And I've Been Terminated

How would you feel if you're informed that you are terminated from your job? I certainly know the feeling.

I feel for the youngsters (fresh grads) who are terminated slash lost their jobs recently. Lalo na if unexpected, and its effectivity is immediate. That was so rude! I can't blame them kung galit man sila right now.

But here's a similar story.

Been working for Trend Micro for 8 months pa lang, pero that was the most enjoyable work ever! Incomparable ang learning experience, supervisor, teammates, and facilities dun- best talaga. But an attractive offer from a GOVERNMENT AGENCY came (hint: government agency na pangarap ng marami). I was so confused. Considered everything, pero sa huli, though im not sure, I took the risk. What's life without taking chances anyway. Pinagpalit ko ang Trend. I left with a prayer na sana tama ang desisyon ko na yun.

Then I started working for the governemnt firm. 1st two months were for Oracle Training chorva. I felt lucky to undergo those trainings dahil wala naman yun sa syllabus ng ECE kaya di ko siya alam. Ok lang ang training. Pero not so OK ang people, ang environment, facilities, at work. Minsan naiisip kong nagkamali ba ko ng paglipat?

After 2 months, the director (of the project) talked to me. Telling me wala ng budget ang project. And since "Last-In; First-Out" policy, I was the one to be TERMINATED!

Seriously?! Ganun lang yun, after ko ipagpalit lahat sa Trend, wala na silang budget?! F*CK!

Of course na-depressed ako ng 3minutes. Pero after that, naisip kong probably it's not for me. Let go. Tama na ang pag-iinarte. Hindi bagay saken.

Nakakahiya ang nangyare so I kept my termination a secret. Only my parents knew.


So, yung last two weeks ko, pumapasok nalang ako para mag-time in tapos derecho na sa mga job interviews. Bastusan na. Well, I was rushing to find a job.


Hindi din ako mabilis nakahanap ng new job. Andame nga, kaso naman binabarat ka sa offer, o kaya may bond, kaya mejo naging choosy ako.

Finally, a BPO (a.k.a. call center) company in Makati was looking for someone na may Oracle knowledge. Kahit wala akong call center experience, I still applied, and got the job! I was the only girl in the team, and was the only one who doesnt need to be a call center agent first para umabot sa position na to. Since call center company, easy work so easy money. Best part, babayaran nila ang knowledge mo sa Oracle! wink wink

Segue, a week prior I got this job, nagkaroon ako ng boyfriend! Kaya di ako naniniwala na pag swerte sa career/pera, malas sa lovelife. Matagal na kame swerte lalo na sa raffles! hehe (though mas swerte cia)

Moving on...

See, if not for those Oracle trainings I had sa governemnt agency na nagterminate saken, I wouldnt get this job. So right now, Im really fond of telling others that I got terminated; and because of that something unexpected happened - big time!

So youngsters, we really dont know kung ano mangyayare. Pero I suggest be excited. Chance ulit magjobhunt. At syempre dahil may mga trainings ka naman that you gained sa last company mo, big advantage na yun to be sell-able. Kahit pano may karapatan ka na mag-name ng price.

So smile.


Something better will come your way. Maniwala ka! (--,)

47 responses:

Roninkotwo said...

Whatever God does..He does it so well..Hindi talaga dapat matapos ang laban.

Turismoboi said...

blessing in disguise ang termination, i hope ganun din for others

Lance said...

all things, even bad ones, work together for good...=)

the donG said...

"Of course na-depressed ako ng 3minutes. Pero after that, naisip kong probably it's not for me. Let go. Tama na ang pag-iinarte. Hindi bagay saken."

>>> very good attitude chyng. you should not treat things like this as failures. galing mo talaga.

kahanga hanga ang ganyan. kaya good luck lagi.

swerte pala kayo sa raffle. hehehe... ako din paminsan minsan.

nga pala ECE din ako.

Wandering Wonder Bra said...

off topic:

"teka nagulat ako sa wandering wonder bra.

nwey.. hhmm, may point. but im happier right now. or can i say i chose to be happier everyday!

--i'll get back on you after a year about this.. cheers!

--- --

re: ako naranasan ko na rin materminate, effective that day hahaha three days before new year.

that was when the tidal waves hit thailand..

take care!

Abou said...

na inspire naman ako sa post na to he he

4 years na kasi akong di employed. ewan ko at buhay pa ako

you must have a lucky charm

JoShMaRie said...

something better will come your way! maniwala ka! -I LIKE THAT CHYNG. :)

RONeiluke, RN said...

truly when a door closes, a window opens...hehehe! :)

sobrang fave ko yung rent..i even downloaded the tracks to my mp3...hehehe!

