rome wasn’t built in a day…

according to a professor of mine:

“rome wasn’t built in a day…”

he was talking about how we should be patient when it comes to getting those white collar jobs.

yeah i guess you’ll really be a boot licker at first, plus being underpaid. we shouldn’t complain, according to him. sabi nya rin if we wanted to get big money, at this early stage, we should consider working at a call center nalang daw. no IQ needed (ang mean! haha), they’d only require you to be able to speak the english language quite well, and you’ll be paid higher than some who works harder just to get an adequate amount of salary. i know right. lugi. i say, hell no im working at a call center. sayang napag aralan ko. i mean no offense sa mga nag ccall center ngayon. πŸ™‚ inggit ako actually. but i wanted to work wherein i could use what i’ve learned in school naman.

anyway, im getting off topic.

i guess what i wanted to stress out is that im quite worried about what happens when i graduate and when i face the real world. i can already imagine my parents cutting my allowance, telling me to find a job na, so that they could make me pay the bills. i can also imagine myself asking favors from my mom, then she’ll just remind me that i’m already working, so i should be responsible enough to save money to buy what i want. then i can also imagine my parents coming up to me, asking me money for my sibling’s tuition.

so yeah, i guess ill be facing these in the near future, starting out real small at first. really, even if im underpaid, i dont care. i get to help my family, even in the smallest way.

my professor said that we shouldnt complain and complain. we live in a place wherein it is already overpopulated and good paying jobs are really hard to find. that’s why people work abroad na. if ever we get the opportunity to work, we should just be thankful. though of course, pride rin ang pag-uusapan eh. and it’s a fact that some people would never get a job that will make them feel mediocre and among the flock of birds, so to speak. in all honestly, as an architecture student, i will really feel mediocre if i get the job as a cadd operator or renderer lang, kasi even a normal non-architecture student can learn cadd or rendering through self studying. ang daming tutorials online. i wanted a job as sa designer. not someone who just encodes the designs of the boss. worse, taga trace ka lang ng trabaho. boooo.

but hey, renderers are getting good money abroad, sabi nila ah. πŸ™‚

anyway, whatever happens talaga, i pray that i’ll get a job that makes me use the talents or knowledge that i’ve learned in my looong stay in college.

else, ill take arch’t noche’s offer of getting paid 30,000 a month.allowance and meals included.
The job? eaaaasy. survey/meaure the batad rice terraces, using the metric scale.
…. ung maliit……… god demmet. haha

i’ll end this for now. i dont know if im making any sense or kung co-related ang mga paragraphs, but hey, im just talking here.

thesis time.

may change of heart/ metanoia ako sa thesis ngayon. πŸ™‚ lol.
i think its going to benefit me naman. although i miss my original thesis class,
i think ill be fine. i just hate the 7am classes. not a good thing for nocturnal people like me.

back to work! πŸ™‚

again..

“rome wasn’t built in a day…” sorry, it’s not as deep as the other quotations , but it really got in my head. πŸ˜›

so yeah…

WEI: this is from my schoolmate, Ryan. Natuwa (at na-inspire kasi parehas tayo ng iniisip) lang talaga ko sa post nya kaya ni-immortalize ko lang dito without asking. Sorry ryan…heheh… busy ka sa thesis eh..no need to bother you. I totally agree with him. I wouldn’t link his page para may magsumbong. Lols.

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30 Responses to rome wasn’t built in a day…

  1. R.J. ay nagsasabing:

    totoo na kailangan mo munang dumaan sa pagiging underpaid kapag baguhan ka pa lang. reklamo ko rin iyan dati, bakit kami ang gumagawa ng karamihan ng trabaho tapos yung boss namin nagcocompute lang ng timesheets eh mataas ang sahod. thats how the world works. at least kung mababa muna ang sahod mo, mahaba pa ang chance mo na tumaas ito at iyon ang fulfilling. yung meron kang growth. kapag nasa itaas ka na kasi agad, wala ka na ibang pupuntahan kungdi ang bumaba. hope i am making sense. =D

  2. wei vines ay nagsasabing:

    waaahhh~ di ko makita yung edit comment sa bago kong layout! oh well, you make sense R.J. at least, I know… Kaya pala puro matatanda na yung may ari ng luxury cars kasi ganun nga πŸ˜›

