Oh well – This is expected.
According to Glassdoor, Interns at Apple, Google And Facebook Earn More than most full-time employees in Nigeria. (In case you rushed to read this and didn’t see the keyword, let me bring it home – I N T E R N S – A.K.A Temporary Staff earn more than most of you including me ).
Glassdoor released hourly rates of most interns who work for the big tech companies, now before you all say they’re the big boys of tech and are supposed to pay a lot, let me remind you that there are some people who work for the big tech companies in Nigeria that don’t get paid like these Interns.
See the image below (bring out your calculators, we are going to do some maths)
Taking Apple into case study, $35/hr means $840/day, what this mean is that these temporary workers make let’s say N168,000 per day (I used N200/$ rate), LOL this is what some people earn in a month, some even less.
The truth is, the people who finally get to work as Interns for these big tech companies are Smarty pants, but there is also another truth, there are so many “smarty pants” in Nigeria and the rest of the world that don’t earn a pinch of what these people earn.
How can I tell? Let us start with the big tech companies in Nigeria, companies like Tecno, LG and the likes that have built a base in Nigeria and can be called “big boys” in their own rights, How much do they pay their staff? I can bet you it isn’t close to what these interns earn in a day, ready to put my salary on the line here
To all the Smarty pants out there earning so little, I feel your pain
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