul 09, 2022
ReadaDream:
grin That moment when you are heading to destination, following the map then you pass a U-turn only for the rider to say 'oga where are you going, you are supposed to make a uturn here?

You'll now be like, I'm going to the address on the App, Ejigbo.

Rider: No o, it's Ikorodu that I'm going to
grin

Ikorodu bawo, my friend come down fast grin na only Glithronix fit go that one grin

LWKMD...

Abegi, Leave Glithronix o grin grin

He's still learning. He'll always get better.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Fibel(m): 11:38pm On Jul 09, 2022
dru23:


$100k per month ×12 = $1.2m per year

Please sir, don't be mischievous. You know that was a typo and I meant per year.

This is supposed to be a learning opportunity for people who want to learn and grow especially for people in e-hailing that don't like driving and also don't have the opportunity to know this.
If it wasn't for someone who introduced me to my current IT field, I'd never had know about it not to talk of delving into it. Don't deny younger people that opportunity by throwing bants over serious stuffs like this.
Alot of people are reading this thread low key and learning.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by SamuelTaiw0(m): 11:47pm On Jul 09, 2022
This flood is something o. Best not to work when the rain refuses to subside in days like this one. The video of those guys who drove 2014 RX350 inside flood and the thing carried them away is quite disturbing sa. Any water body beyond 1 foot, I'll think twice before I enter it o.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by pope191: 11:55pm On Jul 09, 2022
northbird:
First off, Income tax rate is not 40%, also tax rate in US is not a blanket screen across all income bands. It depends on how much you earn, so if you earn higher bands of six figures, you will pay a higher tax rate than someone who earns within the 55-66k bracket.

The people leaving Nigeria most times left their good /comfortable jobs in multinationals to Japaa. That means it's not the money factor alone that's causing this exodus, they foresee things that an average Nigerian is oblivious to.

In Canada for instance, Healthcare is free for all Canadian citizens and residents. Plus a chance for your children to get world class education.... They won't view issues through cultural /religious prisms again.

Let's be honest, look at Lagos, look at the city, the way Lagos has been rowdy, congested, no effective public transport system,corrupt and over entitled civil servants, since year 2000, look at it @ 2022, 22 years after, do you think things will really improve? Have you observed any appreciable difference in the city.

Now let's look at Nigeria at a Macro level. and the level of leadership we have.

Most people leaving with their families are doing it for the children....


Can i close the window... u don talk finish

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by pope191: 12:00am On Jul 10, 2022
Johnnybegood12:

This pope is not from Rome grin
But I swear u are 100% correct, I had my own share of it today,
Na so person put one address of a bank related to Ekiti, but when I check app, it's around ojodu, price 10k, I offered 13k, the person accept, next time is call on my phone

Rider: hello good afternoon
Me: good afternoon
Rider: where are you please
Me: am at ilaje bustop inside the traffic
Rider: ok I'm here too
Me: where are u going to
Rider: Ekiti State
Me: Ekiti State, shey u dey whine me ni, Ekiti State Na im u dey offer 10k?
Rider: ehn Na , u will say how much u want Na
Me: don't worry I'm not going


Na who una go kill for road collect him car una dey find, God forbid BAT thing

grin

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by dru23(m): 12:18am On Jul 10, 2022
Fibel:


Please sir, don't be mischievous. You know that was a typo and I meant per year.

This is supposed to be a learning opportunity for people who want to learn and grow especially for people in e-hailing that don't like driving and also don't have the opportunity to know this.
If it wasn't for someone who introduced me to my current IT field, I'd never had know about it not to talk of delving into it. Don't deny younger people that opportunity by throwing bants over serious stuffs like this.
Alot of people are reading this thread low key and learning.


We need to be careful on how we pass information.....

I keep saying that I don't have issues for people japping. But for once he has not given details or information that can help others to Japa.

All he talks about is japa and IT ... What advice has he given in terms of schooling etc. Has he talk about school cost or any valuable information that will help the audience make better decisions.........

I will use myself for example .. I detail my uber experience here. I was able to detail my experience and give pointers on how to run the business type of cars running cost...

My contribution on uber thread was able to give any potential investors on ways to run a business. I had so many people calling me on how to run the business. I didn't just tell people go invest in uber without giving them the necessary information that will help them......


