If you’ve ever worked a job for an extended period of time, then you’ll relate to this.

1) Punctuality:

First month: I must get to work early.

After one year: Let me sleep 30 minutes more. I’ll lie that police stopped me.

2) Attitude towards KPI:

First month: I must die for the company.

After one year: I can’t kill myself.

3) Attitude towards salary:

First month: Oh my God, this is a lot of money.

After one year: You people pay me peanuts for the amount of work I do.

4) Behavior at work:

First month: Hi.

After one year: My peeeeoooppleee! How una dey?

5) Attitude towards overtime:

First month: I’ll work public holidays and weekends.

After one year: Jesus died so we may live. I no do.

6) Toilet manners:

First month: I’m going to wash my hands in the toilet.

After one year: I dey go shit.

7) Gratitude level:

First month: This is a glorious opportunity.

After one year: It’s all a scam.

8) How you respond to “Do you love your job?”

First month: It’s the best thing ever.

After one year: We thank God. Once there’s life, there’s hope.

9) Attitude towards criticism at work:

First month: I must be perfect so they don’t find fault in my work.

After one year: No one ever died of insult.

10) Loyalty:

First month: I’m going to work here till I die.

After one year: In case you see anything, I’m open to new opportunities.

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