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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by studentofTruth: 7:38pm On Aug 04, 2020
@Op, search within you and find what you're passionate about and go for it.
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by iamclime(m): 7:39pm On Aug 04, 2020
Wiinnd:
Can I send you a mail? Please!
Please go ahead.
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by pocohantas(f): 7:42pm On Aug 04, 2020
studentofTruth:


It's all about personal development. Many doctors are useful outside the hospital. Same with lawyers and other professionals.

Will a lawyer be useful in a “bank”? Only in the legal department and that would make the minority. Branch operations make up the majority of “bankers” and no lawyer/doctor would agree to be there. So, bankers should not expect to go take the whole position in other sectors. They would have space for a few and that is where your personal development comes in.
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by FellaG: 7:45pm On Aug 04, 2020
Magic1:


Your position wasn’t contract, then what?
As a full staff of Executive Trainee position, your take home is about 170k. You mentioned your colleague who got promoted twice in 10 years and if it’s a proper promotion (without notch), that means he/she was promoted to ABO/ABE/SE (all second level depending on the bank) or BO/BE (3rd level) and the salary of an ABO/ABE/SE is between 360k-380k depending on the bank and for BO/BE, about 400k-420k.
So tell me, how are bankers not well paid. Any banking salary less than 100k is contract. Some banks have made it appear like it’s not contract whereas they are not directly employed by the bank, rather vendors. The contract marketers earn salary plus commission on deposit.
I'll pass ur comment. Did I say I earned less than 100k?
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by FellaG: 7:46pm On Aug 04, 2020
studentofTruth:
@Op, search within you and find what you're passionate about and go for it.
Thanks dear
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by adolf444: 7:47pm On Aug 04, 2020
AntiWailer:
Rubbish.

Can you pay your self as a teller ? If some one sit in a place for 9 years and a fresh graduate can learn in 1 week. They are already doing u a favour by keeping u in the system.

Why will u be a teller for 10 years.

You used plenty banking application and u cnt graduate to be a support person in IT at the minimum. You did not acquire any skill to differentiate urself.

I have see a corpse move from entry to Assistant Manager within the same 10 years in a useless bank self.

How do u feel when an IT student come and u are able to explain all u do in 9 years in less than 1 week.

You are the cause of Ur problem stop blaming banks.

I have seen Tellers become very useful resources in IT.

I have seen tellers give ideas that led to change in Role.


If u were comfortable as a teller for 10 years, bank or no bank will make no difference.

Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by FellaG: 7:47pm On Aug 04, 2020
Ade3131:
OP,

I understand exactly how it feels as someone who's had similar experience with a leading bank in Nigeria too. Although, I started and finished my 5 years banking career as a contract staff in a very Okay department but the story is very much alike bcuz contract jobs are dead end jobs... At least in Nigeria.

Since you've got businesses to pay your bills, I think you're well placed to horn a skill, and there's nothing stopping you from delving into IT if that's what you want.

I will suggest a few that might not take much of your time to learn...and top of my list is Database Administration. You can Google what it takes to be a database administrator to get started.

Another one that might appear slightly easier is to learn UI/UX. It means user interface and user experience. This skill is good for people who are naturally good designers.

There's also frontend web developer and back-end web developer.... And over time you can up your game and become a full stack developer (that's for someone who has a combination of frontend and back end skills).

Those are like the easiest I know of but the big fish in IT will require lengthy time and resources to be market ready. Those are software engineering and development (cross platform), Business analytics (i.e as a data scientist), Artificial intelligence and robotics, and so on.

Am on course to becoming a frontend developer myself and I can tell you it's not been easy. It requires extraordinary courage and zeal to remain focused while learning online on your own without being pressured by anyone.

@OP,

Pls keep me posted on what you finally settled for and I won't mind if we can create a group or community of IT enthusiasts who are coming into the field as newbies. This is to encourage each other and learn from the group as well as creating a healthy competition to spur us on.

