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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by gungab(m): 1:24pm On Aug 04, 2020
Common Meeenh

It's a good job if you plan well

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Kwamecron(m): 1:24pm On Aug 04, 2020
I feel so sad now...

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Nobody: 1:24pm On Aug 04, 2020
Just because it didn't work out for you doesn't mean it won't work out for others.
Yawns undecided

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Enyimbamercedes: 1:27pm On Aug 04, 2020
I will say this one more time

Working in a bank does not make you a banker; it makes you a bank worker!

Forget all that tie and suit oooo...when you enter inside bulk room or look at them behind the cash desk, they have taken off the heels and are wearing slippers with their food flask beside them. In the bulk room, they commot tie and suit and their shoes o..

When they close, they dress up again and drive their cars financed from upfront and dazzle you. All fake

Anyhow...Bank worker and Banker is like calling a wall gecko a crocodile

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by SideInkom: 1:27pm On Aug 04, 2020
I'd never forget what one of my mentor @ronaldnzimora said.

He said,
Every young person in their twenties...
building a digital business right now...
are years ahead of their peers.

I believe it, and I think every young person should take that advice serious.

Happy Sunday.. Stay Blessed

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by SideInkom: 1:27pm On Aug 04, 2020
I'd never forget what one of my mentor @ronaldnzimora said.

He said,
Every young person in their twenties...
building a digital business right now...
are years ahead of their peers.

I believe it, and I think every young person should take that advice serious.

. Stay Blessed

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by money121(m): 1:27pm On Aug 04, 2020
White Collar Job cry

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by brandnprinting: 1:29pm On Aug 04, 2020
At age 40 if you are thinking of learning and working as programmer is worst life decision you will ever make.

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by easzypeaszy(m): 1:30pm On Aug 04, 2020
If u r in Lagos...get a place around market area and become bank agent...Agency Banking...they make alot of money...I went to Ikeja to withdraw, I was charged 400 for 10k...and we were more Dan 5 at dat moment...some withdrew upto 50k

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Reference(m): 1:30pm On Aug 04, 2020
FellaG:
Hi all, moderator pls help me push to fp. I need good advise like badly.

I joined the banking system about a decade ago. Young and naive. I got carried away by thier flashy suits and top tech phones.
The moment I entered I realized all these was a scam. Those suits you see are being paid for, installmentally for 3months. The phones in 6 months etc Bankers are one of the least paid professions today considering the amount of time they put Into thier work (7am to even 10pm) and the level of risk they are subjected to. The sad thing about working for a Nigerian bank is once u leave, u realize that you can't use the skill elsewhere. You are technically back to square one.

This is my case. I spent the last decade of my life working in a financial institution as a teller. Quite wastful considering the fact that I know nothing other than counting money for customers. I worked for 7days in a week. 10yrs passed In a flash. No time to even get additional qualifications.

Before joining, my friends adviced me against it, but coming from a humble background the need to get independent fast was more appealing. Why I stayed so long is a topic for another day (have you heard of employment fraud) anyway,
I left last week and I can say I am happy I finally got a chance and time to learn any new trending knowledge and I am prepared to start afresh. I will be 35 this year. With a background in construction mgt I thought of copywritting, digital marketing etc but I love to learn technical stuff.. Pls advise if any. I know IT related careers will sell here and abroad.

I've thought of programming, cloud tech, data tech etc.

Please I need your advice, which path should I follow now that at the age of 40 I will regain all the time I lost in the banking field.

I can get an MSc but I want a high income paying skill that the likes of the oil majors wouldn't mind employing even at my age or if I am to be self employed I can be distinctive in that area.

Niaralanders, pls help a brother

And...you want to chase after oil majors after the lessons learnt 'squandering' life playing monopoly, when crude oil is failing, worth less than vegetable oil...hmm.

Why not get something you can do for life, simething tou can continue doing with a passion 'leaning on a walking stick' and to which your kids and their kids can continue in without a want for direction and motivation.

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by babyfaceafrica: 1:30pm On Aug 04, 2020
gungab:
Common Meeenh

It's a good job if you plan well
it isn't!! Time wasting and people go believe say money dey, without knowing that na just suit

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by dbynonetwork: 1:32pm On Aug 04, 2020
samwash:
@Op, I can say banking job is not a total waste of time .
It was a waste of time to you becox it was not your career path. Like a graduate of accounting,banking & finance etc can never be a waste of time & resources to them.
It's good you realize it on time, I pray to God for total career recovery for you.
No knowledge is wasted .
Bros @40, time nor dey again
If you have enough capital, just go into business or trade., At this time you wouldn't want to settle for a graduate trainee job in your own carrier job.

What if the business collapses?
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Kurtis02: 1:33pm On Aug 04, 2020
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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Samakus(m): 1:33pm On Aug 04, 2020
If I am to advice, kindly delve into trading (merchandising).

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by faithfull18(f): 1:34pm On Aug 04, 2020
Hmmn.
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by iamclime(m): 1:34pm On Aug 04, 2020
Data Analytics is a good way to start.
As for businesses, add honey selling to your list, if interested. Thank me later.
Caveat: These businesses or skills will not make you "blow" immediately, but you'll have your needs met if you are proficient in them. Peace.

