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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by DICKtator: 9:52pm On Jul 13, 2016
SilentPistol:


A 'multinational' offering to pay 50K as start up in an expensive city like Lagos is probably not worth the stress, but what do I know? Not to talk of how expensive transportation & feeding is now. Perhaps if you state the name of the company, it would help people in giving you better suggestions.

If I were you though, I think I'll stick with the job at Abeokuta, while still searching for better opportunities assiduously. So I'll advise same for a few reasons:

First, Abeokuta is a cheaper city to live in compared to Lagos. You can save more living there. Even if things don't end up as auspicious as you'd expected, you could use savings accrued to invest in profitable ventures.

Also, being a precocious company, you stand a better chance to make notable contributions to organisational developmentā€”assuming your current employer is reasonable.

The ball is in your court anyway. Regardless your final resolve, I wish you all the best in your future endeavours!



Guy, you harsh!!

Why put multinational in apostrophe?

I'm also surprised that an MNc would pay a graduate such amount. That salary in most MNc are for drivers !!!!

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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by ahahnow: 9:56pm On Jul 13, 2016
Please pick one and give me the other one i beg. i need job oooo. help a sister out
Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by dahmie2013: 9:56pm On Jul 13, 2016
Hello OP, congrats on ur jobs. My advice 2 u is 2 keep ur Abeokuta job. These are my reasons:
1. Promotion: It's easier 2 rise in a company dat is just starting dan a company dat is already made. All dese multinatnals, dey're just selling names, growth prospects are very limited.
2. Knowledge: I suppose u're young & just starting ur career. U need a place where u can learn more, in dose multinatnals, learning opportunities are limited cos dey have many hands.
Ask urself how do u see ur current place in d next 3yrs, do u think d business will grow so big with d approach&strategies being adopted? If yes, u can remain, if no den it's a goodbye.
Op, name isn't everything especially when u're just starting. U need a place where u can learn a lot, den after gaining d much knowledge, u can den move 2 dose big names.
Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by Okijajuju1(m): 9:57pm On Jul 13, 2016
Just passing through. .


But before you make a desicon, just tell me how you intend to survive in Lagos on a salary of 50k every month (approx. 1500 Naira per day)?
Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by xtremeidea(m): 9:59pm On Jul 13, 2016
If Abeokuta is paying better, its better u stay there. besides u can visit lagos weekends and stay for weekends.

Lagos is expensive to live. even if you are to work in lagos for that same amount, here is a brief analysis of how ur income would be spent.

100 x 12 = 1,200,000 (assuming this is after tax and pension)

Accommodation (depending on ur location) - 350k - 500k - assuming u work on the island and u want to consider proximity.

Transport - 80k - 150k - depending on ur location.

Feeding - 200 - 300k - depending on ur type of meal.

Other expenses (NEPA, Recharge cards, Street security, gifts for ur babe) - 200k - 400k (i.e where the babe doesn not demand for iphone and ipad)

Savings - 0 - 50k cry cry cry :'

HOW MUCH REMAIN (


Please think twice my brother. you can only make it in Lagos if u earn armed robber salary. grin grin grin

Be wise!!!! grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by hardbody: 10:00pm On Jul 13, 2016
They have all spoken well, but i never believed in a one man business. What are your growth prospects? If your boss wakes up on the wrong side of the bed can he just fire you? A standard multinational will have structures that don't leave your fate in the whims of one man. 13th month is usually 10% or so of your basic. You also talked about pensions which means your employer is contributing at least 15% of some of your pay for your future use. Finally, your next employer will rate you higher if you are coming from a multinational than if you were coming from an unknown company.

Do not look at the short term, focus on the long term. The multinational won't include trainings in their offer but you will definitely get those. The Abeokuta job appears appealing but if I were to be in your shoes, i will take the multinational. It is easier to get another job in Lagos than it is from ab.

I was in the same dilemma when a telco and a bank offered me jobs. The telco was more one man but paid better. I chose the bank for the singular reason I could move around better with the bank name and experience. Today i am happy I did. The name on my CV still wrought magic. The choice is yours to make, pray and be led by divine direction. I wish you well.

