Please help me...

@totor_53 (223)
Philippines
March 20, 2010 4:55am CST
I am really torn between two decisions.. whether i would give up my career as a working scholar or i would pursue a career as a call center agent. it is really hard to choose since my parents will not allow me to pursue call center but considering our status, i really would want to help my family financially. what should i do?
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@muning (52)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
for me totor, i would choose to continue your career as a working scholar, once you finished your study you can help your family, you can get a good job more than being a call center agent, you can be a boss. set a goal first, if you really want to help your family, then finish first your study.
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• Spain
20 Mar 10
Better times will come, do what you like to do and what you feel most confortable with, dont do what other people want you to if it makes you unhappy that includes your family.
@kiel_d_01 (136)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
reality wise ... i would prefer a good paying permanent job rather than sticking with the scholarship which only give you a quarter of the earnings you should be earning from the job ... you've mentioned earlier that you wanted to help your parents .... it's a great opportunity to help them ... try to explain to them the benefits of being a call center agent ... tell them what you think ... if they wont listen try harder ... if still they wont... kill them(just kidding) ... ... ...
@uniqueorn (1011)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
This made me laugh but practically the best response. :)
@kyel_11 (1069)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
if i were you i would choose to continue my studies. as soon as you finished your studies you can pursue a better career or if you really want to pursue being a call center agent then go. there are lots of opportunities out there, just finish your studies and have patient in finding the right job for you.
21 Mar 10
Hi totor, before giving my advice, I checked what country you came from... and I'm right, you're from where I am. LOL. I consider both you and your parents point of views. You are in a situation choosing between your studies and your career. I always believed that the school is always there, it wont go away and you can always study when you want. But opportunities (I'm talking GREAT opportunities) comes once. I think at your age (17), you are "too good" being employed at a call center, which we know most bachelor degree graduates end up to, considering the unemployment rate in our country. But what is your career goal? Do you wanna be working at call center the rest of your life? Soon enough, the competition is going tough, getting promoted is not just considered by performance, but by scholastic achievements as well. My advice is to set your priorities. In doing this, consider that your parents want only the best for you and also consider your long term goals and dreams. But, if you can work while you study, that would be the best. It's just a matter of time management.
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
Hi Totor, I suggest you won't give up as a working scholar. I do understand what your family is going through but it is much better to continue this. You can find better jobs after finishing college especially if you finished this with honours.
@LadyBoss (253)
• United States
20 Mar 10
Do what you are most passionate about. I know it can be difficult figuring out what to do , when you want to please your parents but at the same time you have to do what is going to make you happy as well. Take some time to think about it . Will doing what YOU want make it better for you later in life? Or doing what your parents want you too do?
@umit_umit (1988)
• India
20 Mar 10
Oh,well dear,if call centre pays you more and is completely secure,as your norms,then I think you should go for it?you can make understand your parents fot he job you want to do?
@shibham (17025)
• India
20 Mar 10
Hi dear, if ur family is not encountering financial crisis, then i would like to suggest u to study more. But if u have some economical problems and u r above 18, then its the right time to choice a job. But there are lots of evidence where carrier and income can sustain equally.
@marniea (14)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
you can pursue your career as a working scholar while pursuing your career as a call center agent, its just a matter of time management. you can continue as a scholar not giving up your other career. you can get a graveyard schedule being a call center agent then get a convenient schedule of your class that will not conflict your work as an agent. for all i know there are lots of call center agents who still go to school here in our place.but if you feel to give up one then choose what you think is best for you and your family.
@marniea (14)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
you can pursue your career as a working scholar while pursuing your career as a call center agent, its just a matter of time management.you can continue as a scholar not giving up your other career.you can get a graveyard schedule being a call center agent then get a convenient schedule of class that will not conflict your work as an agent. for all i know there are lots of call center agents who still go to school here in our place. but if you feel that you need to give up one then choose what you think is best for you and your family.
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
You are a good child, you look on what your family needs. Let me give you this advise. First talk to your parents and lay down their alternatives: 1. If you continue to be a working scholar, you will be able to finish your degree but earn less while studying. 2. If you will pursue a career as a call center agent. You might earn big and be able to help your parents in their financial needs. Let them make their choice. Because by doing this you are giving them their importance.
@mimiang (3779)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
For me it would be better if you go on with your studies. In that way, you could have more to come with your diploma. there are more possibilities if you have a certificate.
@Mike4me (567)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
well if you can still keep up with your schedule and its not affecting your health, then you should continue the two careers, that's what I think. But, if you're parents doesn't really like you doing both careers then you have to tell them why you have to keep both of the career and let them understand. You have to talk to them how you feel about it as well so that they will understand your part as well. Goodluck!
@Wizzywig (7860)
20 Mar 10
As beatriz says, you have to do what's right for YOU. I can see that you would want to help your family financially and, in the short term, taking the call centre job might allow you to do that. But, I can see that your parents would not want to give up a career which could later offer much better opportunities. If you have some paid employment alongside your studies, could you perhaps take on a few extra hours as a short term measure without having to give upyour career?
@AvI0907 (231)
• Malaysia
20 Mar 10
hi friend... as i at ur situation, i would discuss with them piecefully.. i would list down the benefits of my career and let them how much i love my career.. I think it is important to let them knw what ur interest is because sometimes our parent are worrying about us regarding of less experiences or still fresh in working feild.. So, they will try to plan a better decisions for us in order to avoid risk.. Hope u can make right decision in ths case and never feel regret after ward....
@redphile (2266)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
working scholar. You will get more than that if you work hard with your studies and pursue the career you want.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
20 Mar 10
The choice of a vocation is entirely dependent on your realization of the merits of the desired one.