I care, but I don't..

Philippines
March 14, 2012 4:14am CST
In the office, our team depends on each member. Our stats affects the whole team's, and this includes going to work on time, the quality of work being done, and the amount of work being done. Although my salary is not that big compared to other agents. This means less motivation for me to work. I guess my point here is, I care about my team, but I can't bring myself about caring to even go to work because of my salary. I have bills to say, too, they should know that. Another sad part is, the company isn't that reliable when it comes to salary increase. That's horrible if you ask me. That means I could get stuck to what I'm earning right now even after working for the company for a number of years. I'm a team player, but I just don't have the motivation to work. I mean, they're not that close to me for them to even become a motivation for me, so I guess I'm at a loss here.
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12 responses
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
14 Mar 12
In my opinion I don't think that salary matters the most. Well, I won't lie, it matters of course, we have bills to pay just like you said, lol. But I have ever worked in this kind of English course. I got a very good salary for a single woman like me, who was still a student that time and I could pay my own tuition fee. I loved my students, but I didn't like the environment. I didn't really like my workmates, and the worst of all, I didn't like my female boss. She did pay us a lot, but we all knew she reduced some of our money. Then, she fired me. Lol. Well, I kinda felt relieve that time. :D Now I work in another English Course, I know I get just a little higher salary compared to the last one before this but I'm happy. I like my workmates, I like my boss, I love my students, I love my job. So is it possible for you to get another job now?
• Philippines
15 Mar 12
That's some experience. Well, the horrible boss is always there wherever you work at. It's possible for me to find another job anytime. It's just that I'm too lazy to go through the process of application again. Plus, I'm still looking for a better company to move to so I'm kinda taking my time while I still have a job.
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
15 Mar 12
That will do. Keep applying but keep the present job. And when you have found a better company and ready to move, you can let go the former job. That's a good trick. ;) Don't be lazy and good luck then! :D
• Philippines
18 Mar 12
Thanks. I'm actually trying to be careful as well, since there are a lot of scams out there that pose as legit companies. You can't sell scam with a clean conscience.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
15 Mar 12
i don't think salary or salary increase is a basis for not becoming motivated. i work with the government and as you know, our salary is not big compared to private companies. our salary increase comes after years of studies, by a long deliberation in the congress. but with the advancement of the technology, we in the government service should also make adjustment with our job. work load is not becoming lighter for some of us. when new projects for advancement of the service through technology come, these are assigned to existing personnel added to his or her existing work load. no attached new position nor adjustment to salary. but we love it. and we love our jobs. we love to serve. and the motivation to do our job better do not always come with the increase of salary.
• Philippines
15 Mar 12
I don't know. Maybe you just loved your job that's why you stuck with it. For me, I don't, it's becoming a routine, that's why my motivation had been shifted to the salary I earn. There are jobs that I wouldn't mind doing for a low salary, but right now, my family really needs money, well, for at least a couple of years more. My second to the youngest brother will be graduating after two years, and he'll be working then. At that time, I can then pursue what job I want.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
15 Mar 12
if you say i love this job, in the beginning no. i really don't want to be in the government. if i did, i could have been here more than 20 years now. but no, i only came in here 8 years ago, when i quit my loved job, which is in the field of electronics. i end up to government service when i was forced to get in here by an aunt who served the government for almost all of her life. now she's retired but still connected to the government as consultant. in the long run, i came to love this job. i love to go to this place everyday. not because i really love to but i need to. for my family. at my age, i don't think i can go back to private companies to apply for what i love to do.
• Philippines
18 Mar 12
When you said you love the job because of your family, doesn't that mean that you love the job because of the salary?
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
We have the same deal. While other companies appraise annually ours does not. But i have to choose between a job which makes me feel like I'm not working at all, or getting progressive compensation, i'm in a bind. But if you can't find any more reasons to stay, and more reasons to leave, then maybe that sgould be your cue. Because with the job you're in, I know
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
okay this got cut off but I was going to say that I know for a factthere are other companies that have better compensation packages. Don't let yourself be limited when there are other opportunities out there.
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
That is exactly how I see it. I'm actually considering on applying for another company, I'm just looking for the right one, with great benefits. I don't wanna stay in this company for 2 years. I don't wanna work here for that long and tell people I still earn the same salary, that just sucks.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
14 Mar 12
That sucks, probably this is one of the reasons that your company is in the foreign workforce market in the first place, because there are less legal cost cutting measures being implemented at your job that would not manage to be perpetrated if yours was an American based business. The American minimum wage is something near $8.25/ hour and osregularly scheduled for cost of living increases on a regular basis.
