I have always asked myself, what is the worst job to do in Kenya? Being a Statistician, I decided to answer the question through thorough research.
Throughout my good times, I have realized that many Kenyans wear brave faces but in the real sense they are suffering. I made sure I have met employees of every sector of economy, to know how they feel as they strive to make it big in their professions. To be honest, 95 percent of those who responded with assurance that all is not well have contemplated quitting their jobs, unfortunately they have no option.
We have listed some of the worst job below;
Being a watchman in Kenya is like a curse. First, the salary is not even enough to sustain a family. You are overworked and put into risks that could cost your life any time. Most Kenyans opt to be watchmen because jobs are scarce and they must eat.
2. Customer Service Officer in a Telkom company
Working as a customer service in NGO and United Nations is a cool thing but when you get a job in Safaricom that is the beginning of your problems. If you can afford a sleep, come to me and demand apology.
3. Bank tellers
If you have never woken up at 3 am and slept at 12 am then try to get a job in a Kenyan bank as a teller. The stress you will get there is enough to throw you into farming.
Some of the most notorious banks include Equity Bank, Cooperative bank and Barclays Bank of Kenya. You will be subjected to pressure you have never seen.
If you have never hated a job the first day you’re told to report then this is the one. Being a waitress in Kenya can reduce you to a no body, kwanza the language customers use on them can make an individual declare that hell is better than the current working environment.
These are the people who’re never appreciated in Kenya. They work like donkeys but the ‘tycoons’ see them as ‘just another baggage’. Even the way they are paid their dues can discourage someone from working in a construction site.
6. Morgue attendants
This is the worst job to do in our entire republic. Every normal human being always questions whether morgue attendants are normal. In fact in Kenya, if you mention that you are working in a mortuary, people will not even greet you.
7. Police Officers
When police recruitment is announced, so many youths scramble to secure the job, not knowing what will befall them in future.
Being a police officer in Kenya is not easy. You find yourself living peacefully with your family in Nairobi, from nowhere you are transferred to Lodwar, leaving your family behind.
The society expects a lot from you. Sometimes you may be having good times with friends and all of a sudden you are told there are criminals 10 metres away. That time you don’t have anything to defend yourself.
8. Insurance Financial Advisors
This job does not have salaries; you are paid a commission based on the number of policies you sell. The worst part is when every customer you approach is hostile.
Many Kenyans are of the opinion that Insurance companies con people-they don’t want anything associated with life policy or medical cover, but they take general insurance cover because it’s a must under the Kenyan law.
This is a job where you are required to stand the whole day,if you are sick,woe unto you.It’s worse I tell you.When it’s end month,you are paid peanuts-Ksh10,000