Doing 2 IT jobs.. U stated that your friend does 2 IT jobs and makes over $100k a year. But with the right information you will make that amount with 1 job and have time for family....... Doing 2 or more jobs will kill you in taxes.. You will end up working for "uncle Sam" the IRS....... If you are doing 2 IT jobs, u are not better off than Uber drivers in Yankee. I know some of my friends doing uber and they can make $3k a week before taxes.. That is about $156k a year how are u better off than them .........

The goal here if you are doing 9 to 5 is work less and make money .. I just do your 40hrs a week and make $ 100k a year ..... This is why I started doing business in Nigeria . The government was rapping me with taxes and I didn't come to count bridges either in Nigeria or Yankee .....

You stated that people are doing better than does that came 5 to 15 years ago ... But for me I want to do better for the next generation . So that they will not have to work 2 jobs .. They will have more options to choose from............ If you open eye this world na scam ... You need to make ur own way and succeed and think outside the box ...


As I dey now I dey party. I no fit do 2 jobs and have government tax my butt.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Gentlelife50(m): 12:24am On Jul 10, 2022
YeyeGbami:


Five years lohun lohun, next five minutes sef. Na tintini remain hoodlums nearly rob me and one guy driving camry for trade fair exit facing mile 2, around 5:30PM. Na army patrol save us.
Trade fair again?
So nowhere is safe again, Na waoo
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Fibel(m): 2:23am On Jul 10, 2022
dru23:



We need to be careful on how we pass information.....

I keep saying that I don't have issues for people japping. But for once he has not given details or information that can help others to Japa.

All he talks about is japa and IT ... What advice has he given in terms of schooling etc. Has he talk about school cost or any valuable information that will help the audience make better decisions.........

I will use myself for example .. I detail my uber experience here. I was able to detail my experience and give pointers on how to run the business type of cars running cost...

My contribution on uber thread was able to give any potential investors on ways to run a business. I had so many people calling me on how to run the business. I didn't just tell people go invest in uber without giving them the necessary information that will help them......


Doing 2 IT jobs.. U stated that your friend does 2 IT jobs and makes over $100k a year. But with the right information you will make that amount with 1 job and have time for family....... Doing 2 or more jobs will kill you in taxes.. You will end up working for "uncle Sam" the IRS....... If you are doing 2 IT jobs, u are not better off than Uber drivers in Yankee. I know some of my friends doing uber and they can make $3k a week before taxes.. That is about $156k a year how are u better off than them .........

The goal here if you are doing 9 to 5 is work less and make money .. I just do your 40hrs a week and make $ 100k a year ..... This is why I started doing business in Nigeria . The government was rapping me with taxes and I didn't come to count bridges either in Nigeria or Yankee .....

You stated that people are doing better than does that came 5 to 15 years ago ... But for me I want to do better for the next generation . So that they will not have to work 2 jobs .. They will have more options to choose from............ If you open eye this world na scam ... You need to make ur own way and succeed and think outside the box ...


As I dey now I dey party. I no fit do 2 jobs and have government tax my butt.




I will just like to admit that you're right even though I know that Nigeria and the US have a similar tax rate system that sees your tax increase with your income. But for someone who earns between 70k to 160k per annum there, its still the same 25 % (or perhaps 28 at most there in yankee) that we pay in Nigeria(for those that earn above 3m per annum) here or with a slight difference...its only those that haven't had corporate jobs here in Nigeria that will travel abroad and complain of taxes.
People should learn to make research on their own and stop believing in hearsay about taxes.

I don't get all the talk about high tax rate overseas unless you're earning above 160k which I know you are aware of, that might shoot your income tax rate to over 30%, I guess you know that there are people that pay lesser tax there too..its only logical that if you earn more, you will pay more. Those that offered courses in taxation will certainly know these things.

