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Fostering Professionalism: A peep into the relationships between employers and employees

Once upon a time I heard the story of a lady who was a sales girl saddled with the enormous and delicate responsibility of accounting for the proceeds of sale but she blew that position of trust because she stole her employer’s money by diverting the money realized from the sales of goods to her pocket. Now this girl in question occupied a position of trust in the company but she could not leave up to her position due to her greed or vendetta against her employer.

This story provoked a wide range of thoughts in me as it relates to the employer and employee relationship. In our quest for jobs we don’t mind going an extra mile just to get that job and even when we get the job the first few months are heavenly, despite the initial inconveniences which we would deliberately refuse to see because we are caught up in the euphoria of perhaps earning more than we did in our previous jobs or ‘earning’ in the case of one who has never worked before.  Now we begin our journey in our relationship with our employers, while some employers are great and are sensitive to the plight of their employees. Other employers are simply evil and are bent on exploiting their employees until the last drop of blood in the vein of the employee has been drained.             

Good employers ensures that their staff well-being are adequately taken care of, they understand the benefits of rest for their employees because they know it would translate into value. A good employer is one that treats the staff the same way he/she would be liked to be treated. For instance talking politely to a staff rather than yelling at the staff, paying a staff for working overtime rather than feigning indifference as if it’s a right for the staff to work over time. You might wonder if employers actually do make staff work over time and not pay them, but it does happen as some staff are intimidated by the their employers into working overtime on a daily basis and are not been paid for that extra hours been put in by them. Now, while this type of treatment might be prominent in companies of small magnitude, large companies have a worst way of treating staff especially those staff in the marketing department in whom the responsibility of driving clients to patronize the business lies, especially where such big corporations are in a  clear-cut throat competitive business. Employers! don’t get me wrong, because there’s nothing wrong in employing the best or the most effective person to manage your business or work for you after all, as Nigerians would say in local parlance ‘Na where man dey work na there he go chop’  My point is do not treat your employee like crap.

To be continued…

Why relationships with our partners fall apart (Part 1)

Sometimes we could meet that special person in a very romantic place, just like in the cinema, in the beach or sometimes we can meet that person in the heat of the day, when we are all stressed and tired of life’s struggles. It could be in a bus, molue, or when we are even struggling to get attended to in a local food restaurant. Ha! That one bad sha! Imagine eating that hot amala and ewedu and he comes to sit beside you with his rice and moi moi feeling superior or feeling western while you feel terrible. Yeah! We can meet that special person in all works of life, anywhere and everywhere. And when we finally strike that connection, what do we do to keep it? Basically, this section will focus on the ladies while the second part of the section will focus on guys.
Ladies, he struggled to get your attention, he was calling you day and night so that you could give him a chance, he chased after you under the rain and even under the scorching sun. So, now that he is dating you, why has he suddenly lost interest? To answer this, lots of factors are involved. First, it could be that he is not the one for you, but what if he is the one for you? But he is turned off by your overbearing attitude? Or now that he knows you better he realizes that you are not as good as you looked from a distance? Don’t get me wrong! The looking good factor has to do with your conduct, your appearance, are you a dirty girl? Who does not know when to have a bath or wash your body? Do you use an under wear for days without washing it? do you have body odour and fail to realize that you do? Or simply ignore to control it? Do you have irritating habits that he has complained of time and again to no avail? It is endless….

Guys, am I right?
Does the above turn you off?
Ladies for the sake of keeping your relationships make an effort at being neat, develop the habit of paying special attention to your under wears. Endeavor to use strong deodorants and wear strong perfumes if you do have body odour. We know its not your fault but you can make it bearable.
How about your mouth? Ensure you pay special attention to your teeth. You could say that once a man loves you he does not care about your appearance and looks, but that’s not true. BEWARE: ‘Men are attracted by what they see and women are attracted by what they hear’
As a woman looking good is not just good business, its also serious business. Don’t be known as that woman who he would describe to people as I love her but…..

Make sure you eradicate factors that can make your man change his mind about popping that question. Strive to be a better woman and do not hesitate to take corrections.