Peer pressure, maintaining appearances and emotional wellbeing


Funso was overjoyed when he finally found a good-paying job after four years of joblessness and doing odd jobs. He had always consoled himself that he was building his capacity and adding value with every odd job he did, having worked as a waiter, receptionist, personal assistant – anything to pay his bills. Finally, he had gotten a big break and landed a job with a multinational company where he wowed them with his confidence and competence.

He soon discovered after joining the company, however, that he was part of the minority who did not own a car or live an opulent lifestyle. He wondered how they were managing to do so because the pay is generous but insufficient to live in…

Source: Nigerian Tribune