Mwanaisha Chidzuga, a former journalist at K24, posted on Instagram a touching message she once comforted herself with during her tough times after losing her job back in 2015.
Following a huge layoff of over 100 employees at Media Max Networks earlier on this week, Mwanaisha said “as long as your name is not listed as a shareholder or among the owners of the company, don’t be comfortable”.
The CEO of Arryannas Swahili Cuisine Restaurants further said that employment should be viewed as a side hustle.
“Use that platform [Employment] to build yourself the same way you are so busy and committed in building another person’s company,” added Mwanaisha.
Here is an in-depth of her words to the affected journalists
Dear Friends ..I wrote this letter to myself when I first lost my job back in 2015..I thought I should share coz it changed my life I hope it does to you too.. Too attached to a Company never again😜😜😜😜 As long as your name is not listed as a shareholder or amongst the owners of the company dont be too comfortable..Use that platform(Employment) to build yourself the same way you are so busy and committed in building another person’s company.Employment should be a #SIDEHUSLE and your side husle should be your FULL TIME JOB.Start over ,Invest in it, build it ,take risks for it, loose sleep for it ,get angry and furious for it ,celebrate its success and failures because it has your DNA in it.To those who have lost jobs POLENI but take the lessons with you so that next time it happens you should be more than ready. It will be like transitioning to better bigger you.I have been there twice and since then am more than content with the person I have become. #IndependentThinker #Grateful #Blessed #Success #Husler..My friends dont be too attached to employment or companies and institutions that never asked your input when they were setting up or laying the foundation in the first place.That was the owners and founders vision and dream. You were just one to making that dream a reality and to sustain it and make profits or whatever and when the time came to replace you they never even thought twice or remembered your input but just saving what’s theirs.The time has come for you to rise , live your dream and make it a reality so that one day you will stand tall and be counted amongst the ones who made the best decision for themselves and their companies..I know its tough, it hurts, hearts are broken ,but mine is to CONGRATULATE you all for accepting to live your best lives now while you still have the energy and time to invest in yourself n rebuild wht is rightfully yours.Go out there plant that seed, let God show you that He is the Almighty, He is in Control.Safari ndefu huanza na hatua moja..Congratulations for your Job Loss.