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|My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by lokoventurex1(m): 7:30pm On Nov 01, 2017|
Good Afternoon everyone. I have always been a member on nairaland for years now, but hardly put in comments. I have to confess these years with nairaland have been wonderful! Please guys, I need your advice.
I attended a polytechnic in Lagos where I did my ND and HND. I made upper credit in both programmes. I had to go for service in the later parts of 2015 in Enugu state. I couldn't wait for the service year to finish before I rushed back to Lagos because I wanted to make a living.
As we all know the dichotomy between the HND graduates and the Bsc counterparts. I had to a job through a recruiting firm in Lagos into one of our leading banks (recruiting firm and the bank name witheld for security reasons).
This was how I became a support staff while many of my mates were still struggling in Enugu serving. I was posted to a branch at Adeola Hopewell after some weeks of training at the bank training school. I was later moved to another branch in broad street, Lagos Island.
I was doing my duties as support staff in this latter branch until July 5th this year when an issue came up. It happened that this my unit was a very sensitive one, we call it "Bullion Services". We actually had an imbalance of $40,000. No one knows how it happened.
This was how they arrested some few of us in the unit on the 10th of July ,2017 . One of the investigators had levied against me that what was I doing in the vault when they suspected the missing money occurred. I had only come into the vault that evening to drop some naira I worked on.
All through this unfortunate day, I was in another office we call Sorting Centre. I and colleague were processing some naira for our ATMs. It was when we had finished that I took the cash back to the vault so that my supervisor can confirm the cash. This was what took me to the vault. I met my supervisor inside the vault and some other two support staff in the vault that evening. I was at the entrance of the vault all through I lasted inside the vault this evening. The CCTV even showed that.
They arrested us on the 10th of July, 2017, and they took us to Ikoyi police station. This was my first time in my police station. Myself, the supervisor, and the other two support staff that were in the vault that evening.
They came from our bank head office the next day, and I was already happy that alas, they have found the money. I didn't know they were taking another drastic measure. This was how they bailed us themselves and took us to the EFCC. The EFCC began their own investigation. They couldn't finish their investigation this day, 11th july, 2017. EFCC took us into their cell. This was the beginning of another turmoils for what I no nothing about.
The EFCC cell we were, while we didn't know what was going on again as regards the case. They had collected our phones as at this time. There was no way we could communicate to anyone. Although, I had communicated where they were taking us to to my mother when I saw her briefly at the Ikoyi Plolice station.
Thanks to the Almighty God for a beautiful job from the efcc team. They really did a beautiful investigation because they concluded none of us they arrested took the money. I guess our bank were not convinced with the efcc report. We were released on bail after a week in the efcc cell.
No sooner had we left the efcc cell than they said we were already on suspension. This suspension took another two weeks. I started praying in my house that the job should go, so that I can have my freedom. When the suspension finishes, this was exactly on the 3rd of August, 2017. They redeployed us all out of the branch the incident occurred. I guess the bank were still not convinced, and they were trying to keep tabs on us.
I was moved to a branch closer to me at Ojota. I had lost the zeal and passion to work in any bank again as at then, because even at the new branch I was posted to, everyone saw me as a potential thief. The bank had already dis-enabled me and the other colleagues on their system during these period. We were only doing menial jobs at our branches , except for their own staff they recruited themselves (the supervisor).
On the 20th of September, we heard they have fired the Professional staff amongst us, while they hadn't taken any decision on us(the support staff). This news spoilt my day because this was a supervisor that made me enjoyed what I was doing with the bank.
On the 11th of October, 2017. I was called to the attention of a mail that they have asked me to return to my recruiter(the recruiting firm). I knew what that mail meant. This is how most of these bank fires the support staff.
I was very happy in disguise, not because I took the money, but because I knew I would have my freedom since July 5th. I was also expecting my bank to pay for the services I had render for 20 days in October. I returned to my recruiting firm this morning. The firm didn't even know all I had gone through. The firm zonal manager said I should write my statement as regards everything that surrounds the whole issue. I wrote it and he said he was going to put it in my file. He also promised to call me for another job interview if the need arises. This I knew he was only trying to be humane.
