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When people tell you that they did resigned from their job due to stress, do you actually believe that? I always do until I had a personal experience that made me see a different and a clearer picture. This made me resign from my Job in 2018.
The Struggle In Lagos
I came to Lagos for greener pasture like every other person and luckily, I got an office job, a customer service one almost immediately. My joy knew no bound. Little did I know my struggle just started. I was going to the island from the mainland every day and I had to leave the house as early as 5 am just to get to work before its 7:30 am. I remember running from my house to the estate gate most times because it is usually dark, and I was one tiny girl all by herself.
I discovered that 60% of Lagosian go through this every day and they complete their sleep in the buses and some even end up passing their bus stop except a nice person sits close to them to wake them up. The only question that comes to my mind is why go through all this suffering all in the name of a job? when you will fall sick due to stress, lack of sleep and making you spend your entire salary that is even not enough to take care of your needs on your health. Just then you will know how I felt.
“Never accept slavery all in the name of a job because you have just one life, so live it to the fullest.”
Not until this happened to me, I did not know I was leaving a life that is not mine, one that will make you get old even faster. This led me to self-discovery. I am still in the process and it’s a continuous one. Never accept slavery all in the name of a job because you have just one life, so live it to the fullest. Though everybody wants to be in Lagos but if only you know how people struggle just to have a day’s meal, you will stay in that location you are and plan your life properly.
Never doubt what you can do at any point in your life. The little things you do each day matters a lot. Have a plan for today.
-Egerega Vera Oghenetega