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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by prekumohtim(m): 7:24pm On Jun 15, 2020
TheSkyIsRed:
Hello Nairalanders! Please I'm in serious need of your candid advice. Let me go straight to the point.

I've been going through a delimma for some days now. I'm presently working with a microfinance bank and i earn about 40k after tax. Recently, I was offered a job in government house with a salary slightly above my present salary.

In my present place of work, there is job security and I learn a lot on the job although the salary ain't much. In the new job, there is free accommodation but no job security because I'm being employed by the SA (special assistant) to the governor and i won't be getting any official appointment letter.

The problem now is, I'm stuck between the two. I don't know if I'm to go with the new offer or continue with my present job. I don't want to take a decision that I might regret tomorrow. My fear is that I might be sacked at any time because I'm not employed directly by the government but the SA.

I've been thinking about it and i still don't know the best decision to take. So, I decided to seek advice from nairaland cause I know I can get good advice here.

Please I will appreciate your sincere advice and contributions.


Political jobs normally end after 4 years , sometime even less than that except the SA to the governor has weight . Even as at that, the SA may also like to give that same job offer to another person(no be only you go chop nao). Don't depend on political job, your boss/you can be fired at any time. Stick with your bank job except you've saved enough from the banking job

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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by usoroakpan(m): 7:25pm On Jun 15, 2020
Op from my point of view don't take the new job. What happens if the SA is sacked or change in government anytime soon..... It's government and anything can happen. Job security matters
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Reva1(m): 7:25pm On Jun 15, 2020
Princeton92:
Mbok may I carry on with the old job for you while you take the new one? grin wink
Lol grin grin
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by lekspot01(m): 7:25pm On Jun 15, 2020
Take the new job bro.... It opens you to many opportunities only if you know how to play your game sha
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Gilgil: 7:26pm On Jun 15, 2020
My opinion is that you should remain with the micro finance bank.

Reasons:
1. Stability- firm offer letter, firm work structure,
2. Career progression in Finance

With the Government work your job security and accommodation is dependent on the SA’s job, budget and mood especially as you don’t have an offer letter directly with the government. Politics is fickle in Nigeria.

You may think that you could make good Government contacts. That’s a gamble.

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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Slurity(m): 7:27pm On Jun 15, 2020
With your experience with the microfinance bank, you can get another one anytime. Take the new offer but with the plan to start another business that can fetch you extra income, or you save all extra on the new income for emergency shock absorber
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Depressed101: 7:27pm On Jun 15, 2020
mignone:
They say:
- the devil u know is better than d angel you don't know
- a bird in hand is worth more than ten in d bush
Make enquiries if u can work from home on d new job; u may only av to strategise to keep up with both. Good luck!
without risk there is no riches.
You cannot move forward by sitting in a position for long.
Change is inevitable.
Risk takers are goal getters...
Do you want more?
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Kenn55: 7:30pm On Jun 15, 2020
Hmm

@OP shine your eyes oooo

I hope you know you will part of those who will try to rig the next election. I hope you won't say no when the time comes and you are given an assignment.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by NextBuhari: 7:30pm On Jun 15, 2020
Go for the SA appointment. With your close proximity to the corridors of power you can secure a better paying job. Don't forget that the government houses are where job slots are shared, even state quotas for FG jobs.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by OBAGADAFFI: 7:30pm On Jun 15, 2020
@op

SA with a governor and you are asking questions?

Even if it is 1 year as SA, you would have lots of connections with multiple sources of income.

Go for the SA job
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by banana99(m): 7:30pm On Jun 15, 2020
Deduks:
I will say this is truly a dicy decision and you should be very carefully while making your choice. If you take the govt job, it will expose you in terms of wider experience and connection. The govt job will open your eyes to certain things like business opportunities and any other hustle which you can survive with even when the govt job is no longer there.
For the microfinance job, bro you can stay there for 20 years without increment in that your salary. Forget the job security cos ones you start small with such orginazation you will keep crawling in your career growth and at the end of the day you might even resign on your own after wasting so many years.
My take, go for the govt job.
One kuli kuli for u there,,, na u don tell OP wetin he go do and u also spoke ma mind.
me work for bank soteeeeee! before i come get opportunity run enter government.
so OP run for ur life, dont see that micro finance bank as the ultimate. no bank is worth been with for long.
U can always come back to the banking sector...bank work na like water

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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Enugupikin: 7:31pm On Jun 15, 2020
Poloyanabo2:
Op,
Go for the government house job, even if there
might be no security but your exposure is
guaranteed, from that exposure you might get
recomendations to better job offers.
Life is all about taking risks, and not taking risk
is a risk on its own."
Op TheSkyIsRed don't take this kinda risk oo..if the SA was to help u well he should have given you a permanent job..don't take undeserved risk..be warned ...SA wey go the struggle for job after 2023 max
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by AmazingELixir: 7:31pm On Jun 15, 2020
grin


So you wan open your coro_coro eyes go enter one chance...so if dem boot out the SA your own dhan dabaru be dat...better use your head.

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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by petitejolie(f): 7:33pm On Jun 15, 2020
TheSkyIsRed:
Hello Nairalanders! Please I'm in serious need of your candid advice. Let me go straight to the point.

I've been going through a delimma for some days now. I'm presently working with a microfinance bank and i earn about 40k after tax. Recently, I was offered a job in government house with a salary slightly above my present salary.

In my present place of work, there is job security and I learn a lot on the job although the salary ain't much. In the new job, there is free accommodation but no job security because I'm being employed by the SA (special assistant) to the governor and i won't be getting any official appointment letter.

