If you happened to stroll into football Twitter this past weekend, you’d know Mykhailo Mudryk went viral for his impressive €100 million (£88 million) Chelsea signing from Shakhtar Donetsk. 

Another reason behind the plenty talk is Arsenal initially approached Mudryk’s club, Shakhtar, with £55 million, and then £62 million— the footballer had even accepted salary terms with the Gunners. But Chelsea swept in like a rich Nollywood sugar daddy, his club agreed, and the rest was history.

Sure, all the money isn’t going to him, but Mudryk accepted his club’s decision and chose money. I may not know much about football, but I’m proud that he did. To my fellow 9-5ers, here’s why you should do as Mudryk did and always choose money.

Account balances don’t recognise passion

If it’s not the work of your village people, why would you have passion for a job that pays you ₦30k?

It’s better to cry inside AC

Every job will stress you. It’s better to cry inside an air-conditioned office and clean your tears with dollar bills than to motivate yourself with, “I love my job”.

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Your coworkers don’t like you like that

You think your team is your “family”, but even your work spouse would leave you in an instant if another job promises to 2x their salary. Don’t play yourself.

Neither does your boss

Especially if they always motivate the team to “believe in the collective dream”. Let someone else shove money in their face first.

The economy is economying

Everything is expensive. The noodles you bought for ₦100 yesterday can be ₦500 tomorrow. Do you get where I’m going with this?

Bad bitches are rich bitches

How do you want to reach the full extent of your bad bitchery with only ₦5k in your account two days after payday?

Don’t you want to be a baller?

Because why are you even choosing anything over money? 

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