Its Still Good to have a Job

@sexyposh (576)
Philippines
October 4, 2010 1:24am CST
Eight months ago, I quit my job in exchange of taking risk to start up my own business. Well, at first it went well. I earned twice of what I am earning from my previous employment. It was promising because I never ran out of clients. Until this August, that not all of my project pushed through. I'm an Architect by the way... Now, I'm stock in the house with too many bills to pay (the rent, electric, water, internet, etc.) and no cash is coming in. So I am force to look for a job, and it really is hard nowadays. For my job experience, I am asking for a higher pay but I guess most company are turning me down. I miss my old job, and how they pay me.. But my pride is holding me back to go and apply back to them.. Now, I am circling around Metro Manila to look for one good job...
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10 responses
• India
4 Oct 10
It's nothing more secure, than having a permanent job. In business there always be up and downs. Unless you have a Good Capital income as well as reserved savings to backup; one should not start a business. If you are into a Job atleast you know how much you get paid at the end of the month. You can plan everything in advance and you can save the money with all those small perks and bonus that you get once in a while. Anyhow, I wish best of luck for your job hunt. And hope you find a god job soon.
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@sexyposh (576)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
Thank you very much! Yeah I really hope so that I could find a job right away. But I never regret that I left my previous company, because if I didn't do it, I won't learn how to deal in business.. Its just that I don't have any luck ( as of now) with doing business... Maybe in the future again..:)
@hushi22 (4941)
4 Oct 10
oh, yes! i could say it is still good and having new friends who are struggling to find a job helped me realized how important it is because i also resigned to travel for a month. however, good things is i am back at work because the bosses offered the position back to me. hope you can find a job my friend. =)
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@sexyposh (576)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
Hi hushi22, Yah! I hope so too. Right now, I'm in the middle of job hunting and I say I am now hustler in interviews.. lol.. My husband is happy too, because I am able to go out of our house, finally! lol!
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@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
4 Oct 10
I think it is need of the time tom have a good jobs. Because if you have no any jobs then you can faces many problem related to money. So also I am searching for a job. And I hope soon I will get jobs. I think it is good to still have a job but it is not good to leave a job and you have no any other jobs in your hand. I think a person shouldn’t leave a job until he/she get other good jobs.
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• Philippines
5 Oct 10
hey we are same........i am also searching for job,...
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@sexyposh (576)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
Yeah.. I know right? The reason why resigned because I thought I will be successful if I'm in business, since I have incoming and promising projects then. Now, that I ran out of projects I am force to look for one and for a job soon...
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
Hi! Nowadays it's very risky to put up a business. When I studied it, if your opening one you should have extra money for about a year or 2 for the business to survive. Some people still keeps their normal job while opening a business just to be safe. I hope you find a new job soon. Just keep it up! Good luck!
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@sexyposh (576)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
Thanks! I really hope so too, to have a job soon! Yeah, I learned my lesson. I'll still try to have my business at the same time to have a day job... just to be safe.
@angelic123 (1112)
• United States
4 Oct 10
I think if you have instill a good rapport with your previous employer there is nothing to hold you back. Maybe they will be happy to rehire you. Or maybe you can asks help from your colleagues? They can refer you...
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@sexyposh (576)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
I miss the security the my previous company provided, but I don't have any plans on going back. For the reasons of its already far from where I am living now and I feel there is no more growth. Now, I wish to apply to a company who will help me grow more in my career and officemates that I can get along too.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
4 Oct 10
i work for a not for profit organization and although our money is tight, i still have ajob which is good. i guess your best bet is to job hunt. good luck!
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@sexyposh (576)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
Yeah I think so too. That is why I'm looking for one. lol! But right now, if ever I get a job I think I should invest on other things too, to have extra income.
@chiumee (851)
• Philippines
4 Oct 10
you will still get a good job that offers at least halfway of what you ask for. just don't give up. good for you you are at our homeland. what worries me is what will i get when i come back. i maybe earning not even a quarter of your income when your business was going well. so i cannot risk myself to go on a business immediately. i still want to get another job that gives me stability of income. i cannot just sit back and relax when i come back from being an OFW. i'm also scared what experience i can offer to the potential employer i may find. worse, i don't know where i can get information for balikbayan OFWs who want to settle after returning.
@sexyposh (576)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
So you're in Engineering/Architecture field too? Yes my brother is also an OFW, an Architect too.. I am also wondering what are his plans after Abu Dhabi. I know alot of people who work abroad and I think most of them prefer to stay outside the Philippines and work rather than taking risk here in the Philippines. Maybe because of the lifestyle they have there. But if I were you before you decide to come home, I think you should invest on something, since your earning much there. Why don't you buy a condo unit in Metro Manila and have it rent. Renting business here is great, especially in Makati City.
@Andyvil (793)
• Philippines
4 Oct 10
I can totally relate to what you are feeling right now. I am also a practicing Architect and there are just times when there aren't any project coming in. Anyway everything will turn out alright. In the mean while you can always do some other works to pay those bills. Although I am a practicing Architect I also work on some other stuff related to architecture to earn some extra money.
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@sexyposh (576)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
I hope so too. Its just right now, it feels like faltering. But I am still hopeful to find a job soon...
@ggeeta (155)
• India
5 Oct 10
A job is something which can be considered as a stable way of earning income. where as a business is not like that.We never know when there will be loss and when there will be profit, profit is good, we will be happy, however, we must know how to cope up with loss. Many people face issues like how you are facing now because of the initial loss only, you must have had acquired lots of money initially before you have started your business as any loss would not have affected you. anyways, now that you realize that a job is good, you have to start looking for something to earn. Don't just look for a high paying job for now, what you need now is a way to pay off your bills. So, whether a job is paying less or not up to your satisfaction, try to get some interest forcefully and do and then later when you come to a stage where you slowly pay off your bills and you have no more issues, you can jump to another one with a high pay with this experience.
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@sexyposh (576)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
Nice! I like your insight regarding this matter. I think I will do this.. Thanks!
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
It is not advisable to quit a job without an immediate replacement. It is better to have a stable income generating job and more sidelines than nothing at all. Pride won't get you to nowhere. It is better for your to gulp down your pride and come back to that job where you came from. I don't think it would make any difference at all if you come back to them.
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@sexyposh (576)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
Ammm.. the reason why I quit because I have upcoming projects then. I was planning to go into design and construct business and to have a day job will be complicating. Either I will lose focus more on my day job or I can't watch how my design will be put into reality. Plus if I have to keep my job then, and go absent because of my project, I will be bad shot too with the admin. So what gonna be? Besides its also unethical to have two jobs at the same time, right? The pride I mention in my post means, since I'm earning more then with my business so there will be tendency that I will ask more with my previous employer from what they use to give me. I don't think I will stoop down to that income again...