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Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by Robertkenny(m): 4:50am On Jun 09
Mrs. Precious

The government job is better even if it pays 40k instead of private job which pays 70k.
I've worked in private sector and can confirm that Nigeria private sector jobs are terrible. For that 70k a private sector company will take 140k worth of work out of you. Most of the times, even though official timings were 9 to 5 Monday to Saturday, I rarely left my office at 5 and most of the days left around 7pm and sometimes even worked on Sundays.
Now I'm in govt job, I arrive at office at 9am and leave at 5pm without any problem.

In private job I was happy with salary initially for 2 -3 months but after that I realised few things:

1. I was getting fat because of only 5 hour sleep and drinking sugary coffee to keep myself awake in office

2. My private job was making me work 2–3 times more than normal and only paying 70k

3. No time with family and the little time I got was used by me to sleep and recover physically than interact with family

4. Since all Saturdays were working I had no time to visit bank or to do any household chores as on Sunday also I needed to take rest and could hardly move a muscle.

5. Everyday I used to curse my job but still had to work and give 100 percent otherwise I would get in the bad books of boss.

6. After 1 year of struggle the private job increased my salary by 5k, and my salary became 75k. But that hardly satisfied me as I realized expectations from me had increased even more. That meant I was given even more work than I could take.

7. Now I'm in govt job which pays me 60k a month plus benefits. And I'm happier. More respect for work done. The public gives a heartfelt thank you when I do work for them. I feel I'm contributing to the nation. I spend more time with family.

Once you have worked in Pvt and govt sector you will realise that govt sector pays more for per hours work done than Pvt Sector.

Thank you Bogger for sharing my story.

Which do you prefer Private or Government Job?

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by Bola146(f): 5:23am On Jun 09
shocked Government is okay

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by Shetemi12(m): 5:51am On Jun 09
Government job is the best.. there's job security but how you guys dey do am? God help me too, I need government job

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by 1Alex: 6:39am On Jun 09
Government job oga. Some private job no be work.

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by ChrisP92(m): 6:51am On Jun 09
Government job Bro. You can do a lot of side hustle. I mean legitimate business to make ends meet.

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by Skillsnigeria: 7:42am On Jun 09
Hmmm
Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by badbreathcure101: 7:43am On Jun 09
Private job isn't even something to consider, the labor laws in Nigeria is useless. Slavery still exists and i know that for sire working with private companies is slavery.

I was on probation for 3months before i was handed the employment letter to sign, of which even by they i was already drianed, i got sick every 2weeks me that hardly get sick at all. I left the office sometimes 9pm, i thats supposed to close by 5:30pm.

Y'all need to see the slavery letter the man wanted me to sign, looking at the rules alone scared d shit out of me. U can't do anything else, u can be fired without pay, u can be fired without cause, u will only get an increase after 5years, u will work 2months without pay incase u will have to leave, etc. that was slavery and all the works were being done by me alone. I instantly tendered the keys and ran away b4 i die b4 my time.

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by cassidy1996(m): 8:19am On Jun 09
Na government work win am

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by cassidy1996(m): 8:44am On Jun 09
badbreathcure101:
Private job isn't even something to consider, the labor laws in Nigeria is useless. Slavery still exists and i know that for sire working with private companies is slavery.

I was on probation for 3months before i was handed the employment letter to sign, of which even by they i was already drianed, i got sick every 2weeks me that hardly get sick at all. I left the office sometimes 9pm, i thats supposed to close by 5:30pm.

Y'all need to see the slavery letter the man wanted me to sign, looking at the rules alone scared d shit out of me. U can't do anything else, u can be fired without pay, u can be fired without cause, u will only get an increase after 5years, u will work 2months without pay incase u will have to leave, etc. that was slavery and all the works were being done by me alone. I instantly tendered the keys and ran away b4 i die b4 my time.
most private firms in Nigeria are just nazi concentration camps

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by badbreathcure101: 8:58am On Jun 09
cassidy1996:
most private firms in Nigeria are just nazi concentration camps
that's the word brother. They are worse than devil incarnates.

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by Revere27: 9:06am On Jun 09
Government job is best ooo... With room for improvement and promotion but you see that private Job naa rubbish...

They would use you and still be telling you that you're not doing up to the task given.. No appreciation of workers like that, they hardly give leave for workers.

Government you're free to do much things, sometimes come late to work leave early sef nobody fit hold you.... Try am for private you would know, by the time you're collecting 27,375 as salary your body go tell.


Government Job all the way.

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by fourboys: 9:06am On Jun 09
Government job is better, u might be promoted if u play ur cards well tongue tongue tongue tongue

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by rainmoredays(f): 9:06am On Jun 09
Wawu
Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by MejiLoyon(m): 9:06am On Jun 09
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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by Built2last: 9:07am On Jun 09
Private job is what you see is what you get.

Government job has chances of corruption which can make you rich over night.

the unfortunate part of Nigerian system

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by Bozz01: 9:07am On Jun 09
Private rubbish unless u want to be treating like a begger cry
Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by Akpuobi1: 9:07am On Jun 09
NOTED grin
Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by TotoGame(m): 9:08am On Jun 09
Government job is cool


Yuu can be making there times your salary if you sabi street

Ask MPA or internal revenue staff dey will tell you
Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by Adebaba1(m): 9:08am On Jun 09
govt job any day any time..............private firms will use the hell out of you and pay you peanuts.
Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by C0dednew: 9:08am On Jun 09
Hmmm.... Abegi go with the private firm oh... 30k difference no be beans, except you have a side hustle to augment the government job.


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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by OmoManU: 9:08am On Jun 09
I think you should go for the govt
Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by emmabest2000(m): 9:08am On Jun 09
Bola146:
shocked Government is okay

Government wey no dey pay salaries


OP take the private job jaree

Ebe oku nyuru awusa owa

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by akanbiaa(m): 9:09am On Jun 09
Hmmmm
Government work is mostly lesser work for more pay with rest of mind while private work is mostly more work for less pay with little or no rest of mind while multinationals and NGOs work especially foreign ones are mostly average work for huge pay with mix of rest of mind and no rest of mind sometimes.

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by Babzrockman: 9:09am On Jun 09
I hope say d govt work no be state government own o.

because if na states like Abia, Kogi, or Benue, u go dey beg food for private workers hands

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by Tonyspecial(m): 9:09am On Jun 09
Work na work

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by Jidibia(m): 9:10am On Jun 09
Govt job cus it's pensionable and there is job security.
Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by bamasite2: 9:10am On Jun 09
I see
Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by Elock1: 9:10am On Jun 09
angry
I for say government work.
But as country dy shake now.

Which government go come pay you pension if all man go him tent las las?

Just wondering.
Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by ImmaculateJOE(m): 9:10am On Jun 09
Government job is good, but
Self employed job is better.

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by Amaefuleteddy: 9:11am On Jun 09
Collect ur Govt job of 40k...find a small side business simple.. because you have all the time in Govt Job

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Re: Which One Is Better, A 70K Private Job Or A 40K Government Job? by safesurfer: 9:11am On Jun 09
Government job is the best. Work you can't finish today, you'll continue tomorrow. No stress.

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