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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by ikevictor22(m): 10:07pm On Jul 13, 2016
My dear! Seek God your father! He alone has an answer to it. God be with you. Amen

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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by Richy4(m): 10:07pm On Jul 13, 2016
50k...what are u gonna be doing with that in Lagos? If u pay rent and bills, what is gonna remain? or has someone promised u accommodation over there for free?

If no, then that means u will be working for the landlords in Lagos....
Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by baum1: 10:16pm On Jul 13, 2016
victree007:
Hello everyone, My name is Victory and I don't know how to tell you this or what format to follow

On 31st May this year, a day after my birthday, I resigned from a mining company where I was working in Jos because working terms and conditions no longer gave me what I wanted in a job coupled with the fact that I was fed up with ONE MAN BUSINESS and promised myself not to work with any again.

Immediately I got home that day, I was excited to receive a mail inviting me for an interview with a multinational organization. To cut the long story short, I ended up doing interviews with three different companies within two weeks in Lagos and I resumed with one of them just last week.
Where I am now the pay is 100k per month for my position, accommodation, staff bus to and fro work daily with no other benefits for now, it is a one man business that is just starting up in Abeokuta and I am enjoying working with the company though the job is tasking and demanding but I am learning daily...

Just yesterday, one of the three companies called for me to resume this Friday in Lagos...Please find some benefits that come with the position below as I was told during the interview and from a source within the firm. Though the start up pay is half what I am getting in Abeokuta;
1. PENSION
2. INSURANCE
3. 13TH MONTH
4. TRAINING AND RETRAINING
5. CAREER GROWTH
6. JOB SECURITY
7. EXPOSURE
ABOVE ALL, IT IS A MULTINATIONAL ORGANIZATION

Now I have between now and tomorrow Thursday to either resign in Abeokuta or reject the offer in Lagos
Please I would like for moderators to help move this post to where it can be seen quickly for advise, thank you

Congrats bro on these offers

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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by atinicrown(m): 10:22pm On Jul 13, 2016
If I were you,hmmn I will gladly stay in Abeokuta,for the following reasons
Transportation very easy
Housing very affordable
Saving very easy
Feeding very cheap compare to Lagos
Stress free
Cheap faaji
Conducive environment
No hold up just go slow
With this little advice of mine I hope I have been able to convince and not to confuse you that Abeokuta is better with your present job than Lagos.

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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by ijemomo(m): 10:25pm On Jul 13, 2016
You said it ALL! 'Above all it is a MULTINATIONAL, ' though the pay is less than what u earn now, the boost it will bring to your CV is far more than u r gaining now. Please talk the move immediately
Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by ukandi1(m): 10:29pm On Jul 13, 2016
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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by DICKtator: 10:29pm On Jul 13, 2016
atinicrown:
If I were you,hmmn I will gladly stay in Abeokuta,for the following reasons
Transportation very easy
Housing very affordable
Saving very easy
Feeding very cheap compare to Lagos
Stress free
Cheap faaji
Conducive environment
No hold up just go slow
With this little advice of mine[b]I hope I have been able to convince and not to confuse you[/b] that Abeokuta is better with your present job than Lagos.

Reminds me of those inter school debates!!!


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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by Nobody: 10:29pm On Jul 13, 2016
hardbody:
They have all spoken well, but i never believed in a one man business. What are your growth prospects? If your boss wakes up on the wrong side of the bed can he just fire you? A standard multinational will have structures that don't leave your fate in the whims of one man. 13th month is usually 10% or so of your basic. You also talked about pensions which means your employer is contributing at least 15% of some of your pay for your future use. Finally, your next employer will rate you higher if you are coming from a multinational than if you were coming from an unknown company.

Do not look at the short term, focus on the long term. The multinational won't include trainings in their offer but you will definitely get those. The Abeokuta job appears appealing but if I were to be in your shoes, i will take the multinational. It is easier to get another job in Lagos than it is from ab.

I was in the same dilemma when a telco and a bank offered me jobs. The telco was more one man but paid better. I chose the bank for the singular reason I could move around better with the bank name and experience. Today i am happy I did. The name on my CV still wrought magic. The choice is yours to make, pray and be led by divine direction. I wish you well.
yimu. No Hard feelings
@ first bolded : one man business could be relative as well as multinationals. Dangote doubles as one man business and as as multinational. it's not by multinational - there are many working in multinationals with no trainings and no promotions per say while some one man businesses readily sponsor people for trainings home and overseas. I am a witness. Also dangote sponsored some folks not too long ago.
@second bolded : Go ask oil gas workers working/that worked in multinationals they will tell you more
@third bolded : he was in jos when he applied and interviewed. One can get a job from anywhere.
@ fourth bolded : you may have been happier if you chose to / remain in the telco company.
Brother, a "multinational" company offering someone with some experience a 50k permanent position should close their business.

