Friday, September 28, 2012

Honesty at its finest

Honesty is such a lonely word
everyone is so untrue...

This songs always comes into mind especially when we are mending broken-hearts and we feel that people doesn't deserve our trust.

Well in the Philippines its not always true. Just recently a Filipino driver returned a bag of a foreigner with at least 2000 euros.

Mang Jaime is a just one of the many reason why we can truly say we are blessed as a people. In-spite of his  being in dire need of finance, he doesn't showed any regret in returning what is not his. I always admire peoples honesty, especially in trying times when giving in to the sweet temptation is seemingly the only choice left.

It is always encouraging to note those who have submitted themselves to the discipline of honesty, so, to us Filipinos honesty is not a lonely word, rather with us, living a life of honesty is but always true.   

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Suggestion: Rejoice in the midst of Failures and rejections.

"...we are no longer considering you for the position."

These words rang a bell inside of me. No, its not the first time that I have experienced to be turned down for a job I thought I deserved.

It was in 2003 when I applied to be a call center agent, I passed the initial interview then I took the exams.
I have at least three sets of exam which to me is not easy, but thank God I passed it. I was handed a phone where the person on the other line said "This is an international call, please be guided that you will be charged in making this call..." After which I was asked to return for the final interview.

I waited for at least two hours from what they scheduled as the 11:00am interview. The lady confirmed all that was written on my resume and asked if I am willing to start right away. I told her that I am indeed ready to start right away but I told her that I only had a year in college to which I asked for consideration since I passed all the exams. She said "No" and so I left the building.

I have been turned down countless times and its not new to me. Am I going to state here my angst about the company? No, definitely not. I have nothing against those who turned me down for a simple reason that I got used to it.

I graduated from college, March 23, 2010. I took the board exams to be a licensed teacher. I thought I have all the reasons in the world to pass the exams, I spent sometime praying which I thought was enough to bribe God. I failed. Surely, I was devastated. I asked all kinds of questions imaginable even unimaginable. But let me share with you how in the midst of all of these, I am somehow happy. Because, an honor student from my batch also didn't make it, same with three of my classmates who were supposed to be at the top of the class. So, I belong to the horror roll.

It pains me whenever I learned that someone I know or even those I dont know fail. I cant help but feel their pain. I dont know if this is the result of my own failures, which I hope is not, but then I know of the path they are trudging.

Now I know why I am here. For those who failed, I know what failure is. For those who were rejected, I've been there. I am not proud, but I am here. If anyone needs a shoulder to cry on, borrow mine its free.

Are you under great pressure or even critical degree of failure? Rejoice! For it is not the last time someone will fall or be rejected, no, dont rejoice because there will be those who will follow your footsteps. Rather rejoice for you are destined to comfort those who may experience the same as what you have experienced.