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It is 18, Feb, 2019 6:04 am.
So now that I've been trekking the whole week searching for a job I should be the Brand Ambassador of Johnny Walker. Like seriously, my soles will begin to slant in the next 3 weeks if this is what is called "tarmaking".
I hear Eko Dydda used to trek from one end of Nairobi to another just to get a recording deal. This one should give me some motivation. Now that it is Sato time to catch up with buddies at the local kinyozi we know what's what. Then in the evening, polish your only pair of shoe for next week's Great Trek. :-(
Posted 1 day ago
Now it's time to laze around at the local eatery. Then we will head back to the offices with toothpicks in our mouths pretending we ate meat yet it is the usual ugali - bean stew.
We Nairobians know how to pretend. You see everyone sharp, well-dressed in the morning but during lunch time we are at the local kibanda. It's like those UON gals who look upmarket but during lunch time they are eating at that kapoint next to Kenya National Theater where a mama has set up shop selling food to people.
Anyway, how many days do we have till 5 p.m?
Posted 11 days ago
#AmAtWork guysssss.....funny part is i cant remember applying it. You know those ones you are always waiting for ...refreshing your email,deleting spam kila time to make sure you don't miss out......haikua hiyo. This time i got a response i din't even expect ,i was like whose the Queen.Fuck i felt so glad.
Mum said God applied it for me , mweoybe.....purrrrrherps.....
coughs fur ball*
Posted 12 days ago
So there is this guy who has done Elec Engineering in Poly. Now the problem is the dude is currently job searching. But he has deviced some cunning way of at least making some money on the side. He's got some "contract" I don't know how on some office building to maintain the lights. All are fluorescent tubes.
Now this guy knows that if all the lights are functioning he's out of work and you know how those tubes can stay for months before they haribika. So what the guy does is when he is called in to check he will check the lights then he will kiujanja take away the starters of some the lights and go away with them. End month, he's called ati some lights are not working. He'll jifanya that he's bought new starters. He'll then proceed to "fix" those lights that are not working with the starters. Then he'll be paid for fixing the problem. Kumbe this time he'll take starters from other lamps and go away with them waiting to be called again to "fix" the problem.
Posted 15 days ago
So, these graduate internships that take you through a 4 step application process, ask you to bring with you dragon glass dipped in the blood of a virgin unicorn only to pay you a monthly stipend of, ebu mguezz.. 8,000 baab!!
Is it crack that they smoke?
Anyway back to doing the dishes, ateast meals are free here.
Posted 18 days ago
It seems conning people in this country can be a good job. What can stop us jobless people from getting into it.
1. You can get media attention ata local dailies can feature you as a "brand strategist".
2. Office renters can open their doors for you even those along Ngong Road.
3. You can win "16.5 million shillings" just like that.
4. Radio stations are willing to give you interviews.
And the biggest of them all...
4. You can get to buy nyanyas for ladies who want to work with you.
Posted 19 days ago
i have been jobless for a longtime i even added on a certification so that i could increase my chances of getting employed but nothing came i had previously volunteered in my line of work last week i started an attachment to keep me occupied i am doing It support in a company and there people there treating me like i know nothing i have done It support before and i know stuff i am already bored this is not coming from the staff of the company anyway its my second week let me see what happens as the days go by
Posted 24 days ago
MweOw is back.....and remember i said i got a job place.....well i was in fur land coz niga said compensation wasn't guaranteed .....i was like ....this kitty don't purr for anybody.
And i did the walk.......kidding.
We talked through the phone , so i'm back to applications again.
I blame you guys....you din't wish me luck 😼
Posted 25 days ago
I'm ken, I've been working in this real estate company for nine months, but in those months it seems someone was not happy I was working there so they subotaged me,
Kwanza it was the manager he used to call the CEO, if I call in sick he says I'm a drunkard n I don't deserve the position,
So when finally I got fired he replaced me ASAP, LIKE he was waiting for it, 2 weeks down the line I get a call Ati "why aren't you working?" I say si mlinifuta n he's like
We are sorry blah blah blah blah.. We want you back in the company soonest Monday but I declined staki stress tena, ju I was screwed 1st time na kwanza they haven't paid me mshahara ya Dec, so if any offers feel free to contact me email@example.com that's my email
Posted 27 days ago
9:24am Another day in my jobless life.
The only difference between weekends and weekdays is that during weekends at least people are at home. You cannot quite tell the difference between us and the guys with jobs until you ask for a soft loan of 5K.
Posted 27 days ago
Some employers can smell joblessness desperation from a mile way then proceed to exploit it.
Once worked in a small firm where the recruiting process was biased towards younger people. Have a family? Out. In your late 20s or early 30s. Chances of consideration drop. Then after you go the job the recruiter would tell you something like "HR Manager is away. Once they come you'll sign the contract with them". Then you'd just do the job till you forget about the contract. Public holidays were rumors. Weekends were not a given.
Then one day some chick came to work there after quitting from her former employer without giving notice. Went through the same "recruitment" process being promised that she would get to sign the contract. After a few days she began to get stressed about the contract. Her money had ran out. She couldn't go back to her former employer because of how she quit. She quit after 3 weeks after the job.
Posted 1 month ago
#AmAtWork finally after applying for one for three months. But i think ill be out of it today. You see i was called for the internship and started today and i never brought up my stipend but now he is out from the office and from my observation,i don't think he will pay me. I cant allow him to use me though so ill be patient and ask him when he gets back......soon i hope .
Wish me luck 😸
Posted 1 month ago
Anyone can lose their job in their lives. It happens and it will happen as we get deep into the Internet Age. Job Security is now an alien concept in these days of Outsourcing, Job Contracts, Automation and the Gig Economy. So what should you do when you eventually find yourself jobless.
So if you are feeling stressed out that you are just jobless don't agonize about it.
It is easy to assume that we entrepreneurs do not get "jobless" sometimes but that is not the case. Sometimes, in between that DRYSPELL of getting clients everything slows down including CASH.
It was in such a situation that I got the idea of creating an ANONYMOUS network where jobless people can share their day-to-day struggles. In just 1 day I coded together I Am Jobless!™.
May be you are there wondering when that Interview/Phone Call will ever come. You are ever worried about how you will pay your rent. You do not need to agonize alone. There are so many of us out here. This is where you can get to read other peoples' unemployment struggles. You can sympathize with them or even have a hearty laugh about it all.
JOBLESSNESS is just a season; a state. It will pass. And when you finally get that job you have always been dreaming of you'll look back at all this and smile.
Twinspark the Dev