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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by lafex: 10:38pm On Jul 13, 2016
Pls my brother, stay in Abeokuta and forget lagos stress.
You will will enjoy abk far better than lag
victree007:
Hello everyone, My name is Victory and I don't know how to tell you this or what format to follow

On 31st May this year, a day after my birthday, I resigned from a mining company where I was working in Jos because working terms and conditions no longer gave me what I wanted in a job coupled with the fact that I was fed up with ONE MAN BUSINESS and promised myself not to work with any again.

Immediately I got home that day, I was excited to receive a mail inviting me for an interview with a multinational organization. To cut the long story short, I ended up doing interviews with three different companies within two weeks in Lagos and I resumed with one of them just last week.
Where I am now the pay is 100k per month for my position, accommodation, staff bus to and fro work daily with no other benefits for now, it is a one man business that is just starting up in Abeokuta and I am enjoying working with the company though the job is tasking and demanding but I am learning daily...

Just yesterday, one of the three companies called for me to resume this Friday in Lagos...Please find some benefits that come with the position below as I was told during the interview and from a source within the firm. Though the start up pay is half what I am getting in Abeokuta;
1. PENSION
2. INSURANCE
3. 13TH MONTH
4. TRAINING AND RETRAINING
5. CAREER GROWTH
6. JOB SECURITY
7. EXPOSURE
ABOVE ALL, IT IS A MULTINATIONAL ORGANIZATION

Now I have between now and tomorrow Thursday to either resign in Abeokuta or reject the offer in Lagos
Please I would like for moderators to help move this post to where it can be seen quickly for advise, thank you
Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by swaggprofessor(m): 10:38pm On Jul 13, 2016
victree007:
Hello everyone, My name is Victory and I don't know how to tell you this or what format to follow

On 31st May this year, a day after my birthday, I resigned from a mining company where I was working in Jos because working terms and conditions no longer gave me what I wanted in a job coupled with the fact that I was fed up with ONE MAN BUSINESS and promised myself not to work with any again.

Immediately I got home that day, I was excited to receive a mail inviting me for an interview with a multinational organization. To cut the long story short, I ended up doing interviews with three different companies within two weeks in Lagos and I resumed with one of them just last week.
Where I am now the pay is 100k per month for my position, accommodation, staff bus to and fro work daily with no other benefits for now, it is a one man business that is just starting up in Abeokuta and I am enjoying working with the company though the job is tasking and demanding but I am learning daily...

Just yesterday, one of the three companies called for me to resume this Friday in Lagos...Please find some benefits that come with the position below as I was told during the interview and from a source within the firm. Though the start up pay is half what I am getting in Abeokuta;
1. PENSION
2. INSURANCE
3. 13TH MONTH
4. TRAINING AND RETRAINING
5. CAREER GROWTH
6. JOB SECURITY
7. EXPOSURE
ABOVE ALL, IT IS A MULTINATIONAL ORGANIZATION

Now I have between now and tomorrow Thursday to either resign in Abeokuta or reject the offer in Lagos
Please I would like for moderators to help move this post to where it can be seen quickly for advise, thank you
just quit all the jobs and stay at home for 6months to weigh ur options n am sure when the job comes u would know the 1 to choose
Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by Kgdavid(m): 10:41pm On Jul 13, 2016
victree007:
Hello everyone, My name is Victory and I don't know how to tell you this or what format to follow

On 31st May this year, a day after my birthday, I resigned from a mining company where I was working in Jos because working terms and conditions no longer gave me what I wanted in a job coupled with the fact that I was fed up with ONE MAN BUSINESS and promised myself not to work with any again.

Immediately I got home that day, I was excited to receive a mail inviting me for an interview with a multinational organization. To cut the long story short, I ended up doing interviews with three different companies within two weeks in Lagos and I resumed with one of them just last week.
Where I am now the pay is 100k per month for my position, accommodation, staff bus to and fro work daily with no other benefits for now, it is a one man business that is just starting up in Abeokuta and I am enjoying working with the company though the job is tasking and demanding but I am learning daily...

