I never gave up, when people told me I’d never make it.
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I never gave up, when people told me I’d never make it.
Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.
I went to the Central Business District specifically ( Okanshie) the hub of pharmaceutical products to supply and market some blood and cough syrups we’ve introduced in the market. I was preparing an invoice for one of the shops and here comes a young guy well dressed in his hand was a brown envelop.
Hi boss I responded and asked him what’s up? Boss please I need a job oooo no vacancy at your place?
Me: No my brother but what’s your qualification?
Him: Degree in Accounting.
Me: Charle is hard ooo buh take my number and call me Incase I hear some I will inform you. But please continue asking the sales guyz around and if luck is on your side you might find one. I wish you all the best.
Him: Boss thank you so much
Me: You welcome.
End of conversation.
I stood for about 5 minutes thinking what this guy might be going through before taking this measures. There’s a saying that “ Desperate situation requires desperate measures.” I wish I know of any job opportunity to link this guy.
The unemployment situation in the country is frustrating and our leaders seems not to have a clue or answers in curbing this sad development. Our leaders don’t even have the data of the employed and unemployed in the country so how can they help in solving it?
Today I decided to visit my former place of work and the atmosphere was exciting and welcoming, My former colleagues and my driver was at the office. I exchanged greetings with them and as usual ‘ you looking good’, ‘ your wife is really doing a great job’ etc. I laughed and went straight to my former boss office, he welcomed me and asked how I am doing which I responded positively. He was happy to see me and told me am always welcome to the office.
After leaving there one thing was clear and thus, make sure you leave a good footprints 👣 wherever you find yourself and that ‘Shut the door🚪gently’ when you do this you always happy going back to your former job to at least visit them or do business with them if necessary. Most often employees leave or resign with anger, and messed up the place. No matter what situation make sure you ‘ Shut the door 🚪 gently.’
It is true that is about time we start patronizing stuffs made from Ghana. It doesn’t only benefit the producer alone but the nation at large; it provides Jobs for our citizens and the country benefits economically. Every good citizen of Ghana will pray Kantanka Cars succeeds and I belong this group of citizens but is very important for us to question their marketing decisions.
Our citizens especially those in the middle class will love or are willing to own a car, some business needs more cars to improve their services in the country.
Kantanka Cars should be more concentrated in building smaller cars that can be used for private and commercial purposes, example most of the cars used for Uber drive are Daewoo Matiz 2007 model which now costs about GHS 17,000- 19,000 only that’s home used cars.
If it is possible for the company to build a similar cars like this one that will cost the same or a little higher than this and target the middle class society as well as these private taxi services will be better than producing the V8’s and SUV’s for now.
Again the payment should be flexible enough for workers to be able to pay. The company in a short term should task themselves to occupy the taxi services in Ghana and work towards it. How many of our rich men and women will leave the land cruisers, Range Rovers, Fords among others to buy Kantanka Four wheel drives? The smaller saloon cars will sell faster than the V8’s.
Salesmanship is an interesting job you can ever find in this world though challenging but have all one needs to grow in a world of business. As a salesman or woman you will meet different character of people and you need to manage all of them to get result, which is getting the potential buyer to buy from you. I always have the believe that a successful salesman or woman will be a wonderful manager.
Team love for all and hatred for Non. So long as you believe in Kalimatu Tawheed ( Laa Illaha Illa Laahu Muhammadu Rasulullah) you are a brother to me and I love you for that matter. Your happiness becomes mine and your sadness becomes mine. Even if you don’t believe in oneness of Allah and prophet muhammad is the messenger of Allah, I still love you and see you as my neighbour. Islam indeed entreat us to live peacefully with non believers so long us they won’t interfere in way of worship. Prophet Muhammad lived peacefully with the Jews and Christians in Madina. If I accept to live peacefully with Christians and Jews then why can’t I live with my fellow Muslims who belong to different creed? Be it Shia, wahabis, Salafist or Sufist? Leave the rest to Almighty to judge and don’t take Allah’s responsibility of judging us on the day of reckoning. I leave my readers to the following verse in the Quran.
واعتصموا بحبل الله جميعا و لا تفرقوا
Wa’taswimuu bi hablillahi jamee-an wa laa tafarraquu …
(And hold fast the rope of Allah all of you together and do not be divided).
