There are many jobs in Ghana and many job openings are advertised day in day out to fill certain positions. It would be fair to say that some of these jobs pay very good salaries judging by the hectic nature of the job.
Some of these jobs also have very decorative titles so much so that it would be imagined that salaries for such jobs at the end of the month would also be as fancy as the job titles but that is not the case.
However, some jobs which have a lot of clout and attention have very little to offer in terms of remuneration in most cases. Some of these jobs have requirements and dress codes that need to be strictly followed to avoid any queries or sanctions from your boss.
Other jobs which are quite “unassuming” and would have many people shy away from, tend to offer a lot of cash at the end of the month as compared to some ‘white collar’ or corporate jobs as we refer to them in Ghana.
Today, YEN.com.gh brings you some elegant jobs in Ghana that pay little salary despite the very elaborate titles, dress code and respect that comes with them.
1. Bank Tellers
Even though they virtually handle millions of cash on a daily basis, a teller does not always walk home smiling at the end of the month. Despite their corporate way of dressing and smiling faces, their gestures with customers do not necessarily reflect in their take-home salary.
The burden that comes with the job is also so heavy that they sometimes even have to stay very late after office hours to balance their sheets yet, their salaries are not directly proportional to their efforts.
The stars we see on TV and in movies all the time do not have star-studded bank accounts like many of us imagine. If it were the case, many actors and actresses would not bother running side businesses just to survive.
There has been several occasions where these entertainers complain bitterly about their inadequate fees. The story is however different in Hollywood where stars bag millions after one role in a movie.
With all the beauty, make-up and sophisticated catwalks on the runway, a model’s salary is not as beautiful as herself.
Even though they get the attention of the paparazzi at events, attention is not given to their salaries. Many models have now resorted to modelling as a part-time job instead of a full-time profession.
Despite the fact that all information reaches listeners and viewers through journalists, it would be fair to say that most journalists in Ghana live from hand to mouth.
The story is the same for TV and Radio Show hosts who would have to speak for hours in order to keep viewers and listeners happy and also keep their rating up. One would seriously be mistaken if he or she judges the salary of a journalist by their hectic schedules.
5. Disc Jockeying
Many DJ’s have flooded the entertainment industry but it is the case that not many of them are enjoying the fruits of their labor.
Though they are seen hanging out with the big names in the entertainment industry, their salaries on the other hand are not that big.
The tremendous amount of time they spend on the turn tables does not turn around into cash for them. They are elegantly dressed but do not receive ‘elegant’ salaries.
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