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Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's hard out there for a girl...

For the last five months, I have been job hunting in Abj and it hasn't been easy. Is it me or are the recruiters getting younger, more smug and arrogant. There is a general condescending attitude towards applicants by these upstarts but we have to grin and bear it cos, of course, a beggar cannot be a chooser. I will blog in detail about my experiences. Now, I have good news and bad news... the good news being I got me a job that I think I'm going to like; the bad news is from Monday June 30th, I have to be in Lagos for two weeks training and orientation...aaargh!!! I am getting too old to be 'suffering and smiling'. Anyway, wish me luck. I hope to blow the trainers away with my intellect, charm, efficiency, good looks, comportment etc so that I can rise to the executive cadre in, say 2 years....A girls got to reach for the sky...

26 comments:

Jarrai said...

YAY!!!i am first...the blog list thing is great!!!

Congrats on the job xxxx Hope it goes well. Waiting for the gist :)

misspumping said...

congratulations i shall be joining the job market in naija very soon 5 months looking for a job is not a joke o i am dreading it but such is life

OluwaDee said...

Congrats deariee, u will definitely blow d trainers away with all you've got.

How r ur neighbours 4rm hell? lol.
Greet oga 4 me o.

UndaCovaSista said...

Congrats on the new job. Tell me about these young, smug upstarts! My boss is younger than me!!!

30+ said...

Congratulations are in order.

Waiting for full gist details

So Ms pumping you relocating?

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Congratulations!!! I know you will blow them away with all that and more:-) Oh and Lagos shouldnt be that bad

Standtall said...

Congrats mi-lady. Dont worry work for a while b4 u start up somethng on ur own. Frm ur exprience of early marriage u may want to set up an org. that wld help and guild girls.

BTW since u r in Lag can we meet up? Will be nice to know u.

theicequeen said...

aww congrats on the job and goodluck wiv orientaton!!! blow away the amatures wiv intelligence that they wont achieve in the next 10 years! :P i trust you! and thers that other thing about you being a woman..you know we have that inbulit charm now :P

zara (my alter ego) said...

congratulations and good luck with ur training.. dont let them get the best of u! hehe, get the best of them..

The Law said...

Congrats on the job. As for Lagos, if you remember to practice some Zen Buddhist meditation, I'm sure the two weeks will be over before you even know it.

BacktoNaija said...

You're probably away at training right now? Hope Lagos isn't too bad, Abuja is really lovely right now ;) Congrats on the job dear!

AlooFar said...

Congrats

bumight said...

congrats on the job! i now you're goin to blow them away!

TheAfroBeat said...

Good luck Mama! You'll blow them out of the water i'm sure! WHat field is it in, and what exactly will you be doing on a daily basis?
Congratulations once more!

NikkiSab said...

CONGRATS & GOODLUCK!!!!

Mommy said...

yup...a girl has to reach for the sky :0)
Congratulations and good luck with two weeks of Lagos wahala.

Naapali said...

I have every expectation and hope that you will take less than two years to be in that executive cadre. Those poor things ain't got any idea what they just signed up.

NoLimit said...

I feel you sister!you've got no choice than to rise and rise you shall!
congrats on the new job...not to worry...it will pay off for all the stress you've been put thru!

'Yar Mama said...

Thanx for the well wishes and kind words of encouragement. I am so-o-o exhausted!!! Adult education is not easy sha. @standtall, would love to meet but time, distance, traffic and sheer exhaustion on my part, would probably conspire against any rendezvous. I only have Sunday off imagine!!!I bet by then I can hardly move my aged bones from the bed the whole day.

ibiluv said...

congrats on the job........
yea they are getting younger.....

Parakeet said...

Well done gurl and good luck with the training. Come fill us in later

tobenna said...

Goodluck, yar'mams!

SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE said...

Congrats!!!!!

Zahratique said...

Omigosh! Don't scare me :( I did a calculation yday and according to my life plan, at the time i return to naija the age clock wont be on my side anymore... *sigh* I hope I have the charm too :(

Hehehe! All the best with the new job!

LG said...

nawa o *hiss*
wen ll i be 1st on dis blog sef, lol
Congrats dearie, hope u ve resumed?

Jinta said...

how's the new job going?