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Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by 2blockus: 2:05pm On May 06
So I'm a graduate of civil engineering, but work as a contract staff in a bank for over 5years with 100k salary.

I bought a functional car which fit into bolt but I'm scared of resigning from my job as I have family responsibilities.

This bank work doesn't give me opportunity to grow with them and time to do other side hustle and I know one day it's either they sack me or I leave.(but one must happen)

Please I need advice if I should still continue this work or start street hustle.

Note: I save the money for this car from salary and side hustle base on what I studied in school.

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by thebosstrevor1: 2:09pm On May 06
Don't resign from your job, one of the ways of moving forward in the banking industry, is gaining experience in one bank and applying for higher position in another bank.

Instead of resigning, have 2 streams of income.

Work in your bank and give your car out for hire purchase.

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by laiza(m): 2:09pm On May 06
Bolt driver all the way....but before you begin please have 6 months budget for fueling and servicing of the vehicle.

Your 100k salary may look like gold to you now but you can make all that in two weeks as a bolt driver if you are in Lagos or Abuja. Understanding of route, traffic and traffic laws is the key.

Do not be trapped by your salary, the world is yours for the taking if you have enough balls to take risks.

That being said, I wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by MegaDesign: 2:11pm On May 06
Please I need the real link .

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by Bornsinner7: 2:11pm On May 06
Ok
Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by 2blockus: 2:12pm On May 06
I base in Port Harcourt.
Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by invectives(m): 2:19pm On May 06
2blockus:
So I'm a graduate of civil engineering, but work as a contract staff in a bank for over 5years with 100k salary.

I bought a functional car which fit into bolt but I'm scared of resigning from my job as I have family responsibilities.

This bank work doesn't give me opportunity to grow with them and time to do other side hustle and I know one day it's either they sack me or I leave.(but one must happen)

Please I need advice if I should still continue this work or start street hustle.

Note: I save the money for this car from salary and side hustle base on what I studied in school.
continue in your bank job,and as someone already said here,give ur car out for HP and start the process of saving to get another one.monies from the HP,side hustle and Banks consistent salary can get you another car in the shortest possible time.there and then I will advice you to start Bolting on weekend and public holidays, also when you close early especially on Friday... Do this and thank me later

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by Romanoff(f): 2:21pm On May 06
thebosstrevor1:
Don't resign from your job, one of the ways of moving forward in the banking industry, is gaining experience in one bank and applying for higher position in another bank.

Instead of resigning, have 2 streams of income.

Work in your bank and give your car out for hire purchase.

As a contract staff in a bank, your experience doesn't count in any bank. Na still contract staff you go be.

Expertise can only be transferred from one bank to the other if you entered as a Trainee from start.

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by thebosstrevor1: 2:46pm On May 06
Romanoff:


As a contract staff in a bank, your experience doesn't count in any bank. Na still contract staff you go be.

Expertise can only be transferred from one bank to the other if you entered as a Trainee from start.

Really, maybe everyone has different stories.

i know someone who started as a contract staff doing sales with the Defunct oceanic bank, met his target, became a full time staff, moved to UBA, his means of moving forward in the industry has been the method i described above, the last time we spoke, he was a commercial manager.

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by Romanoff(f): 2:48pm On May 06
thebosstrevor1:


Really, maybe everyone has different stories.

i know someone who started as a contract staff doing sales with the Defunct oceanic bank, met his target, became a full time staff, moved to UBA, his means of moving forward in the industry has been the method i described above, the last time we spoke, he was a commercial manger.

Maybe he was lucky cause of his client base and huge cabal (customer's network). But it's almost impossible to grow as a contract staff without going through training school as a trainee.

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by invectives(m): 2:50pm On May 06
Romanoff:


Maybe he was lucky cause of his client base and huge cabal (customer's network). But it's almost impossible to grow as a contract staff without going through training school as a trainee.
Only Cabal can make a bank convert a contract Staff!!!

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by Romanoff(f): 2:56pm On May 06
invectives:
Only Cabal can make a bank convert a contract Staff!!!

That's what I'm saying na. Na cabal. Contract sales staff can use cabal as leverage but you see teller and CSOs, OYO is their case.

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by invectives(m): 2:58pm On May 06
Romanoff:


That's what I'm saying na. Na cabal. Contract sales staff can use cabal as leverage but you see teller and CSOs, OYO is their case.
CSO are now contract staff too? Na waoh

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by Romanoff(f): 2:59pm On May 06
invectives:
CSO are now contract staff too? Na waoh

Yes o. They do ATM rounds too. In some branches, you fit see only five permanent staff, the rest, na contract.

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by thebosstrevor1: 3:00pm On May 06
Romanoff:


Maybe he was lucky cause of his client base and huge cabal (customer's network). But it's almost impossible to grow as a contract staff without going through training school as a trainee.

Yeah, he had a very good client base.

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by Romanoff(f): 3:01pm On May 06
thebosstrevor1:


Yeah, he had a very good client base.




Na now you dey talk.
Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by invectives(m): 3:04pm On May 06
Romanoff:


Yes o. They do ATM rounds too. In some branches, you fit see only five permanent staff, the rest, na contract.
5 permanent staff?Hmmm dat one BM go follow hold branch key oo..and resume quarter to 6 am too

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by Esseite: 3:04pm On May 06
Retain you bank work while seeking for better oppurtunities aside bolt driving.. it's only sweet on paper and words..

