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Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by babacares: 12:35pm On Sep 15, 2016
Hello All,
I have to create this account for anonymous purpose because some of my colleagues are on NL. Here is my situation:

I just got a permanent job in Lagos with N4.8m/annum ( i had to relocate from where i was working before i resigned), i have been working in this environment for a little more than a month, i enjoy the environment, the people are friendly and willing to share knowledge and information, my 2 major issue with this office is their exit policy which got me scared and thinking of leaving before long.

I got another offer in another location where my family is based (iam married) for N6m/ per annum (net) through one of my former boss, he is putting pressure on me to accept the offer (he likes me alot while i was working with him), my issue with this job it, its a CONTRACT job (2 years and renewable) with a government parastatal, though he said they are most likely going to convert to permanent before the end of the 2 years.

Though i have not done contract job before, im kind of confused about it, and then the security of the job, etc. But the money/offer is tempting.
I just want your advise based on people with experience with contract jobs.

NOTE:
please dont mind my grammar
Thanks


Lala, mod please i need more comments

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by kowema(f): 12:40pm On Sep 15, 2016
Hmmm...People are just quoting figures up and down

And they say dia is recession

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by babacares: 12:43pm On Sep 15, 2016
kowema:
Hmmm...People are just quoting figures up and down

And they say dia is recession

it is well

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by kowema(f): 12:51pm On Sep 15, 2016
I think u should stick to your current job

Its better to stick with positive realities than to hope on speculations that might not turn out as expected.

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by babacares: 12:55pm On Sep 15, 2016
kowema:


I think u should stick to your current job

Its better to stick with positive realities than to hope on speculations that might not turn out as expected.


THANKS

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by babacares: 9:24am On Sep 16, 2016
lalasticlala, Mynd44, dyt, seun, please i need people's response and comments. Please

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by herzern(m): 10:57am On Sep 16, 2016
Go for the contract job....


Money answereth all thinqs..

Yhu spend more time with your family

It's also linked with a Govt parastatal...

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by Toluwani113: 10:58am On Sep 16, 2016
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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by BANGERLEE1(m): 10:58am On Sep 16, 2016
contract job can be really demanding, I will advise you to stay with your current job provided you are happy with it and the situation is as good as you stated above. (I mean no sign of winding up ). contract job na wahala o.

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by BANGERLEE1(m): 10:59am On Sep 16, 2016
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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by DrayZee: 10:59am On Sep 16, 2016
Stay with your current job. Seems safer.

Btw, what's up with the exit policy if your current job?

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by scozy(m): 11:00am On Sep 16, 2016
the devil you know is better than the angel you dnt know but my question is are you willing to take the risk

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by mummyson26(m): 11:00am On Sep 16, 2016
Omo see money chai

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by loomer: 11:00am On Sep 16, 2016
Go for contract job jare. More pay

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by salabscholar01(m): 11:00am On Sep 16, 2016
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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by badaoyeyemi(f): 11:01am On Sep 16, 2016
You have an opportunity to sample a number of employers by taking on a series of different contracts in a variety of industries

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by lolamitayo: 11:01am On Sep 16, 2016
Me I say eh, na ur palava be dat remembering Fela Kuti.

Follow your heart!

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by elmisti(m): 11:01am On Sep 16, 2016
Family first

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by Nobody: 11:01am On Sep 16, 2016
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Toluwani113:
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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by Harwoyeez(m): 11:02am On Sep 16, 2016
Money is important but shouldn't be the basis for all our decisions so consider all other factors n choose d best for yourself....God will guide u through

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by Mikollon1(m): 11:02am On Sep 16, 2016
Connect me.
Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by oluwasegun007(m): 11:02am On Sep 16, 2016
i'll suggest u stick with the permanent one.....

cash at hand is better than cash at bank.... grin grin grin

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by Shinelle(f): 11:02am On Sep 16, 2016
Im surprised that its the money/offer thats tempting, not even the having to be with your family while you work.

My advice is stick to ur current job only if you have plans to relocate your family soon. Or else go back home ☺

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by helovesme(f): 11:04am On Sep 16, 2016
Contract job all the way.

The only down side is that you will miss out on perks such as housing allowance, maternity pay, holiday pay, sick pay, etc except their terms of the contract job is different which I doubt.

Most contract jobs do not come with perks and allowances which is why it's important you negotiate as best as you can for a very high pay.

No job is secured - both permanent and contract. A person could be a permanent staff and suddenly he is penned down for redundancy. Same with contract roles - you could get a call informing you that the contract is about to end. This is why you should go for the role that pays the highest. Besides, you've already stated that you are uncomfortable with the exit policy of your present employer which means the company offers no job security.

If you are good at what you do and you've built a professional network, you shouldn't struggle to move jobs. So if this role ends, you should easily get another job.

Since the contract role means you will be living with your family, you will end up spending less and saving more in the areas of commuting between two locations, maintaining a second home, etc.

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by kelvyn7(m): 11:05am On Sep 16, 2016
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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by Nobody: 11:05am On Sep 16, 2016
babacares:
Hello All,
I have to create this account for anonymous purpose because some of my colleagues are on NL. Here is my situation:

I just got a permanent job in Lagos with N4.8m/annum ( i had to relocate from where i was working before i resigned), i have been working in this environment for a little more than a month, i enjoy the environment, the people are friendly and willing to share knowledge and information, my 2 major issue with this office is their exit policy which got me scared and thinking of leaving before long.

I got another offer in another location where my family is based (iam married) for N6m/ per annum (net) through one of my former boss, he is putting pressure on me to accept the offer (he likes me alot while i was working with him), my issue with this job it, its a CONTRACT job (2 years and renewable) with a government parastatal, though he said they are most likely going to convert to permanent before the end of the 2 years.

Though i have not done contract job before, im kind of confused about it, and then the security of the job, etc. But the money/offer is tempting.
I just want your advise based on people with experience with contract jobs.

NOTE:
please dont mind my grammar
Thanks


Lala, mod please i need more comments

go for the contract job. Save more spend little for the two years. Life is all about risk.

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by nasir101: 11:05am On Sep 16, 2016
government job is more reliable...forget d figure bro.
Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by glossy6(f): 11:06am On Sep 16, 2016
There's a saying that says that a bird in hand is worth more than 10 in the Bush.

But then, what is the exit policy like?

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by Proffdada: 11:06am On Sep 16, 2016
Contract job is better because it'll bring you closer to your family which is priceless

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by martyns303(m): 11:07am On Sep 16, 2016
U can't go far if u don't take risk, and this is a good risk... Take the new job.

Some people will say a bird at hand........ That's not applicable here.

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Re: Confused About Contract Job And A Permanent Job by youngice(m): 11:07am On Sep 16, 2016
Seriously
Asking jobless people for job advice embarassed

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