Tuesday, July 21, 2015

How A Guy Was Fired By One Of The Biggest Oil Companies In Nigeria

Someone shared this story on Twitter…
Nedu is a manager in ( we will call the company X). He was recently transferred from his dept to head a new Dept, aviation.
As a manager, Nedu earns excellent salary, with all he perks of office. Lives on the Island, official car, etc. He is married with a kid.
Nedu went to Kenya for a training/course, not unusual in the oil/gas industry. When he arrived Kenya, he got there with his wife & child.
On getting to the hotel, he was told there was no arrangement for pairs, as the company booked & made arrangement for only him.
He was told to pay for upgrade if he wants his wife and kid to be accommodated. Greedy man, he stupidly claimed he didn’t come with cash.
Mistake number one was made. A call was made to the MD of CompX in Kenya, who in turn called MD CompX in Nigeria to report the issue.
When the MD in nigeria was notified, he called Nedu and asked why he had to go to Kenya with his family when he was sent alone?
Nedu claimed his family is young family blablabla. His MD was shocked. It was just a few days course not a year furlough…
Sadly the call to Nigeria triggered a hidden problem. The MD in Nigeria, an European by the way, recalled that Nedu recently had a query.
Perhaps the MD might not have recalled the query, but a foolish man would always think himself wiser than everybody…
Just paying $50 per day to upgrade his room might have helped but Nedu didn’t want to pay. CompX in Kenya was asked to pay & upgrade him.
ComX in Kenya paid on the understanding that Nigeria will reimburse them since arrangements were not made for more than one person.
you would think Nedu was done with folly, naaa, the idiot had more stupidity up his sleeves… Upon returning to Nigeria after the course.
Nedu tendered receipts for taxi & other in-country cab expenses, unknown to him, his hotel escapades had made both MDs to talk about him.
The Kenya MD informed the Nigerian one that they picked Nedu up with a company car at the airport and also dropped him off when he left.
He was made to face a disciplinary panel on charges of fraud and forgery. Recall that he might have or might not have alerted his boss.
In nigeria if he had simply left his wife at home for just a few days or paid for her hotel bill, but his “smartness” exposed him.
To cut a long story short, Nedu was fired for forgery, the MD said he might have overlooked his his hotel brouhaha, but forgery is a NO.
Nedu is now at home with a wife and a daughter. His wife, by the way does not work.
May greed and over smartness not be our undoing in life…
End of story…


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