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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by oluwarichie(m): 2:42am On Jun 22
anyone ??
oluwarichie:
ғor тнoѕe вaѕed ιn cнιcago, pleaѕe ι need an aparтмenт.... anyone?
Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by oluwarichie(m): 2:44am On Jun 22
sure, what state in the U.S are you in?
olabs201:


How did you get it in 7month?
Can I send you an e- mail?
Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by eyele(m): 1:35pm On Jul 11
Hey bro, I stay at the south side of chicago. To be precise the commercial avenue. I often pass through Hyde park.

I believe we can relate.
Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by oluwarichie(m): 5:03pm On Jul 11
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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by SirWahl1: 3:27am On Jul 15
WhatsApp group for those of us living in Chicago. Where we can share business ideas and pull resources together for business. If interested hit me up.
This is what I see the Mexican community do. Guess we will go further pulling resources and ideas together

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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by rinzaugustine: 4:32pm On Jul 15
oluwarichie:
ғor тнoѕe вaѕed ιn cнιcago, pleaѕe ι need an aparтмenт.... anyone?
Go to craiglist and Facebook groups for Chicago apartments,you will find renters there
Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by oluwarichie(m): 12:39am On Jul 16
Great idea brov, my email address i richietayo27@gmail.com. Hit me up so i can share my number
SirWahl1:
WhatsApp group for those of us living in Chicago. Where we can share business ideas and pull resources together for business. If interested hit me up.
This is what I see the Mexican community do. Guess we will go further pulling resources and ideas together
Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by PaulSimon2020: 3:40am On Jul 16
SirWahl1:
WhatsApp group for those of us living in Chicago. Where we can share business ideas and pull resources together for business. If interested hit me up.
This is what I see the Mexican community do. Guess we will go further pulling resources and ideas together
Be careful while at that, some Nigerians here are better kept at arm's distance!

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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by olabs201(m): 3:54am On Jul 16
oluwarichie:
sure, what state in the U.S are you in?

CA
Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by oluwarichie(m): 5:08am On Jul 16
Hmmm, word.... Very true
... But again this kinda reason is why we don't have the kinda community the mexicans or the asian have........ The fear of the next nigerian next to me is a bad person., don't get me wrong i totally understand what you're saying, i just know that mindset break us as people of common value, if you get my drift
PaulSimon2020:
Be careful while at that, some Nigerians here are better kept at arm's distance!

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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by PaulSimon2020: 5:44am On Jul 16
oluwarichie:
Hmmm, word.... Very true
... But again this kinda reason is why we don't have the kinda community the mexicans or the asian have........ The fear of the next nigerian next to me is a bad person., don't get me wrong i totally understand what you're saying, i just know that mindset break us as people of common value, if you get my drift
And that mindset is as a result of what has happened over and over again here. I assume you are some what new here, be watchful.

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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by oluwarichie(m): 7:11pm On Jul 16
Trust me i understand you, and I'm not new. I'm just saying this one of the reasons why the black community won't grow �
PaulSimon2020:
And that mindset is as a result of what has happened over and over again here. I assume you are some what new here, be watchful.
Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by SirWahl1: 7:33pm On Jul 16
Are you suggesting we continue in our individualism? We are a very hard working ethnic group with lots of cash in our community but with the least vested interest in terms of building business.

I think we should begin to do things differently or try again where others have failed

PaulSimon2020:
And that mindset is as a result of what has happened over and over again here. I assume you are some what new here, be watchful.

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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by Beautyaddy: 8:06pm On Jul 16
SirWahl1:
Are you suggesting we continue in our individualism? We are a very hard working ethnic group with lots of cash in our community but with the least vested interest in terms of building business.

I think we should begin to do things differently or try again where others have failed


Yes, one can still give that a try and see how it goes.

However, as some poster have suggested that some Nigerians "are better kept at arm's distance", I think one of the best ways to insert such advice is to make sure that one tries by all means (no matter what the temptations might begin to say otherwise) is to keep such partnered businesses very far away from it creating too much familiarity. It will also enable you to avoid putting all your eggs into one basket.
Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by oluwarichie(m): 10:30pm On Jul 16
In our individualism? NO. I'm actually saying the opposite here, this idea of putting our fellow Nigerians at arms length is doing us much bad than good. And like you said it because of instances, senerios that has happened again and again, true! The thing is wherever we go you then to divided ourself if before other people do like we do back home.... My take is coming together as a community will do us much good.
SirWahl1:
Are you suggesting we continue in our individualism? We are a very hard working ethnic group with lots of cash in our community but with the least vested interest in terms of building business.

I think we should begin to do things differently or try again where others have failed

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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by oluwarichie(m): 10:33pm On Jul 16
Has anyone seen how the asian, arabs or indian people sorround themselves in any state you find them in the U.S. Its amazing
Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by SirWahl1: 10:33pm On Jul 16
oluwarichie:
In our individualism? NO. I'm actually saying the opposite here, this idea of putting our fellow Nigerians at arms length is doing us much bad than good. And like you said it because of instances, senerios that has happened again and again, true! The thing is wherever we go you then to divided ourself if before other people do like we do back home.... My take is coming together as a community will do us much good.

