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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by drpossibilities(m): 6:04am On Apr 05
The truth is whichever level you find yourself you will survive one way or the other. When I was earning N30,000 not too long ago I was surviving. I was a single parent with one daughter but we were managing somehow. I had neighbors who had wives and up to three kids earning the same salary and they were coping too. With that salary your desires are instinctively put in check. I didn't have a television, DVD player, home theater and so many furniture and I didn't bother. It didn't even cross my mind that I needed them because the money no even dey to buy them even if I wanted. I didn't have deep freezer or fridge or even gas burners. I just made do with basic cooking utensils and kept my mattress on the floor.

It was when my salary began to increase that I began to buy other items. Just take life jeje and everything will fall in place.

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by OfficialGaGa(m): 6:05am On Apr 05
Chai..... this country sef... 30k... make I nor lie e nor easy oh.... human beings nor value humans at all... zero value...

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by Kwara1stson: 6:06am On Apr 05
teacherbim:
If you are earning less than 100k, please get a side hustle, we are now in a digital World, you can start someother things without affecting your current job ,dropshipping is an example, just create an online store, you are good to start without any kobo.
May God help us in this country that seems there is no hope.
n u think it that easy

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by donogaga(m): 6:06am On Apr 05
TheUndercover:
For a single person, it's fine. For a married person, it's a suicide mission.

For someone with a single source of income, it's just an event away to having financial problems.


Even for a single person/bachelor, it is still not easy.

30k will still not take you home as a bachelor.

Funny enough, on top of that, most of them still have girlfriends. I wonder how they do it.

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by mohammadyusuf66(m): 6:06am On Apr 05
teacherbim:
If you are earning less than 100k, please get a side hustle, we are now in a digital World, you can start someother things without affecting your current job ,dropshipping is an example, just create an online store, you are good to start without any kobo.
May God help us in this country that seems there is no hope.
Please how do you do dropshipping?

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by Vibesvbs(m): 6:07am On Apr 05
Franckelv230:
Going by the inflation, recession and whatever thing they use to qualify this hardship we are facing in this country at the moment, how do you most salary earners cope?

When I say salary earners, I mean those earning 50k, 40k, 30k, 25k and some even 25k to 10k. Not you that's bagging 100k and above, you be oil worker jor.

So, I see most families where the man being the head of the family, is a private school teacher. Of course we all know how much they are payed nothing. Same with most company or factory casual workers. How do you guys manage to cope with family at this crucial time?

It's not like I'm earning big or own any business, but one good job in month will cover me for some times. Since I'm not married yet, it just myself and my aged mum that I think of.


So how do you manage your 30k that it will last you for a month, Assuming your extra teaching after school will cover your transportation to and from working place?

My mother was paid 6,000 naira for February salary (instead of March) here in lokoja.
Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by drpossibilities(m): 6:07am On Apr 05
tagtaye:
Am a father of 2kids i earn 32k monthly hunestly he no easy and i must confess am getting mad here because i hardly eat twice a day, and i treck to work everyday from apapa to costain

May God open more doors of favor that will lead to better income for you in Jesus Name.

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by hilltop007: 6:08am On Apr 05
I am currently teaching in a private school just to get busy prior to NYSC. The teacher's average salary in N25,000 but I was able to compel the school's admin to increase mine to N30,000. Everyday I wonder how teachers cope. Over 60% of the teachers are over 35 years and married. With the way the male teachers put on ironed long sleeve and tie, you will think they are rich. There is one old teacher who only eats crackers biscuit as lunch because that's what he can afford, while some don't even eat lunch. Some teachers have been working in the school for over 6 years and their salary still remains the same. God punish poverty!

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by Tracyp007: 6:09am On Apr 05
I'm a single mom and I earn 16k monthly as an assistant class teacher and before 3 days the money is gone.its really pathetic but I've got no choice.

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by chyzoo4u(m): 6:10am On Apr 05
NarnieAceTech:
Yet to get a job though. I am a web designer/developer, also a graphic designer but getting clients has been a huge problem this year. I see a lot of folks getting jobs and then I wonder what exactly am I doing wrong.

Recently sat for an online exam for an outsourcing firm (VLA). Yet to get my result or invite.

Please, who knows a thing or two about VLA exams? I am seriously confused about what next to do

For the main time, I'm still hustling at Alaba int'l market. Check my signature, please. Thank you

If you're very good with web design, (not WordPress, HTML and CSS), then check out Turing, Google it. Also, there's Fiverr, seoclerks, LinkedIn, upowork, etc. Open a US account (Google or search the forum on how to do that, I don't know how's been done) to get jobs.

