In Kenya there is a major lack of jobs.Thanks to a president we had for some 24 years.He and his cronies undertook to run the economy into the ground and only by God's grace the would have suceeded.It also doesn't help that the current crop of leaders we have are simply recycled from the last worthless bunch so change will take 10 years plus till we see something tangible.
Things are so bad that there are people with Masters' Degrees wiling to do clerical work.Only if you have mad skills do you have the luxury of jumping from job to job.And even when you do so you have to make sure that you have a job waiting when you make that leap.
The government run Universities are full of crap.They are overcrowded,underfunded and offer many irrelevant courses.The lecturers are usually overworked and underpaid,they have gone on strike twice.The last time they achieved a pay rise,not comparable to their colleagues abroad but a raise none the less.Sex for marks scandals are not unheard of in public universities.A side point here I've heard of chics who have given it up and did not pass guess the sex didn't make the grade.Add to the fact that these uni students love rioting for trivial reasons,at least in the last three years they have reduced the frequency of the strikes but I guess there are very few University of Nairobi alumni employed by the companies that have offices across the road from the Campus.This is because they are the ones who usually feel the brunt of the students wrath at riot time.
Anyway about work.I know loads of people who stay in jobs they do not really like and that pay crap just coz getting another one will be hell.I do not dislike my job much just that it is not much of a challenge.I am thinking of applying for an upward and sideways movement to do something more challenging hopefully for more money.I'll keep you up-dated about that.
Anyway that's just a light taste of how things are in my side of the world.What about you?