I’m still on my path to make a difference in Ghana and start my own business, but mama has to pay the bills right now so it is imperative that at least I get something even if temporary to keep me in the lifestyle I have grown accustomed to.
I’ve been at home for the past three to four months waiting for something to happen, watching cookery programmes for inspiration and experimenting with recipes but that’s been about it. Just like mama Ghana, I say I am moving forward but I really am not. However, this week has been rather productive, I have potentially two jobs lined up and one interview came my way. The Standard Chartered job reared its head again. Apparently they are going to lobby for more money for me to entice me to actually take the position. Apparently, the head of department really wants me and has asked the HR manager (an acquaintance of mine) to convince me to take the job. I think it’s because he thinks he can use me as a shield when bullets start flying (one thing he said is he thinks I can handle the head of HR who sounds like she takes no prisoners and he has been one on more occasion).
The other position which is more or less mine is with The Cave Club and Grill. I went for an interview on Wednesday and well not to blow my own trumpet but the job is more or less mine if I want it. My cousin’s husband has more or less sold the idea that I would be perfect for the job so it is really mine for the taking (and if I go into politics he would be my campaign manager). There only issues are
1. Can I do the job – it is a new position, onus is on me to perform and after my experience with the Indian man, I have to admit, my confidence has kind of decreased somewhat
2. It’s marketing a nightclub that is potentially long hours, way past my bedtime and when I am in a club I prefer to be drinking as opposed to selling.
3. Apparently, this club used to be the place to hang out, now, nobody knows it is functioning. The club is in Osu, just past Tasty Jerk, however, nobody knows that it is functioning, and even if they do, are reluctant to patronise the place. There is a lot to be done to restore it to its former glory, am I up to the challenge?
4. A multinational gives additions such as health care, different allowances and well you more or less have job security (if you work for the right multinational), I am basically on my own, for as long as this club is functioning, will it give longevity?
1. The owner is a Ghanaian who lived in UK for a significant number of years, so I will be less likely to get frustrated by the not so forward thinking local.
2. The business is in line with my own business idea, it would be easy to do research and build the network
3. I will pretty much have the autonomy to run with my ideas (if there are still any brain cells left in this old head of mine)
4. I know a lot of guys who like to chill, they tell their friends, who tell their friends, that’s half my battle won
5. It will be a challenge, but a good one I think, I will not have a crazy boss who changes his mind at the drop of a dime telling me that I am illogical or running around like a headless chicken adding no value
Either way, I have until tomorrow to decide what I am going to do. I said I will draw up a marketing plan and we will discuss numbers, and take it from there.
Whatever the case, the success or failure, whether this club is a one hit wonder, a no hoper or runs the long haul, if I take this job, it all depends on me if I take this job.
But whatever I decide, I need to do it now. Where most people would get bored being in the house for so long, I am starting to get used to it. I wake up at 6am, nap at 2pm, watch Come Dine with me, play around in the kitchen with recipes, then hang out with the lads for a few hours or go back to bed. Thankfully I have been conscious to make healthy recipes or else I would be 100pounds larger now.
But for now, I will use this forum shamelessly plug The Cave Bar and Grill. They are open Tuesday’s to Sundays from 12pm – 12am (until daybreak Fridays and Saturdays). Check it out, let me know what you think…