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5 Secrets of Office Life that Nobody Going to Tell You!

When we are students, we dream about office life, we see people in formal attire conducting meetings, sitting in a posh room, discussing issues from files & returning from office, riding expensive cars, going for trips to other countries with lavish setup & all! But that is not it! This perception changes big time once we enter into that dream world. Once we become jobholders, that preconceived vision & images start to fade & get replaced by new practical scenes & new reality. What are those facts that people fail to understand earlier? Let’s find out –

5 Truth About Job Life You Need to Know

1. People have double face

The secret you come across gradually with the passage of time is that people have a double face that is to say – conflicting ideologies. You will find people talking about the negative sides of personal lobbying & its role in obtaining some advantages in office. But with time, you will also find the fact that internally the people bashing personal lobbying also opt for this to avail their own benefits. In other instances, they will criticize others left right center but they will remain poised & happy & praise that person on the face!

2. Your success will make others sad

On a superficial level, people will wish the best for you, will inspire you at times, but when you will get rewarded for genuine performance those colleagues will get sad. They will say ‘Congratulations!’ but they will not mean it actually. In reality, they will feel sad & will start to find faults within you. The moral of the story is, people will never be happy with your glory & success; it will make them sad because they could not achieve it.

3. You won’t get friends

Friendship is something you just can’t expect in the workplace! If it happens then you are extremely lucky! In the workplace, you will encounter a few people who will act like your well-wisher but the point is they won’t be friends actually! Most of the people just use others. When they use or manipulate others or want some advantage from others, they become friendly. But this is something not done for the sake of friendship, rather it is done to fulfill some need. People actually think of only self-interest in the workplace & they start to care for others & act friendly only when they need company.

4. Immediate authority can save you or fire you

You could be an average performer but if you somehow can manage your immediate boss or superior, you are safe & vice versa. Before joining the job, you will have listened to a lot of things about bossing, rude boss, good boss & the like but the truth is that it’s your immediate boss if he or she is happy over your effort & performance; you are in a good position in a company & the same way, if your immediate boss or departmental head wants you to suffer or fire you from a job, you are in danger!

5. Biasness prevails in each level

Organizations will be found boasting of their fair play in their value-adding activities. But the real truth that will be revealed will be surprising. It will be found that rules & regulations do not levy equally for everyone. If you got personal connection with higher authority, you can get away with some irregularities or you can avail some advantages that others will never be able to avail because they don’t have that bond or connection. It is kind of an open secret now!

Surprised much? Don’t be! These are some most observed hidden facts in maximum organizations. Office life is not that bad also! The main objective is never to make you discouraged, rather make you alert to the probable conditions so that you don’t get surprised shockingly saying wish I could know this earlier!

Author:  Abu Md. Abdullah 
Assistant Professor 
Faculty of Business Administration 
Eastern University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: abdullah@easternuni.edu.bd

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Career In Defence Sector For BBA Students In Bangladesh

Defence sector is one of the best career paths for anyone. Here one person will get a high salary as well as respect from society. Bachelor of Business Administration or BBA is a special degree in business studies. This degree can be in accounting, management, marketing, finance etc. A student who has completed his/her education and obtained BBA, he/she has a great chance to work in the defence sector. 

Military forces of Bangladesh (Army, Navy and Air Force) recruit warrant officers who have completed minimum graduation. Police also recruit Sub-inspector who has at least graduated. 

Warrant Officers Of Three Military Forces

The Bangladesh Army, the Bangladesh Navy and the Bangladesh Air Force recruit warrant officers. These warrant officers are like the bridge between ranked officers and the normal army. A student who has obtained his/her BBA can join as the warrant officer. He/she needs to get a high CGPA from any good university in BBA then complete all the formalities. After the training of 1 year, he/she can work as a junior warrant officer. The demand for CGPA is more in the Bangladesh Army, then the Bangladesh Navy and then the Bangladesh Air Force. 

A warrant officer gets a good salary with all the advantages given by the Bangladesh Government. 

