13 Pictures That Every Self-Employed Nigerian Will Relate To

June 15, 2016

1. How people see you when you tell them you’re self employed.

Ah my oga!

2. When you tell your parents you’re not looking for a job and you want to work for yourself.

See your life!

3. When you hear people complaining endlessly about their bosses.

Sorry.

4. Then you realize that your employees maybe feel the same way about you.

It cannot be. I’m a great person.

5. How you imagined having a business will be vs. how it really is.

Epp me.

6. When everyone is talking about salary day, but you can’t even pay yourself most times.

Please God!

7. When you hear that a company doing what you do just got investment.

I’m very happy for you.

8. When your relatives ask you “So, when are you getting a real job?”

Leave me alone please!

9. When people ask you what you’re doing on the weekend.

I’m not even crying.

10. When you’re asked to sponsor this or that because you’re a founder, but you can barely sponsor your dinner.

Errm…

11. When your parents start referring your relatives to you for employment.

WHAT?!

12. When Nigeria decides that the best way to reward you is increase fuel prices and exchange rate.

It’s okay…I’m okay…

13. When you start wondering if it’s too late to go for your masters.

But dollar is expensive so…

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