Godfrey Beinomugisha former banker
One can can wake up early morning and make a discussion that can change your life and life goes on but sometimes there are challenges in life which is part and partial of life
one Godfrey Beinomugisha shared with xpress times Uganda how it went in experience of banking .
Don’t Admire being a Banker! My 12years Experience in Banking
For many who have friends,brothers and sisters who are bankers,may understand the life full of pressure and commitment,they leave.As one is at high school campus admires a banker,after graduation luckily enough you are called for an interview and posted to one branch in soroti,or any other up country.
you go thru training and after a month you are earning a seven digit figure,a modest pay of about 1.5mn
the first three months your spending to make your house a nice home,a nice flat screen,a huge bed,now you a corporate!!
The trouble is that if your a bank teller you have to clock in or report to work before 7am in the morning,you are still a youth and you have to forgo that sweet morning good sleep.
The human resource managers manual strictly states that you have to report early by 7am or else loose your job,most pple are given warning letters and for more than 3 warnings you face disciplinary action you can adjust to that slowly and catch up with the rest.
if your a teller you go to the volt to receive cash with your supervisor if your late the bank will open customers want money and the manager will not tolerate that.
in this process after six months your friends will not understand why you have chucked them,if you are a teller in a big branch you will not know it is break,you will be overwhelmed by the long ques every day Monday to Saturday
you used to love Manchester united but you only hear Manchester was beaten
arsenal is on top of the table but you will never have time again to watch games like you used to at campus.
if your a teller you must deliver by 8pm the branch manger want to leave he is very tired if you have made a cash shortage your supposed to make a police statement,meaning that you job is gone,a teller has to be very careful even when the ques are very long students are going back to school.on average you received 100mn-200mand you made a cash shortage of 2mn.
at 8pm most tellers are scrolling their phone and calling that brother or boyfriend gal friend to bail or else the job is gone,this is the life a bank teller leaves.
Some people who have been in the banks who already have families never get chance to be with there children,my sister narrates to me that, her child calls the house gal her mother because she comes home when her children are asleep and she goes before seven when they are still asleep,such mothers never have chance to be with there children.worse off still the flat screen yo bought you never enjoy it the house gal enjoys it Monday to Friday.most bankers will get leave for only 10 days,they will divide your leave days and you will take your leave in beats.
A good and successful banker will go through all these challenges 256 days.
the worst challenge is that your social network will be limited you will never have chance to socialize because you do not have time.you will miss those parties you will not attend burial a relative, the HR will entertain absenteeism.
Banks need to adopt a system of working in shifts so that at least for people who have children can take them to school, monitor them grow and also rest enough, many bankers leave their jobs stating that they are bored and do not have time to socialize with there families,to do business when they leave there jobs they end up with nothing and with no where to begin from.