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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by toyotamuscle: 9:02pm On Jun 15, 2020
jaxxy:



With IT skills u shud be earning more than that bro unless Ure not developing ur skill set. How much time/hours do u have to work as special assistant daily? Compare that to time demands on ur current job and see which gives u more opportunity for self development cos I think wats more important for u is self development rather than any of these 2 jobs. Once u can develop ur skills and do sm certifications u can even get a better job.

I don’t see any job security with a 40k job as an IT person. When is ur current job gonna even promote u or increase ur pay? Any idea??

Go for the job that offers u opportunity for self development. Cheers.
are you a network administrator.if yes can we chat
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by MISTAICEY02288(m): 9:04pm On Jun 15, 2020
drey076:
grin grin grin that guy and nonsense post are like 5&6

Asin ehn.. Him àsé talk too much.. Na that him Damnnnnn Niggarrr nonsense dey vex me pass. He dey make sense sometimes though.. Those times are very rare Lol.. grin
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by toyotamuscle: 9:04pm On Jun 15, 2020
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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by shegun4sur: 9:06pm On Jun 15, 2020
MrWondah:
I was also in similar situation. The week I got an offer after my final exams, I got a nomination to be an SA on social media for a new task for committee set up for a certain local govt in Rivers State.

The pay was 75k but the offer I got in Lag was 40% higher. It (the LGA offer) came with accommodation, an opportunity to get lots of money illegally daily from the task force.

Every body advised me to take the govt job, but I decided to relocate and rejected the offer. The task force lasted for 6 months and it was dissolved due to internal crisis. Mind you, my friend who recommended me for the job was able to save over 800k within 4 months.

My take:
1. The offer was good but it needed to advance my career.
2. You know what's good for you, money or career.
3. I'll advixe you to go for the govt job, but be ready for uncertainties.
4. If however, you succeed in the govt job, it may open doors for new positions if you can lobby your way and play the politics.
5. But for me, I can not work for the govt, as a political appointee


How can someone earning 100k monthly save 800k in 4 months??
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Darkgini: 9:07pm On Jun 15, 2020
It depends on the role you are currently occupying at the MFB and the stage in your career life. You have more information than NL does to make an informed decision.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by osazsky(m): 9:08pm 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."
did u read the post
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Kingnelson9: 9:13pm On Jun 15, 2020
If you are really goods in the IT sector i sugest you go for the job because you will get more connections and money ;remember who femi adesina is.dnt 4get dat banks can drop you anytym without notice. So take the risk because if you dnt,the person dat recommendd you wil nt remember you again if another chance comes up.and if you are leaving ur current job make sure you live in peace so dat if by mistake anythn happens they can stil accept you or connect u to another place,we are all humans seeking 4 a better life,and if you make it in govt house dnt 4get them because u dnt knw when u will need them or they wil nid you,be strong ! Grab the offer with fate!! U must breaklimits !!! ...remember to remember me my minister
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by MrWondah(m): 9:15pm On Jun 15, 2020
shegun4sur:



How can someone earning 100k monthly save 800k in 4 months??

He wasn't even earning up to 100k.
He makes lots of money illegally. If you know what being in a taskforce means. Those guys makes lots of money but remits less than 50%
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by terrezo2002(m): 9:18pm 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.
Pray about it. God knows the best option.
However, if I am to choose, I will advice that you stay in your current job.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by ThatFairGuy: 9:27pm On Jun 15, 2020
NwaNimo1:
Take up the govt post .......and keep the bank job.

Say to both you are working from home,,,
,
Igbo man. smh
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by ffo(m): 9:30pm On Jun 15, 2020
TheSkyIsRed:


The current govt should be leaving in 2 to 3 years time

I don't think I can ask him for appointment letter cause other people he also gave job didn't get appointment letter

I'm not sure about saving the new job

IT skills cause I'm in IT sector (the SA wants to employ me as a network administrator)

Your salary may not be regular
You may not have ID card
You can be asked to stop coming to work any time he feels like because you don't have appointment letter
There is no structure
I won't advice you to take up such job

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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by lereinter(m): 9:35pm On Jun 15, 2020
chidekings:
The right connection will open a lot of doors for you if you play your game right.


Consider this

You can even get federal government job
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Philadelphia: 9:45pm 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.

For the singular reason @the sentence in bold, run and never look back.

Again ask yourself these questions..
What if the SA gets fired? Your job security is hinged on his.
What if the SA gets another appointment? Because him sef dey look him own way also.
What if the governor no come get any certificate?
What happens to you at the end of the governor's tenure?




Oya, advice yourself.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by mechanics(m): 9:46pm On Jun 15, 2020
Stay in your present job o.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Tbasicme: 9:53pm On Jun 15, 2020
TheSkyIsRed:


The current govt should be leaving in 2 to 3 years time

I don't think I can ask him for appointment letter cause other people he also gave job didn't get appointment letter

I'm not sure about saving the new job

IT skills cause I'm in IT sector (the SA wants to employ me as a network administrator)


Accept the Job. Note that two things will determine how far you go in life:
1. The books you read
2. The people you meet.