By the way I sent you a mail request via nairaland kindly attend
Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by SirWahl1: 10:42pm On Jul 16
This is exactly what I am talking about. I remember when I just came to US and the first hustling gigs I got, it was all Mexicans and Latinos.

Once one of them gets into a place, they immediately flood the place with their kinsmen.
Why is the Nigerian community different.

A white woman gave me my first true job in Chicago. The support system the Arabs, Chinese , Indians and Mexicans enjoy is literally non existent in the Nigeria community or even the African community.

The African grocery shop in my neighborhood is ran by Mexicans, The weave and African fabric shop is ran by Indians .

They are able to do these seemingly big things because they pull resources and ideas together.

We are better than drinking and attending parties together or driving Uber and lyft
oluwarichie:
Has anyone seen how the asian, arabs or indian people sorround themselves in any state you find them in the U.S. Its amazing

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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by SirWahl1: 10:49pm On Jul 16
Let me put this out there too. Recently African Americans has always wanted to visit Africa as a way to connect back to their roots.

My local church just had over 100 people take a 2 weeks trip to Ghana. Guess who organized the trip a white man �����

There are lots of ideas and business opportunities out there, but we need a structure to be able to tap into most of this things. There is also the minority rule when it comes to awarding contract.
Our individualism won’t let us tap into this

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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by oluwarichie(m): 10:56pm On Jul 16
Sir,.. I read this an i couldn't stop clapping... It's annoying me when i get to my fellow country men and the high drive/vision they have is "Na to drive uber/lyft o"..... Wtf❗the idea of this things is side hustle but no we don turn am to career...

This mexican,indians and Chinese don't work extraordinary or do what we can't do... I remember one time i tried picking up a care giver job the plave is owned by a Nigeria, the pay was even below minimum wage and this America (akata) walks in looking for a job and this my country women wherr offering her an admjn position i just shook my head.... We are so divided that I'm beginning to think in worst in yhe diaspora than back home

SirWahl1:
This is exactly what I am talking about. I remember when I just came to US and the first hustling gigs I got, it was all Mexicans and Latinos.

Once one of them gets into a place, they immediately flood the place with their kinsmen.
Why is the Nigerian community different.

A white woman gave me my first true job in Chicago. The support system the Arabs, Chinese , Indians and Mexicans enjoy is literally non existent in the Nigeria community or even the African community.

The African grocery shop in my neighborhood is ran by Mexicans, The weave and African fabric shop is ran by Indians .

They are able to do these seemingly big things because they pull resources and ideas together.

We are better than drinking and attending parties together or driving Uber and lyft

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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by oluwarichie(m): 10:59pm On Jul 16
Imagine! Not eben a Ghanian.... That's why we are so easy to prey upon and to break. If something happens to A Mexican or an Asian hundreds rise to help.... But our own, even your roomate/family will run
SirWahl1:
Let me put this out there too. Recently African Americans has always wanted to visit Africa as a way to connect back to their roots.

My local church just had over 100 people take a 2 weeks trip to Ghana. Guess who organized the trip a white man �����

There are lots of ideas and business opportunities out there, but we need a structure to be able to tap into most of this things. There is also the minority rule when it comes to awarding contract.
Our individualism won’t let us tap into this

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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by PaulSimon2020: 11:35pm On Jul 16
oluwarichie:
Trust me i understand you, and I'm not new. I'm just saying this one of the reasons why the black community won't grow �
I totally agree with you!
Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by PaulSimon2020: 11:43pm On Jul 16
SirWahl1:
Are you suggesting we continue in our individualism? We are a very hard working ethnic group with lots of cash in our community but with the least vested interest in terms of building business.

I think we should begin to do things differently or try again where others have failed

I actually like this idea and I am open to try things out again! Count me in if you guys decide to create a WhatsApp group!

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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by SirWahl1: 11:50pm On Jul 16
Can you pls DM ur number or send to rhythmskul@yahoo.com
PaulSimon2020:
I actually like this idea and I am open to try things out again! Count me in if you guys decide to create a WhatsApp group!
Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by SirWahl1: 11:51pm On Jul 16
Pls can you send ur number to my mail? rhythmskul@yahoo.com
oluwarichie:
Imagine! Not eben a Ghanian.... That's why we are so easy to prey upon and to break. If something happens to A Mexican or an Asian hundreds rise to help.... But our own, even your roomate/family will run
Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by PaulSimon2020: 12:05am On Jul 17
SirWahl1:
Can you pls DM ur number or send to rhythmskul@yahoo.com
I sent you a DM.
Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by oluwarichie(m): 4:52am On Jul 17
Sent
SirWahl1:
Pls can you send ur number to my mail? rhythmskul@yahoo.com
Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by lionlee216(m): 3:48pm On Jul 17
oluwarichie:
Sir,.. I read this an i couldn't stop clapping... It's annoying me when i get to my fellow country men and the high drive/vision they have is "Na to drive uber/lyft o"..... Wtf❗the idea of this things is side hustle but no we don turn am to career...


