Do you practice your profession?

Philippines
January 26, 2011 2:53am CST
Nowadays, many Filipinos are underemployed because of recent crisis. If not because of crisis, evidently it is because of lack of job opportunities. Like some nurses here in the Philippines resort to call center and office type jobs to compensate themselves and their families. Even I, don't practice already my profession since i found comfort with what I do now. How about you,do you practice your profession?
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13 responses
@rage35 (344)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
Good Day! I am also a professional but yes, I am practicing my profession because this is my field of study and it took me 4 years to earn a diploma. But it's practical if you choose a job that is not on your field of specialization if the compensation is good to support your family.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
Your so lucky my friend that your practicing you profession. May be it is called practical or NO CHOICE to accept far away experience than your specialized one. see you around
@rage35 (344)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
Yup! I agree visavis. You have no choice if you can't find a job within your specialization. In fact, there are a lot of people who aren't working in their chosen field.
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
I'm happy to hear your views about this. Well practically, getting a job with good pay is better than waiting for vacancy with your own profession.
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
Fortunately I was able to practice my profession. But prior to the job that I currently have, I somehow got a different job not related to my profession. I was in sales for the past 4 years but ultimately give up because it was so stressful. Now, I'm back and finding a job wasn't easy at all, since my last experience was not Accounting related. Some of the companies that I've applied are apprehensive but my present company accepted me. And I was very happy. 3 of my cousins are recent nursing graduates and I ask my mom if they were able to get a job. Unfortunately, till today they remain unemployed. There is just too many nurses now without corresponding job opportunities. Most of them dream to go abroad, but before they do, they must have at least gain experience in our country. Unfortunately, there are not many hospitals wanting to take them. In fact, there was an expose that the graduates need to pay the hospital just to have an on-the-job training. tsk! tsk! tsk!
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
Well, it's really not an expose. It is constantly common in hospitals. Little did the health department was aware with these happenings. I pity myself as well not being able to work as a nurse, but I'm processing something to get the hell out of this country..and start anew..
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
I really don't know why many people concentrate on one course when there are many courses available with greater probability of employment. There are so many opportunities out there for skilled laborers and the government through TESDA are more than willing to train people. I think schools should push in their career orientation program, courses that will leave the students employed after graduation.
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
I have the opportunity to practice my profession but I've resigned to get married. Now I'm practicing what loved most and earning a decent money out of it!
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
What are you practicing most that is making you decent money?
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
Oh, I write romance novels, pocketbook in our native tongue!
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
hello blue_servant! I have not been able to practice my profession at this time but i am currently employed. I did practice my four-year course for a time after graduation but circumstances presented me other opportunities which at that moment, were of advantage to me and so i grabbed it and jumped ship. Jumped ship for me, means i left my profession and work for another field of study, which i find more enjoyable and self-fulfilling. Anyway, life sometimes provide us opportunities and chances that makes us take serious decisions which may change the course of our life. I have my regrets for turning my back on my profession for i would have been enjoying a very colorful and exciting corporate career by now had i remained in that world. However, i realized that its not the environment you're in, the kind of work you do and the people you're with that really matters in the end, when gauging our happiness and contentment in this world. In the end, it is our own attitude and outlook in life which makes a lot of difference in the way we view life. That's why, whether you have practice your profession or not, whether you're employed or not, rich or poor, near or far from loved ones, it is your attitude that determines your own state of mind, your own state of health and happiness. As i have learned too, we should make the most out of everything we've got and not spend our time reminiscing or craving for something that's over and done with. Life is meant to be lived forward and so we should look and live forward.
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
PErfect. YOu seemed to be very contented with where you are now. Continue living with your dreams. GOd bless you more!
@toniganzon (35622)
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
No, I don't practice my profession at all, but not because i couldn't get a job relating to it but because i chose not to. I fell in love with another kind of job which i have a lot of passion, since it was my dream when i was a kid. My dream changed though because of my parents but then i found out that i never lost that dream after all. So right now i am doing what i love the most and earning from it as well. I am contented!
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
We have actually the same journey and story? May i know your work this time? GOod luck to you!
@lizmik143 (138)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
I am not practicing my own profession. I got a license in teaching but I did not use it because I can't give up yet the good salary I am earning compared to teaching. But, in the future when things are better in my life, I will really teach. I love to teach but not this time yet, for practical reasons.
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
Well teaching is my passion! Can you give your license to me? hahaha.LOL. Go for it! Teachers can change the world.
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
At the present it is really hard to find a job that is fit for the field of our profession. As what you have sited about nurses I'am one them, just as I graduated the population of nurses who have no work rises already, and now it is already at a count of 200,000 unemployed. That is why I'm working in an office job which is not related to my profession. And I don't hope anymore that I can work as a nurse, maybe its just a dream in the end. ^_^
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
Well, I'm a nurse too. And I'm not working with it. Somehow related but I'll still go for teaching this time because it has become my passion.=)
@katcarneo (1436)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
I studied Mass Communication so I can be a journalist, writer, or teacher. Now I'm a teacher and have been so foor the last four years. My two brothers took up computer courses and are both working in call centers. I can't say they're not really practicing what they studied for, after all their computer skills coupled with their English abilities got them their jobs. I am an online English teacher but I work with people who are licensed nurses, business graduates and those with courses unrelated with teaching. In the Philippines today English skills can get one a job, more than anything else.
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
I dreamed of becoming a newscaster before because I used to join competitions. But as time passed, my parents pushed me to take Nursing knowing that I could be someone someday even if I gave up my dream. Well, years later, I'm happy working but not as well with my profession. Somehow related. THe hunger is still there, but I'm still contemplating if I should go for my dreams.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
Yeah your correct crisis and job opportunities for our countrymen. Like you me also is not in my profession. Since 1992, Im working outside our country being clerk and secretary's job here in Saudi ARabia. Imagine as BSBA major in accounting never ever try to practice it due to none job opportunity for me. Anyway now I've learned from my experience and no regret about what happened. Only I pray now is for my children that can be finished their respective courses and practice it.. see you around
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
You are hardworking visavis. And you are a good father to your children. Use them as your inspirations. Forget about the profession. Work what's best for them. God has His own plans for you.=)
@koikei (207)
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
greetings! i graduated with a management degree but since i graduated i've been working in the IT industry. it's not too bad since i also enjoy this type of work.
• China
27 Jan 11
for me ,I majored in Enlish language in university and majored in Psychology in Master programm. well, when back to my country I couldnot find a job related with Psychology, So now I am working now in a company as an interpretor. and maybe later I will try to do HR.
@doggydimon (1379)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
Unfortunately no. I don't practice my profession but I am glad that I am now working in the industry that I enjoy doing a lot.
26 Jan 11
I'm a nurse. I do believe that I'm practicing my profession. It may not be in the hospital but in the other field. I'm an employee of a review center for nurses.