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by Alejoas(m): 6:10am On Apr 05
It is so sad reading these but as long as there is life, there is hope! Our external battery guarantees you between ten to twenty four hours extra working hour on your laptop. Don't let power issue delay you and don't get mistaken for a Yahoo boy because of your generator noise.

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by benweezy: 6:14am On Apr 05
not been easy


Papa God pls open my way

Amen!
Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by illicit(m): 6:14am On Apr 05
CamusMidas:

You just hope?


Yes, some of us have lost hope too


You hardly see a private school teacher owning a car, we buy most things on credit


I love teaching though but I don't like to be this kind of teacher

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by tagtaye: 6:14am On Apr 05
Amen thank u sir
drpossibilities:


May God open more doors of favor that will lead to better income for you in Jesus Name.
Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by Baliqeez: 6:15am On Apr 05
Don't even know where to start from. it's well with me.

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by knowhowk: 6:20am On Apr 05
How about those that Earns 18000 Naira.

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by Vinnie2000(m): 6:20am On Apr 05
@TracyP, D Lord is your Strength!!
If not for d Fact dat you are a mother n have to dedicate ur time to taking care of ur kids, Wud have said u need to go for an Extra source of income..
Or even two..
Teaching Job is not for Complacent persons, really!!
I know some teachers who in dier spare tym, Sell Liquid Soaps, Bottled Groundnuts, Snacks, etc..
Dats it..
Otherwise, If u depend on Salary from Teaching Job, U will be so Broke..







Tracyp007:
I'm a single mom and I earn 16k monthly as an assistant class teacher and before 3 days the money is gone.its really pathetic but I've got no choice.
Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by teacherbim(f): 6:22am On Apr 05
Kwara1stson:
n u think it that easy

What makes you think is not easy? Some dropshippers make money than those that have physical shops, all you need is to be very active on social media.

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by generationz(f): 6:23am On Apr 05
NarnieAceTech:
Yet to get a job though. I am a web designer/developer, also a graphic designer but getting clients has been a huge problem this year. I see a lot of folks getting jobs and then I wonder what exactly am I doing wrong.

Recently sat for an online exam for an outsourcing firm (VLA). Yet to get my result or invite.

Please, who knows a thing or two about VLA exams? I am seriously confused about what next to do

For the main time, I'm still hustling at Alaba int'l market. Check my signature, please. Thank you


Why don't you market your skills via nairaland and Instagram?
Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by Faithful1234(m): 6:24am On Apr 05
BrightAhiah:



I'm a private school teacher, a husband and father of three that earns just #25,000 and pays tithe out of it.
sincerely, the pay is peanut but it takes only the grace of God in sustaining us as sometimes I believe God touch the heart of few friends (2) who on their own accord sends 2-3k ones in a month or two...
life in Nigeria is pathetic but I'm optimistic that it will surely gets BETTER someday.
it's better to keep working with the little peanuts than becoming an armed robber
yes it's better to work than become a rubber.

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by teacherbim(f): 6:26am On Apr 05
Tracyp007:
I'm a single mom and I earn 16k monthly as an assistant class teacher and before 3 days the money is gone.its really pathetic but I've got no choice.

Please try and start selling some things , could be food stuff

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by isaythetruth(m): 6:27am On Apr 05
the economic situation in Nigeria is something else, My babe came over to my house this Easter to spend time with me, I gave her 20k to arrange something wey we go chaw this Easter, She bought live chicken 5.5k, the rest 14.5k wetin she use am buy no even full one bag. if no be say me dey go market sometimes, they see how expensive things are, I for say she run me street.

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by maasoap(m): 6:33am On Apr 05
Wiseandtrue:

I wept the day a graduate told me she earns N21,000 as a teacher! I have seen a husband and wife work in the same private school

How them won take cope Na to incur debts and go on borrowing spree hoping to find another better job

Still to on hunger strike, living within your means no be for this matter

Imagine paying for shelter (even a room), feeding your kids, transportation, paying school fees miscellaneous e.t.c from N21,000

It's terrible! Nigerians are roughed men! I give it to them!!!

Many of these private schools can afford to pay a better salary but instead they prefer to buy properties and keep building schools at the detriment of their staffs

If the government can help families by regulating some of these private schools also in terms of salaries, it will be a step forward!!!


I don't know why it is like that everywhere. Using the teachers to make money and paying them peanuts, money that couldn't sustain them.

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by Hassanmaye(m): 6:36am On Apr 05
gurunlocker:
I've always been asking people questions that how do people that earn less cope in this harsh economic situation?