So if I can get an extra 50k per year after taxes with
my 2nd job doing something I love and with ease , why will I settle for one?.
I'm not one for argument superiority, this is all for enlightenment but not to things that are easily verifiable from our people and colleagues there.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by donbrowser(m): 3:09am On Jul 10, 2022
Felicity001:


Follow who know road they say. This one I'm very sure doesn't so don't follow himgrin make u no go lostgringrin

Felicity this is the 2nd time I'm warning you.
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by dru23(m): 3:13am On Jul 10, 2022
Fibel:


I will just like to admit that you're right even though I know that Nigeria and the US have a similar tax rate system that sees your tax increase with your income. But for someone who earns between 70k to 160k per annum there, its still the same 25 % (or perhaps 28 at most there in yankee) that we pay in Nigeria(for those that earn above 3m per annum) here or with a slight difference...its only those that haven't had corporate jobs here in Nigeria that will travel abroad and complain of taxes.
People should learn to make research on their own and stop believing in hearsay about taxes.

I don't get all the talk about high tax rate overseas unless you're earning above 160k which I know you are aware of, that might shoot your income tax rate to over 30%, I guess you know that there are people that pay lesser tax there too..its only logical that if you earn more, you will pay more. Those that offered courses in taxation will certainly know these things.

So if I can get an extra 50k per year after taxes with
my 2nd job doing something I love and with ease , why will I settle for one?.
I'm not one for argument superiority, this is all for enlightenment but not to things that are easily verifiable from our people and colleagues there.


I really don't want to get into details... But I get tax alot that it is unfair to me ..........

Example :
Now for a single man in the USA making 6 figures or more and the cost of living is High .. That 6 figures becomes nothing ... I have been audited about 4 times by the IRS . The more you make the more you get tax.
So na to think outside the box

For reasons known to me , I will not want to talk about taxes anymore..


Also the cost of living is High in my state.. For you to be ok and be comfortable , u will need to make at least 6 figures income .... The cost of 1 bedroom apartment is around $2k per month .. The average cost of single family home will cost you around $500k . At least u go budget that amount.. Anything less than that na waste of time.........

Even if you are making $60k per year after tax etc . you will be leaving pay check to pay check.......


I would love to elaborate more .. I no get power to dey explain..

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by donbrowser(m): 3:29am On Jul 10, 2022
Fibel:
Dru, I have always enjoyed your posts and openness on this thread but I think baz001 is right on this one.
There are different IT fields where one can do two jobs or even 3 comfortably.
That your  friend is a programmer and decides to stick to one job is his choice but then again, I agree that programming jobs are tasking fields that demands attention especially if you're working for start up firms.
There are IT fields one can go in and comfortably do two to three jobs. Jobs like -
Cloud software engineers
Automation test engineers
Penetration testers
Scrum masters
IT project managers
Cyber security experts

IT is a broad field and if you don't get the right information you'll delve right into programming and think that's all to IT. Along the line you'll find out it's tasking and you weren't cut out for it. I have a friend who moved to the US in 2020 and he does two jobs comfortably,earns over 100k usd per month in each of them and can work from anywhere. He's Cloud software engineer and literally does two jobs. Told me he's looking to add a third when he's done with another certification course. There's nothing like enough money and if he can do two jobs to earn double per year comfortably why settle for less.
I have another friend in who is a pen tester and he's with 2 companies in that same US.
These day's youth are smarter now, even while working, they are looking out for Jobs that are less tasking but pay more and they can even do two jobs while at it.
One of the highest paying jobs in the IT field in the US and worldwide which is cybersecurity is not as hard as people think and you only need python basics to proceed with it.
Programming is just but a subset in the IT field, the trick is to learn one of these  key languages - Java, python and Javascript and go into a field like data science, Test automation, cyber security, AI. Then sit down after learning, maximize your time and earn more  money.
Web development which most people just call programming is what  we mostly know here in Nigeria as IT, this might not be as high paying in the future and is gradually getting saturated.
I am in Test automation and I can tell you that I can do three jobs if I want here in Nigeria. I work remote and I control my time and resources. All I do is to have my test suite ready and when handed a project I run my tests, get results, analyse and that's it. I tried coding( web Dev)  but that wasn't for me because I didn't have the patience for that . I dropped my 2nd job last month because I am now taking a new programming language class as it is a requisite for the new role I am eyeing . All these because I want to be ready for the market when japa comes. And I just got into the IT field this year.


As Bazoo rightly said, young graduates who move to the US within the last five years are more likely to make more money  because they are better informed and armed with the right skills than those who went way before them.

