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