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I had a totally different title prepared, but life happens. 🤧
Anyway, we are delving into yet another hot topic.
In the past couple of weeks, there have been a couple of intense conversations around jobs, compensation, mobility etc, on Tech Twitter recently.
There was this:
FinTECH Bro on Twitter: "At some point we need to agree that some folks see the Tech space as a get-rich-quick scheme. 4 years experience Dev currently earning 500k and asking for 2m. Is the company doing yahoo?"
Then there was one about whether Nigerian devs are world-class or not, but we shalt not go there.😐
In more recent times there was this:
Tayo Oviosu on Twitter: "Saw tweet of someone announcing leaving fintech A for B. Just less than a yr ago he announced joining A. Genuinely worried for the remote work generation that bounces around. Future employers will wonder if there is a reason you couldn't stay longer than a year anywhere 😐"
As usual, these opinions have sparked debates, gingered the creation of numerous Twitter Spaces, triggered tl subs amongst other things.
The violence can be enjoyable at times (not even gonna lie), but these conversations are actually crucial. This is why we will be talking about job-hopping and why people leave today.
Job Hopping.
Loosely defined, job-hopping is the ashewoism of jobs. Changing jobs within short time frames.
The question though is what is the defined ‘industry-standard’ period of staying at a job?
Traditionally, my lucky guess is like 3 to 5 years. To certain members of the tech industry, it’s something between a year to 3 years.
Now, people and as popularly accused: Gen Zs, change jobs within 3, 6 months, and in our defense, there’s a method to our madness.
PS: I need to say for the record that I’m not really Gen Z, Gen Z like that, but they use to ko eran mi mero, so here we are. 😐
In the conversations that have come out of this hot topic, we have discovered that people leave jobs for different reasons: toxic workplace, an undefined or unspecified chart to growth within a company, inadequate compensation, tech CEOs💀.
Bayo of the HolySpirit 🌈 on Twitter: "Part 1 On this jumping around thing, I think companies need to understand why talents leave quickly. I know companies (all multinationals) that are able to hold Gen Z talent for 5-10 years. Here are things that are present: 1. A clear career trajectory: Their employees are sure…"
Omekannaya on Twitter: "I spent only 2 weeks at place I worked before Paystack. Then I did 3yrs at Paystack. Paystack INTENTIONALLY designs for people to stay so felt like the place to unpack your bags and relax. Abundance of options now mean that employers have to step up their game. It’s not just pay.…"
Lorokan, it seems people stay in jobs for different reasons and the people at Paystcaak are obviously doing something right.
Asides the obvious better pay and great work culture, people mentioned job perks as a reason for staying.
What Are Job Perks?
So, I’ve seen a lot.
A friend of mine once said he saw ‘dancing in the office on Fridays’ as a job perk. 😭
I’ve seen job descriptions with Macbooks, working with an awesome team, health insurance, flexibility, etc, as job perks.
I’m not going to give you my own definition of what legit job perks are. I can just highlight some opinions.
Some say a Macbook is not a perk, it’s work equipment that belongs to the company, which you will return when you’re leaving.
Some say health insurance is mandated by law and therefore cannot be a perk etc.
I’ve however gathered some perks here. You can check them out and maybe ask for them at your next job interview. 👀
Job Perks
  • Lunch/Dinner Budget: Eden Life and I think Brass currently do it for their employees. I’ve also heard of companies that sponsor routine dinners with team members. Eyin foodies, e gbera!
  • Accommodation: Some startups actually offer to cover accommodation costs or provide it for employees.
  • Unlimited Leave: Basically, you can take a leave at any time you feel the need to(maybe you’re experiencing burnout, they broke your heart, your Uncle is doing second marriage or something) once it ah doesn’t affect your deliverables and you notify the company.
  • Travel allowance: You get travel opportunites covered by the company.
  • Therapy Sessions: Working in a startup or even existing in Nigeria can be ment, so some companies offer this. Nguvu Health has a plan like this for startups.
  • Educational Budget: Some companies have budgets that cover educational courses, seminars, workshops, etc. Some even cater for the education of kids of staff members (at certain levels sha)
  • Relocation. Certain startups that have branches in different countries have relocation programs that they sponsor for employees.
  • Stock options/Equity: The holy grail of perks. Aside equity, some companies allow staff members to buy a stock at a reduced price after spending a defined period at the company.
  • Health Insurance/Dental care/Spa session: These ones sef dey.
  • Loan opportunities: Some startups have credit loan schemes.
  • Paid parental leaves: If you do one or 2, you fit get support. 😈Decked out office: Well, this one is a thing, especially now that everyone is going remote. Some companies have zone out rooms, sleeping pods, games arena if you consider these things as perks sha.
Till I come to tension you for our Valentine newsletter special, stay good!🚀
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