I don’t know how someone’s flipping career can just end in one day. No notice, no chance to make things right, no counselling. Just end like that. You’re locked out of the system. You can’t do anything with your user ID anymore. Just like that!
Only in Nigeria or other under developed countries. Arrant nonsense. It should be criminal. And you can’t sue. You can’t do anything. Or maybe you can sue, but why would you want to be spending money you should be saving to hire a lawyer? The big shot organisation that kicked you out will probably just pull out a clause from the contract that was signed 4/5 years ago and win the case. It’s just plain wicked.
Why are people being laid off in the first place? I just don’t understand. Wasn’t it a few months ago we announced to the world that we had made major profit? Is this the time to now be sacking people? How about a demotion? Ehn, did anyone not say that at their meeting? Some people were laid off for absolutely ridiculous reasons. A non-challant attitude (read as an I-refuse-to-kiss-your-ass-and-act-like-a-second-grade-human-being attitude or an I-refuse-to-get-off-work-later-than-a-certain-time-because-I-have-two-flipping-children-at-home-who-are-barely-two-years-old-and-need-my-attention-as-their-mother attitude), a flashy car, LOL!! FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE!!!! How do we know it’s because of the car? Read this- After a well attended meeting, the head of heads of the department walks out, sees the car and asks, whose car is that? It is so and so’s car sir. What is his level? He’s on the first rung sir. Where does he live? Lekki Phase 1. I see. Dude continues to do his work as normal, most likely forgetting or not even knowing about the conversation. Today he comes to work and realizes he’s no longer a staff.
You don’t believe me right? It’s hard too. I wouldn’t believe you too if you told me. I’d say something like, there must be something else. He must have done something else. Yeah, that’s what I would say.
Many other stories. These people have become added statistics to the unemployment rate. Of the several people that I know that have been affected, 3 have very little children. Gosh… All sorts of stories. My time here is definitely coming to an end very soon. I will not rest till I become an employer of labour. That way I know that my fate is in my hands and God’s. I refuse to let mere mortals decide my destiny.
The light at the end of the tunnel? They now have time to really BE what they were CREATED to be. They have time to think and act out their purpose. All those dreams they’ve carried for years, the ones they’ve been too scared to chase, they now have the time to chase and capture them.
It is not the end of the world.
Does anyone have any happy stories to share about anyone that got laid off and is better off now? Please share. Most importantly ask yourself, if I suddenly, unceremoniously got laid off from that beautiful job, what would I do? Am I really where I should be now? What’s stopping me from taking that first step? When you’re done praying, take those senseless shackles off and act.