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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by r2beez(m): 9:17pm On May 14, 2017
tomdon:
You need to first learn the difference between am and I'm. At 41 you're still using such shorthand.
The root of your problem is not farfetched oga.


Anyways, those bank management are trying to maximize profit so they have deviced stringent means of sieving through entrants. Sorry to say, my advise is for you to look outside the bank. Look at other sectors, even other financial sectors. You can still make it. 40 is middle of life but you still have some time to launch afresh. But I advise you tackle the problem highligted above.

Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by eph12(m): 9:19pm On May 14, 2017
woodmood:


save enough?
it will interest you to know that the salary for bank contract staff is closer to something for feeding and transportation than something that can better your life. the case becomes worse when the person involved is based in a major city like Lagos and Abuja. In that case, it is living from hand to mouth whilst suffering and smiling. Above all, most people become comfortable and some are stupid to the extent of competing with core staff on a higher salary.
The koko is that the guy got a little bit over relaxed.
How much is the salary that something cannot be saved for 15 years? Enough to buy some acres of land and produce crops?
Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by LorDBolton(m): 9:20pm On May 14, 2017
YewaLand:
Hello All,

Top of the moment to everyone on this platform.

I need to table my plight to every one who's willing to pick up a banking job as a contract staff. This is my experience,
at Age 25, I decided to work with my ND certificate, hence my parent struggled to sponsor my studies, I put in for HND part time, having the hope after my HND program, that I have the better chance to secure a job else where with my current certificate knowing fully fully well that I have 5yrs experience.

I was amazed during my interview sessions with employers that it would be unfair for them to employ me when they have CONTRACT staff with them that have not been converted.

Now, am 41, my experience in interview sessions is terrible, after all questions and interaction, I would be made to know that I have built over the years a good CV even in. a banking sector but the BARRIER is AGE.

With this am frustrated, am like what's happening in our country, is it a crime for some to Age, I mean my experience should be speaking for me and not refraining me from certain opportunities.

The recession now has even worsened all as since 2015 am out of job when Ecobank disengaged there staff of their duties.

it takes the Glory of Almighty for my Living cos I have nothing am doing right now!

So I implore all that may pick interest to banking job as contract workers to think well and not waste their precious and youthful age with this self centred firms.
Thank you,,
YewaLand.
As a contract staff , what specialized roles did did you take on?
Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by domopps(m): 9:21pm On May 14, 2017
kenny1st:
Op, may God bless you for deciding to open people's eyes to this ambition killing career. I was also in the banking industry for about 10 years, I joined after my Ond at a very tender age but I was disengaged for flimsy reason last year. During my time in the bank, after seeing it all, I used to advise and sometimes discouraged young fresh ND intake of the bank to reconsider their decision to join bank industry.

It's pathetic that the banking sector of this country as turned to be a carrier killer and the painful thing about it is that the industry is bigger than the law of the land when it comes to policies guiding the wellbeing of their employees. From experience, I see this sector as one of the most corrupt place where the likes of efcc, icpc and other concern regulators should visit and overhaul. Not just for employees welfare alone but there are many serious shady business deals that are being done in banks on daily basis.

Gone are those days when people have high regards for Bankers, those days when banking is a carrier for individuals to join and retire as a Banker. This days it is rear to find someone who started the banking career and retire in it. The common trend in that industry in this generation is for bank to terminate or disengage their staff in the middle of their career, they dash employees' hope, they get them cut off at the time they have used the better part of the employees energy, intellect and time. It's usually very difficult for affected employee to get another job at the time bank sack them because age may no longer be on their side just like the case of the Op.

Well, my piece of advise for those intending to join that industry is to try other options and make bank job their last choice and while doing the job they should open their eyes for better things.


From the way you sounded I can loudly say that you were once a skye Banker. .....


Cheers
Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by nwaimoroseyaho: 9:22pm On May 14, 2017
YewaLand:
Hello All,

Top of the moment to everyone on this platform.

I need to table my plight to every one who's willing to pick up a banking job as a contract staff. This is my experience,
at Age 25, I decided to work with my ND certificate, hence my parent struggled to sponsor my studies, I put in for HND part time, having the hope after my HND program, that I have the better chance to secure a job else where with my current certificate knowing fully fully well that I have 5yrs experience.

I was amazed during my interview sessions with employers that it would be unfair for them to employ me when they have CONTRACT staff with them that have not been converted.

Now, am 41, my experience in interview sessions is terrible, after all questions and interaction, I would be made to know that I have built over the years a good CV even in. a banking sector but the BARRIER is AGE.

