Monday, February 1, 2016

Resigning from my job.


I seriously don't know what to do with my life anymore. Maybe my mom was right and that I should just play safe and help out in the family business. During my late teens I had so much dreams of becoming and doing many things like aiming to become a future doctor and travelling many places around the world. Fast forward to now that I am nearing my mid-twenties I realized that most of my dreams have either been shattered or made. Maybe my batchmates were right.. The first few months after graduation is the period where we would feel lost with our lives having no where to go but reviewing for the board exams..

Ugh! I never really expected to have landed into this monotonous banking job.. It has been 8 days since I got hired and I already feel bored with this job.. It is basically preparing for opening at around 8:30am then waiting for people to come in to handle their transactions and by 3:30 or 4pm that is when I start noting everything and finishing up everything before the shift ends.  During my rest day, I decided to visit one of the few temples in my area to ask for a sign.. Sadly I did not get an answer but maybe the sign is yet to come.. I wanted to become a doctor but then I realized that all the time and effort is just not worth it in the end.. Doctors here are abused.. Think of low pay jobs and even abusive working conditions.. Sometimes the patients are not even worth helping..

An excerpt from a chat I had with an officemate one afternoon
Me : I don't know if this is too personal to ask but despite the low pay what made you decide to stay in this company for more than 2 years?
Officemate: It's the people I work with that made me stay.. Despite the low pay atleast I am happy doing my job and that the people I work with keep me happy as well..

Buhhh... I just cannot handle this monotonous job.. I am simply not happy... So I know this sort of sounds selfish and insensitive but buuuh I am gonna resign after my first pay and pay the cash bond to buy-out my 3 month probationary contract.. Maybe working in a call center would be better to atleast have a taste of what it feels like to work in a call center..

I know I am not making any sense to any of you right now but buhhhhh I just wanted to blurt this all out..

19 comments:

  1. Your officemate is right, if one is happy then they stay. The problem right now is that you are still unsure of yourself. We could dream but at your age, you are given a chance to learn from your mistakes, to find where you should be, and then sink roots.
    Remember, one step at a time.

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    1. I need more time to search for myself. Sayang naman pinag-aralan ko sa college if hinde gamitin ko :(

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  2. I work in a call center... and i must say, the graveyard shift sucks bigtime. I suggest you try working as a barista. at least you get to meet decent people even for half a minute.

    I wish i had been a barista, a real barista. (well, i have an ideal barista in mind...think of a bartender who knows how to mix drinks).

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    1. A member of my barkada works as a barista in a well known coffee shop here in the Philippines but sadly the pay isn't good or the working conditions.. My god im sooo choosy! haha

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    2. it's not about the pay...it's about the coffee, and how it can bring random strangers together.


      sorry, i'm being hopeless romantic on this one.haha

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  3. it is true that while in college, we picture ourselves doing the dream job that we always wanted. but when reality kicks in - meaning i need to get a job soon or else my student debt bills will start to pile up - we try to get the first job that appeals to us.

    for some who worked for a company for 12 years (yes, TWELVE!!), it was the support and camaraderie of my co-workers that made work enjoyable. and who are we kidding, salary wasn't bad either.

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    1. Reality can be such a bitch at times..

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  4. wow that was quick. well .. it's really common we don't get to work with our dream job. I loved my previous job so much I had to quit because of its low salary. I mean .. passion is one thing, but money is another.

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    1. True.. Money would matter now in the world we live in today..

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  5. Kung ikaw sa work, ako naman sa kurso. I am not really happy with my chosen course that I am taking. I think I made a wrong choice.

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    1. Better finish what you can soon :) You might end up like me being in college for almost a decade due to course hopping.

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  6. Ako din mukang mali yung trabahong napasukan ko. Ang dream ko kasi maging isang Pornstar, Syempre joke lang yun ☺

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    1. Hahah :) Who knows baka ikaw na ang first pinoy super pornstar

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  7. Hi there.

    Mostly it's the 2-hour drive to work that gets to me. And that could easily escalate to 3-4 hours kapag morning rush na.

    But THAT aside, maybe it would be best to weigh your options well first. Then decide.

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    1. I should have put so much thought in to it.. Reckless decisions

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  8. Don't act in haste! Fine to quit if you hate the job, but perhaps it's best to make a plan first. Any idea what you want to do?

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    1. Like what they say.. Failure to plan is planning to fail :)

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    2. I now know that I want to practice being a Physical Therapist but buh the long process of exams after exams is just discouraging though.

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