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Monday, March 21, 2016

A MINUTE TOO LATE!

I decided to be updating from my phone now, because waiting for a chance to use my laptop when my muse decides to visit me unexpectedly, makes me forget what 'she' told me. So I am apologizing ahead for any error you come across.


I just came back from work this morning, I ought to be sleeping but cannot because my baby is awake, watching his cartoon.  The  thought of spending about $1k monthly for day care while I work during the day is not appealing at all. When I showed a friend the brochure and quotation from the daycare, she was surprised because in the city she lives she spends about $700 monthly. Ok, lemme stop here for today, feeling sleepy.



HOLA! I 'm on  my break and decided to drop in some lines before it is over. Talking of break, in my former place of work, the Nigerian guy that I used to work with advised me that I should never come back a minute late after my 30 mins break because I did so few times and he said I 'm being watched especially since we work at night and someday it might be used against me! To tell you I was shocked was an understatement! But what of the early minutes I do come in before my shift? That was when I learnt that, there is nothing like being early....you are either on time or late, PERIOD!  What of the days I didn't go for my breaks? I also learnt that you MUST go, or it is your cup of tea! I now understood why other co-workers who came early don't do anything until the exact time! So, when I resumed in my new place of work 3 weeks ago, I make sure I leave the break room 3 minutes earlier! I NO FIT SHOUT ABEGY! Talking of time...gat to go!

I was waiting for 11 pm to knock sharply before I scan my ID, when one of the departmental head passed and asked a lady who was waiting to sign out from her shift, (since it was 10.54pm, she has to wait or else it will be recorded as incomplete shift! She could sign out by 10.59 pm but not 10.58 pm! You see the wahala for there? ) 'if she was waiting to close?'  'Yes', she replied, while I sipped my coffee watching what was about to go down. Why? It is 10.55 pm! She began to stutter and said she was through with her work. 'Then sign out', he said looking at her! It was 10.56pm! She hesitated a bit, tried to buy time talking, but he stood there watching her,  that she had no choice than to sign out  by 10.57pm! SEE GOBE! Then he walked away! 

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She was livid and walked to the night manager who was in the opposite room, I heard her explaining what happened.  The night manager said there was nothing she could do about it!  This was the same thing she told me last week when I explained my error in signing out an hour earlier because of the  spring time change! By 2 AM that day, my phone automatically adjusted one hour ahead to welcome spring. So when my alarm went off, I closed! Only to be told I ought to have waited an hour more, that the computer guy was yet to resume that morning to adjust the time. That was how I worked 39 hours instead of 40 that week! I didn't know, abi JJC!  By 10.59pm, I scanned my ID and started my shift! This reminded me of my first week in my first place of work. I worked throughout without my break one day, when I finished 25minutes before closing, I decided to use that as my break and close. Can you believe the morning manager signed me out? I was very angry! I went to report to the head of department, but nothing came out of it! mschew!


So my people, when I say you work for every dime you make...I did not mean it literally! 


P s. There is a difference between salary and hourly pay. Salary is a fixed amount just as we have back home and is either paid monthly or bi-weekly. Salary earners don't get paid overtime like hourly workers.

Well, my guys, that's it! Until next time, have a blessed week :D


Wednesday, March 09, 2016

REMEMBER, 'MY RIGHTEOUS ANGER', HUH?

Happy midweek to every one of you. 

I was not happy 2 weeks  ago when I heard about a mutual friend of ours was in the hospital...watching over their  baby who was in intensive care. They relocated here barely a year ago, only for their baby to fall  seriously sick, while the hospital was running various tests on the child, it was found  she has the sickle cell anemia!

They were surprised! Because, before they got married, they did the genotype test in Nigeria. They did the test in 2 different labs to rule out any chances of error. The results were; AS & AA, and  AS & AS!They went for a re-confirmation in another lab, and the result was AS & AA! So, they got married. Had a baby. Moved to yankee. And got a shock!
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I once wrote about this topic in my old blog and some disagreed with me! Someone made a mockery of 'my righteous anger'( that I should keep it to myself). Some said they are ready to have an expensive baby!

LISTEN TO ME! IF YOU ARE READING THIS POST AND YOU KNOW YOUR GENOTYPE IS 'AS' WITH YOUR LOVER AND YOU STILL INSIST ON GETTING MARRIED BECAUSE OF LOVE, AGE AND FAITH? YOU ARE  VERY SELFISH! YES, I SAY IT AGAIN,  YOU ARE A SELF-CENTERED HUMAN BEING! DO YOU THINK OF THE PAINS THAT CHILD WILL PASS THROUGH ALL THE DAYS OF HIS OR HER LIFE?

Love? What kind of STUPID love are you talking about? Love that will jump out of the window when the stress becomes too much and it is the men that always walk away! Age? So what if you are getting OLD? Is it not better to be single and happy than to go through all that wahala in marriage?Faith? Is it not the same scripture that said we should not tempt  our GOD? It is mothers that are always at the receiving end, because the man can get another woman pregnant to have an AA child,  he won't be the one to sit in the hospital all night, crying and praying from the depth of her being for a miracle from GOD!

Hence, my PLEA is more towards women! DON'T BE MOVED BY SWEET WORDS OR MONEY! The sweet words will disappear and be replaced with angry words! The money will be going to hospital bills! Believe me when I say, medical ain't cheap in yankee! You might have heard people say they are still paying their medical bills for more than 3 years. Insurance do not cover all expenses. And  this child will be seeing a specialist...which cost more!

And you think, it will not affect their marriage in one way or the other huh? Day care centers will charge more because it will be one to one - care .... afterall nathing is free in freetown and there is no 'abeg-help-me' because of litigation! The couple will be strongly advised not to have any more children, if they decide to, a test will be carried out in the first trimester to know the genotype of the foetus, if SS, it is evacuated! The physical and emotional pain nko?  What of the money they will be spending? The woman might end up not working and ask for welfare from the government because her child needs to be well looked after to avoid crisis.

I am AS, hubby  is AA. I married at 27, which was considered late in the 90's. I have started having 'the talk' with my kids, I did not mince words with them! Just as I always joke that  litigation do not know about sentiments in yankee, it also does not  pay bills! I get so pissed off when people  write to forums asking if they can still marry same AS and some commenters, will encourage them to go ahead by faith and love, and be ready to have several evacuations. Yet, they condemn abortions?! #A Janus!#

PLEASE, if you are reading this and you are yet to know your genotype, PLEASE do it this month! Do it in government and private labs. Parents should do it for their children now, they can re-confirm when they are adults. I believe genotype should be  part of information on dating sites and ASK on the first day of dating before it becomes serious! NO CHILD DESERVES TO GO THROUGH SO MUCH PAIN!

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