Friday, July 13, 2007

Till Partnership do us

It all started in April. Me tired of staying home and watching t.v/ Playing on the Internet/eating and getting fatter all day, decided it was time to take a job, any job. Notice i said take not seek for. I always had and still have this belief that i would work in a big or major oil company (don't we all) but while waiting i could work anywhere, preferably a firm.





So i got employed and started to work excitedly in a nice small and cute firm (i thought the space was too small initially). The interior decoration was great, the people very descent and friendly, a great working environment in a good location also, 20 Mins away from home minus the traffic of course. There was room for growth and to learn. It seemed like a place i would like to be in for a while, i could take holidays, i could have some kind of liberty. And yes i was promised i would be trained, stability,i would in no distant time become a Partner yes PARTNER. I set out advertising, marketing and seeking to expand my new found wonderland. I was sent to represent the firm in conferences including one abroad just weeks after my new employment, i was truly blessed and thought i had found favour.




It's a few months down and the partner (as he calls himself i mean its a one man show) called me to say he's partnering with some bossy looking lady that comes to my office almost everyday and whispers when they meet. So that's what it was about. Her office is down the corridor from ours but she has another office in England and is always over there. We are not keeping our name or brand, we are not keeping our office space, we are not keeping Nada. I thought my dear "partner" had gone mad. I know it takes a while to be established but it's not time to be desperate yet. He asked my opinion and i told him to take his time ie if he hadn't made his mind up. In my mind my selfish thoughts were there... what about me? what about the trips to Singapore and other places i was promised? what will happen to me?




Now i understand why Mr. I left in a hurry at the end of last month, how could i have been so blind .He had told me it was because his new job was worth millions more than what he earns, but i was surprised because it had nothing to do with his profession and i knew for him money was secondary since he has loads of investments and businesses, he just wanted a nice place to get out to daily plus the "partnership" promise, even Miss P has been acting desperate, she's crossing almost 7 states this weekend to go for a test.


Yours truly has dusted her c.v and has decided to pursue her original dream. Her Own job in a multinational Oil company! My steps are still ordered wish me luck...... Being in Nigeria i must state that my only connection is God.
All is well.

4 comments:

pamelastitch said...

FIRST,
GOOD LUCK!!

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PLS CHECK THE SITE:
WWW.AFRICANLOFT.COM FOR DETAILS AND PLS PASS THE WORD AROUND...


QUICK QUESTION: IS SOMETHING NIFTY
GOING ON BETWEEN YOUR BOSS AND THIS WOMAN - I SEE SOME PILLOW TALK ACTION..LOL

princess said...

Eh ya! I feel ya dear.
Am kinda in a similar situation though my boss is not that desperate yet.
I dont quite get it, is your company folding up as in, are they asking you all to leave?
Whatever though, go for ur dream. There are lots of better chances out there for you.
Good luck.

Nyemoni said...

wow... Just hold on to God, send out your resumesand I'm sure you'll be fine..Have a nice weekend girl!

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Hey Sorry I missed your birthday. How was it, Im sure it really was fantastic, and to add to it, the first one as a Mrs. Happy Belated birthday.