With this am frustrated, am like what's happening in our country, is it a crime for some to Age, I mean my experience should be speaking for me and not refraining me from certain opportunities.

The recession now has even worsened all as since 2015 am out of job when Ecobank disengaged there staff of their duties.

it takes the Glory of Almighty for my Living cos I have nothing am doing right now!

So I implore all that may pick interest to banking job as contract workers to think well and not waste their precious and youthful age with this self centred firms.
Thank you,,
YewaLand.

My dear, both of us are somehow the same. I lost my job in eco bank February 13th 2015. Can we talk? did you work with Vla?

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Ageco(m): 9:25pm On May 14, 2017
A sad tale indeed. It shocks me why age should a barrier to employment in this country. In the western world it's never. What maters is
skills set and experience.
Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by brenister10: 9:28pm On May 14, 2017
woodmood:



My brother, the people that went for UTME yesterday are back on NL.

All I have to tell Mr English teacher is that, " pikin wey call him papa lazy man, na the same journey him self Don start so".

Bro you nailed it. Gbammmm

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by veeberry(m): 9:28pm On May 14, 2017
I am a contract staff of one of the big Nigerian banks and I can authoritatively tell you that the banking industry should be the last option for the youths. Both core and contract staff suffer the same fate. A place where people work in fear. Jobs can be terminated any time any day. I thank God I now have other sources of income at least. Sometimes I regret ever making that decision to join the banking industry. I could have followed and pursued my dream of becoming a musician. At a tender age I was able to set up a website where I promoted my music works. Had a music group "BK7" then in my secondary school, also, wrote songs, very good ones, but all these died when I got and celebrated my contract job with the bank. I wish to leave but don't know how. I had told myself I wouldn't work more than 2yrs but guess what, it is my 5th YR. YOUTHs be warned, parents be warned also. God bless us.

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by wyqay: 9:30pm On May 14, 2017
no system is working in Nigeria
Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Ashmark(m): 9:33pm On May 14, 2017
It is not about Banking Industry, it is about the Country. Ask other contract workers in other industry. You will be happy you're in the Banking sector

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Ralphlauren(m): 9:33pm On May 14, 2017
blueseacats:
I believe the use of English will be a turn off if the employer can't find the skills he need in you. I mean, if I need a good software engineer and he's sitting right in front of me, I don't care if he can't spell his name

Banking and IT are two separate career paths.

Banking involves a lot of written and verbal communication, engagement with customers and senior stakeholders both within the country and outside. For these reasons, use of English has to be top notch especially if you are considering a 'serious' role in banking and not just counting cash and stamping deposit slips.

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Nobody: 9:34pm On May 14, 2017
Ralphlauren:


Well, when you are unemployed with 16 years banking experience and desperately in need of a job, use of English DOES matter.

For example, you cannot send a CV, cover letter or an email full of grammatical errors to a potential employer and expect them to take you seriously.
His use of English is not bad...seems you're a banker with the way you are attacking the op. But then,the op is not far from the truth... correct usage of English aside..
Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by luminouz(m): 9:35pm On May 14, 2017
tomdon:
You need to first learn the difference between am and I'm. At 41 you're still using such shorthand.
The root of your problem is not farfetched oga.


Anyways, those bank management are trying to maximize profit so they have deviced stringent means of sieving through entrants. Sorry to say, my advise is for you to look outside the bank. Look at other sectors, even other financial sectors. You can still make it. 40 is middle of life but you still have some time to launch afresh. But I advise you tackle the problem highligted above.
Wee u shut up? He should be old enough to give birth to u..don't u have any respect?
N ur piece of advice is TRASH..just like U!!! Ode!

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Nobody: 9:36pm On May 14, 2017
veeberry:
I am a contract staff of one of the big Nigerian banks and I can authoritatively tell you that the banking industry should be the last option for the youths. Both core and contract staff suffer the same fate. A place where people work in fear. Jobs can be terminated any time any day. I thank God I now have other sources of income at least. Sometimes I regret ever making that decision to join the banking industry. I could have followed and pursued my dream of becoming a musician. At a tender age I was able to set up a website where I promoted my music works. Had a music group "BK7" then in my secondary school, also, wrote songs, very good ones, but all these died when I got and celebrated my contract job with the bank. I wish to leave but don't know how. I had told myself I wouldn't work more than 2yrs but guess what, it is my 5th YR. YOUTHs be warned, parents be warned also. God bless us.
sometimes the perks and ego attached to the job,makes it difficult to leave

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by obyrich(m): 9:36pm On May 14, 2017
Benekruku:
Banking is one evil I know of but let me assure you that it has a junior brother called "Telecoms"


The slavery-contract staff in telecommunications also, is next to none. They can dispose and re-employ on a lower package 2 times a year


Our labour laws re totally dead and the orientation of "Man know man" has killed qualification and competency.

