Why Every Good Things Has To End? And Why I'm Jobless?

I posted the line above last week in my Facebook wall after what happened at work last Friday morning.  At exactly 5AM last Friday, August 12, 2011 my boss called up for an emergency meeting. I really do not have any idea what to talked about since there is no issue or anything from the past few weeks or months at work. The work that we have seems really smooth.

Anyways, just to give you a short background I am working in a KPO (Knowledge Process Outsourcing) company here in the country. Lets just named it as Company B. I've been with Company B for 3 months now. I am working as an HRIS (Human Resource Information System) Specialist. We are the pioneering team in Manila and our counterpart is based in New York, USA. We have a great team and as I can see it we have a great working relationship with our bosses in New York.Within 3 months the transition and training works just fine.

Going back to the meeting..

So our boss call a meeting inside a very private room. I can sense that there is something really happening. When I enter the room and look at my boss's face, I knew that its something terrible or bad. She started by saying, that she have a bad news to tell. From that point I told myself that I hope it's not what I'm thinking. And then she told us straight that the client that we are handling just pull out and that they are terminating their contract.

Well, honestly speaking in a call center industry, losing one's job is something that is normal. I mean, people come and go and client can just pull out anytime they want. I can see this one coming but not that early. The team is just 3 months old and that they can't just terminate the contract. However, it's a client's decision. It's still not clear to me why they did that. I have so many questions to ask which was answered by my boss.

You see, I am not the type of person who will just let go of something that I really love doing. Like this work is something that I really treasure.

Honestly at first, I am hurt and disappointed with what happened and also with Company B. Why???

Well, let's just say that before I decide to join the company I made a lot of considerations.

I came from a very good company. In fact one of the best in the country. Let's just named it as Company A. The company is really good to me. Its actually like a home to me. The people that I'm working with are so great and that they made me feel welcome since day one. I was 6 months old when I left Company A. It means I just got my regularization when I left. Company B called me up and asking me if I am interested in the position they offer. You see, I really didn't apply for the said position. They called me up asking me if I would like to consider. At first, I just ignore the offer since I love Company A. But Company B is persistent and called me a couple of times. At the back of my mind, there is something in this job that they are offering. So I made a decision to try it out. I went to interview process by the client and then after two weeks, I got the offer. Before I signed the contract, I asked them a lot of questions specially the security of my job. I asked the recruiter directly what will happen to us if the client pulled out the account before the contract ends. She gave me an indirect answer that it wont happen as they have a contract with the company. So, since I went to this whole thing, I decided to sign the contract and tadah! I have a new job. 

However, things turn out differently until my boss broke out the news. I can see this one coming. I know that this will happen to us but not this early. I was actually giving myself a year or maybe 6 months before this will happen. I am honestly, disappointed with the company that they wont save us from this one. However, in fairness to them I know that they did their best to save us by offering us a position. But the position is not for me, its not the line of work that I think I would like to be dealing with plus the salary is way too low. I'd rather leave than stay. The damage has been done and the trust has been broken.

After I clean up my desk and left the building on that same day, I realized that good things really come to an end. Though I am disappointed but I understand the client's decision that due to a business need they need to terminate their contract with us. I also understand that Company B cannot save us because they dont have any position that will fit to us. And again in all fairness to Company B, they gave us a separation pay that is due to us. Thanks to Company B that I somehow met great people. Thanks and I will surely miss you guys! Sorry to my teammate that I cannot defend our team to stay. But this is something that will make us stronger. According to my teammate: "Whatever things that doesn't kill makes us stronger".

So right now, I'm jobless but not worried. I am just looking on the brighter side. I am not dwelling too much on what happened but looking forward for a better things that will surely come. I am just leaving it up to God and everything will just follow. I am not mad or disappointed anymore with Company B as this is just purely business. They became fair to us and I know that they want to keep the team but its out of their hands anymore. What happened to me is a learning experience. It's actually a liberating experience. I didn't regret that I made a decision to leave Company A as the experience I have with Company B is something that I treasure.

God bless us all!



