#IamEssential — Logged out of work email without notice

Hundreds of people are losing their jobs to COVID19 every day. Through #IamEssential, we are sharing experiences of people who recently lost their job and how they’re navigating the situation.

Jemima was logged out of her work email without notice. We had a chat with her to understand what led to this and how she has been managing the situation.

Hi Jemima, tell us about yourself

What was financial planning like for you, before coronavirus?

That’s impressive. So, how did unemployment happen?

That’s cold and unexpected. Do you have employment benefits though?

So sorry to hear that. Your takeaway?

Hmm. How are you managing your finances now?

What has been the biggest challenge since you lost your job?

If you had the opportunity to buy employment insurance, would you?

No one ever wants to think they can lose their job, but the truth is, it can happen, and while you can’t do anything about it, knowing that you have income protection if it happens will give some sort of relief. I would know, I am currently out of a job and I sincerely wish I had this cover.

Moving forward, what are you looking forward to the most?

#IamEssential is led by Casava — an insurance company created to help every Nigerian protect their income from unemployment. We ensure that in the event of job loss or in the case that you can’t work because of a serious injury, you earn your salary for up to 6 months.

Simplifying insurance for Africans.

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