A number of people get jobs as a result of constant lobbying, little knowing that at times such a way of getting that much cherished job can be their undoing or can turn against them.
Benson Karugire, a corporate consultant argues that a person who lobbies for a job might end up being underpaid since lobbying can be taken as a sign of desperation.
â€œAn employer can decide to give you the job at a reduced salary and at the end of it all you end up working a lot but for less.â€
Karugire also says that when a person gets a job as a result of lobbying, that person can be shunned by colleagues.
â€œWorkmates might see you as some incapable person who only got into the job because they knew someone related to the employers,â€ Karugire argues.
This can lead to the individualâ€™s life at the workplace being very miserable.
It is very easy for a new employee to become an outcast: if other staff believe you represent what they all are not, you could end up getting no support from them. And that goes for socialising with them as well.
It gets worse if it is a lady who lobbied for a job, she might be expected to pay in kind.
â€œA situation can arise where sexual favors are expected from the person who got the lady the job and if she refuses she might end up losing it.â€
He says most companies have section heads and these might sabotage someone who is related or known to the boss.
â€œAt times it might be out of malice or fear that the new employee will be the top bossâ€™s favorite, but at the end of it all, its you the person who has lobbied for the job who will have problems.â€
Lobbying tarnishes oneâ€™s image right from the start as they will be perceived as individuals who can not stand on their own feet to succeed, Karugire says.
Lobbying makes one lose out