Jobs, which is a necessity and I will not waste my time defining it. The job market has become so competitive that qualified candidates will take up just about any position to fill their resumes and it’s not their fault. I, myself, am in the same position. However, this post will not talk about the job market, rather the jobs which are scams and the actual jobs out there. The reason this topic came up was because of a personal experience and I feel the need to call out on this BS companies. I will just jump to the story.
So, the company’s name is Zenith Group, which, I believe, you will find this if you google it.
So, it seems that they are huge and a genuine company. Maybe they are genuine, but their practice is quite shady to get employees. So, a family member was looking for a part time job and this was what he saw.
So, seems nice. Part-time flexibility and what not and decent pay and even I was tempted to call them. So, I encouraged my family member to call the company and upon calling them, they called him and trained him for the position “Branch Manager” for 3-5 days. Of course, this seemed like a good deal, considering the fact that he was only a College student and not even an undergrad, also that he did his college in the UK. So, we thought, why not? However, things took a shady turn on the last day of training when they called him in the office and told him this:
“You have to pay around 50,000 Taka in the pension scheme.”
He asked. “Why?”
They said, “Well, this is how it works in Bangladesh.”
He thought, Did they think I’m a fool just because I studied in the UK for about half a year? I know how the job market works in Bangladesh.
They continued bloating with smugness and said: “People pay 22 Lakhs in our pension scheme to work.”
He had enough by now. Travelling to their training centre in the middle of the summer to hear this BS, really pissed him off. He straight up told them, “If I had this amount of money, I wouldn’t be here to ask for a job and I lived in Bangladesh all my life. I know how the job market works here.”
He said goodbye and came home.
The point is, maybe people do pay to work there and maybe this is how it is but, come on. I’m an employee too. I have a full-time job too. We know how the system is. Don’t think of us as fools. It clearly looks like a Pyramid Scheme, gathering employees as customers. I call BS to this.
Jobs are hard to find and I know the feeling. I’ve been unemployed before and for 6 months! But there are other ways to deal with this shit and not give in. These Multi-Level-Marketers are F*ckers! Seriously, they are F*ckers! You can do anything else but give in to these A-holes.
You have many many options, trust me, you do. Why don’t you provide private tuitions around your area? There are sources like Dhaka Tuition. If you don’t want to share your first month’s salary, then try private connections to get tuitions. Call a friend or a family member to see if someone needs it.
If you don’t find one or you lack the confidence in your ability to teach, then take up assignments. There are many many students in colleges who need their assignments done. You can either do this through private connections or you can find small businesses that provide work for you. However, they pay really low. Businesses like Assignomania and Excellent Assignment (or Harbinger assignment) are good places to start. If you hard headed and can negotiate with the prices, then this is your way.
Don’t want to write? Fine, try call centres.
Don’t want to work in call centres? Try the KFC, FFC, Pizza Inn or any other fast food shops to work. They pay well, starting from 10,000. Always attend their interviews in formal wear. They take your presentation really seriously. Don’t know how to approach them? Send your CV through their email, FB inbox, call them or even visit them if it’s near you.
You have BD Jobs, on the other hand, which is good for professional jobs, but you have to be really really patient with the responses.
If you want to approach a company directly then you can always drop your CV in their career portal. Many companies nowadays have developed career portals on their website, such as United Finance, Banglalink, Grameen. I’d suggest United Finance’s portal because they call you within 2 weeks upon seeing your CV and if they think you are suitable for a position.
Of course, this is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ advice. Different things will work for different people and you have to utilise what you have around you. Maybe there are no shops around you to work in or call centres are not suitable for you because of night shifts or tuitions are not feasible for you. You know what will suit you. Measure the distance, time, salary and societal factors if they matter.
Just don’t fall for these MLMs. They are F*ckers. Stay away from these shitty people.
Note-Do not write comments like “Please help me find a job”. I will flag you immediately. And secondly, you can ask for further sources but don’t expect me to spoon-feed you. You guys are smarter than this.