Comments

  1. sabi nga good things come to those who wait. so ito'ng nangyari, malamang challenge lang to. And i'm glad you're ok and ready to move forward! God bless :D

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  2. pwede namang magpasa ng resume samen heheh may referral bonus pako haha :P

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  3. @Bino- hehehe oo nga tama ka dyan.. hehehe...nachallenge na nga ako ehh haha

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  4. @Kumagcow-- wow! gusto ko yan.. hehehe..

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  5. Makakahanap ka rin ng bago na mas maganda. :)

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  6. Sorry to hear that. but based naman sa kwento mo madali ka naman makapasok sa work.

    good luck for finding a new job.

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  7. May mas magandang plano si God para sa'yo kaya yan nangyari..

    sa ngayon, i-enjoy mo muna ang pagpapahinga mo (tulad ko), and see you on august 27.. hahaha!

    God bless you.

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  8. waaah nawala yung comment nagcrash yung page hehe ulitin ko na lang ulit...
    I was once a call center hopper kaya parang ganun nga yung drill
    at saka mejo hirap ang US ngayon at apektado talaga ang mga companies nila dito..

    Anyway, I'm sure may magoopen ng mas magandang oppportunity sau
    ^_^

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  9. maghintay ka lang. i know that there will be good opportunities for you! just keep the faith! baka yan lang talaga ang will ni God para makahanap ka ng bonggang bonggang job!

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  10. at the end of the road, the rainbow is there. be optimistic, God has new options for u. He will surely do.

    Remember that whatever u loss, there is always and option and or replacement behind it. dont give up.

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  11. lungkot nman nun.. biglaan nalang ganun.

    Pero im sure makakahanap ka ng mas maganda pang work. Have faith lang hehe.. ^_^

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  12. ganun tlga buhay di lahat permanente tsaka maraming pang good things na darating.....

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  13. Kaya pala. Now I understand kung ano sinasabi ni SOB. Keep praying, madami pang opportunity ang pwedeng maioffer sayo. Magpray ka lang Kuya na ibigay sayo ang the best. God bless. :)

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  14. i like your attitude towards this...and for sure makakahanap ka agad ng kapalit na work na mas better :-0

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  15. halika dito hug nalang kita bebe...

    dito ka nalang apply...dito...dito sa puso ko! wahaahahah! lels

    ang keso ko!yuuks! :p

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  16. naku madali ka lang makakahanap ng work ulit.. hehe. ika nga kapag may gusto si God na bagay na bitawan natin kasi may plan n siya na ibigay sayo na mas maganda. hehe

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  17. Maraming maraming salamat sa mensahe ninyong lahat.. na touch naman ako dito..

    Yes God has something better in stored for me..Amen!!!

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  18. Indeed, you learned something and this experience will toughen you.

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  19. I am sorry to hear this.good thing though is di sya disastrous para sayo.maybe you have to take advantage of the chance to take some rest and navigate your next move. Anyhow, di dapat natatakot ang mga taong magagaling kasi madali silang makabalik at makahanap ng work.nacurious ako though kasi KPO din sector ko pero US ang client nyo?hmmm.

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  20. hanga naman akoh sa pagiging positive moh.... *hugz*... Godbless!

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  21. Thanks for sharing bro.Just stay optimistic and take it as a challenge. Hanap ka nlang ng ibang employer yung medyo statble na...:)

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  22. @the green breaker -- thanks alot.. yeah youre right i agree with you..

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  23. @pusang kalye-- yeah outsource kasi yung team namin ehh.. actually yun nga ang weird kasi kami yung pioneer sa team.. Outsourced HR siya.. so really weird and first time na may nag outsourced ng HR job.. hahaha

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  24. @Dhienz -- hugs back at you..

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  25. @Bennix-- thanks for the comment and thanks alot for the encouragement..

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  26. @Anciro -- mas lalo na ako pero ok lang in a positive way naman ang nangyari.. so hanap ako ng work now.. hehe

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  27. "Whatever things that doesn't kill makes us stronger".

    Yan ang katotohanan.
    Sooner makukuha mo rin ang talagang para sayo at sigurado ako higit na mas maganda at matatag ito

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