• United States
14 Mar 12
Actually, not all US companies schedule cost of living raises on a regular basis, and they are not required to, either, although there are many that do, especially in good economic times. They are only required to pay you at least minimum wage unless you are in a job that works for tips, and then they can pay you an hourly salary less than minimum wage, because they expect you to make the rest up in tips, which (by law) you have to claim as wages.
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
Well, the company promised us yearly appraisals but it never came. Some promise. I'm earning a little more than the minimum wage, actually, but what I'm worried about is I can't work for this company til I get old. I have plans of my own, and that includes earning more than what I do now. My point is, working for them is really a waste of time, I'll never get anywhere with them.
@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
17 Mar 12
*sighhhh...... really, a job with no proper compensation no mater how much you care for it never fails to discourage you at some point in yime....
• Philippines
18 Mar 12
You said it. I'm already tired when I reach home, but it makes me more tired if I think about how much I'll earn for the next cut-off. They come up with motivational quotes every once in a while but it's really no help for me. I can't force myself to get motivated just because of those words.
@jaimz19 (236)
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
For me, if I'm no longer happy with what I'm doing or where I am - it's then time for me to move on and maybe explore other options. It would just slowly kill me to do nothing about it. Who knows, the other side maybe a lot better. If not, at least its a new thing for me.
• Philippines
18 Mar 12
You do have a point. Although, for me, if I'm earning more than what I'm earning now, I'd probably stick with this company longer. I wouldn't care much about the job if I'm earning right.
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
15 Mar 12
Sorry to hear about your work conditions.The best thing would be to start looking for another job where you could get a better salary.However stick to this job until you find another one otherwise you could get stranded without any job which would be worse.I have worked with several companies and once i had completed 2 years i used to look for another position where i could get better prospects.I was always successful but during my time it was much easier to get a job than it is now.I finally ended by working in a company for 6 years out of which 4 were abroad in a Gulf country.After that i left it and started my own consultancy service and then retired.
• Philippines
18 Mar 12
That's actually the plan, look for a job while I'm employed, then after I land the job, I'll leave my current one. It's getting pretty awful around here.
• United States
14 Mar 12
I can understand being frustrated at not earning as much as other members of your team. Also, I do not know how your companies dictate salary and wages. However, I do know that here not all people earn the same amount, even for the same or similar jobs, nor do I feel that they necessarily should earn the same amount. What you earn should be based on experience, skill, job performance and (at least partially) length of time at a company. Someone starting out at company should not expect to earn the same salary as someone that has been with the company for ten years, for example, unless the new employee has knowledge and experience equal to that of the more senior employee.
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
Yeah, I guess so. I'm working for the company for a little over a year now and the job sucks that your main motivation would turn to your salary. I don't really expect myself to work for it for more than 2 years. I don't think this company will be able to get me somewhere except the call center industry. I'll just use it as a stepping stone.
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
I wonder if your company can give you some time for a motivational training. Being a team player,and not having a good salary, why not look for another company that gives higher salary. I am sure you can get a higher salary from other companies.
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
That is the plan. I'm actually canvasing for other companies that would offer me more than what I earn now. There are some, I'm just too lazy to take care of the paper works, plus, there isn't much time. I had time then when I applied for this one, but I was a bum back then.
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
Money should not be the only motivation to work harder. Having an achievement can be a good motivation too. In being a good team member, you improve not only in your productivity but in your work skills. The experience you gain will also work well for you in your future endeavors. Look at the situation from a positive point of view. If you don't persist with your job the more that you won't get a raise.
@maezee (33390)
• United States
14 Mar 12
I understand what it's like to not really care about your job. I am so burned out from my job that I feel the same way. I day-dream about up-and-quitting, and then my better senses come into play and I remind myself...I need to make money somehow!. I think folks like me and you should be thankful that we have a job (a lot of people don't in this 'bad economy'). It would be nice to see pay raises but beggars can't be choosers I suppose. The best thing we both can probably do is either find a job that makes us happy, or learn how to be happy with the job we've got. That's the hardest part though, it seems! . Happy MyLotting!
@luxinjun (36)
14 Mar 12
i know the salary increases very slowly as it is the same with my company unless you did a great job and made a progress which will bring benefits or interests to the company. if you want to earn more then just make a big progress or if you don't want then just keep the same. but for me,making progress is a big success, i think.
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
I don't think it's the same with my company. I've seen other agents lead the boards after some time and they still stay on the same spot, they don't get promoted. The truth is, it's just a banged up company.