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I Need An Advise To Know Whether Taking Up The Job Worth It

I got a job with Rolex securities as a marketing executive but was given a target of 30 million naira worth of shares in the first month and 15 million naira in the second month after which I will be confirmed.

At the first month, 15 million naira will be from their private placement and firm is a new firm, just about 2 years. Another condition attached to it is that I must make up to 50% at the first month. If i should make up to 50%, my salary will be porated and if i don't make up to 50%, i will not get anything out of the salary.

I have a banker friend who discouraged me, telling me that I will end up suffering myself because the time involved is too short.

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you said it all. 18k for what? i understand that Sales/Marketing comes under the B.D unit, u will be responsible for bring business and inflows for the company and all u get is 18k?

That's crap? (especially for a job u'd practically push urself to do since its not ur passion)

let it pass. u'd get something better.

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You already said it:

No passion.

Plus, 18k is not worth a wasting your time on a job you have no passion for.

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Do Nigeria companies train new employees at all? It seems they just want you to come in and know the whole process the same day.

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@ eraymond

am helping my guy recruit an it marketer who can meet targets. mail me with your cv on iorekoya@hotmail.com

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*mission impossible theme*

good morning mr eraymond

your mission whether you choose to accept it,or not(we´ve hired you, after all)

is to raise the sum of 30million naira within 1 month.

use absolutely any means necessary. (you can sell your mother, hire out your wife, blackmail .  .  .)

should you fail to meet the target within the set deadline, your services will no longer be required

in the event that you meet the target, we will immediately set a larger target of 40-60 million naira(within a forthnight)

and as always, Rolex will disavow all knowledge of you or your operations in the event that EFCC comes after you.

this memo will self immolate in .  .  . forget it, just stop reading this memo, and start hunting down that money!

good luck!

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its actually pro-rata which means in proportion, according to a factor that can be calculated exactly.

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@ poster,

I have friends who are complaining about this same issue of ultimatum in a new job. At the end of the day, if you dont meet up to the expectations, they fire you, that sure is one crazy employment pitch. it sounds undoable my dear, but only you know yourself. it can be difficult, but it is not impossible. good luck

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@Seun

1) if I prorate your salary it means I pay you a portion of it. a salary of 100,000 prorated to 88% is 88,000. If he makes above 50% of his target it will be used as a modifier to pay him  a percentage. In other words, he is being ripped off.

2) Whatever they are paying him will be peanuts compared. Its a securities firm, not a bank. They are known to gouge their employees.

@eraymond:

It seems like a daunting task- I wont say its impossible, but it seriously looks like these people are giving you some crazy targets. The pay had better be worth it. Also will rolex securities look good on your CV, and I hope it isnt a one man company.

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if i was da one yea i will take up da job,the target may be hard to meet but I know i can do it and i believe ur reward is gatta 2 worth the work I put in. marketing is gettin huge not . if this is ur passion and u believe u can do it (realistically thou not daydreaming) get in there oo just as i was ganna say da tins 2 consider some 2dye4 said it all

1. is this line your passion or your jst browsing?

2. Is the "Target" realistic to u or its just 2 overwhelming?

3. are there facilities in place to help aid the job(i.e pool car, phone etc)?

4. do you have leads u can follow or your entirely clueless as to how to go about it?

5. what is the pay structure (Salary, commission etc)

6. is this your first job offer ever?

i wont bother takin it for/as 4 a work experience @ all if its not ur tin.but if its ur tin as in if its wat u gatta passion 4 or if u did sometin 2 do wit business, get ur CV in there and try ur luck.wit the issue of if u dont make the target that they wont give u anytin,hmm i know thats a big issue innit but if i was the one, i will take up the chance if i was given . u learn from ur mistakes so that if that kinda of chance comes ur way agaiin , u will know how 2 deal wit it. good luck

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You could do it as work experience, just try make some targets then put it in your CV that you worked with Rolex and made XX millions in the two months. Make sure you bail after the two months except they have a better contract for you.

Naija hard o!

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1) I don't understand what you mean by "porated" in: "If i should make up to 50%, my salary will be porated".

2) How much are they paying you for 30 million naira in sales? If you can raise that much, it must be millions!

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