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It's been years since I bought myself a treat. Always getting some free from friends, family, colleagues at work, even strangers whom we ride the the BRT together.
Lately I leave for work very early in the morning; say around 4:30am. Hoping to get to the office before resumption which is 8:00am. But we get stuck in traffic, the usual Lagos State Logo (go-slow). Getting to work most times between the hours of 8 and 11.
I get to work, sign in on the staff register, take a minute walk through the office blocks to my office door. Open the office door. I hear a "you're back sir" from the board secretary. I send an immediate response to him "How you dey?" (HOW ARE YOU?).
Getting into the office I say my dua (prayer). Clean my sit and table with a wipe. Take my seat, getting set to resume the day's work. Turn the Computer on, connect to the internet.
"Loop .. ... ....loop" the notification for messages coming in. I check and see a long list of request from senior staffs. I have no choice than to manage their request cause time is all I have. Request for coffee from the kitchen. Black, no cream.
Then on the 25th of last month I got a message in this format- "yYyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyoooooooooooooOooooooooooooouuuuUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuaaaaaAaaaaaaaaaaaaaRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeggggggggggggGgggggggggEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttTtttttttttttttttttttTttttttttttiiiiiiiiiiiiIiiiiiiiiiiiiNñnnnnnnnnnnnnnGggggggggggggggggggfffffffFfffffffffffiiiiiiIiiiiiiirrrrRrrrrrrrrreeeeEeeeeeeedddddddddddDddddddd."
I was surprised because I actually taught this person how to use this code, because we do have our chats checked once in a while(it was a form of check on the activities of staffs). I knew I should prepare to defend my seat. The person who sent the code is a junior staff(a very beautiful lady, in her late 20s)
Today on my way to work, I received a call from my junior staff (the lady from the last paragraph) that the query against me had been removed cause it was meant for someone else.
I then thought to myself. Should it continue this way..? What if I get fired..? Why don't I start a business of my own? Ever since this thought struck my mind, I have decided to give my best in building the business I registered with the corporate affairs commission last year. I am ready to let go off my insecurities and get myself a better life.
A life I am in charge of, that bring good times for me and my family. I'm very happy I didn't realise this late because I know many people have died in my present state, many have lost track of their time working to fulfill someone elses dreams. I will change, and it's starts now .
Today I will close from work early, say around 3:00pm and would put my best into doing my job the right way. No more unnecessary overtime. No more closing at 7:00pm to get home at 11:00pm or later. This routine must change. And my change starts now!.
This is a reach out to everyone who has been slacking in the monthly job sphere... Let's make a change. To a new life, to a happy life. Keep your best interest at heart, keep the interest of your needs at heart. We will make it but first. Let the change start from within you!