IMO, Uber/Lyft is for side hustle generally to help pay some bills or whatever but I believe there is nothing like side hustle to at least the Nigerians I have met here during my days of factory Jobs, All side hustle here na FULL TIME HUSTLE..

Mr A, we lived in the same neighborhood in Nigeria. During early months of arrival, He worked at the airport through this agency, quit and started Uber/Lyft.. Now, He built house for Parents, bought cars for them, make trip to Nigeria twice a year, been to Europe back to back, going to school ALL ON THIS UBER/LYFT.. To him, he is living a fulfilled life, do I agree with him all he's doing? Capital YES as long as you keep making the MONEY, gives you free time to do whatever you want to do..


Mr B is working $10 job at a restaurant, has N100,000 in savings in nigeria account and has a car(Camry 2007) in his name. We have told him several times to quit his Job and look for better opportunities but in his eyes, he is living is own american dream and this is someone saying he wants to buy a house in the US.

Mr C is doing delivery for DoorDash/Grubhub. On the average, he makes average of $700 a week and he is contented with that..

I have talked to Mr D here on this forum that makes $110k/pa he is even wanting to earn more

I have known people that quit their jobs to drive Lyft/Uber and are doing well. it depends on what works for everybody.

3 people very close to me makes at least $4000 a month driving lyft and all they just do is watchout for peak times, do their thing and go back home to relax.

Now to me, Can I drive Lyft/Uber as full time JOB, Yes because technically its not a full time job.You drive in the morning, rest in the afternoon and drive and evenings. Lobatan!!

As a matter of fact, Once I start school, I will port to Lyft as my account is very much active. I go to school in the mornings, drive lyf in the evening. The idea of the school is to work with your brain cos you cant drive lyft for life, You will get tired at a point, but while it is very hot, then you got to do what you got to do.

Finally, some people with papers are not even making money as people without papers.

As for the mexicans, Mehn, those people are german machines. They work as if tomorrow no dey.

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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by oluwarichie(m): 9:04pm On Jul 17
нммммм ιnѕιgнтғυl, very very ιnѕιgнтғυl
lionlee216:


IMO, Uber/Lyft is for side hustle generally to help pay some bills or whatever but I believe there is nothing like side hustle to at least the Nigerians I have met here during my days of factory Jobs, All side hustle here na FULL TIME HUSTLE..

Mr A, we lived in the same neighborhood in Nigeria. During early months of arrival, He worked at the airport through this agency, quit and started Uber/Lyft.. Now, He built house for Parents, bought cars for them, make trip to Nigeria twice a year, been to Europe back to back, going to school ALL ON THIS UBER/LYFT.. To him, he is living a fulfilled life, do I agree with him all he's doing? Capital YES as long as you keep making the MONEY, gives you free time to do whatever you want to do..


Mr B is working $10 job at a restaurant, has N100,000 in savings in nigeria account and has a car(Camry 2007) in his name. We have told him several times to quit his Job and look for better opportunities but in his eyes, he is living is own american dream and this is someone saying he wants to buy a house in the US.

Mr C is doing delivery for DoorDash/Grubhub. On the average, he makes average of $700 a week and he is contented with that..

I have talked to Mr D here on this forum that makes $110k/pa he is even wanting to earn more

I have known people that quit their jobs to drive Lyft/Uber and are doing well. it depends on what works for everybody.

3 people very close to me makes at least $4000 a month driving lyft and all they just do is watchout for peak times, do their thing and go back home to relax.

Now to me, Can I drive Lyft/Uber as full time JOB, Yes because technically its not a full time job.You drive in the morning, rest in the afternoon and drive and evenings. Lobatan!!

As a matter of fact, Once I start school, I will port to Lyft as my account is very much active. I go to school in the mornings, drive lyf in the evening. The idea of the school is to work with your brain cos you cant drive lyft for life, You will get tired at a point, but while it is very hot, then you got to do what you got to do.

Finally, some people with papers are not even making money as people without papers.

As for the mexicans, Mehn, those people are german machines. They work as if tomorrow no dey.


Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by olabs201(m): 4:40am On Jul 19
oluwarichie:
Has anyone seen how the asian, arabs or indian people sorround themselves in any state you find them in the U.S. Its amazing

You forgot to add the Filipinos.

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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by sophiawisdom(f): 12:13am On Jul 22
Anybody who resides in Maryland should inbox me, I need friends.

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Re: U.S Based>> Choosing A Career Path In America<<< by Perra: 9:26am On Jul 22
And thats how they all deviated from the main topic. If other threads had deviated like this no one would have learnt anything from visiting them .

Abeg somebody expancite on This IT stuff. I was also adviced to go for nursing .... 2years .... How do i go about IT?

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