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_ice_ said...

that's good news..

ganun talaga. God want us to drop something kasi He wants us to pick something better than what we have..

musta chyng...??

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KRIS JASPER said...

That was an inspiring life's chapter that you have shared, chyng.

At talagang di mapagkatiwalaan pag Government....

gillboard said...

Totoo yan, when a door closes, another one opens. Hopefully, you love your current job.

salingPUSA said...

tama ka dyan---you easily landed a job because you are optimistic....

...being optimistic is what we need these days....wag lang unrealistically optimistic ha. yung puro optimism lang tapos wala na.....

salingPUSA said...

galing din ako public/ govt.....and most of the people there sucks talaga. better sa private, people still suck pero medyo sosyal ang pagiging bwisit nila. di masyadong bulgar or if they are bulgar, the system is there to counter that....

ang importante okay ka ngyn. glad to know that....

~Kinesics said...

Yup, everything happens for a reason...we may not know it now, but we will eventually...and you'd be like

"Oh, thats why! Now, I get it!"

I like your post...it made me smile. Thankfully, I have not had experienced being terminated, I am the one who usually leaves. But, still...looking for another job could be a challenge and time consuming!

Belated CONGRATS on the new job and on having your MAN! :)

Hope to meet you guys when I get there!

~kinesics

Chyng said...

@sir lloyd,
agree!

@turismo,
just believe.

@lance,
so true yan!

@dong,
uy thanks! ece turned pro-tographer! ;)

@dabo,
oh sure! lets see after a year.

@abou,
so ano ginagawa mo if youre not working?

Chyng said...

@josh,
korek mare!

@ron,
ganda ng Rent!

@ice,
inspiring yan. im ok, continous ang gamutan.

@krisjasper,
at mga 100yrs old na ang ages ng mga employees dun! haha

@gilbert,
uhm, sakto naman. create a happy working place!

@SP,
good point. dapat realistic din. and dont wait, make things happen dapat.

@kinesics,
hey dear! thanks so much! hope to see you soon too!

MarcoPaolo said...

makakahanap ka rin... easy lang!

AC said...

Sa totoo lang 'te masuwerte ka kasi may baon kanang 'experience' at 'diploma' pag naghanap ka ng ibang trabaho...

Hindi tulad ng mga fresh grads diyan na ang tanging pinaghahawakan lang eh ang diploma nila...

Sa panahon ngayon hindi lang dapat diploma ang asset ng isang epmloyee...importante na rin ang 'experience.'

theory + hands-on experince= career

Goodluck!

Cheers from Toronto

BURAOT said...

all's well that ends not just well but swell. ;)

ika nga, weder weder lang yan.

ka bute said...

sh*t. anong government agency yan at ng mapasabog na? badtrip nman yan.

onatdonuts said...

nakaka-inspire ang iyong kwento chyng...tsaka nakakarelate ako hahaha kasi magulo rin isip ko ngayon...parang tinatanong ako ni kris ng DEAL or NO DEAL? hahaha sana makita ko rin ang liwanag. haha

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oo tama, kailangan talaga nating ingatan ang ating mga mahal sa buhay...lalo na ang mga bata.

dodong flores said...

I think your employment at the government agency is a blessing in disguise. It's good that you have a positive outlook in life, kaya nakahanap ka rin ng mas maganda pang trabaho kesa una...

I wish you more luck with your boyfriend...

nahj12 said...

may dahilan sa lahat ng nangyayari..kung di dahil sa termination mo.. di mo makukuha new job mo diba? but admit it or not. .somehow.. nakakababa ng moral ang termination no? parang you are not good enough.. anyway.. carry lang.. basta life must go on.. heheh good luck to you.. and God bless..

darkhorse said...

Extinct optimist....lol...that's right! tc uy...manlibre ka may trabaho kna pla...lol...juk!

Michael said...

Chyng, maybe God have other plans for you. Just keep the faith!

Dhianz said...

wow... luv ur post... oo ngah daz true... lahat tlgah nangyayari for a reason... kung isa isahin mong tignan na-fired kah... then u felt bad... magmukmok... and etch...nasayang lang ang time moh feelin' sorry for urself... but nde naten alam its God's way para dalhin ka nyah sa better plan nyah for u... tulad nang nangyari sau...i'm happy for you.... buti na lang after 3 minutes ka lang nag-emote...hehe... ate koh non na-fired sa work nyah kc pinagtulungan... she was so upset... then she had another job... nag-aral syah at work sa ibah then later on became an RN... see she got fired there para mag-aral syah at matupad ang dream nyah... otherwise kung nde andon pa ren sya at isang cashier... sp thankful sya sa mga pinaalis syah...hehe...so yeah na-inspired lang akoh sau... kwen2han daw bah kitah? like sabi nga sa isang komento sau d2... itz a blessing in disguise... tc! GODBLESS! -di

Dhianz said...

ooppss.. i mean thankful sya sa mga nagpa-alis sa kanyah.... i juz remembered... kung isa-isahin moh kainin ang ingredients such as sugar, salt, egg, and flour nde moh type ang lasa... but when you put it together it becomes a delicious cake na masarap kainin... parang ang buhay lang naten minsan eh mga ingredients pero nde naten alam itz gonna be a cake... like yours... pero for sure you gonna have more cakes to come... hehe... take care! GODBLESS! -di

Chyng said...

