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Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by Beckybeky(f): 9:27pm On Apr 11, 2016
Please I need mature advice if possible from professionals and career persons.

Since late last year, I have been pursuing this job stuff from Shell which someone close to me who works there referred me to.
It is a contract job which will last for about 4 years. It was supposed to start late last year but due to the delay in change of govt, it couldn't.

Last month, I got another new job. The pay is a little below 100k and there is career progression and assured promotions in this new job.

Now my referrer in the Shell job has told me get ready to start on the contract job by next month. This one pays above 200k but its just for 4 years period.
So am confused and don't know what to do right now.
Am thinking that this Shell job might connect me to a permanent and bigger position if I go for it.
Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by yemibayo(m): 9:34pm On Apr 11, 2016
Beckybeky:
Please I need mature advice if possible from professionals and career persons.

Since late last year, I have been pursuing this job stuff from Shell which someone close to me who works there referred me to.
It is a contract job which will last for about 4 years. It was supposed to start late last year but due to the delay in change of govt, it couldn't.

Last month, I got another new job. The pay is a little below 100k and there is career progression and assured promotions in this new job.

Now my referrer in the Shell job has told me get ready to start on the contract job by next month. This one pays above 200k but its just for 4 years period.
So am confused and don't know what to do right now.
Am thinking that this Shell job might connect me to a permanent and bigger position if I go for it.



Pls mods help me lalasticlala and co.
From my humble perspective, 4 years in Shell even with 100k not to even talk of 200+ is worth it. The brand SHELL will open a lot of doors for you after the 4 years.

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by amtaken(f): 9:38pm On Apr 11, 2016
I quite agree with you.

yemibayo:
From my humble perspective, 4 years in Shell even with 100k not to even talk of 200+ is worth it. The brand SHELL will open a lot of doors for you after the 4 years.

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by odimbannamdi(m): 9:40pm On Apr 11, 2016
Oh God!!

Please, let these kind of jobs locate me!

God please!

Ehen, sis, let me give you a candid advice out my obi-oma


Go for option 2.

Thank you

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by Beckybeky(f): 9:41pm On Apr 11, 2016
yemibayo:
From my humble perspective, 4 years in Shell even with 100k not to even talk of 200+ is worth it. The brand SHELL will open a lot of doors for you after the 4 years.

Thank u very much for your advice.

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by yemibayo(m): 9:45pm On Apr 11, 2016
Beckybeky:

Thank u very much for your advice.
The pleasure is mine.

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by Beckybeky(f): 10:05pm On Apr 11, 2016
odimbannamdi:
Oh God!!

Please, let these kind of jobs locate me!

God please!

Ehen, sis, let me give you a candid advice out my obi-oma


Go for option 2.

Thank you

It is well. God will surprise you.

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by jopretty(f): 10:12pm On Apr 11, 2016
Becky dear, first of all I tap into your blessing lol, pls take the contract job, they might even retain you after the 4yrs as a permanent staff you never can tell and while there, you can plan your nxt step as per getting another job. Congrats on this and best of luck.

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by brownemmanuel43(m): 10:24pm On Apr 11, 2016
contracts depends, if it is contract wit prospect u go for dat, but if its contract without prospect, well u gat to tink twice really twice
Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by BrilliantMind: 10:26pm On Apr 11, 2016
Oh God I thank u for the good thing u have done in my life. Pls God I have no one to turn to except u God pls provide me with my dream job b4 the end of april 2016(amen). I'm happy for u.Pls choose shell and don't 4get me when u enter shell. I read Chemical engineering. Thanks

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by nurez305(m): 10:39pm On Apr 11, 2016
Baba God ooo, pick up my calls na....



I beg you, just take one and give me the other one... Both are very good

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by kingstonfaith(f): 10:45pm On Apr 11, 2016
u are favoured and graced,from my heart,plz stay where you are,because CONTRACT as THE NAME IS CAN BE TERMINATED AT ANY TIME,what every one is looking for is a job that has a career progression and sure promotion. pray more for the Lord Guidance

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by nellyalph: 10:51pm On Apr 11, 2016
I advise you stay with your new job. With the way the oil sector in this country is moving, my dear nothing is guaranteed and besides its CONTRACT job and it can terminated easily.. I got a contract job that didn't even last for a week sometime this year.

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by Beckybeky(f): 10:52pm On Apr 11, 2016
jopretty:
Becky dear, first of all I tap into your blessing lol, pls take the contract job, they might even retain you after the 4yrs as a permanent staff you never can tell and while there, you can plan your nxt step as per getting another job. Congrats on this and best of luck.

Awww thanks dearie.

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by gentle007(m): 11:20pm On Apr 11, 2016
200k contract job? bros use your head. That your permanent job fit rise within that four years. 200k is too small to make me abandon a job of 90k. IMHO sha

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by amunkita(m): 12:35am On Apr 12, 2016
Pls whichever one that happens to be ur opportunity Cost, let me in..

I can pay if u re ok with it..
Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by lonelydora: 4:46am On Apr 12, 2016
Take it to God in prayers to open your eyes.