Just yesterday, one of the three companies called for me to resume this Friday in Lagos...Please find some benefits that come with the position below as I was told during the interview and from a source within the firm. Though the start up pay is half what I am getting in Abeokuta;
1. PENSION
2. INSURANCE
3. 13TH MONTH
4. TRAINING AND RETRAINING
5. CAREER GROWTH
6. JOB SECURITY
7. EXPOSURE
ABOVE ALL, IT IS A MULTINATIONAL ORGANIZATION

Now I have between now and tomorrow Thursday to either resign in Abeokuta or reject the offer in Lagos
Please I would like for moderators to help move this post to where it can be seen quickly for advise, thank you

Multinational that wants to pay you 50 thousand Naira....

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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by dROC1: 10:46pm On Jul 13, 2016
@OP, Your story is quite similar to mine.

i actually took half my salary to join an MNC for growth purposes only to get the shocker of my life.
I met harsher Job conditions, longer hours, stress, traffic, rude colleagues, career stagnation and worst of all financial struggle which I never faced at my former work place where I was earning double. Even at my former job I had offers to double the double coming from mid size firms which I rejected despite their pleas. Today, i am filled with regrets everyday I go to work but cant quit because im stuck .

Moral of the story is that the grass is always greener on the other side.
Stay in Abeokuta till the right offer comes. The Lagos job is not the right offer for now.

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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by tens4real(m): 10:53pm On Jul 13, 2016
sugarwiz:
Mtcheeewn ask Google. Don't u av family member who are learned....some tins should b private...u show-off
sister shoro Niyen? instead of u to advise or jejely walk away ur busy hating on a nigga..
u beta pray to God to give your own job too ooo

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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by Engrr(m): 11:09pm On Jul 13, 2016
Multinational ke! Which multinational is paying you half of 100k? That is 50k. That one Na multi-LGA

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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by ezechueze(m): 11:10pm On Jul 13, 2016
As you labeled two different companies...one man business. I suggest you and your father should open a "Multinational".
Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by tosinjay(m): 11:11pm On Jul 13, 2016
Op, you see nw, people don dey envy you, to dem, na only you waka come? And you come dey ask dem to decide for you. Weldone o
Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by lastpage: 11:11pm On Jul 13, 2016
victree007:
Hello everyone,



A.) Where I am now the pay is 100k per month for my position, accommodation, staff bus to and fro work daily with no other benefits for now, it is a one man business that is just starting up in Abeokuta and I am enjoying working with the company though the job is tasking and demanding but I am learning daily...

B.)
Though the start up pay is half what I am getting in Abeokuta;
1. PENSION
2. INSURANCE
3. 13TH MONTH
4. TRAINING AND RETRAINING
5. CAREER GROWTH
6. JOB SECURITY
7. EXPOSURE
ABOVE ALL, IT IS A MULTINATIONAL ORGANIZATION

Now I have between now and tomorrow Thursday to either resign in Abeokuta or reject the offer in Lagos

I am happy for people like you.

To be honest, it is not good to advice someone, "on career" if you dont know what is their PRIORITY in Life.
You have to tell us what YOU want, from a job.
What is your priority, or how ould your "ordered priority" look like?

1.) Money ( High Income, emoluments) ?
2.) Job Security and stability ( No emergency sacking like in the Civil Service)?
3.) Prestige (like in working for a bank or Oil company?)
4.) Self development (lie working for an audit firm like Accenture, where you probably will undergo training and certifications almost every year)?
5.) Future looking ( some jobs develop you to become a Leader in the future)

It is based on your own priority, that one can offer advice that will suit your intent and aspirations.
The danger of telling you what to do now is that l (or anyone) would be telling YOU what to do, based on our own priorities..... which may not align with yours!

or do you think what you want from a job is essentially what everyone else want from a job?

Dont forget, you NEEDS are not the same with your WANTS..... and these would change as you get older and your priorities change.
For example, a single man with a kid would prefer job stability over higher income ..... because he knows what could happen if that "high salary" suddenly evaporates!

Again, someone who made a 3rd Class out of University, will (should) be more interested in doing higher level training/courses to cover potential deficiencies that such grade may bring, going forward!

these are just two examples.

WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES, in order of preference?



Lastpage!

BTW: discount out that "Insurance and Pension"! grin It does not work that way! You wont likely work long enough in your job to think about "pension". grin
Also, insurance for staff is currently just a "scam" to take part of your money (as they do with pension contribution), as they dont intend to pay anything substantial to you..... except you have a "death-wish" sha! shocked
Those two dont really count for anything, at this stage.
Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by lastpage: 11:13pm On Jul 13, 2016
ezechueze:
As you labeled two different companies...one man business.
I suggest you and your father should open a "Multinational".

dont let that term offend you.

It is just a definition of a "sole ownership" business undecided undecided




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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by lastpage: 11:15pm On Jul 13, 2016
swaggprofessor:
just quit all the jobs and stay at home for 6months to weigh ur options n am sure when the job comes u would know the 1 to choose

Chai!
shocked shocked
You people are wicked o! grin grin

Dearis god sha



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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by stubbornman(m): 11:29pm On Jul 13, 2016
ukandi1:
If u monetise ur so called pension, insurance and all that, it won't be up to 100k a month. Yes I am talking from experience. Beta stay back at Lagos and plan ur life from there. What job security do u seek ? Are u planning to misbehave tomoro ? Certainly no. U speak of pension when u have to survive today first ?
Abeg Lagos job is just too gud. Its easier for u at Lagos to move to a beta job and have beta opportunities than to remove urself from d pix and lock up urself in one microcosm in d name of 50k job. If u move for d 50k u would have sign a pack with mediocrity and u would spend d active parr of ur life struggling financially
Are you sure you read the topic.....pls go back and read again

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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by hardbody: 11:31pm On Jul 13, 2016
majekdom2:
yimu. No Hard feelings
@ first bolded : one man business could be relative as well as multinationals. Dangote doubles as one man business and as as multinational. it's not by multinational - there are many working in multinationals with no trainings and no promotions per say while some one man businesses readily sponsor people for trainings home and overseas. I am a witness. Also dangote sponsored some folks not too long ago.
@second bolded : Go ask oil gas workers working/that worked in multinationals they will tell you more
@third bolded : he was in jos when he applied and interviewed. One can get a job from anywhere.
@ fourth bolded : you may have been happier if you chose to / remain in the telco company.
Brother, a "multinational" company offering someone with some experience a 50k permanent position should close their business.

OK sir. You win, i lose. I hope that resolves it and perhaps neutralises the yimu

My views are mine and i hold onto them. I will not join issues with you on the matters you raised. Let history vindicate the just.

Last word, i have no reason to misdirect the op, note my closing comments. The monies he is making or will make are his to keep, so I honestly have no motive to lead him astray. I re-emphasize that the choice is his to make.

I chuckled at Dangote being a one man business though. Brilliant analogy, just like Mike Adenuga and Mike adeojo, lol.

By the way, your clairvoyance did not work, the telco packed up. I had since continued to change jobs at will, but i know how terminal it had been with a few of the contacts I met in that telco.

No one knows it all sir, i recommend that people should analyse well and thereafter follow their minds.

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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by sugarwiz(f): 11:40pm On Jul 13, 2016
tens4real:
sister shoro Niyen? instead of u to advise or jejely walk away ur busy hating on a nigga..
u beta pray to God to give your own job too ooo

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Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by ndcide(m): 11:45pm On Jul 13, 2016
Stay in abeokuta . My guy made the decision and he's better off.. All these Lagos things no be am expecially if the pay is not much.
Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by deb(m): 11:54pm On Jul 13, 2016
TheSlyone2:
Op, remember to come here and testify how many PMs you received from Nairaland babes. And if you ever happens to be in quandary in choosing any babe, don't forget to contact the happy FAM of Nairaland for advice

How many pm on top wetin? Na so e don bad reach for naija?

Anyway for the OP, stay in Abeokuta; make sure you save enough, buy land there and build house there and start without wasting time. In Lagos na stress go collect your chicken change finish and you won't save
Re: Undecided Over Two Jobs Offers!!! Please Advice by XketchDesigns(m): 1:00am On Jul 14, 2016
victree007:
thank you

Hi, victor.
i know you asked for advice, i dont have that to offer but can we talk in private please? i will send you a DM. thanks

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