- If you give the car out on HP, the car would die within 6mths without adequate returns..

- Your bank work gives you contacts and good network to meeting certain caliber of people..

- cab driving kills your self confidence as a young graduate whom have been oppurtuned to work in an office environment.

- To raise 100k on driving monthly would drain you totally out and when you check in a few months, you would find out you have grown poorer.

- if your job could afford you a comfortable car, it can afford you more with consistency and discipline.

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by Romanoff(f): 3:04pm On May 06
invectives:
5 permanent staff?Hmmm dat one BM go follow hold branch key oo..and resume quarter to 6 am too

Lol.

Cheap labour everywhere.

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by invectives(m): 3:13pm On May 06
Romanoff:


Lol.

Cheap labour everywhere.
Make I non derail the thread with Banking days Nostalgia!!!... About the subject of this thread,that Salary that comes every month on 24th abi 25th is very important!!! Try giving your self another say 8months of savings after you've put this car now to work Higher Purchase oo!!!
Get the savings from there ,your side hustle and sure banker salary and by December you can hit the streets with another car.
Then u can join bolt and pamdrive on a part time.

There is a thread for Uber/Bolt guys here on nairaland.

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by Kzinne: 3:24pm On May 06
Romanoff:


As a contract staff in a bank, your experience doesn't count in any bank. Na still contract staff you go be.

Expertise can only be transferred from one bank to the other if you entered as a Trainee from start.
experience is experience. Definitely not true

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by Kzinne: 3:24pm On May 06
Romanoff:


Maybe he was lucky cause of his client base and huge cabal (customer's network). But it's almost impossible to grow as a contract staff without going through training school as a trainee.
lies lies

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by thebosstrevor1: 3:28pm On May 06
Esseite:
Retain you bank work while seeking for better oppurtunities aside bolt driving.. it's only sweet on paper and words..

- If you give the car out on HP, the car would die within 6mths without adequate returns..

- Your bank work gives you contacts and good network to meeting certain caliber of people..

- cab driving kills your self confidence as a young graduate whom have been oppurtuned to work in an office environment.

- To raise 100k on driving monthly would drain you totally out and when you check in a few months, you would find out you have grown poorer.

- if your job could afford you a comfortable car, it can afford you more with consistency and discipline.

I like you comment but i have only one thing to write down.

He has been working in that bank for 5 years, why didn't contact and good network help in getting a more better job.

From my little understanding of things.

Networking is over rated, the reality is 89% of result oriented networking mostly happens within top management and these people dislike outsiders, This is just my observation.

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by Esseite: 3:31pm On May 06
thebosstrevor1:


I like you comment but i have only one thing to write down.

He has been working in that bank for 5 years, why didn't contact and good network help?

From my little understanding of things.

Networking is over rated, the reality is 89% of result oriented networking mostly within top management and this people dislike outsiders, This is just my observation.

True... networking is over-rated.. as most times you loose money meeting only packaged people and not the real deal..

Well, there is a difference.. the last 5years was without a goal, the next 1 year with a defined goal can make a very big difference... but the bolt driving is not a goal.

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by invectives(m): 3:36pm On May 06
Esseite:
Retain you bank work while seeking for better oppurtunities aside bolt driving.. it's only sweet on paper and words..

- If you give the car out on HP, the car would die within 6mths without adequate returns..

- Your bank work gives you contacts and good network to meeting certain caliber of people..

- cab driving kills your self confidence as a young graduate whom have been oppurtuned to work in an office environment.

- To raise 100k on driving monthly would drain you totally out and when you check in a few months, you would find out you have grown poorer.

- if your job could afford you a comfortable car, it can afford you more with consistency and discipline.
My Brother for a Bank worker,there is nothing like a comfortable car!!! Its a liability. Let him put it into money making that is what he needs right now while clinging on to the bank salary he is receiving!!! Contract staff non dey get that connect you dey reason so bros..

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by Esseite: 3:40pm On May 06
invectives:
My Brother for a Bank worker,there is nothing like a comfortable car!!! Its a liability. Let him put it into money making that is what he needs right now while clinging on to the bank salary he is receiving!!! Contract staff non dey get that connect you dey reason so bros..

I support him holding on to his job and driving weekends but giving the car out or quitting and driving full time.... hmmmm... hmmmm... it's really not advisable.

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by thebosstrevor1: 3:49pm On May 06
Esseite:


True... networking is over-rated.. as most times you loose money meeting only packaged people and not the real deal..

Well, there is a difference.. the last 5years was without a goal, the next 1 year with a defined goal can make a very big difference... but the bolt driving is not a goal.

Defined goal.

Networking between Someone without influence and someone of influence in most cases always lead to disaster and pain that is because the person of influence will see you as a cv dropper and most times will avoid you but if 2 people of influence meet and network it is a whole different game.

The logic is the reason the rich network among themselves and the poor among themselves, take that analogy and put it in the workplace and any environment, you will see the same effect

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Re: Bank Work Or Bolt Driver? by thebosstrevor1: 3:50pm On May 06
Esseite:


I support him holding on to his job and driving weekends but giving the car out or quitting and driving full time.... hmmmm... hmmmm... it's really not advisable.

Do you want to kill him with stress grin

Work from monday to friday and then wake up on sat and sunday to drive for bolt.

Make em delegate, he can't do everything.

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