- In the last few days, Twitter, one of the popular social media platforms, has been abuzz with tales of Nigerian workers' relationships with their bosses
- Some of the complaints range from poor salary, working conditions and the toxic work environment
- The bosses of some of the companies have reacted to the call out giving their own side of events that led to some of the workers' sack
Over the last 48 hours, Twitter has been abuzz with stories of Nigerian workers and their experience working for some big tech companies and the private sector.
This is coming after media and news company, TechCabal released an article on toxic bosses focusing on the CEO of a tech start-up, Bento Africa, Ebunoluwa Okunbanjo.
Workers told their tales using the hashtag #Horrible Bosses on the toxic work environment and unfair labour policies.
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Stories of arbitrary deductions and lack of job security also were part of the issues raised by those sharing their stories.
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Nigeria has an unemployment rate of over 33 per cent, with at least 1 million graduates entering the job market; it explains why many said they have had to also work without getting paid for months.
Some of the reactions
"My boss went through my private chat on my PC and sacked me and the colleague I was having a convo with the next day.. e say na “Gross misconduct”
"I quit a job cause my boss wouldn’t allow Muslim staff to have break for Eid (ileya). She insisted that we must all be present."
"A horrible boss doesn't necessarily mean a horrible person. They just don't know how to manage people." I liked that."
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Ace Broadcast Journalist Kadaria Ahmed, one of the employers whose name was mentioned, has stepped out to defend herself.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that working in the banking industry is a dream for many Nigerian graduates because they believe there is a lot of money to be made
The report showed how ten commercial banks paid workers salaries and wages of over N400 billion in 2021.
The amount captured in the report only covers salaries and wages and does not include other staff costs pension contribution that makes up personnel cost.