The problem now is, I'm stuck between the two. I don't know if I'm to go with the new offer or continue with my present job. I don't want to take a decision that I might regret tomorrow. My fear is that I might be sacked at any time because I'm not employed directly by the government but the SA.

I've been thinking about it and i still don't know the best decision to take. So, I decided to seek advice from nairaland cause I know I can get good advice here.

Please I will appreciate your sincere advice and contributions.
continue with your present job and introduce me to this new one. Im serious
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by dingbang(m): 7:35pm On Jun 15, 2020
chukzyfcbb:
Nairalanders that usually harp on learn IT skills Learn IT skills and start cashing out.

Come and help your brother now who has IT skills on 40k salary.

#Olenu
what kind of IT skill do you have? Let's start from there. IT skills get grade
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Dayonsky(m): 7:35pm On Jun 15, 2020
As an IT officer too, i will advise you keep your current job. Govt jobs go make your brain under utilized, na to dey print letter headed payer and prepare power point upandan you go dey do. Think am wella sha ooo

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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by zedegit: 7:35pm On Jun 15, 2020
TheSkyIsRed:
Hello Nairalanders! Please I'm in serious need of your candid advice. Let me go straight to the point.

I've been going through a delimma for some days now. I'm presently working with a microfinance bank and i earn about 40k after tax. Recently, I was offered a job in government house with a salary slightly above my present salary.

In my present place of work, there is job security and I learn a lot on the job although the salary ain't much. In the new job, there is free accommodation but no job security because I'm being employed by the SA (special assistant) to the governor and i won't be getting any official appointment letter.

The problem now is, I'm stuck between the two. I don't know if I'm to go with the new offer or continue with my present job. I don't want to take a decision that I might regret tomorrow. My fear is that I might be sacked at any time because I'm not employed directly by the government but the SA.

I've been thinking about it and i still don't know the best decision to take. So, I decided to seek advice from nairaland cause I know I can get good advice here.

Please I will appreciate your sincere advice and contributions.


I won't advise you to take the government work as it comes with too much uncertainty.

Remember you were employed by an individual and not the government and so it's obvious where your loyalty lies as you will be on your toes trying to please him.

You could be discarded by him even before you have time to park in and by then you have resigned.

Some of the people telling you to take the risk don't have any job at the moment so be very careful.

Even if you want to take a risk, it's not a job like what you just described.

Not giving you a letter means you can be denied.

You are OYO. Stay put and wait for better offers.

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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Aghaclem67: 7:36pm On Jun 15, 2020
If you are still young go for the new job if not stay where you are. Remember no venture no success.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Klass99(f): 7:37pm On Jun 15, 2020
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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by veave(f): 7:37pm On Jun 15, 2020
Politicians can owe their staff for the whole of Africa and Europe combined. Don't say I didn't warn you. What ever decision you take just have that in mind. Also know you can't stay on that 40k job forever. Cheers
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by alaska4life: 7:42pm On Jun 15, 2020
A secured job is more preferable. A job without an appointment letter is not guarantee!
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Nwakannaya1: 7:42pm On Jun 15, 2020
Well, let me go straight to the point.

The governor is not the one employing you but one of his SAs, so the job security in that appointment is dependent on the goodwill between the SA and the governor. You cannot only be fired by the SA but once the SA is fired, you are also fired. Never bank on goodwill deeply.

From experience I can tell you this, if you are not adept with shady deals, asslicking and shutting your mouth at the expense of conscience, remain put where you are.

However, if you think you can handle the intrigues of following a politician like touts do, and accept the insults therein, then you are good to go.

If you were in a government office before, I would have asked you to take leave of absence and come back to your job later but then it is not the case here.

Most Nigerian politicians are not people to be with when you have an alternative.

Yes, you can get opportunities while with them but this is entirely dependent on goodwill, not competence.

You know what is best for u!
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Osuman(m): 7:44pm On Jun 15, 2020
In life never ever work for sole proprietorship, I repeat it never ever. The risk involved is uncontrollable. Always stay with a security job.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by pyrex23(m): 7:46pm On Jun 15, 2020
Working for the governor sa would really do good on your CV..

PUT IN YOUR BEST EFFORTS AND TRY TO MEET NEW PEOPLE/CONNECTIONS FROM THE NEW JOB..

Also invest the money you'll save on accommodation..
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by code1691: 7:46pm On Jun 15, 2020
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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by adolebenito17(m): 7:47pm On Jun 15, 2020
my dear if u are not ready to involve urself into politics do not live the current job,
but if u are ready to get into politics just take the new offer
an continou
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by alamin0506(m): 7:47pm On Jun 15, 2020
Even access bank permanent staff no get job security, guy man Waka go government house press botton like a Nigeria no steal o, better go come out either better job or better money within short period for establishment.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Clem20(m): 7:49pm On Jun 15, 2020
Take the new job. Trust me the salary may be small but a lot of benefits follow the job as SA. And if you push well you surely will get a better job. Also use the SA job to get another source of income as back should in case u dont get a job after the tenure....
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by code6217: 7:51pm On Jun 15, 2020
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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by dare9ja: 7:51pm On Jun 15, 2020
Which ever you choose wont be a bad decision.
Like someone has said, follow your mind, calm down, analyze every thing.
The only regret will be you not working hard and smart enough to improve the skills you presently have.

NB:
If there's no sight of promotion or salary increase in your present job. Weigh the offer very well

What's job security with progression

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