And in all sincerity, contract staffing is now the in-thing for all coys. Even LState government is into it! E.g LASG

Best way to short change workers and dispose off at will.
Telecoms own is nothing to write home about. Now that the Chinese, Indians and Lebanese have taken over the industry, it has been totally messed up.

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Kunle106(m): 9:36pm On May 14, 2017
Nna mehn, may God help us in this country
Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Babajo82(m): 9:37pm On May 14, 2017
YewaLand:
Hello All,

Top of the moment to everyone on this platform.

I need to table my plight to every one who's willing to pick up a banking job as a contract staff. This is my experience,
at Age 25, I decided to work with my ND certificate, hence my parent struggled to sponsor my studies, I put in for HND part time, having the hope after my HND program, that I have the better chance to secure a job else where with my current certificate knowing fully fully well that I have 5yrs experience.

I was amazed during my interview sessions with employers that it would be unfair for them to employ me when they have CONTRACT staff with them that have not been converted.

Now, am 41, my experience in interview sessions is terrible, after all questions and interaction, I would be made to know that I have built over the years a good CV even in. a banking sector but the BARRIER is AGE.

With this am frustrated, am like what's happening in our country, is it a crime for some to Age, I mean my experience should be speaking for me and not refraining me from certain opportunities.

The recession now has even worsened all as since 2015 am out of job when Ecobank disengaged there staff of their duties.

it takes the Glory of Almighty for my Living cos I have nothing am doing right now!

So I implore all that may pick interest to banking job as contract workers to think well and not waste their precious and youthful age with this self centred firms.
Thank you,,
YewaLand.
what a pity it's very unfortunate
Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Ralphlauren(m): 9:37pm On May 14, 2017
uzobaby:
His use of English is not bad...seems you're a banker with the way you are attacking the op.

His use of English is very bad.

"Am" instead of "I'm"

"There" instead of "their" undecided

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by tanidabi: 9:39pm On May 14, 2017
Let's face it there are people who have great careers in the banking industry I guess in your case you made a mistake by working as a contract staff for 16 years that's a very long time way too long
I currently work in a bank and by the way I was a contract staff in that same bank for 4 years.From my experience banks rarely convert contract employees in my own case I do not doubt it was the hand of God. At this point you should be thinking of doing your own stuff especially if all you have is still an Hnd I hope not though and for your information I had an HND and went back to school for a Bsc if I did not do that I won't have the job I have now I think we all need to push our selves extra hard.Forget about Labour law

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Nobody: 9:39pm On May 14, 2017
Ralphlauren:


His use of English is very bad.

"Am" instead of "I'm"

"There" instead of "their" undecided
:not very bad,you should rather address the issue contract staff face in banks..
Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Ralphlauren(m): 9:39pm On May 14, 2017
uzobaby:
sometimes the perks and ego attached to the job,makes it difficult to leave

A contract staff enjoys little or no perks.

Ego and pride are the main reasons some stay so long in a bank as a contract staff with no ambition or career path.

They want to be seen wearing suit and tie and enjoy the "prestige" that comes with banking.

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Nobody: 9:40pm On May 14, 2017
tomdon:
You need to first learn the difference between am and I'm. At 41 you're still using such shorthand.
The root of your problem is not farfetched oga.


Anyway, those bank management are trying to maximize profit so they have deviced stringent means of sieving through entrants. Sorry to say, my advise is for you to look outside the bank. Look at other sectors. You can still make it. 40 is middle of life but you still have some time to launch afresh. But it's in your best interest to tackle the problem highlighted above.
Don't worry, when you clock 40 as well, and reality hits you hard, you will come back here and rewrite this sentence. Best of luck

Dear Brother, I know your situation seem pathetic given the circumstances surrounding your career and also considering the current realities in Nigeria. My advise is that if you have saved up some money, try to set up a small business. However, it is imperative to do your research very well, as you cannot afford a major failure on this. I wish you speedy blessing.
Besides, @60 people still get there breakthrough.

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by luminouz(m): 9:41pm On May 14, 2017
Ralphlauren:


Well, when you are unemployed with 16 years banking experience and desperately in need of a job, use of English DOES matter.

For example, you cannot send a CV, cover letter or an email full of grammatical errors to a potential employer and expect them to take you seriously.
Shut d fvck up!! Ur irritating d hell outta me I swear......why won't u talk when ur still being spoonfed by ur parents?