On the 20th of October, they paid salaries. I didn't get an alert for anything. This I knew something was fishing. I called the recruiting firm zonal manager the next day, which was a Saturday, he said I should call him on the following Monday. I did call him and he couldn't give me a specific reason why I wasn't paid for the October salary. I had already confirmed from my other colleagues they fired us together, they were actually from another recruiting firm to the bank. They were paid for the few days work we did in October.
I made my firm to know my other colleagues we had the same issue were paid their salary. I was sending mails, but they refused to answer me. I was lucky to get across to the recruiting firm head of payroll. She gave me the words of my life. She even tagged my plight a "fraud case". I cried this afternoon via phone conversation.
I made moves to enquire about my Retirement savings account. This my recruiting firm had been deducting from my salaries the portion for my pension with Leadway Pensure. To my surprise, I was given a zero statement of account at Leadway pensure. I was made to understand that this my recruiting firm hadn't credited anything in my Retirement savings account all through I lasted with the bank.
I sent a mail again to this my recruiting firm. I asked why my RSA has not been credited all these while. They couldn't give me a specific reason also. They refused to pay me in lieu of my issue with the bank. They refused to pay me for the October work I did. They also didn't credit my retirement savings account. I actually worked with the bank through the recruiting firm for one year and a month.
I have the terms of employment letter with me. And I am ready to present them. I am also ready to mention the bank's name and the recruiting firm name.
I have no job now and my means of sustaining myself before another job comes in has been denied by this recruiting firm.
I sincerely need you guys help on this.
Kindly advise also on my gmail: Leki9icekazman@gmail.com
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|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by eph12(m): 7:49pm On Nov 01, 2017|
This case looks like one for the lawyers. I don't know what kind of advice you seek, but you will get more results if you employ the service of a lawyer especially for the case of your savings
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|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by Nobody: 8:22pm On Nov 01, 2017|
You had better fight tooth and nail and get your money and be fast about it. Start mapping out strategies.
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|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by Abduletudaye(m): 8:43pm On Nov 01, 2017|
You said leadway?? Those ones total error...
Sorry bout your plight bro.. Thats how support staffs are treated. God help Nigeria
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|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by brightgreat(m): 9:12pm On Nov 01, 2017|
Immediately you said sending you back to your employer and #headoffice....bro I already know the bank but the recruiting firm I know not
I would never disclose the bank even if my mum comes begging for info
Thought you were meant to get alerts of your RSA
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by dahmie2013: 9:30pm On Nov 01, 2017|
Hello Op, i'm so sorry 4 ur loss. However, u need a good lawyer 2 defend u 4rm dat recruitment firm. I know some law firms do some cases on pro bonor. Pls do make inquires & see how dat can be helpful.
Sincerely, u can't just let dis slide, especially dose dat relate 2 ur pension.
It is well.
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by lokoventurex1(m): 10:44pm On Nov 01, 2017|
Honestly, the issue is not Leadway Pensure. It is my recruiting firm that has refused to do the needful. They are only taking advantage here because no Labour works in Nigeria...
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by westlius(m): 10:53pm On Nov 01, 2017|
my dear bro I do feel ur pain. but know this, the requitment coy only employs for bank u can inform ur lawyer for legal advice and also note that it will hinder u from working in anoda bank bcoz of d so claimed fraud. but still u have working experience, and better still upgrade urself then u can fit in well in other companys
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by lokoventurex1(m): 11:15pm On Nov 01, 2017|
Ever since I started the work, I didn't use to get alert for the pension. I did the needful by sending by pin to my recruiting firm. I even thought they had done the needful. I realised they have not been crediting the RSA when I lost the job.
How did you know the bank I was talking about?
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by donigspain(m): 11:57pm On Nov 01, 2017|
Sorry OP for your situation.
Some organizations you need to contact:
- National Pension Commission
- Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity
- Nigerian Labour Congress
- There's this Workers Welfare Along Mobolaji Bank-Anthony way, Ikeja.
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by lokoventurex1(m): 12:07am On Nov 02, 2017|
I don't think it can hinder me from working in another bank. Although, I don't want to work in a bank again because I don't want to be a support staff. I believe God will make a better way. We were not blacklisted.