Lemme know what you think about it.
Thanks.. OK I will keep u posted

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by FellaG: 7:49pm On Aug 04, 2020
lefulefu:
op u were counting money for ten years in the bank
anybody can count money nau
does that make such a person a banker?
is it by wearing tie and suit with polished shoes that makes u a banker?
while u were doing the teller work u should have gone for a banking programme that would have made u a real banker
most of those bank tellers did another course in the university
u would see a microbiologist,zoologist and an english graduate counting money in the bank
so does that make them bankers?
nope
u made a big mistake just remaining in one place for ten years counting money without going for any of the banking programmes to upgrade urself
but thank God u have realised ur mistake.
No opportunity for growth. Banking programmes do not give growth in my former organization

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by FellaG: 7:51pm On Aug 04, 2020
chineduuf:
And you failed to make a contact list in 10years. You failed in your own respect too, don't blame the bank alone.
You may commit to a data analytics career. You can gain employment in almost any sector.

Wish you the best in life.
Bro I made contacts but it's career we talking here. thanks all d same

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by FellaG: 7:52pm On Aug 04, 2020
Oracleforce:


Most bank tellers usually steal from the counting money....you have to be careful of any bank teller because most of them are more expert than Armed robbers... I can't marry any bankers because they could have learn different method of stealing your money directly from your bank accounts,
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by FellaG: 7:54pm On Aug 04, 2020
BiggyB242:
Bank job isn't the least paying job, how many engineering companies except the "multinational" and "oil and gas", pay a graduate trainee above 100k, most are between 60 and 100k. If you are employed as a graduate not a teller(contract), you are paid at least 120k as a staff, but as a teller you are under a contract and your salary doesn't go beyond certain point irrespect of the time you put in and it can't be compare to those employ as a full staff.

The disadvantage of working in a bank is they be can sacked at anytime and it become worst when you didn't study anything related to the banking sector because the esperience you get can't be use elsewhere, and it consumes most of your time.
Can you be a graduate trainee for 10yrs?
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by BiggyB242(m): 8:10pm On Aug 04, 2020
FellaG:

Can you be a graduate trainee for 10yrs?

No, but your salary was supposed to have climbed up in 10 years if you were employed as a graduate (full staff). I know most contract staffs salary doesn't go beyond 70k irrespective of the years they put in.

My advice is you should go into forex, programming takes a lot of time and dedication. Programming is something one should learn from his or her early age at most late twenties.

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by chizobamarvis(f): 8:25pm On Aug 04, 2020
There are difference between bankers and bank workers

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by FellaG: 9:00pm On Aug 04, 2020
BiggyB242:


No, but your salary suppose to have climbed up in 10 years if you were employed as a graduate (full staff) I know most contract staffs salary doesn't beyond 70k irrespective of the years you put.

My Advice is you should go into forex, programming takes a lot of time and dedication. Programming is something one should learn from his or her early age at most late twenies.
That's how it's supposed to be.but it wasn't that way. Thanks anyway
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by FellaG: 9:06pm On Aug 04, 2020
AntiWailer:
Rubbish.

Can you pay your self as a teller ? If some one sit in a place for 9 years and a fresh graduate can learn in 1 week. They are already doing u a favour by keeping u in the system.

Why will u be a teller for 10 years.

You used plenty banking application and u cnt graduate to be a support person in IT at the minimum. You did not acquire any skill to differentiate urself.

I have see a corper move from entry to Assistant Manager within the same 10 years in a useless bank self.

How do u feel when an IT student come and u are able to explain all u do in 9 years in less than 1 week.

You are the cause of Ur problem stop blaming banks.

I have seen Tellers become very useful resources in IT.

I have seen tellers give ideas that led to change in Role.


If u were comfortable as a teller for 10 years, bank or no bank will make no difference.

Who told u tellers can graduate to I. T role because they are users of IT applications? Did u become a programmer by using Facebook apps? Read carefully to get my point. Okay?

