Where do I start from? Gosh…..My head is crammed with so many things. I made a promise to myself and to my friend that I was going to document daily my experience at work. Now I think I regret that decision because with so many things going on in my head I do not know where to begin. I promised anyways, so I am going to keep my word.
Let me see what I can put together with the hope that it makes sense.
My name is Rebekah Imeh; I am a lawyer who got called to the Nigerian Bar in 2015. So, I’m done with my compulsory one year service and I am back to start my life. I applied to so many places and sites even during my period of NYSC but haven’t gotten any call or SMS for an interview. Did I mention that I am a Christian, a born again Christian. As a Christian, I decided to trust in God and let God have His perfect way. The stress of job searching was wearing me out so I Had to relax and take a breather.
God came through for me of which I am grateful for but not in the way I expected. My pastor gave me a call one Monday morning and said he would forward a number for me to call. He eventually did after so many hours had past and I gave the number a call. To save you the stress of reading my long and boring story I got a job as a Personal Assistant doubling as an attorney should there be any need.
My boss, a young, pretty, successful woman is a lawyer and owns a law firm somewhere in the southern part of Nigeria. She wants to develop a business idea or what she calls her passion and needed someone to assist her. I jumped at the opportunity not because I needed a job so bad but because I wanted to learn and understudy her idea as well as make money whilst studying. Her idea is fantastic but I wasn’t too happy at the offer but I decided to jump at it because I could learn the rudiments of my legal aspirations with her and through her. When she told me what I will be paid the already low morale dropped lower as it was a very meager sum. What opened my mouth to accept it is what I do not realize even up till now. Like I said I believe in God ordering people’s path and I know for a fact He ordered mine.
I started work the next day to God’s glory. I had earlier shared my testimony and people came to congratulate and tap anointing. Deep down I was smiling and saying if only you know much I am being paid. I got to work which by the way is her house. She runs a home office with one junior associate attached to her. I got here with mixed feelings. I should be happy but I am not. Do not get me wrong I am grateful to God. I knew God wanted to teach me some life lessons but I wasn’t too happy. I deserve much more than 30,000 Naira. I have so many responsibilities that are almost choking me yet I am earning so little.
To make matters worse, the Madam is demanding my services like she is paying me 200k. Truthfully, I cried oh. Cried so much during service that people thought I was in the Spirit. If only they knew how unhappy I am…. I promise to keep writing about my experience as the day goes by. Please pray for me that the joy of the Lord will come upon me once again. Seriously I was happier without a job than with this one. I’m I being too materialistic or selfish? God help me…….
To be continued.
*About the Writer: She is young. A God lover whose aim is to always do right by God. She loves telling all that life and God has taught her to people to encourage them.
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