In govt house you will meet people. Try and build good relationship, get contacts, be well behaved and have a mastery of your ICT skills. You will be happy in the end
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by iqiq: 10:01pm On Jun 15, 2020
Hmmm
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by drjustice17: 10:01pm On Jun 15, 2020
No, SA can not handle him over to another SA. Because SA is a political appointment which terminate immediately that government tenure finish. Another SA will bring his own people



ProfAmaben:
The SA would hand you over to the next SA. For you to even have connection with an SA is commendable. What is microfinance bank compared to this? With your experience you can always get another microfinance job, albeit, with extra experience with the SA.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by drjustice17: 10:08pm On Jun 15, 2020
Pls, is better you stay back on your job. If the need be, you can work the SA job under contract.
Remember, the SA job is an appointment, governors use it to settle their guys. Some SA's post doesn't last up to 8 month and he is going to pay you from his own purse, with 200k salary he do receive. Pls, stay back in your job.
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.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Moventist: 10:30pm On Jun 15, 2020
Go for a government house job Shap Shap . I am working with One of the Governor too. Though my salary is small but I make more than 500% of the salary sometimes . Within four years I bought a land , I will want to use this remaining 3 years God's willingto build on it and Marry

With Government house job, you have access to many opportunities which will help you find favour in your dream job easily

Go for it , it worth it , it worked for me
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by samdaisi: 10:46pm On Jun 15, 2020
the ball is in your cut if you are lucky the person might be reappointed or nominated for bigger assignment or becoming local government chairman or state/ federal legislature in the second term if he is not a traitor like Obadeke it depends and you will never known poverty in your life because as he moving if you are good to him he must surely Carry you along too
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Deolamopapy(m): 10:50pm On Jun 15, 2020
You get luck oooo. me ah never even get one job after this fucking NYSC......abeg link me up with the job you wanna leave....
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by gbagyiza: 11:09pm On Jun 15, 2020
Ningen:
Stay put. Don't accept the new offer.

With no job security and it's only a slight salary increment, it's not worth risking your stable life.

I believe free accommodation will be invalid the moment you're fired, so it's not really a perk.

I will strongly recommend that you go with the above advice. State government jobs nowadays r not what you think they are. Your current place of work is more of a professional environment than the government which is more of political dealings. Continue where u r cos u will grow professionally n the experience n exposure in that financial institution will elevate you to a higher position in similar place tomorrow with the relevant papers, but government jobs mostly state or local government only prepare you to become a liar, a lazy person n a corrupt individual. I speak through experience because I have tested both the two.

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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by XX01(f): 11:44pm On Jun 15, 2020
TheSkyIsRed:


The current govt should be leaving in 2 to 3 years time

I don't think I can ask him for appointment letter cause other people he also gave job didn't get appointment letter

I'm not sure about saving the new job

IT skills cause I'm in IT sector (the SA wants to employ me as a network administrator)


Please remember that these people can owe like no tomorrow. And you don't have a defined work schedule. It's worse when you are given free accommodation. You won't understand till you live that life. I feel such will appeal to those who want to go into influence peddling or take shortcuts. If you want a career, please leave this job offer.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Meedass(m): 11:44pm On Jun 15, 2020
Hello, personally I think the only constant thing in life is change, this new job would make you know people in the short time, and trust me.. In this country, who you know matters!! Plus when it hits your CV that you worked with the SA of a state... That's a booster compared to working in a microfin

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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Duru009(m): 11:47pm On Jun 15, 2020
In this Life, for you to be rich. You must take risk....
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Investnow2017: 11:52pm On Jun 15, 2020
With the salary you stated, you are probably at the base cadre in your career, so I don't think you will make any difference where you are going because you need to upgrade yourself before taking a risk such as you have described. A job offer that is not formalized is no job. Bear that in mind. Any perks associated with it are a mere mirage, they will melt away as soon as you are verbally pushed away.
Stay put in your current job, and use the opportunity to further upgrade yourself. If you had made a significant success of your career, you wouldn't have too many questions over this development in your life. Moving from a N40k job with some security to a job of N60k without any form of security is not wise. The so-called accommodation will ultimately make you lose your sense of personal responsibility and may turn out to be an abhorable bait should you be asked to leave the govt job without notice!

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Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by rickyephraim(m): 12:02am On Jun 16, 2020
Expand your horizons.
Use your head. A moving target is hard to crack down.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Mac2016(m): 12:17am On Jun 16, 2020
TheSkyIsRed:


The current govt should be leaving in 2 to 3 years time

I don't think I can ask him for appointment letter cause other people he also gave job didn't get appointment letter

I'm not sure about saving the new job

IT skills cause I'm in IT sector (the SA wants to employ me as a network administrator)

Hehehe grin. Forget that politician jare.. Stick to your job. Even the SA could be sacked any time so it's just unreasonable.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Samabu07(m): 1:01am On Jun 16, 2020
TheSkyIsRed:


The current govt should be leaving in 2 to 3 years time

I don't think I can ask him for appointment letter cause other people he also gave job didn't get appointment letter

I'm not sure about saving the new job

IT skills cause I'm in IT sector (the SA wants to employ me as a network administrator)

The truth is I can't choose for you. Life is a risk too. Politicians or politics can either make or Mar you.
Weigh your options. I wish you the best bro.
Can you save part of your income in your new job?
Can you freelance your skills locally?
Use your opportunity wisely. But again, decide for yourself.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by enonche85(m): 2:31am On Jun 16, 2020
Dude, the SA can even give u connect when they are leaving office if u play your cards right. Take the new job.
Re: Should I Stay With My Job Or Go With This New Job? by Tnoni: 3:27am On Jun 16, 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.

Consistence is key in anything, if you are not employed by the state government, what it means is that, you can be fired at anytime, because even the SA could be fired at any time. And because he is the one employing you, you salary would fluctuate, on like where you work now, I am sure on a particular date, your money hits your account. It will not be so when you start working for him, he could even claim that you should give him some time. My brother a bird in hand is worth much more than 2billion in the bush.

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