One and a half years ago, I had an interesting conversation with a friend, I was in the UK, recruiting Nigerians for a multinational company here in Nigeria, and we chatted online. She sent me some excerpts of the chat today. She sent it to me with the title Dreams, she said she was shocked that I was already writing the scripts. You too can make your dreams come true, you can become lucky. Set you goals, the winds will work to favour you when your sails are set. I was excited when I read what you are about to read after just 1.5yrs…how time flies. I have posted all of it, with her consent.
uchemabi: i dey oh!
uchemabi: na wah oh.. Pst Dee
uchemabi: if i no call u, no mail u, no visit u, u go just fashi mi patapata
uchemabi: how u dey now?
deoluakinyemi: no be like that, my sweetsister..I have not been in one place for long enough to gather myself…abeg on bended knees, no vex
deoluakinyemi: I’m fine oh…can’t complain..can praise 😉
uchemabi: jummy and i were to come over yesterday
uchemabi: then i heard u were in Abuja
deoluakinyemi: but you would have gone to my place now..should be back tomorow..I’m in UK at the moment
uchemabi: dat’s nice…
uchemabi: wetin u dey do for UK in 1 day?
uchemabi: yes ke!
deoluakinyemi: I came here on thursday oh…not 1 day..I came here to recruit
uchemabi: una dey recruit from UK too?
uchemabi: na onyibo una dey recruit?
uchemabi: why now?
deoluakinyemi: Nigerians oh…there are nigerians here
uchemabi: ok ok..
uchemabi: dat’s good
uchemabi: bring dem back home abi?
deoluakinyemi: how are you now, and your work?
deoluakinyemi: yeah…careers in Africa
uchemabi: not complaining
deoluakinyemi: don’t complian my sister?
deoluakinyemi: don’t allow the happenings to shape your lingua
uchemabi: we shd see soon oh..
uchemabi: so u’ll be back dis week?
uchemabi: im moving to telnet (softworks) next week
deoluakinyemi: Yes we need to see oh, i should be back on tuesday..you should bring tight
deoluakinyemi: “tithe” 😀
uchemabi: see you..
uchemabi: just don’t come back to dis country empty handed
uchemabi: the telnet pay’s crappy, but i think it’ll be good for me
uchemabi: im going in as and ATM analys..
uchemabi: im going in as and ATM analyst..
uchemabi: deploying ATMs
deoluakinyemi: thats sounds interesting
deoluakinyemi: i’ll rather learn than earn in my first 4yrs..so learn
uchemabi: is dat what you did?
uchemabi: was HR what u wanted to learn?
deoluakinyemi: Thats what I did…and frankly, its better to learn for 10yrs,….then when you begin to earn..it will be worth it
uchemabi: ok.. ok..
deoluakinyemi: how come i feel you doubt that was what I did??;;)
uchemabi: i thot u had a good opportunity and u took it
deoluakinyemi: NAAA…I wanted an experience in HR..to see if it connected with what I thought…and I knew it would also be a learning opportunity
deoluakinyemi: The pay is not half as much as i would have been collecting from other means….but i knew that the pay was just ahead at the right time
uchemabi: did u always want an experience in HR or u decided u wanted it when u got the opportunity?
deoluakinyemi: in my final year elect CD..I was asked…what do you see yourself as in the next 5yrs
deoluakinyemi: My answer??…I will be using nothing that this department has taught me..I will be invloved in things that have to do with training, people development and HR
uchemabi: ok… ok.. dat’s kool
uchemabi: so now, where do u see urself in 5 years?
deoluakinyemi: common, i won’t ask you to do what I don’t believe in….learn..inevitably you’ll earn
deoluakinyemi: 5yrs from now i see myself as a people development voice in Africa..i see myself as an industry leader in people development systems
deoluakinyemi: I see myself owning my own organization, consulting for big companies and helping the nameless graduate of national/international schools get their bearings
deoluakinyemi: are you saving that??
uchemabi: ok i will