@pao,
ano kaba, my work nako!

@AC,
well totoo yan. at first mahirap tlga. at swertihan pa. pagalingan sa interview ang labanan.

@buraots,
pero dont waste time kahit anong weder pa yan! ;)

@kabute,
kung saan pinakamalakas kumita ng pera- yan yung govt agency!

@onats,
aha, pinipirata ka din! mahusay!

@dodong,
thanks sir! seen your blog too.

@najh,
inamin ko naman na frustrating tlga- uhm for about 3mins!

@DH,
come on, my work tlga ko!

@michael,
yes. thanks!

@diane,
see, everyone has their blessing in disguise story. kaya wag masyadong magdrama.

cheers to that!

dak said...

tibay!

owell, i think a lot of people get disappointed and in pain when they lose something in life because they get too much attached to these earthly stuff. I mean nothing on earth is permanent, so wag mag-assume na andiyan yan forever.

practice detachment... para mabilis maka-recover at makapagsimula ulit!

tama ka, ma-depress lang ng 3 minutes ok na yun! hahaha...

or like i said before, count to 5 or sing ABC, for sure after nun okay ka na.

nice post!

PaJAy said...

Huli man at di magaling.........Mag ku comment pa rin...hahahaha..

Good luck sa work n sa luvlyf...

K.C. said...

Everything happens for a reason. Best of luck! ;)

kat said...

bech! kala na terminate ka na naman! kinabahan ako for a moment! buti nalang marunong akog magbasa!hehe

jules said...

grabe. ang galing mo. when a door close, a window opens nga. :) go gurl. :) im so proud of u. salamat sa comment ha. sorry ngaun lang ako naka reply =D

jules said...

nalagay na pala kita sa blog ko. :) hope u don't mind. ingat lagi ok ? :) mwah!

Axel said...

Galing ka pa lang Trend Micro at ECE ka pa... May kilala ka po bang Edgardo Estoy Jr.?

Hindi naman terminated siguro yun, kasi mukhang project based lang yung work mo... Kasi kung termindated ka, dapat nagreklamo ka dahil dapat 1 month notice yun... Government agency pa naman sila dapat alam nila yun, bawal yun... Yung barkada ko nagreklamo nung ginawa yun sa kanya at nagdemanda ayun 300,000 richer na siya ngayon... hehehe, sana nga nalaman ko yun sa dati ko work...

Its good na gusto mo naman ata yung bago mong work at mukhang malaki ang offer sayo ah... Good luck sa bagong work, keep the positive attitude...

enrico said...

Ako rin naman I would feel so bad or even furious if i find out one day na wala na ko trabaho, especially when i know i've been working so hard and delivering well sa project namin. But if i know i did not perform well, siguro i have the right to feel gloomy but not mad.

I can't help but explain the company's side so pagbigyan mo na ko. At the start of contract signing it was explained very well that for 6 months they are on probationary status. And they will be evaluated based on performance (if deployed to a project) or based on exam (if they undergo training). After 3 months or so, these kids took an exam and they failed but they were given a remedial exam but they failed again. Siguro naman the company has been fair enough to give them 3 months to take in all the necessary knowledge they would need for the exam. What did the company gain from that? Nothing. How about the kids? Well, 3 months of training and 3 months salary.

Iniisip ko lang, dapat binigyan ba sila ng at least one month or 2 weeks bago sila mawalan ng trabaho? As mean as it may sound, i think no is the answer. The company has been generous enough to give them 3 months salary and to keep them for another month na wala naman silal ma-contribute would be too much. Lalo na ngayon na medyo affected ang most companies ng financial crisis sa America.

Your case is actually different kasi you've been performing well. Nag-pass ka naman sa exam, so you have every right to be regularized. It just so happen that the gov't agency had to let go of some people due to budget/financial reasons at nagkataon na seniority ang naging basehan. But at least you were given almost 1 month to stay sa kompanya. I think alam naman nila na kelangan mo muna humanap ng bagong work.