Wasalaamu Laahi Alaikum
~ FAISAL AWUDU-BAWA
A thought provoking story and definitely a learning lesson for all of us. Story of Appreciation One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision. The director discovered from the CV, that the youth’s academic result is excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never has a year he did not score. The director asked, “Did you obtain any scholarship in school?” and the youth answered “none”. The director asked, “Is it your father who pay for your school fees?” the youth answered, my father passed away when I was one year old, it is my mother who paid for my school fees. The director asked, ” Where did your mother work?” the youth answered, my mother worked as cloth cleaner. The director requested the youth to show his hand, the youth showed a pair of hand that is smooth and perfect to the director. The director asked, “Did you ever help your mother wash the clothes before?” The youth answered, “Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books, furthermore, my mother can wash cloths faster than me”. The director said, “I have a request – when you go back today, go and help to clean your mother’s hand, and then see me tomorrow morning”. The youth felt that his chance of landing the job is high; when he went back, he happily wanted to clean his mother’s hand. His mother felt strange, happy but mixed with fear, she showed her hand to the kid. The youth cleaned his mother’s hand slowly, his tear drop down as he did that. It is first time he found his mother’s hand is so wrinkled, and there are so many bruises in her hand. Some bruises incite pains so strong that shivered her mother’s body when cleaned with water. This is the first time the youth realized and experienced that it is this pair of hand that washed the clothes everyday to earn him the school fees, the bruises in the mother’s hand is the price that the mother paid for his graduation and academic excellence and probably his future. After finishing the cleaning of his mother hand, the youth quietly cleaned all remaining clothes for his mother. That night, mother and son talked for a very long time. Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office. The director noticed the tears in the youth’s eye, asked: ” Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?” The youth answered, ” I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes’ The director asked, “Please tell me your feeling.” The youth said,
Number 1, I knew what is appreciation; without my mother, there would not the successful me today.
Number 2, I knew how to work together with my mother, then only I can realize how difficult and tough to get something done.
Number 3, I knew the importance and value of family relationship”. The director said, ” This is what I am asking, I want to recruit a person that can appreciate the help of other, a person that knew the suffering of others to get thing done, and a person that would not put money as his only goal in life to be my manager. You are hired”. Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates, every employees worked diligently and in a team, the company’s result improved tremendously.
Moral of the story:
A child who has been protected and habitually given whatever he did, he will develop “entitlement mentality” and always put himself first.He is ignorant of his parent’s effort. When he start to work, he will assume every people must listen to him, and when he become a manager, he would never know how suffering his employee and always blame others. For this kind of people, he can have good result, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement, he will grumble and full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parent, did we love the kid or destroy the kid? You can let your kid live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV.But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parent are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your kids learn how to appreciate the efforts and experience the difficulties and learn the abilities to work with others to get things done.
The Boko haram group is not far from Ghana and what motivated the creation of this group is not absent in our dear country i.e the economic hardship, the inequality, unemployment, religious difference within Islam, lack of in depth knowledge and understanding of Islam, selfish politicians among others. Therefore is very important our ulama start to preach and advice us on prevailing issues affecting us and which pose a threat to our country. My plea is that our Schorlars will read more about this Boko Haram phenomenon and refute their ideologies with the same Quran and Hadith and this will make it uninteresting for the youth to venture in. This can be done through friday Sermons, weekend schools, seminars in our tertiary institution and this should be championed by our dear GMSA.There must be a serious debate on this issue and our Muslim Schorlars must play a 90% role inthis. What happen to the statement ” No compulsion in religion?”. Boko Haram is anti-Islam, they ain’t fighting for Islam, Allah is not aware of them as his soldiers on the planet earth. Boko haram is an accursed group and they will leave to regret this. This is satanic life style and Ghana must stand up and start advising the youth against this group. Is easy for our youth to
delve in dis group since some have d confidence to take blood money. Yes some Muslim youth are into this act so what difference will it make if dat same person is asked to come and hold a gun and take $100 a day?
May Allah help our neighbors to solve this issue and May Allah protect Ghana and the rest of the countries from this group. Sorry if I’ve wronged u in writting this piece.
From a humble servant of Allah and an ardent lover of Rasulullah and his household. Salaam!!!