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by babyfaceafrica: 1:34pm On Aug 04, 2020
brandnprinting:
At age 40 if you are thinking of learning and working as programmer is worst life decision you will ever make.
no age in knowledge abeg.. Life starts at 40

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Acidosis(m): 1:35pm On Aug 04, 2020
Look at the image below, it's the reality in many (not all) sectors. Let no one lie to you.

Even in the so called high paying jobs, not many people deploy the high-end technical skills. Majority get paid doing the very basic stuff like calculating salaries with a spreadsheet, counting money, taking records and attendance, or fixing broken pipes with a M.Sc degree. Your employer won't tell you to solve Dy-Dx.

Before you abandon your banking job, you need to think again.

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by na2016: 1:35pm On Aug 04, 2020
MegaStarr:
Congratulations on being courageous to release yourself from the golden handcuff.

You can take courses on Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, or Affiliate marketing.

You can learn copywriting in order to write your own sales pages but don't invest in making a career from copywriting. I'd suggest you delve into the emerging tech fields in order to be strategically positioned in this 4th technological revolution.

OP take this advise. Data Science is the thing now. if you want to go deep in you Construction Maangement, still relate it to AI and data science.
goodluck

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by CsRockefeller(m): 1:35pm On Aug 04, 2020
Enyimbamercedes:
I will say this one more time

Working in a bank does not make you a banker; it makes you a bank worker!

Forget all that tie and suit oooo...when you enter inside bulk room or look at them behind the cash desk, they have taken off the heels and are wearing slippers with their food flask beside them. In the bulk room, they commot tie and suit and their shoes o..

When they close, they dress up again and drive their cars financed from upfront and dazzle you. All fake

Anyhow...Banker and Bank worker is like calling a wall gecko a crocodile

You sabi d thing well. But, he stayed too long. I was there for just 6 months. The money came in handy.

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by WordpressPhysco: 1:36pm On Aug 04, 2020
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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by incogni2o: 1:37pm On Aug 04, 2020
FellaG:

Thanks bro.. I really do appreciate

Yes Data science.

If you're good at it, it's a stepping stone from where you're currently as it applies to all facets of carrer progression.

May God guide your next step IJN.

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by abnot: 1:37pm On Aug 04, 2020
Your post is misleading . You spent 10 years as a cashier . I don’t know anyone who spent The last 10 years in the technology division (software ) of a bank that did not exit with a bag of knowledge. Many of them move to fintechs in Nigeria , the test of Africa and beyond. Cashier position can be done by a high school leaver and I wonder what kept you there for 10 years

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by poiunt: 1:39pm On Aug 04, 2020
pocohantas:


A teller is not a “banker”, tellers are most times contract staff, they don’t know anything more than posting/receiving cash, sorting cash or anything cash- something interns can do. So, it is only normal they feel extremely used after years of counting cash they may not own. Nobody is going to employ you after years just because you can count cash and identify fake notes on sight.



i still dont understand how someone will spend all his life counting cash for 10 years...doing something repetitive without moving forward through the ranks.

Anyway..banking job all over the world is not a place to get rich except you work for an investment bank that deals with HNI

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by chukwuibuipob: 1:40pm On Aug 04, 2020
sad Noisemaker! Tell us u are a contract staff.Only those contract staff like to compete with confam banker.u see dem buy dis/dat on credit.Dey sha must outshine their boss even buying panties/bra.If their boss use Nokia xpressmusic,nah iPhone those mgbeke go use.Oga go drink garri plus groundnut,Aunties go waka go Chicken Republic to eat.Mind u,Banking world is fun.If u Don make it enough,u resign to do Ur own biz.

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by BreconHills: 1:40pm On Aug 04, 2020
FellaG:

Thanks bro.. I really do appreciate

Listen to Megastarr. Not sure about the affiliate marketing - that's a behaviourally specific fit. But Big data, AI and exponential tech will help you redeem the time. If you have a small contact list of people you've helped while in the bank give them a call and tell them you are out without asking for anything ( important)

You will be fine. Five years more and it would have been even more difficult. You will be fine.

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Gokoyer0(m): 1:41pm On Aug 04, 2020
Didn't you even see the one that said 'time no dey again' for OP. smh. This is the kind of people that quickly give up before they start anything in their lives.

Op, there is only obstacle that may come to your way and that is 'you'. If you believe to achieve anything in life and work tenaciously toward it, you will surely attain it.
BLUELemon:
Op asked for an IT career idea but people are just typing long post..

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by poiunt: 1:41pm On Aug 04, 2020
Imagine counting cash for 10 years..
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Olarewaju89: 1:42pm On Aug 04, 2020
Sysdatek:
A vulcanizer is better than a lot of them


undecided


Na waoo... Where do you come from self? undecided

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Willie2015: 1:48pm On Aug 04, 2020
FellaG:

Thanks I appreciate.. My position wasn't contract. I and my peers had just 2 promotions in 10yrs.am comfortable but career dead

Oga,
What did you do with all those loans ...
Available to staffs... From
Personal loans, Cooperative Loans.. Consumer Loans ...
Upfronts... Profit Sharin.... Share loans ...
Medical upfronts...etc...

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by colonelwealth(m): 1:50pm On Aug 04, 2020
pocohantas:


A teller is not a “banker”, tellers are most times contract staff, they don’t know anything more than posting/receiving cash, sorting cash or anything cash- something interns can do. So, it is only normal they feel extremely used after years of counting cash they may not own. Nobody is going to employ you after years just because you can count cash and identify fake notes on sight.






Kiss kiss.

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