I know that you really felt bad nung time na yun. Kahit hindi mo pa sinabi agad sa akin. But what sets you apart from those kids is the way you look at things. Sabi nga ni father kanina sa mass, things may not turn out exactly the way me imagined it but it shouldn't stop us from seeing the good things we have now.

Ang maipapayo ko sa mga batang yun:

1. Always put your best foot forward. Sa financial crisis na na-e-experience ng maraming bansa ngayon, don't make yourself an easy target sa tanggalan dahil hindi ka performer.

2. Take whatever you can. Hindi yung magnenok ka ng mouse o kaya mug sa kompanya ha. Since ni-train ka nila, make good use of it. Be sensitive of the company best practices. You never know, baka mapapakinabangan mo yun pag nalipat ka sa ibang kompanya.

3. Be tough. There are worse things that can possibly happen sa work. Terror bosses, monster clients, bitchy workmates at kung anu-ano pa, so hindi dapat sila panghinaan ng loob. And instead of being bitter, take it as a learning experience para mag-mature sila.

Antagal ko talga naka-comment. Hehe. Mukhang na-miss ko mag-blog, gumawa tuloy ako ng entry ko dito.

Segue lang, saan kaya ang 1/2 anniversary date natin? Hehe :9

Looking For The Source said...

akala ko nmn sa recent job mo ikaw naterminate, napa-f*ck tuloy ako.

pero im happy for you. dahil swerte ka sa love and career. ako kasi i dont believe na pwede kang lucky sa pareho. and i talk from experience.

sabi nga nila "when one door closes, another one opens"

or "pag nasarahan ka ng door, may bintana naman eh!"

:)

remdrake said...

waaaHaHaHa! i totally AGREE to enricO.. and to add lang, i think ang naging prob Lang din sa "termination" ng mga kids is "proper communications"... maxado kasi bigLaan.. and of course, anu ba naman magiging intial reactions ng mga tao kundi ang pairalin ang bugso ng mga damdamin - galit at poot! actually, nde daw sila terminated.. di lang sila naging "regular"! weLL, thats the more appropriate term daw, hehehe! pero i feel sorry sa mga nawalan ng jobs...especially now na kelangan ng pera at palapit ang xmas...

by the way, share ko lang din... i feel more sorry for our "city services" (sila ung mga ngangongolekta ng mugs sa mga cubes nmin, and nagwa-wash) and guards... madami kasi ang natanggal din sa work because of the crisis... to think na sila ung talagang may kailangan ng pera now... hays... thank God may MPM kami (Maki-kulay Para Makatulong)! we can help them by paying 50 pesos if we're wearing anything na may touch of color na naka-set for that day (every friday)... we're on our 3rd friday na - Earth colors it is! so ayown! lahat ng maco-collect na cash will be distributed sa mga nawalan ng work pati na din sa mga naiwan xempre...our Xmas party this year para din sa knila...nde na kagaya last year na SMX Grand party.. this time, more on booths and other ways para maka-collect pa ng more money for them...indeed, this company has the heart for everyone.. di din nila gus2 magtanggal,but they have to kesa ung company ang mawala...hehehe! :)

wow! may entry na din ako sa wakas! hahaha!

Lapit na pasko... kaya, HAPPY HOLIDAYS! :)

Allan Barredo said...

ika nga nila: "dark clouds have silver linings" (or something like that hehe).
its nice to come across your blog..

jules said...

haller! sure sure sure! hehehe :D ingat lagi.l salamt sa pag add mo sakin ha! :D mwah!

Chyng said...

@dak,
deep breathing, then pray. ok na!

@pajay,
effort ang avatar! ;)

@kc,
true! thanks!

@lech,
hobby ko maglipat ng work? hehe

@jules,
thanks! na-add na kita ha.

@allen,
your shots are fantstic!

Chyng said...

@enrico, source, and c3, (since iisa naman company niyo so you all know what im talking about)

teka uhm, andame niyo cnbe, pero thanks sa info. Mabuti naman kung ganun pala. Lahat naman ng companies ay in-crisis ngayon.

Wala nako masabe, sorry! haha Basta ang point lang ng blog ko is, MOVE on. And God always has plans.

caryn said...

sweetie, i love reading how positive you are about life. god always has something better for us around the corner no? ;-)

Che-che said...

ngayon ko lang nalaman, salamat sa blog! hehe... You'll survive anything, lam ko yan... Mwah!

Dess said...

parang naging way mo yung paglipat sa mas magandang opportunity na naghihintay sayo. Thanks sa pag share mo ng experience mo, ngayon di na ko takot ma terminate! haha Last night lang, nag argue kami ng boylet ko because of termination thing. Salamat at napadaan ako sa blog mo at nabasa ang post na to.. hehehe

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