  3. Geisha ay nagsasabing:

    haaaaaaayyyy….
    nosebleed ako dito…. 😦

    i was affected by your post and i don’t want to go into details.
    inasmuch as i would like to work for what i’ve learned in my four looooong years in college, my degree doesn’t allow me to do so. the’re maybe hundreds or even thousand of companies here and abroad but graduates of my degree has only limited post. hindi naman pwedeng 100 ang personnel sa HR. 2-10 persons ayus na sa isang malaking company and the salary is not that malaki.

    but anyways, let’s face reality and be practical.

    i’d rather grab a high paying job than use my degree and starve to death.
    afterall, we all work for money and use it to exist!

    unless you work for charity!

    I was force to change my theme para ma edit lang yung comments. Dunno, I want to use what I learn. Pinaliwanag ko na rin sa erpats ko na hindi ako after sa high salary. I want to use what I’ve learn πŸ™‚

  4. cliogoddess ay nagsasabing:

    gus2 ko sana magcomment,

    kaya lang, this is a very touchy subject.

    hindi kaya ng 2 megabyte na utak ko, heeh

    hahahah!!! nag comment ka na ^^

  5. dakilang islander ay nagsasabing:

    ito ang numero unong dahilan sa pagtulak na mangibang bansa ako. related nga sa course ko ang unang trabaho pero ang baba naman ng sahod kaya nag alsa balutan na ako…but i think karamihan dumaan talaga sa ganitong stage…like our hotel gen. manager nagsimula as dishwasher then waiter then barman and at 40 general manager na!


    40? ang tagal…waaaahhhhh~

  6. kengkay ay nagsasabing:

    alam mo nung malapit na graduation namin nung college, dun kami tumatambay sa may ‘student canteen’ na resto sa dapitan at nag eemote… yung iba kong kaklase nag-punta na dun sa mga may pa seminar sa mga hotels; ay si kengkay cool lang. i dont want to dwell on not finding a job, basta ako forward looking… so ayun na nga, pagka graduate ko, nag apply ako — i think dami ko ring pinagdaanang interviews and tests pero alam mo, di rin nagtagal at nakahanap ako ng trabaho – dalawa pa kamo, hahahaha. pinagsabay ko – hataw agad pero sa huli, may priority sempre. yung mas matinong opis ang pinili ko πŸ˜€ kaya mo yan…

    hehehe… lahat pala talag tayo dumadaaan sa ganitong stage. Depende nga talaga sa tao kung pano niya i-handle yung ganito. Thanks sa pag share ^^

  7. rimewire ay nagsasabing:

    hay

    kung vernier caliper ang gamitin mo s measurement ng rays terases

    hakhak

    para namang antatag ng roman empayr para gawan ng kowt diba

    hakhak

    elyens ang gumawa sa rowm

    XXXxx

    eh pano nga kung dapat metric scale gamitin ko? huhuhuhu…

  8. utakmunggo ay nagsasabing:

    tumpak!

    ako’y natutuwa (habang dumudugo ang ilong) na sa mura mong edad ay batid mo kung ano ang posibleng nakalaan para sa iyo sa pyutyur. hindi biro ang pumanik sa corporate ladder. pero pasasaan ba’t maaabot mo rin ang tugatog ng tagumpay (o ikaw naman ang magnosebleed sa lalim ng tagalog ko.. bleeed! bleeeeeed!)

    wag mangamba wei, hindi rin natin alam baka bukas makalawa e mananalo tayo ng jackpot sa lotto di mas bongga pa sa car ni bossing ang magiging car mo papuntang work.


    hahaha!! di ako umaasa sa swerte (lotto) pero kung mangyari nga yung ganun eh ang saya ko na nun! hahaha! I’m bleeding na ate…waaahh~! penge napkin!

