The Life of a Job Seeker!
Episode 1: Pilot
Graduating from school is a beautiful thing, but what happens when you cannot obtain the job of your dream?
The trauma it brings can not be quantified. I know this because I have been there before. Have you been in a perplexing job-seeking situation before? Or are you currently facing one?
Which of these feelings hurts the most?
- The thought of the struggles your parent went through to push you through school?
- Reminiscing the time, you spent studying hard to see that you graduate with good grades?
- The pain of realizing you are growing into a liability?
- The emotional turmoil you get when you hear that your friends are getting employed but you aren’t?
- Thoughts of the efforts you devoted to applying for many jobs and yet, no positive feedback?
- The frustration that comes from staying home and doing nothing all day long?
The list goes on and on.
Kobi like many Nigerians was born into an average family. He is the eldest of 4 children. His parents were uneducated and made living off menial jobs in a small village. Kobi’s father was a bricklayer while his mother was a school Nanny. Despite their financial situation, they both vowed to work hard to provide their children with quality education so that they could graduate and secure good jobs.
Aside from their children’s education, they had many other bills to pay, ranging from house rent to light, to feeding, and so on. As the economy deteriorated and prices rose, they were forced to take on more jobs to ensure that their children could continue their education.
In addition to bricklaying, Kobi’s father engaged in bus conducting during the day, and at night, he worked as a night watchman. After closing from school as a Nanny at 2pm, his mother would hawk bread, and then at night she fried and sold Akara along their street. Strenuous! Isn’t it? Yes it is, and this is what many parents pass through to see their children through school.
Fast forward to the tragic event.
Kobi’s father was guarding on that ill-fated evening when some robbers ended his life. Things became soar for Kobi’s family and the possibility of seeing all 4 children through school became deem. Kobi had just gained admission to study Chemical Engineering in the Prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria while his siblings were in secondary school. With utmost depression, Kobi’s siblings had to drop out of school. They had to join their mother in doing menial jobs to enable them to raise enough money to see Kobi through the University. They took this decision with the hope that when Kobi finally graduates from school, he would secure a good job, help his siblings return to school, and take good care of the family.
But then the question is, would life allow that to happen easily?
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