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by Craven: 6:00am On Apr 12, 2016
Hi Beckybeky

This isn't just any contract job; it is a contract job with Shell. If I were in your shoes, I'd take it, even if it's just for four years. Some contract jobs do not even last more than a year and a year isn't enough time to grow in a particular field. But here you have four years! Enough time to grow and improve yourself, and with the great pay, get additional skills. So I'm not quite sure why you're finding it difficult to choose. A job that offers career progression is great, but to excel in any kind of job, you have to know to play your part.

With the other job, you will be promoted and grow and all that.

But with this Shell opportunity, two things will happen:

1. You get retained if you've contributed greatly to the company. (And there's a chance this happens if you will play your part right.)

2. The contract ends, you have a beautiful CV with Shell stamped on it, four years worth of experience, and remarkable additional skills - things that will definitely open doors to blue chip companies.

So it's not a factor of 'which job will promote me', but a factor of how hard you're willing to work and take advantage of whatever opportunity that comes your way.

Good luck with whatever choice you make. smiley

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by 1miccza: 6:04am On Apr 12, 2016
yemibayo:
From my humble perspective, 4 years in Shell even with 100k not to even talk of 200+ is worth it. The brand SHELL will open a lot of doors for you after the 4 years.

Absolutely correct!!

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by tunwumi: 6:38am On Apr 12, 2016
Beckybeky:
Please I need mature advice if possible from professionals and career persons.

Since late last year, I have been pursuing this job stuff from Shell which someone close to me who works there referred me to.
It is a contract job which will last for about 4 years. It was supposed to start late last year but due to the delay in change of govt, it couldn't.

Last month, I got another new job. The pay is a little below 100k and there is career progression and assured promotions in this new job.

Now my referrer in the Shell job has told me get ready to start on the contract job by next month. This one pays above 200k but its just for 4 years period.
So am confused and don't know what to do right now.
Am thinking that this Shell job might connect me to a permanent and bigger position if I go for it.



Pls mods help me lalasticlala and co.


I think that 100k job is a FG job. I will advise u to tread softly. All that glitters is not gold. I have done it before we can talk if u want more for my experience

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by matrix199(m): 6:41am On Apr 12, 2016
A steady meal of garri for a lifetime is far better than a short meal of pizza.

Money shouldn't primarily influence your choice. You should consider which of the two jobs has a better job security. In a contract job, you have no security.

200k X 48months or 80-100k X more than 48months. Your wit should tell you the latter is the sensible choice to make.

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by Beckybeky(f): 7:23am On Apr 12, 2016
Craven:
Hi Becky.beky

This isn't just any contract job; it is a contract job with Shell. If I were in your shoes, I'd take it, even if it's just for four years. Some contract jobs do not even last more than a year and a year isn't enough time to grow in a particular field. But here you have four years! Enough time to grow and improve yourself, and with the great pay, get additional skills. So I'm not quite sure why you're finding it difficult to choose. A job that offers career progression is great, but to excel in any kind of job, you have to know to play your part.

With the other job, you will be promoted and grow and all that.

But with this Shell opportunity, two things will happen:

1. You get retained if you've contributed greatly to the company. (And there's a chance this happens if you will play your part right.)

2. The contract ends, you have a beautiful CV with Shell stamped on it, four years worth of experience, and remarkable additional skills - things that will definitely open doors to blue chip companies.

So it's not a factor of 'which job will promote me', but a factor of how hard you're willing to work and take advantage of whatever opportunity that comes your way.

Good luck with whatever choice you make. smiley

Thank u very much.
Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by Babzrockman: 8:02am On Apr 12, 2016
Miss Becky, i would've love to know if ur interest is to pursue career job for ur entire life or u have one eye in business?
If the former is ur choice, go for the 100k offer. But if the latter is ur choice, go for shell offer. With the money u will save within this four years period, u can involve urself in a decent business venture that will earn u more money and equally make u an employer of labour.

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by rman: 8:22am On Apr 12, 2016
What kind of experience are you gathering on the 100k job?

In my opinion , four years in Shell is long enough to open numerous opportunities for you. If you become good at what you do with shell, you may not even spend up to four years before getting better offers

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by euniceukonu(f): 9:04am On Apr 12, 2016
Dear,

First I tap into ur blessing, pls go for the shell job, four years is long time u never can tell what God will do for u, shell might break protocol becos of u, when God's grace is on ur side. Even if it didn't happen atleast u will boost ur Cv with that name, "shell" above all pray about it

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by Nobody: 10:18am On Apr 12, 2016
imagine

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by xolocious(m): 10:18am On Apr 12, 2016
hmmmmm
Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by tobyemmanuel(m): 10:18am On Apr 12, 2016
Pray to God!
Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by Ameboperoo(m): 10:18am On Apr 12, 2016
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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by Chiefpriest1(m): 10:18am On Apr 12, 2016
You need to be deliberate in whatever decision you eventually take, though no one can even predict what the next moment holds.

However, one thing with contract jobs is that the management can wake up and take certain decisions you might not like because they owe you nothing except your salary in the real sense.

If you decide to go for the contract job, remember save! save! save!.

Cut down on the Brazilian hair, Gucci shoes, fendi handbags and Versace tops. There's time for everything.

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Re: Should I Resign My New Job For A Contract Job? by Viktor1983(m): 10:19am On Apr 12, 2016
Shell? 4yrs? guaranteed N200k +? Go to shell biko

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