  9. man those thoughts have been lurking on my mind when i was in college, katakyot kala ko i wont land a decent job., and yea i started sa mga food chains then mga stalls up to denim shops, tapos telemarketing then finally i landed a decent job as a real estate sales rep here in uae, tyaga tyaga talaga and guts ka faith in God and urself.. in fact, rome wasnt built in a day. LOl jst kidding, good lUCK!

    yeah..these thoughts are still running on my head.. sabagay, college pa lang ako…hehehe… even manila, our school and rice terraces wasn’ built in a day..even our world noh? lols. Thanks for dropping by ^^

  10. batopik ay nagsasabing:

    haha. oonga. panget nga yung ikaw lang yung magttrace ng gawa ng boss mu… anu yun, parang super kawawa ka naman hndi mu mailabas ung talent mu.. hakhak.. anu ung batad rice terraces? hakahk.. sorry. mangmang lang. hehehehe.. hala ka kuwa wei baka makita to nung ryan. hakhak.. xD

    hehe..ayos lang naman sa kanya eh…heheheh…

  11. Rowjie ay nagsasabing:

    dumaan rin ako sa ganyan na natakot ako dahil baka matengga lang ako pagkagraduate ko ng college.

    pero agree ako sa yo na mas okay kung gagamitin mo ang pinagaralan mo sa trabaho mo. I am not really against call centers pero yun nga, sayang kasi ang pinagaralan mo. Atsaka try to look na lang kung anong future mo kung sa call center. Again, Ihave nothing against call centers. Looking on a positive side kasi, nakapagprovide siya ng maraming trabaho sa mga Pinoy.

    Patience and hard work talaga ang kailangan. Basta meron ka nun, magtatagumpay ka talaga. Siyempre, samahan na rin ng dasal. πŸ™‚

    salamat sa payo..at sa pagdaan =)

  12. kamotenista ay nagsasabing:

    kung ikaw ay isang fresh graduate yun ang unang sasabihin mo pero pag nagwork ka na at hindi ka na nakontento sa sahod mo dun na papasok sa isip mo “i have to change my game plan” and to see things outside of your comfort zone.

    to win the game…3D + P=RS

    hehe…muka nga.. pero dahil nag aaral pa lang ako, ganito pa isip ko..siguro, kung di na kami naghihirap ng mga panahon na yon (asa! hehe) basta…whatever goes ^^

  13. koreanmine ay nagsasabing:

    ahmm di kasi lahat ng tao may karapatan mamili ng trabaho. i mean, sabi nga, we always have a choice pero not necessarily gud choices. . .

    and mapalad yng mga taong makakapamili ng gus2 nilang trabaho.. na self satisfaction ang unang goal at inde survival….

    i dont get it bat cnasabi nilang pang low IQ ang callcenter jobs.. iguess, yung mga nagsasabi nun, di p nila nararanasan maging isang agent..

    as for now, I am inspired by my professor. Dinidiscourage talaga nila pumasok kami sa call center…pero di ko rin alam kung bakit sinasabi nila na ganun..maybe, nagiging stagnant.

  14. y ay nagsasabing:

    “several tall buildings have risen from the ruins”-ika nga nila. hindi naman kasi lahat ng bagay na gusto natin eh nakukuha natin in easy way. there will always be struggles that comes with the pack. pero sa totoo lang, masarap yung feeling na ma-achieve mo yung success na hinahangad mo if you worked hard for it. it builds the value of wisdom and willpower. it enhances your capabilities and lets you discover innate abilities you never thought you have. there are lots of successful people who started from the bottom. it’s a matter of how determined you are to work for your goal. good luck wei!=)

    salamat sa godluck..salamat din sa pagdaan ^^

  15. pEyt ay nagsasabing:

    ang totoo, hindi ko nabasa yung post…
    nagulat ako…napaisip…
    at tiningnan mabuti ang mga post…
    akala ko kasi naligaw ako…ahahah…
    promise…naguluhan ako…heheh
    hindi ko na tuloy nabasa…comment na agad…

    hahahaha!

  16. kalye11onse ay nagsasabing:

    Reality: A four year/five year course in college will definitely just place you among the rank and file in any company. Every year we have thousands of B.A. or B.S. graduates battling for the same low-paying company positions.

    Solution 1: Study all the way and spend another two years getting a Master’s Degree. Just 2 more years! Definitely you’ll either get a middle management or supervisory position for a start because with or without experience, with that kind of credential, no company would dare start you off as a minimum-wager.

    Solution 2:Pass your board exam. No matter what scores you get, in the end, topnotcher or not, you’ll all be called Architechs. Even your professor will treat you as an equal and not bombard you with enigmatic quotations.