Army Education Corps

There are many universities in Bangladesh which are controlled by the army. These universities are for the army as well as the civilians to complete higher education. Like Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), Military Institute of Science And Technology (MIST), National Defence College (NDC). Here a lot of BBA students are recruited by the Bangladesh army as a professor. They will get a higher salary than other universities/schools/colleges teachers. This is a great chance for the BBA students. He/she needs to grab a high CGPA and complete all the formalities. Then he/she will become a professor. 

Police

 Bangladesh police’s officer rank starts from SI (sub-inspector). If anyone wants to become an SI, he/she needs to complete graduation. After all the formalities get done, he/she will become an SI. A person who has completed BBA will get a chance here. An SI of police get a good salary with ration. He is respected by all the people of the society. 

NSI

 National security intelligence or NSI is the detective agency under the ministry of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The NSI is the leading organized agency of the Government of Bangladesh in the field of internal security, counter-terrorism, counterintelligence and foreign intelligence. NSI is the largest among all the intelligence agencies in Bangladesh, the others being the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), SB, CID, PBI and intelligence directorates of armed and paramilitary forces. In NSI minimum graduation is required. A person who has completed BBA has a high opportunity to work in NSI.    

SP And OC

An SP or Superintendent of Police controls a thana. An OC or Officer In charge also controls a thana. But OC is under SP. Both of them have to complete BCS (Bangladesh Civil Service). After completing BBA one can complete the BCS (Police) and become an OC or ASP and then promoted to SP.       

PBI

 Police bureau of investigation or PBI is the security agency of Bangladesh. This agency is for detecting the higher-ranked officials of Bangladesh. At least a person has to complete graduation. If anyone completed BBA then this will be very grateful. 

CID

Criminal investigation department or CID the detective agency in Bangladesh. When police cannot solve any case then CID take over the case and try to solve that. CID recruits minimum graduated people for becoming a CID officer. So a person who has completed BBA has a high chance to work in this reputed defence sector.    

In the defence sector, these are the fields for a BBA student to work. They will get a high salary as well as respect for the people of Bangladesh through working here.

Written By

Md. Istiak Ahmed
Faculty Of Business Studies 10th Batch
Department Of Management
Session: 2019-2020
Mawlana Bhashani Science And Technology University, Santosh, Tangail.

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Types of Part-Time Jobs for Students in Bangladesh

A part-time job is basically a job that requires fewer working hours per week than a normal or full-time job. Generally, these jobs are shift based which is rotational in most cases. In addition, someone is considered a part-time employee if they work less than 30 hours a week. Usually people work part-time when they couldn’t get a full-time job and while attending school, college or university, and simply by personal preference. Depending on the types, working hours and other job preferences, one thing is for sure that students are one of the most enthusiastic candidates for part-times jobs.

Unlike developed countries, part-time jobs for students in Bangladesh are limited to some extent. But there exist some good sectors in our country where students can work part time. Again, due to technological and economic development and expansion of trade and commerce, new job sectors are gradually emerging. At the same time, students are getting more part-time job opportunities day-by-day. Here in this article, we have picked some excellent types of part-time jobs in our country that will help you to become financially stable in student-life.

Best part-time job sectors for students in Bangladesh:

1. Tutoring Jobs

Tutoring is the most popular part-time job among the students in our country. Perhaps most students at the college or university level work as private tutors since it’s an easy way to earn money. Basically, tutoring jobs for students are of two types – home tutor and part-time tutor in coaching centers and schools. The flexibility of these jobs has made them so interesting. You can go for the tuition at your convenient time at an hourly rate. The salary of tutoring jobs varies depending on the subject and the class of teaching. Personal communication is the primary way to get tuition. In the early stages, you can be well acquainted as a private tutor by doing home tuitions. You can also contact any nearby coaching center or school directly. Your academic background will be very helpful in this case. Another great benefit of part-time tutoring is that you can get the opportunity to not just share your knowledge but to retain and strengthen your previously learned lessons.

2. NGO

There is a huge opportunity for part-time jobs in NGOs in Bangladesh. A large number of NGOs working on issues like children, women, environment, human rights etc countrywide. Through their various projects, poor and disabled children in the society are getting primary education and learn to do handicrafts, drawings, songs, and even technical works. And many such programs of NGOs provide a good opportunity for part-time jobs. In addition, NGOs employ part-time workers in different field works. These field works include conducting surveys, social development, adult education, sanitation, sex education, etc. Students can find the available part-time jobs in these NGOs through newspaper advertisement or direct contact. At first you may not get much money by working part time in these organizations. But in these cases, you will get training along with a certificate as the evidence of work experience. Both this certification and experience are useful in later job search.