Why do you think the bank asked us to go? Even EFCC couldn't find us wanting. The bank only decided to let us go because they couldn't trace the missing money to any of us. So it's not a fraud case to me.
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|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by gondon(m): 5:26am On Nov 02, 2017|
lokoventurex1:To get your PENSION paid is very very easy. I work in a bank also and when I found out that I haven't been paid for over 7months, I wrote to PENCOM....
Write to PENCOM, attach your appointment letter, attach a screen shot of your RSA ACCOUNT, and copy your Outsourcing firm, the pension fund u re using, your bank and PENCOM.......
Construct strong words bro and keep tab of your mail Bcoz they will reply you...
When I did mine this year, they paid me the following day for a month, and by the end of the following month, they paid everything........
Fight for your right....
Attach evidences like your pix in d bank, staff id number, ur id card, employment letter, RSA account screen shot, strong words....
Thank me later
copy this guys, ur pfa, ur bank and open another gmail account with strong name and copy it to.... They all will scared and act ASAP Bcoz they don't know who d other mail is..... SMOKE their ass abeg......
if u need more clue, call me on
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|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by Nobody: 5:31am On Nov 02, 2017|
donigspain:Even human right commission
Economic and financial crime commission
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|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by lokoventurex1(m): 8:08am On Nov 02, 2017|
You are already making my day sir. God really bless you. I actually never thought of doing this. This was why I had to bring to nairaland.
I will also call you for more clarifications . Many thanks...
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by lokoventurex1(m): 8:09am On Nov 02, 2017|
You guys are really making sense. Many thanks to you all.
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by chrisbaxtian(m): 9:21am On Nov 02, 2017|
what's the name of the recruiting firm?
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by gondon(m): 9:34am On Nov 02, 2017|
you re welcome
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by lereinter(m): 10:54am On Nov 02, 2017|
this is pathetic
can u contact someone from a reputable fm radio they wont like the publicity
if u are in ibadan i can mention few
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|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by Abduletudaye(m): 7:29pm On Nov 04, 2017|
Yes, whats their name? So other people dont fall prey..
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|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by chrisbaxtian(m): 7:31pm On Nov 04, 2017|
unfortunately he did not mention them. Someone else could fall into this debacle, we all need to be careful
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|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by Abduletudaye(m): 7:34pm On Nov 04, 2017|
Hehe.. Na wa.. Currently, one year of my pension wasnt remiited. Same pensure. The day i will have their time!!
All these rat-legged, mango treeing and bootlegged recruiters are not just credible! God save support staffs in this kantry..
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|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by Nobody: 7:43pm On Nov 04, 2017|
But where is lalasticlala sef
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by chrisbaxtian(m): 7:50pm On Nov 04, 2017|
jeez! one year! na God go save us
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|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by amicable09(f): 8:45pm On Nov 04, 2017|
OP, all is indeed well!
I took time to read your story from beginning to end and I have to confess, it's a sorry case.
I really don't know what to say in this matter but I'm hoping you'll get help soonest.
Davide470, how can we help our fellow countryman? This thread was created on the first of November, up till today, not many have seen or read about his predicament. This thread is recommended for front-page please.
Abeg, assist to push it forward.
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|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by Jazmiynne: 8:49pm On Nov 04, 2017|
@Tolusan please is it possible you can assist the Op with his plight?
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by Abduletudaye(m): 9:32pm On Nov 04, 2017|
Amen.. It is well
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by Abduletudaye(m): 9:33pm On Nov 04, 2017|
FP material please...
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by Ushiefrank(m): 9:45pm On Nov 04, 2017|
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|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by Princessjoke(f): 9:45pm On Nov 04, 2017|
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by dust144(m): 9:46pm On Nov 04, 2017|
Get a lawyer, if you don't have cash for lawyer hint me for my lawyer, what's that!
|Re: My Plight With A Recruiting Firm by Abduletudaye(m): 9:47pm On Nov 04, 2017|
So this thread hit FP and nobody wan talk??
Una sabi the recruiter ni?
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