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Nobody: 9:07pm On Aug 04, 2020
Have you heard of application support?
FellaG:


Who told u tellers can graduate to I. T role because they are users of IT applications? Did u become a programmer by using Facebook apps? Read carefully to get my point. Okay?
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Bros1: 9:08pm On Aug 04, 2020
Ahappy:


how can I be a part of this boss?

Register at www.codebasetechnologies.com/training/register. They will reach out to you
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by neutral2000: 9:09pm On Aug 04, 2020
Never knew all this stuff.
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by AntiWailer: 9:16pm On Aug 04, 2020
FellaG:


Who told u tellers can graduate to I.T role because they are users of IT applications? Did u become a programmer by using Facebook apps? Read carefully to get my point. Okay?

So why do u want to learn IT now ?

You need to accept the fact that u messed up.

Stop lying no bank work 24/7, 7 days in a week. Stop the lie.

Banks that do weekend banking only come on Saturdays and they do a shift rotation.

The first step to moving forward is to take responsiblities , stop blaming every other person except u for Ur mis fortune.

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by FellaG: 9:18pm On Aug 04, 2020
yemibayo:
Have you heard of application support?
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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by FellaG: 9:19pm On Aug 04, 2020
AntiWailer:


So why do u want to learn IT now ?

You need to accept the fact that u messed up.

Stop lying no bank work 24/7, 7 days in a week. Stop the lie.

Banks that do weekend banking only come on Saturdays and they do a shift rotation.

The first step to moving forward is to take responsiblities , stop blaming every other person except u for Ur mis fortune.





I can't argue with your wealth of inexperience and ignorance. I'll pass. Talk is cheap.
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Godswill41(m): 9:31pm On Aug 04, 2020
Digital marketing.... Or data science, I studied computer science in the university but I don't have passion for programming because the time it consumes and the low reward most at times.

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by cruzydal(m): 9:47pm On Aug 04, 2020
FellaG:

Yes o. Promotion is like once every 6yrs.No reassignment even after several requests.
Tnx all the same
Please what bank is that Biko
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Gaggii: 10:00pm 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

I can teach you Yahoo if you are willing, if Yahoo no pay, I will take you to ijebu for Yahoo plus...but if you insists on legit, I can teach you youtubing
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by cruzydal(m): 10:28pm On Aug 04, 2020
Hi Op , I can relate to what you posted 100% . This is one mistake most bankers make
Once they get into the system they just get relaxed hoping on tips and Salary . If you are a banker today imagine yourself in the next 10-15 years , ask questions . Most bankers are just relaxed on that salary . My first and most important suggestion is to get a side hustle . Setting up a dry cleaning service , bathing salon , etc you can put someone in charge . Most bankers can’t cultivate the habit of saving . If you earn 120k for instance you should save nothing less than 50k monthly that’s 600k in a year . I’m two years you should be able to save 1.2m which is enuf to get an Uber and put on hire purchase 40-50k weekly . Side hustle is the most important
Also when you are in the banking system always stay with one leg look for opportunities outside network also .meet up people from other banks exchange ideas . Also when in banking you should try to relocate since the bank will be able to give u reference letter . Most bankers are just comfortable with what they get . My friend once told me something “you won’t know when time is running ,see me I don knack 6 years and it still feels like yesterday and the only think I can brag about is my Lexus ES350” actually the life took him no saving or investment culture . People please learn

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Liftkid(m): 11:02pm On Aug 04, 2020
FellaG:

Thank you very much for your piece. I so much appreciate it. I have a business already. Infact I have two ongoing but I feel I need to have a high paying skill one which I can make a name with or get paid in dollars for, or one which I can consult for multinationals etc. I lost out on trends really, I will really appreciate if anyone can point me in that direction. Many thanks

Domain trading could help.
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by AntiWailer: 11:03pm On Aug 04, 2020
FellaG:


I can't argue with your wealth of inexperience and ignorance. I'll pass. Talk is cheap.