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by tobiasbeecher: 9:41pm On May 14, 2017
tomdon:
You need to first learn the difference between am and I'm. At 41 you're still using such shorthand.
The root of your problem is not farfetched oga.


Anyway, those bank management are trying to maximize profit so they have deviced stringent means of sieving through entrants. Sorry to say, my advise is for you to look outside the bank. Look at other sectors. You can still make it. 40 is middle of life but you still have some time to launch afresh. But it's in your best interest to tackle the problem highlighted above.
At least you should learn how to use the highlighted words before correcting another person.

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Nobody: 9:42pm On May 14, 2017
Ralphlauren:


A contract staff enjoys little or no perks.

Ego and pride are the main reasons some stay so long in a bank as a contract staff with no ambition or career path.

They want to be seen wearing suit and tie and enjoy the "prestige" that comes with banking.
TGIF,and all those commission bonuses nko, :can't remember what it's called,tips etc all join..though marketers are at advantage in going further than others. .
Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Nobody: 9:43pm On May 14, 2017
blueseacats:
When I say that Nigerian society is potentially Flawed in all ramifications, it's still you Nigerians that will come for my head with fury, in western nations, especially United States your experience is what matters in fact your age in some cases even adds to your portfolio.

Please if you have not worked in any western nation in your life, please don't argue with me cause you don't know what am talking about.
Best comment. Can I email you.
Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Benekruku(m): 9:44pm On May 14, 2017
obyrich:
Telecoms own is nothing to write home about. Now that the Chinese, Indians and Lebanese have taken over the industry, it has been totally messed up.



U sabi


Its slavery now!

If u like get 20years competency with experience, they wont be still scared to throw u peanuts.

They even terminate u and rebargain with u so as to slash your salary




That industry is only for those with long legs
Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Ralphlauren(m): 9:45pm On May 14, 2017
tanidabi:
Let's face it there are people who have great careers in the banking industry I guess in your case you made a mistake by working as a contract staff for 16 years that's a very long time way too long
I currently work in a bank and by the way I was a contract staff in that same bank for 4 years.From my experience banks rarely convert contract employees in my own case I do not doubt it was the hand of God. At this point you should be thinking of doing your own stuff especially if all you have is still an Hnd I hope not though and for your information I had an HND and went back to school for a Bsc if I did not do that I won't have the job I have now I think we all need to push our selves extra hard.Forget about Labour law

Exactly @ bolded.

You did the right thing at getting a BSc.

People tend to shy away from the harsh reality that in Nigeria, HND is considered a very inferior educational qualification.

The OP did not develop himself educationally throughout the time he was with the bank. Just imagine if he had acquired at least the ACCA qualification. He would have stood a better chance crossing to another bank as a permanent staff or moving to another sector within financial services (pension companies, fund managers/administrators, insurance companies, audit firm,etc).

There are other sectors within financial services that offer job security with good financial rewards.

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by lereinter(m): 9:46pm On May 14, 2017
lack of foresight
shikena

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Nobody: 9:47pm On May 14, 2017
Ralphlauren:


Banking and IT are two separate career paths.

Banking involves a lot of written and verbal communication, engagement with customers and senior stakeholders both within the country and outside. For these reasons, use of English has to be top notch especially if you are considering a 'serious' role in banking and not just counting cash and stamping deposit slips.
I just used that as an example, he never said what his role at the bank was, moreover I know someone who studied Swahili and can't speak English very fluently, yet he was hired in the investment department of citi bank.

If you are talking about employment criteria in Nigeria then I give up, because it's nothing close to what is in practice around the world. Does it work for them? I doubt it, because when I look around I see a lot of unproductive people earning monster pay checks in Nigeria, now that sets a country's gdp back at least a notch or two.
Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Nobody: 9:48pm On May 14, 2017
I prefer driving molue than doing banking and chasing accounts....hit like if your feeling me cheesy

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Re: 16 Years Banking Experience As A Contract Staff (Age Barrier) by Benekruku(m): 9:49pm On May 14, 2017
tomdon:
You need to first learn the difference between am and I'm. At 41 you're still using such shorthand.
The root of your problem is not farfetched oga.


Anyway, those bank management are trying to maximize profit so they have deviced stringent means of sieving through entrants. Sorry to say, my advise is for you to look outside the bank. Look at other sectors. You can still make it. 40 is middle of life but you still have some time to launch afresh. But (A comma needed) it's in your best interest to tackle the problem highlighted above.

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