3. Shopping Center, Stores & Restaurants

Usually in shopping centers or in various retail stores, fashion houses, chain shops, brand showrooms there are very good opportunities for part-time jobs as a sales executive and in customer services. Again, many people work part-time as waiters in restaurants. In these cases, often the main task is to increase the sales of the product or service of the outlet. As a result, there are commissions on sales along with salary and the opportunity to work overtime. Thus, students can earn a good amount of money per month by working 4-5 hours a day in such markets. The biggest advantage is that these jobs also have the opportunity to choose the convenient times. Apart from this, different month-long fairs such as – trade fair, book fair, tree fair etc. also facilitate part-time job opportunities. In these functions, college and university students can get part-time or contract jobs as a sales assistant on a priority basis.

4. Call Center Operator

Mobile phone operator companies of the country and other foreign outsourcing firms are offering many part-time job opportunities in their call centers for university students. These call centers provide a variety of customer support. Students are more likely to be employed in the call centers as a large manpower is needed there. Actually, students with good communication skills and patience, who speak fluently through standard pronunciation, can easily get a part-time job in call centers. In general, there are 3 working shifts in call centers and each shift lasts for 8 hours. Thus, students can work part-time here at their convenience.

5. Ride Sharing & Delivery Services

Nowadays ride sharing services like Uber and Pathao have become very popular in Bangladesh. As you can ride through these platforms, you can earn money by becoming a rider yourself. There are also many parcel and food delivery services that employ freelance delivery personnel. And with the increasing number of e-commerce services in the country, the demand for deliverymen is also increasing. Thanks to all these growing services, working as a part-time driver has become easier than ever. Thus, one of these part-time jobs is very easy to find for students with driving skills and a motorbike. Part-time ride sharing and food delivery jobs are now more popular among students because of their flexibility.

6. Event & Campaign Management

Many companies now organize various campaigns and events to promote their products or services. Especially, different products selling companies conduct multiple campaigns throughout the year. Usually each of these events and campaigns lasts for days, weeks or months. And all these events and campaigns create a great opportunity for part-time jobs. Actually, the companies contractually hire smart and young people for managing any particular campaigns. Thus, in most cases, college and university students get priority for these part-time or contract jobs.

7. Photography

Yes, your passion can turn into your profession. At present, photography is a very fascinating and demanding profession. If you have a camera and are good at photography, you can become a freelance photographer. Nowadays many students work part-time as photographers at various events and functions. Many studios and event management firms also hire part-time and contract photographers. Students can work as part time photographers in these firms and studios if they want. Again, there are a large number of news agencies in our country and they often offer part-time jobs as photographers. Students with potential photographic skills can definitely grab these opportunities.

8. Research Assistant

Government and non-government research institutes and development agencies of the country conduct various researches throughout the year as part of different projects. These researches and studies require a good number of data collectors or research assistants. Generally, the research conducting institutes hire university students as research assistants for these one-time jobs. As a result, students can get excellent part-time job opportunities through their projects. Under these research projects, institutions will provide training and certification to the recruits. Therefore, working part-time as a research assistant can be a valuable experience in strengthening your future resume.

9. Online Part-Time Jobs

Due to the advancement of technology, the number of online based jobs is increasing rapidly. At present, outsourcing is a popular choice among the youth worldwide. The numbers of freelancers in our country as well as the opportunities for various online based jobs have now increased tremendously. As a result, students can find a huge number of part-time jobs in different online marketplaces. Freelancing jobs include software development, website development and design, mobile apps & games building, data entry, graphic designing, digital designing, support services, etc. Apart from these, some other demanding online jobs include digital marketing & social-media marketing, search engine optimization, content writing, blogging and video editing. If you are skilled in any of these fields, you can work part time online. Many students first start working online after receiving training in their preferred field and gradually become experienced freelancers. Then it becomes an excellent part-time job for them to earn money.

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Anaet Ullah Biswas

Student | Business Administration,

Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University.

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