Saturday, 17 August 2013

What do you think?

A problem shared is a problem halved, hence this post.

Wumi, (not real name) my friend, called me last week to advise her on some career choice; she probably feels that blogging qualifies me as a career coach. However, the enormity of the task she gave me is such that I need to be guided myself and I hope you will lend some help.

She graduated in 2009 and after one year of compulsory national service, she moved to Lagos, the commercial nerve center of the country in search of work. It was during this period that she stumbled on the lucrative business of jewelry and accessories sales. After two years in the business she has grown her clientele and established product-sourcing channels from Dubai and Saudi Arabia. Although, she doesn't own a shop, she gets calls to make deliveries in homes and offices, mostly from referrals of past satisfied customers. She has an employee who also helps out with delivery and other job-related errands. Her profit every week is somewhere between N18,000.00 and N21,000.00.

Now, her dilemma is this: She has a job offer in Port-Harcourt with an oil-servicing company. After six months probationary period her take-home pay will be to the tune of N292,000 a month. She wants advice on what step to take.

What do you think? In advising her, please say what you think she should do and more importantly why you think she should. Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. Whao! what a luck! N292,000 compare to N21,000.00x4 in a month.This is what strikes minds when you don't really love what you are doing or when you don't appreciate the skill of selling you are endowed with.For me,i wouldn't have searched for any other job again 'cos i love to be independent, making such amount every week is a good profit for now.I believe if she is in love with this selling and can learn better techniques of marketing, she will make more money in long term and have her time to enjoy. The best place to be is OWN YOUR OWN and she should know that this can even lead to a company bigger than the Oil company.Wake up Wunmi.