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The Universe is Playing with Me!

For months, I sent applications around and searched for jobs upandan, no show. And then a job came and the gods of temptation sent agents of shield!

Temptation comes in different forms. Me, I’m tempted to leave the job I have not yet started!๐Ÿ˜‚

So, two days after I got the teaching job. I got offered a job I would have absolutely loved by a friend who owns an online magazine:

Job offer
Noticed how I said “that would have been nice?”

And then, to rub it in even more, three days later, this came in from a photographer friend:

Job offer
You now know why this post is titled “The universe is playing with me!”

I know you people would ask why I refused a job I would have absolutely loved and one that was willing to pay twice whatever I would be earning. I’ll tell you.

First off, I did not want to unaccept the job I already have. I like people that keep their word. I had gotten a job, accepted to work with them, so I intended to keep my word. If you know the opportunities that come to those who keep their word! Besides, I am not about to pass on an opportunity to manage the social media page of an actual business. No, no, no!

Secondly, as far as the publishing job is concerned, I don’t exactly know how much of a good idea it is to work for someone who you cannot trust yourself with. Too dangerous ๐Ÿ˜‚.

And as for the teaching job, where I live in is far away from Lokogoma. If I calculate transportation and feeding for each day, I wonder how much will be left of that salary. This job I already have is of trekable distance from my house.

And then yesterday, just yesterday I was sent this one:

The plaza is #50 bike away. My mother has been pestering me to write an application for this one. But I don’t know. I’m scared of working somewhere I’ll be owed salary for months. At least, I’m sure this school I’ll be working at pays and on time too (I spoke to a staff there who happens to be the sister to my sister’s friend).

My own is, why didn’t all these opportunities show themselves when I was still searching? It’s like how you’ll be single and no serious fine boy will be on your matter. Then you just start dating and Fine Boys’ Association of Naija will now release it’s members around you ๐Ÿ™„. Nonsense!

I am a Nigerian graduate documenting the perks and pains of being a graduate without long leg in Nigeria; while also contributing her quota to make the world a better place. Lets be friends on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. You'll find me there as Naijafreshgraduate.

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