    Remember: Everyone who’s on top of any successful company have spent more time in school than anyone below him (and you can ask them this). You don’t even have to work hard to get to the top. Just study hard right now.

    wow! salamat sa tips pare… pero siguro, kayanin ko magtrabahao habang nagaaral ng masteral…pinagiisipan ko din yan eh..masteral…^^
    salamat sa pagdaan ^^

  17. mang BADoy ay nagsasabing:

    dont worry you can do it, after graduation you will face the world… yup medyo mahirap nga makahanp ng good paying job pero actually madami pero you need to be good in choosing what field are you heading 2.

    Cad operator, uu nga ako nga diko rin nagamit yung CADD ko sayang naman ang mataas kong grade pero ok lng sulit naman sweldo ko ngayon e..

    kaya mo yan!!! request naman o, sa blogroll naman paki edit name ko mang badoy na lang! wag talambuhay niya… tenks tenks!

    hehe! sige sige… at salamat din sa payo mo… ^^

  18. Aling Baby ay nagsasabing:

    ahhmm.. lam mu magandang kurso yang kinukuha mo kaya nga sige na dibdiban na yan! para naman magkaron ka ng chance na mamili ng trabaho. marami na rin kasi akong narinig na nagsabing, “kung nag-aral lang sana ako ng mabuti, di sana…” aahhahh-haayy wei, nasa yo ang pagkakataon…wag mo na sayangin, karerin mo na to kahit na maging autistic ka na hehe…gudlak seyo! πŸ˜€

    autistic na nga eh… di nako makausap ng matino… lols

  19. jeeper ay nagsasabing:

    Hey! Ganun talaga. Tama yung professor mo except dun sa premature assumption nya sa call center (kasi may call center man na di kailangan ng utak merong iba na related sa course at kailangan ng isip, basta ako alam ko sa sarili ko na mas mataas ang IQ ko sa maraming tao).

    Yung barkada ko nung High School na Architecture ang course, hirap din mag-aral at matagal bago nakahanap ng work tapos 3 years bago lumaki yung sweldo. Good luck sa iyo.

    salamat sa goodluck ^^

  20. Geisha ay nagsasabing:

    jusko! ang hahaba ng comments! winer! mine is the shortest! πŸ˜†

  21. beero ay nagsasabing:

    lagot ka kay ryan wei. isusumbong kita. hehe.

    students who would soon graduate have that “fear”. i think it’s pretty normal ’cause the “world” outside school is quite bigger and they really don’t have an idea how to adjust to it. the problem here is to make a smooth transition from school to the workplace.

    it’s good that you still want to get a job related to your course or field. because these days, a lot of people prefer to work in call centers and other high-paying companies and forget about what they learned in college for 4 years. sad to say, i’m one of them. hehe

    alam na niya… heheeh… di bale… i’ll make a difference…i wont earn a lot in start, but i’ll try muna, bago mag change tactics..hehe

  22. ifoundme ay nagsasabing:

    don’t worry too much about it. kelangan talaga magtiis unless…. unless you will be wise enough to look for jobs that will serve your goal and at the same time earn big bucks! pano? look for a mentor (or even your prof) about which company can suit what you want. minsan kasi swertehan din yan eh. pero sa umpisa, sobrang sacrifice talaga yan. pero alam mo, kung gusto mo ang ginagawa mo, kakayanin mo magtiis sa umpisa. sino ba kasi nagturo na penitensya ang trabaho? grrrr!!! good luck! i think you’ll be fine… you’ll do good both in work and in life.

    hmmm…tagal ko na rin yang pinaplano…salamat sa payo mam πŸ˜€

  23. linglingbells ay nagsasabing:

    yung kuya ko, kakagrad lang niya ng archi last year.. nagwowork na siya ngayon pero ang tagal bago siya nakakuha ng work.. kung walang “backer”, di pa siya makakakuha ng trabaho.. at underpaid nga siya ngayon.. madalas nga lang siya magreklamo samin na ang baba ng sweldo.. pero lagi rin naman niyang binabawi yung statement niya kase naman daw, grabe naman daw ang experience niya sa work niya ngayon kahit na mababa yung sweldo.. sabi ko nga sa kanya, pag nakapasa na siya ng board, saka na siya mag-expect ng malaki-laking sweldo.. e kasi yung archi diba eh 2 years after grad bago makapag-board??

    yep. 2 yrs after… haba ng process noh? hayyyy… ilang pride kaya kakainin ko sa pag naging underpaid ako noh?haha!

