Barrister says Nigerian lawyers are not treated well by employers, narrates incident

Barrister says Nigerian lawyers are not treated well by employers, narrates incident

- A Nigerian lawyer has complained about how lawyers are treated by employers in Nigeria

- The lawyer identified as Ifeanyi Chiemeke narrated an incident that happened to his friend

- Chiemeke said his friend and eleven other lawyers had shown up for an interview and they were made to wait from 8am to 6pm for a N45k salary job

There have been complaints from Nigerians about the job market in Nigeria and the unreasonable relationship between employers and employees in Nigeria. To this Nigerian lawyer, it seems like the case is worse in the law industry.

The man identified as Barrister Ifeanyi Chiemeke took to the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, to complain about how lawyers are treated in Nigeria.

Chiemeke narrated an incident that happened to his colleague and friend. According to him, his friend and eleven other lawyers had been invited from an interview at a law firm on the Island.

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He explained that his friend and the others were there from 8am to 6pm to do a written test, and two rounds of interviews. He noted that they were not offered water or snacks during the entire time there.

According to him, his friend received the offer letter and he was offered N45,000 monthly salary for the job. He said the law firm had asked for people with five to seven years experience and they offered N45k.

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Chiemeke said an interview process is always a reflection of the work environment. He also noted that his friend would be coming from Ajah to Lekki Monday to Friday for N45k monthly.

The lawyer added that his friend was called to bar in 2015. He called on human resources to stop assuming that people who show up for interviews do not have jobs, he said they could have taken excuse from work.

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According to him, employers in Nigeria like to play God. He said the offer letter indicated that the employee can be sacked without cause.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a Nigerian man shared the story of how an employer conducted a job interview. According to the individual, the employer carried out a test of patience on his prospective employees.

He said the employer had invited six candidates for an interview and slated the time for the said interview for 7am. However, after waiting for several hours, three out of six of the candidates took their exit from the venue. He did not show up at the venue until 6pm and by then only two candidates were left waiting.

The employer had claimed that the point of what he did was to test the patience level of the candidates. Social media users received the story with mixed reactions, stating that many of the candidates might have had valid reasons for living the venue before he arrived, others said what the employer did is unreasonable.

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