Once made to hold thoughts of a “a 20 year old something with coming-of-age concerns” this place in the internet now immortalizes all the adventures and misadventures in my 30-something year old life. <3
One fine morning while I was driving through the chaotic streets of C5 , I skillfully multi-tasked my morning prayer. (#GirlDrivers #HezHez #TskTsk) With my recent third year anniversary and my general “happy/steady” outlook towards work, one of the things that I was compelled to pray for that day was “fulfillment in career”.
As if I caught God’s attention that morning, thirty seconds later, I got a call from a hiring manager inviting me for an interview. And just like that, I found myself signing documents that would seal the finality of this chapter of my life.
The past few weeks have been filled with new and exciting tasks —- procuring documents, searching for marketing units (I need you last pay!), turning over pending work, savoring “last” moments, packing up three years, and last but not the least, making my farewell letter. More than a professional one, Samsung was really a personal journey for me. And so, let me share my heartfelt farewell letter to Samsung…
94,608,000 seconds. 1,576,800 minutes. 26,297 hours. 1,096 days. 157 weeks. 36 months. All equivalent to three years. That’s the amount of time that I’ve surprisingly stayed committed to a corporate entity, my job.
After graduating from the top university of the Philippines, I felt entitled to land a job meant for the best. With four years worth of lectures, business case studies, financial exercises and presentations, one can’t help but feel equipped to face the “real world”.
Three years down the line, I can’t help but laugh at how unequipped I was for the supposedly glamorous corporate world. Here are three things to keep in mind especially for those who have just landed their first jobs or are still in the search of a job that they will love…