  24. Geisha ay nagsasabing:

    wei san nyo nakuha yung colboy sa gagitos nyo? kelangan ko ang service nya! heheheh πŸ˜€

    may callboy na nagbblog..naka add sayo…hahahah!

  25. Jeck ay nagsasabing:

    this and other mediocre stuff make me want to apply for a call center job. talking about quarter-life crisis, medyo naiiwan na rin ako sa career ko. haha. aplay tayong giggolo pag graduate mo, masarap na may pera pa. lols

    hayyy… wala pako sa quarter life…ewan ko kung nasaan nako… pinaplano ko pa thesis ko..bwahahah!! giggolo?sure! baka dun yung stardom naten! haha

  26. eggbreaker ay nagsasabing:

    well, i hope your prof realize that being in callcenter isn’t easy as s/he think it is. there’s really more to it, and di porke nsa callcenter ka wala kang IQ. i haven’t graduated yet and i admit i still wanted to have a career in line with my course but no regrets because i became more responsible.

    you have overflowing comments here…pretty good ideas.:)

    ..uhhhmm..yeah, they discourage us for applying in callcenters. But it doesnt mean na wala talagang IQ. siguro, nasasayangan lang siya sa pagod, pera at puyat namen kung callcenters ang babagsakan namen. =)

  27. procopia marie ay nagsasabing:

    ok tong blog mo ah…yung una kong nabasa nakakatawa talaga tapos eto naman nosebleed…

    eggbreaker is right. the fact is, there are a lot of jobs here — but in the call center industry. i also think working in a call center is a pretty dumb routine — my husband is an agent, but at least he’s earning. and that’s what really counts nowadays with the prices of everything soaring. what really bothers me is that his superiors are earning way way above what i earn, considering that i have taken a post-undergraduate course and i graduated in the best (dati) university sa Pilipinas kong Mahal.

    sabi nga ni maldito: syetness talaga ang buhay. 8 years na ako sa lungga ko pero wala pa ring progress. because i started my life after school with the wrong job, and the skills i know are not in-demand. so yun lang ang unsolicited advice ko: build a career. stick to it. everybody starts with an underpaid job, pero dapat me future. or else mag-call center ka na rin. the industry will go a long way. bukas nga mag-aapply na rin ako sa call center e, sama ka?

    hmmm i’ll stick pa rin sa belief namin ni ryan… thanks by the way…
    kung mali man paniniwala namin, tsaka na lang kami mag change plan;. di ba ryan? heheh…
    salamat ulit sa pagcomment/pagdaan πŸ˜€

  28. wei vines ay nagsasabing:

    by the way, sinumbong ko na kay ryan tong post nya na ginamit ko… sabi niya, link his page, so i’ll link it up:

    http://guitardedkid.multiply.com

    check his page, i think, madami pang nakatagong blogs dun na maganda =)

  29. rubie ay nagsasabing:

    i tell you what, you’re so mean nga! hmp! haha.. i work in a call center noh.. at hindi lang ako ang nababangga mo ahehe.. hmm what can i say… we’re here not because we want to be here.. syempre we want to do things na naayon sa pinagaralan namin db.. ang hirap kasi.. mahirap na bansa ang pilipinas.. we all have little options to find suitable jobs.. badtrip nga eh.. gusto ko pa naman maging doctor.. mailap lang tlga ang mundong ginagalawan natin..

    hindi masaya sa industry na to.. kaya lang kasi eto ung available na job..para naman masabi na kapaki pakinabang ka.. so sad lang na nasasayang ang mga piangaralan ng karamihan pero nakakatuwa na rin kasi my option pa rin para hindi masabing wala kang kwenta.. in short, choice to ng mga taong wala nang choice.. haha

  30. wei vines ay nagsasabing:

    hehe..kung may reklamo ka, go here: http://guitardedkid.multiply.com/

    salamat sa pagbisita πŸ˜€

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