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High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by arsenalman(m): 3:25pm On Nov 04, 2018
I will try to be brief.

I finished my youth service about two years ago and since then I have been underemployed. God in his infinite goodness gave me a dream job 2 weeks ago. The problem is that the job is a contract job with a big company which will last for about 3 to 5 years with possibility of an extension.

Today I also got news that I have been employed by my state civil service commission.

Now this is where I have a problem. The state job is secure but the salary is far below that of the contract job. The contract job's pay is about 3 times the pay of the government job but it might not last as long as the government job. I will also have opportunities of meeting many high level people and gain valuable experience while doing the contract job which might help me secure bigger jobs later.

My parents and uncles have adviced me to take the government job since there is job security and promotion but my friends and senior colleagues say I should go for the job with the multinational company because I can save up to either relocate out of the country to practice my profession or set up a business in Nigeria plus I will have good connections.

Please fam I'm confused. Every suggestion and advice is appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by softmind24: 7:08am On Nov 05, 2018
High pay contract job is far better to working in state civil service

Our states governor are specialist in owing workers salaries

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by don4real18(m): 7:08am On Nov 05, 2018
If you want to grow quickly, forget the government job

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by somito121(m): 7:08am On Nov 05, 2018
Go for the government job

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by luvola(m): 7:08am On Nov 05, 2018
hard decision

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by netflicks(m): 7:08am On Nov 05, 2018
Nothing to say

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by XaviDayo(m): 7:09am On Nov 05, 2018
Go and start the one that has given you appointment letter and leave us alone abeg.

Buhari must go

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by paymentvoucher: 7:09am On Nov 05, 2018
Be right back
Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by datola: 7:09am On Nov 05, 2018
State civil service ke. I hope it is not one of those Kogi or O.. states.

The contract job is far better.

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by Finest777(m): 7:09am On Nov 05, 2018
money is important bt I think d job security is importanter...........

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by abdeiz(m): 7:09am On Nov 05, 2018
Dude its like you lack self belief in your abilities. Take the contract job, if you are very good at what you do and network very well you will climb that career ladder quickly with tons of cash in your pocket too.

OR

You could take the government job and watch your peers in the private sector intimidate you as you slowly progress albeit securely with your career.

BTW can i mail you, got some questions for you.

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by ashas50(m): 7:10am On Nov 05, 2018
Thinking on wat to say..

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by kayc0(f): 7:10am On Nov 05, 2018
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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by INTEGRITYA1(m): 7:10am On Nov 05, 2018
Wishing you the best in your decision

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by Cornerstone2020(m): 7:11am On Nov 05, 2018
Whichever one you choose give me the other

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by lewis512(m): 7:11am On Nov 05, 2018
If you have plans to have your own company couple with facts that you have what its takes to lead then gi for the contract job but if you enjoy serving and keep having a boss with some kind of political mindset stay with ur civil service option .....Alll the best

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by Nasir123(m): 7:11am On Nov 05, 2018
OP,which kind question u dey ask na?
Go for the Contract abeg!

If u can't execute any one of them,feel free to call me for assistant.
Thanks.

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by LORDTAY(m): 7:11am On Nov 05, 2018
Hello OP,I will advise you to pick the high paying contract job. After the expiry of your contract,your experience will help you secure better opportunities. Also don't forget to save well.All the best bro.

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by Delhdel: 7:11am On Nov 05, 2018
If you can able to gather much and equip yourself for the future with contract job,for me I will not think twice cos eventually I will stop being an employee one day.My take..
Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by Dreamville: 7:12am On Nov 05, 2018
My friend,you already know the one to go for,follow your intuition.
Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by Phred1717: 7:12am On Nov 05, 2018
Go for the company job it will give u room to explore so many opportunities

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by Franklyspeakin: 7:12am On Nov 05, 2018
Oga except the contract job pays 500% higher than what the civil service job would offer. And even with that you should know that you must start investing from d very first day you earn salary. You mustn't dull so that if eventually u are let go after let's say 5 to 10yrs to would hv investments that would last a lifetime.

NB. Is the civil service, state or federal ? if na state brother do not run but rather FLEE. A word is enough for the wise

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by Sampalo: 7:12am On Nov 05, 2018
You are between the devil and the deep blue Sea.
If you go for the high paying contract Job, you'll make it big, your life would change in an instant. But there's no job security in contract Jobs. You might be kicked off at anytime. But if you go for a government job, you will grow at a slow and constant pace for a very long period of time. But you'll still get there cuz of the job security nature.
Right now I can't say which will suit your destiny, but the best thing you should do is to pray to God for the right direction. God is all knowing, all Wise.

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by Franklyspeakin: 7:12am On Nov 05, 2018
MMM is the key
Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by tetralogyfallot(m): 7:13am On Nov 05, 2018
You have already selected d contract job even from your write up.

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by mayorkyzo: 7:13am On Nov 05, 2018
Go for the contract job...

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by greatiyk4u(m): 7:14am On Nov 05, 2018
Option A......contract job

Advantages....
High pay
Quick and better experience
High possibility of getting connection
Better working environment

Disadvantage
No job security
Lower possibility of corruption


Option B
Advantages
Job security assured
High possibility of getting corruption money
Possibility of growing to director and permanent secretary position
Will give u opportunity to do business
Will give load easy and sure access to loan


Disadvantage
Lower salary


Now, make your choice wisely

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by CyberWolf: 7:15am On Nov 05, 2018
The worst job one can get is a State government job. Is it the one they willl be paying you peanuts and even the peanut will come once in 4 months undecided .. Go for the company job abeg and while on it, build up your contacts, develop yourself and save very well. Good luck!

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by adaorap(f): 7:16am On Nov 05, 2018
go for the one with big pay. make sure you make savings your priority, plan your exit on time before the contract expires. congratulations

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Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by Franklyspeakin: 7:16am On Nov 05, 2018
This land is for sale
Re: High Paying Contract Job Or State Civil Service: Which Should I Choose? by myrates: 7:16am On Nov 05, 2018
Job security when states are struggling to pay salaries. Take the the contract job, save heavily and re-invest your savings in properties or treasury bills to stand as back up incase the company doesn't extend the contract beyond 3 to 5years. With your experience, you may get a better job by the end of the contract or better still start your own small scale enterprise. Nigerian government is not reliable, be wise......

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