Even 100K now looks like nothing. You can only feed the family and have nothing left, not to talk about those earning 50K and less.


Things are madly expensive and this people in government even finds it hard to pay minimum wage.


You go to the market, 20K is gone and you are yet to get anything.... How about those with kids with school fees to pay?


It's really crazy out there...
May God have mercy on us that's why people are committing suicide now, the government should do something about this
Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by Hassanmaye(m): 6:37am On Apr 05
Sabadon:
better than not earning at all, i mean there ll be hope of something better, the worse is when the source of your next meal is hoped on someone elses pocket, then you ll know how frustrating life is.
Hmmm I won't talk
Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by Vinnie2000(m): 6:38am On Apr 05
@OP, Really love this Post!!
Let young Married/Single pple brainstorm on improving dier finances..
A 30k Salary Job is way too small for a Single or Married person to cope with, unless you re living with ur Parents..
because u have Security, Light, Gotv, Sanitation bills to pay..+School fees, Children clothes, Food,etc as a married person..
For Bankers or Company workers, Since u guys close late,7pm to 9pm..
I always advise Dem to save, buy an asset(E.g Motorcycle, Wheel barrow, Caravan,etc) and start hiring and get some daily profits..
For Private School teachers, you close @least early enough and don't go to work on Saturdays n Sundays..
You can do other things like selling snacks, Groundnuts, etc..
I know of some private schools who also do painting, fixing of tiles, fixing of DStv/Gotv Dishes at dier spare tym..
Getting some extra Doe..
Sumone said Bet9ja helps..Cool idea but we all know it's so unreliable!!
So for 30 or 25k salary earners, You have to work extra hard..
Some person get too comfortable and when I see Dem, I just hope dey re alright with themselves..

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by lichocho(m): 6:38am On Apr 05
We all shall overcome one day..d hustle continues..
Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by Hassanmaye(m): 6:38am On Apr 05
Kiezodumah:


Salaries close to 200k isn't sufficient in today's economy let to talk of the very low figures.
One would have to find other means of income just to stay afloat.May God help us
My brother just thank God, may God save us in this country, if you see how some people live in Nigeria you will cry and cry and cry, I know someone who earn 10 monthly

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by Franckelv230: 6:39am On Apr 05
Wiseandtrue:

I wept the day a graduate told me she earns N21,000 as a teacher! I have seen a husband and wife work in the same private school

How them won take cope Na to incur debts and go on borrowing spree hoping to find another better job

Still to on hunger strike, living within your means no be for this matter

Imagine paying for shelter (even a room), feeding your kids, transportation, paying school fees miscellaneous e.t.c from N21,000

It's terrible! Nigerians are roughed men! I give it to them!!!

Many of these private schools can afford to pay a better salary but instead they prefer to buy properties and keep building schools at the detriment of their staffs

If the government can help families by regulating some of these private schools also in terms of salaries, it will be a step forward!!!


Which government are talking about? Same government that has refused vehemently to sign 50k as minimum wage. Yet they buy luxury cars to gift their co thieves in power always, probably after a huge looting.

This has nothing to do with being patriotic, nigerians don't deserve all these punishment they are getting from their leaders.
It's pathetic and inhumane

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Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by uthlaw(m): 6:40am On Apr 05
teacherbim:
If you are earning less than 100k, please get a side hustle, we are now in a digital World, you can start someother things without affecting your current job ,dropshipping is an example, just create an online store, you are good to start without any kobo.
May God help us in this country that seems there is no hope.
pls can you explain better on it....I no get job at all!
Re: 30,000 Salary Earners: How Do You Cope? by Kirinwa: 6:40am On Apr 05
Wiseandtrue:

I wept the day a graduate told me she earns N21,000 as a teacher! I have seen a husband and wife work in the same private school

How them won take cope Na to incur debts and go on borrowing spree hoping to find another better job

Still to on hunger strike, living within your means no be for this matter

Imagine paying for shelter (even a room), feeding your kids, transportation, paying school fees miscellaneous e.t.c from N21,000

It's terrible! Nigerians are roughed men! I give it to them!!!

Many of these private schools can afford to pay a better salary but instead they prefer to buy properties and keep building schools at the detriment of their staffs

If the government can help families by regulating some of these private schools also in terms of salaries, it will be a step forward!!!



Charity begins at home. Government can do nothing because they do worse.


They are still fighting not to implement #30 000 minimum wage to workers. What does it tell you?

Some state governors are owing up to 1 year salaries.

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