Friday, January 21, 2011

I will survive...

"First I was afraid, I was petrified..." it's that part of Gloria Gaynor's song that reverberated in my mind when I took the first step and applied for work at Ramada. When I got that first call from the hotel asking me if I was interested in applying for an HR assistant post, although I said "Yes", in my mind, I asked myself over and over again if it is something that I am prepared to do. I have no background in HR only friends employed in the HR department in my previous work. And you can't even put that in your resume' right? :)  But that's all water under the bridge...

Now I can finally say "I will survive...", the job although tedious, is something I look forward to doing everyday. I am an "organising freak", a certified OC... and it's a good thing that my boss likes the way I work. For me that is enough, at least I know that I am in the right direction. But I got to one realisation the other day, when my boss told me that he needs another staff who can help me in our department. He said I changed his mind and he wants to hire another Filipina. For me that is such a big word, because it is not only an acknowledgement of a job well done but something else. I realised that the kind of work I give will not only benefit me and my family but Filipinos as well. As long as I give them my 100% I know there would be more job opportunities for my kababayans. My boss gave me the upperhand to hire and choose among those I feel would contribute to the company, and among the 5 phone calls I made. One made a difference. I felt a tug at my heartstrings she was the only candidate who did not ask me about the salary offer. She was more concerned about company expectation and about the work she will be handling. For me she is a good candidate for the post. I want someone who can work with the same deep understanding and compassion. I know I made the right decision because my heart tells me so. Sometimes the heart can give you strong emotions that lead you to the right answer... So to my new colleague goodluck and see you tomorrow! 


Ria said...

Ay salamat! I've been meaning to update my blogroll to include this other blog of yours. After much dilly-dallying, na-update ko din!

How's life in the Kingdom? Hope you're enjoying your life as a career woman, wife, mother and friend. Enjoy life and if you feel like driving or flying to Dubai, please let me know so we can meet up.

ria c

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carenmeman said...

Hi sis! Sorry i just replied now... am enjoying every bit of my stay although sobrang hirap. I only get 1 day of rest as we work 6 days a week. then domestic chore i do thursday evening para friday wala akong gagawin so that i can enjoy family time with hubby and kids. will visit your blog tomorrow. i feel so tired grabe! hirap ng job description ko ngayon :)