Lol wealth of inexperience as we debunk Ur lies.

I ask u again which bank use a staff for 24/7, 7 days in a week ?

Just move on from that Bro.

Try and learn software testing/ Quality Assurance , become a certified test and I will get u an offer letter 2 weeks from there.
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by FellaG: 11:09pm On Aug 04, 2020
AntiWailer:


Lol wealth of inexperience as we debunk Ur lies.

I ask u again which bank use a staff for 24/7, 7 days in a week ?

Just move on from that Bro.

Try and learn software testing, become a certified test and I will get u an offer letter 2 weeks from there.
My dear, do your research. Don't come here to speak of what u dont know. I will have to take advise from kids my childrens age.(no be me de find advise.? Is it not social media again? .i don't need to lecture u that atm duties are on, on Saturday and Sunday(rotation or not) or Even weekend cash pickup services that was eventually stopped. That's what social media is all about.even undergraduates and teenagers that have never worked before have mouth to talk from thier obscure point of view and immature minds.
U said software testing, now that is the only thing u have said so far. Tnks anyway

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by AntiWailer: 11:29pm On Aug 04, 2020
FellaG:

My dear, do your research. Don't come here to speak of what u dont know. I will take advise from kids my childrens age. Is it not social media again? .i don't need to lecture u that atm duties are on, on Saturday and Sunday(rotation or not) or Even cash pickup services that was eventually stopped. That's what social media is all about.even undergraduates that have never worked before have mouth to talk from thier obscure point of view.
U said software testing, now that is the only thing u have said so far. Tnks anyway

Part of Ur problem is very evident in Ur post.

You like to make assumptions that usually cost u a lot.

FYI, if u are 35 years old, then I am older than u and my work experience trump yours without blinking.

Let's forget Ur past and move forward.

The secret of why Quality Assurance and testing is a career to look at is that as technology advances, more software developers are needed, the more they write code , the more there is a need to certify the quality of the products they churn out.

Be a certified tester and partake in the gold mine in Technology.

Add automation testing to it and Ur default job cnt be less than 300k per month.

Since u have complained to IT on different IT related softwares u use for 10 years while using systems and also from my analysis of your write up and responses, I think u will do very well as a software tester.

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by FellaG: 11:30pm On Aug 04, 2020
AntiWailer:


Part of Ur problem is very evident in Ur post.

You like to make assumptions that usually cost u a lot.

FYI, if u are 35 years old, then I am older than u and my work experience trump yours without blinking.

Let's forget Ur past and move forward.

The secret of why Quality Assurance and testing is a career to look at is that as technology advances, more software developers are needed, the more they write code , the more there is a need to certify the quality of the products they churn out.

Be a certified tester and partake in the gold mine in Technology.

Add automation testing to it and Ur default job cnt be less than 300k per month.

Since u have complained to IT on different IT related softwares u use for 10 years while using systems and also from my analysis of your write up and responses, I think u will do very well as a software tester.


You were the one making assumptions that I don't work 7days In a week.
With this summision, u just started making sense for the first time
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by AntiWailer: 11:34pm On Aug 04, 2020
FellaG:

Now u start making sense

I have always made sense.

I just want u to drop Ur "it is their fault mentality" and move on and take Ur destiny in Ur hands bro.

You could av resigned and moved on.

I am not talking it, I once had 2 offer letters from 2 different banks at the same time cos of the skill I am very proficient in.

There are people who rose from 180k entry level to collect 1million naira net in banking within 10 years ask around or check people's transactions on pay day

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by FellaG: 11:37pm On Aug 04, 2020
AntiWailer:


I have always made sense.

I just want u to drop Ur "it is their fault mentality" and move on and take Ur destiny in Ur hands bro.

You could av resigned and moved on.

I am not talking it, I once had 2 offer letters from 2 different banks at the same time cos of the skill I am very proficient in.
I've gone past that.. Thats why I asked for a way forward. But still, I appreciate your response

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