You can still be driving and learning at the same time. Read, research and know where your strength lies as IT can accommodate all.. But that's if you're between 28 - 40 with the zeal to get into the new future where IT will be the real deal in the market sector.



I posted here one time last two years or so that I needed a driver for one of my cars (camry sport 09) but I was advised against putting it up by someone here. I decided to not put it on e-hailing as I had a Corolla coming in. And when the Corolla came in, I looked at the market and decided it was not worth me (personal opinion) so I sold it. Things got rough last last year and I started bolt with the camry. I made the switch this year into IT (no certification, just knowledge) and stopped driving this year.  Nothing beats the peace and money that comes with doing what you love and at your own time.

I have learnt a lot from this thread and I hope this will also spur some people to see this as a stop gap, give yourself a target of 6 months to 1 year to stop driving and use that time to learn and upskill.. Finally, e no easy but e go easy if you put your mind there.


Special respect to Pearl1910 for your utmost maturity, Felicity,Dru, Pope, gentlelife, you guys keep the thread going and informative...

I read your input and it's nothing but the truth. Dru is only trying to depopulate America. His wish about Trump coming back to lock the borders says it all. He wasn't sincere about the tax figures and all. Whatever rocks his boat though. If it was that bad, he would be on the next flight back to Nigeria.

I know someone who does selenium testing, I know how many jobs he does and how much he earns. Your submission just sums it all.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Fibel(m): 3:33am On Jul 10, 2022
dru23:



I really don't want to get into details... But I get tax alot that it is unfair to me ..........

Example :
Now for a single man in the USA making 6 figures or more and the cost of living is High .. That 6 figures becomes nothing ... I have been audited about 4 times by the IRS . The more you make the more you get tax.
So na to think outside the box

For reasons known to me , I will not want to talk about taxes anymore..


Also the cost of living is High in my state.. For you to be ok and be comfortable , u will need to make at least 6 figures income .... The cost of 1 bedroom apartment is around $2k per month .. The average cost of single family home will cost you around $500k . At least u go budget that amount.. Anything less than that na waste of time.........

Even if you are making $60k per year after tax etc . you will be leaving pay check to pay check.......


I would love to elaborate more .. I no get power to dey explain..


I understand your point, guess you will have to figure out ways to get more "off the grid" money even if it means investing outside the US where you live which I think you're doing already.
A lot of us pay 25% income tax here in Nigeria with little or no benefit to our standard of living. If given a choice, I'd rather pay it overseas and know that I am getting value for it..

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by Pearl1910: 3:48am On Jul 10, 2022
BAZ001:


God bless you !
God bless you !!
God bless you !!!

With this I close shop. grin




Lols...I knew u will jump at this. That's something u couldn't do. You will not say u don't have the time, cos u have dropped 100 post since.
Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by BAZ001: 5:29am On Jul 10, 2022
Pearl1910:


Lols...I knew u will jump at this. That's something u couldn't do. You will not say u don't have the time, cos u have dropped 100 post since.

My belle dey sweet as Fibel, northbird and Donbrowser dey add icing to the beautiful cake served by Fibel grin

I no get dru23 strength again, on this matter I’m an observer


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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by 73O9: 5:52am On Jul 10, 2022
Pearl1910:


Lols...I knew u will jump at this. That's something u couldn't do. You will not say u don't have the time, cos u have dropped 100 post since.

People express themselves differently, it's good others gave more valid points to buttress what bazz has been saying.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by donbrowser(m): 6:05am On Jul 10, 2022
BAZ001:


My belle dey sweet as Fibel, northbird and Donbrowser dey add icing to the beautiful cake served by Fibel grin

I no get dru23 strength again, on this matter I’m an observer



Nobody can tell me shit in this life. I don't want to reveal what I've lost with believing stupid things. Before I can believe anything that America is not sweet, make baba come Naija first.

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Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by kanuisagoat: 6:09am On Jul 10, 2022
BAZ001:


Tertiary education is expensive for non citizens, I will advise you give birth to them here and take them back to Nigeria it’s cheaper and all your children and grandchildren will be American citizens wether they born them for osogbo or otu eke…
All na investment… as some people are busy adding to their fleets, we are busy giving birth abroad

Too late for that cheesy

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