Man Recounts Experience After He Was Turned Down By Zenith Bank Due to a Tweet Against The Bank

Man Recounts Experience After He Was Turned Down By Zenith Bank Due to a Tweet Against The Bank

  • A man cried after Zenith bank refused to interview him due to a two-year-old tweet against the bank
  • The man said he was at the point of being interviewed when a woman from the HR department showed him his tweet
  • Social media users cautioned people to beware of what they put out as they count against them

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A social media user named @djbantiben1 has recounted his ordeal after Zenith Bank refused to employ him due to a sarcastic tweet he made against the bank two years ago.

The Tweet, made in 2020, caused the man to lose a lucrative job at the bank.

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Man in pains after Bank denies him job Credit: DJBanti
Source: UGC

The man who took to Twitter to express his regrets said he wept like a baby.

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The 'offensive tweet

He said:

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"I went for a job interview last week at Zenith Bank. One woman from HR walked in and showed me this my tweet from 2020."

He quoted a tweet that called the bank the most useless bank in Africa.

According to him, he has learned his lesson.

Nigerians react

Many tweeps scolded the man for saying something like that and went to the same bank searching for a job.

"We keep telling them," one person responded.

Another said the banks due their due diligence before employing anybody.

"It happens... They do their due diligence before You're employed. Even Embassies and the like do it too.

Just be careful what you say online. Or it will be used against one in the nearest future,".

Others said banks engage consultants who stalk social media to look for trolls or anything negative about them.

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"She doesn't have to do it herself, the company can engage a consultant to do social media profiling of the candidates or their IT department can be tasked with that. The dynamics are not what they used to be," yet another person responded.

Princess Akporaro said:

"Zenith is responsible for finding out why he tweeted and hiring him to help solve the problem. I will speak my mind anytime and day without fear because "someone is watching."

Nigeria’s best-performing banks in 2022, as they haul in N501 billion in profit reported that the bank landscape in Nigeria continues its excellent performance into the first half of 2022, according to the banks’ records last year.

According to reports, 13 banks trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange made a net profit of N1trillion in 2021 from 887.1 billion recorded in 2020.

In the first six months of this year, the 13 banks posted a net profit of N501.1 billion, representing an increase of 13.1 per cent compared to N443.17 billion recorded in 2021.


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