The Painful Truth About Salary; Salary Is A Waste Of Time

Development, Stories 7/09/2017 by Harris Tersoo

I wish I knew this before now

Did you know that salary is the bribe you take to forget your dreams?

Salary is like a menstrual circle, it comes once in a month and disappears after 5 days.

Did you know that a level-12 worker in the state government civil service earns N60,000 in a month. This means that he earns N2,000 a day. This is less than the amount made daily by an average hawker in the city.

A freshly employed graduate banker in most Nigerian Banks earns an average of N120,000 monthly. This is N4,000 as the daily value for your work-life. This is less than the amount earned daily by an average driver in the city and in some villages…

If you are a fresh graduate employee in some oil companies, you earn an average of N300,000 monthly. So, in a day your work value is N10,000. This is LESS THAN the daily amount earned by an irrigation farmer supplying vegetables to Lagos markets, a tipper car driver supplying sand for three block industries and construction trucks just 3 times a day and drivers of DANGOTE trucks who have bought off the trucks at scrap value and are using them to convey products between villages and the cities for just five business owners.

The irony is that when there is an issue in the family that requires financial assistance, the drivers, hawkers and the rest are looking up to you with a white collar job.

If you are an NYSC member, you are paid N19,800. This means that you earn N660 in a day. I hope you know that Pure water sellers who own a shop, a pepper soup joint and a small Toyota Corolla car to distribute pure water to five restaurants earn more than you and Wheel-barrow pushers working on contract for three warehouses probably make more money than you each day…

Wake up and create. Salary is a waste of time.

One thought on “The Painful Truth About Salary; Salary Is A Waste Of Time

  1. Utim Frederick

    That is true but it is not everybody that will be in business so give people who work their pay even if it is one kobo

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