Inspite of being a hard working guy, still you won't be promoted....

Philippines
September 5, 2012 10:20am CST
Good day Fellow Mylotters, Just a quick one, here in the Philippines, one must to take a Civil Service Examination to be able to apply for a position or a job in a Government Office. Hence, he or she will not earn any promotion in the future if he or she did not pass that exam. I know that this is a part of the employment system here especially if you are working in a Government Office. But, what if, you cannot able to pass the exam. Although you are a hard working individual and have proven a lot in the company. And because you did not pass the Civil Service Examination you cannot be absorb to be promoted in your post. Thus, in this instance, why such offices really requires for that exam. Isn't it that enough that you have proven that you are qualified for the post. And you are really doing your best.
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11 responses
@louievill (19340)
• Philippines
5 Sep 12
I'm sorry, that is a requirement as mandated by law, so you have to pass it, it's not that hard, anyone can claim that they do there job well, everybody does but again you have to pass the exam to up you credentials, that is if you plan to continue working for our government.
• Philippines
5 Sep 12
that examination is not really hard but, sometimes, it goes also with the luck.
@louievill (19340)
• Philippines
5 Sep 12
It's always "do or die" in a poor country like ours where everyone competes to get the position or the job, if I may suggest, just take it and pass it to prove to everyone your worth!
• India
5 Sep 12
Hi friend, same here, civil service exams are available in my country too, we must pass in this exams to get a government job, we don't have the ability to get a job without passing this exam, even though we are skilled and talented person.
• Philippines
5 Sep 12
that is my point, some people don't have a luck in passing this exam and yet they are too industrious and energetic in doing their task. but, still, they can't be promoted since they didn't pass the civil service exam.
@fatlex06 (895)
• Philippines
5 Sep 12
So maybe some people think that if you really qualify for that position so why you can't pass the exam? I think it's been a tradition for ages that they give civil service exam for you to apply a job in the government. But you don't have to close your doors in those kind of opportunities specially if you are not really cool with it. It's not about the higher position really, I'm not really aiming for that. Like me, I don't want to sound as boastful, but I think my salary is higher than the one that manager has or a regular employee has. I just work online most of the day. I mean,if you want to have a better job and salary, don't just stick in one job or in one company. And you have to improve your skills not because you want to have a higher position but because you want it and you want to be an asset in the company. I don't really like promotions because it adds work on me. And yes, in this real world of ours, it's not really enough. Sometimes, life is really unfair and you have to deal with it. Just improve yourself. Don't stick in one job and skill. Good luck
• Philippines
5 Sep 12
What you have said is really true. A good point to fonder.
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@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
hi, that is true especially in the world of Government agencies and sometimes they don't hire if the person is not a legible or have been passed in Civil service examination,and if you are already hired they will never absorb you as there regular employee.
@nvtellan (1907)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
Eventhough if one was not able to pass the civil service eligibility, he/she is still allowed to take the exam again as many times as he/she could. I don't know if the rumor that it can only be taken thrice. Also, if you are already hired to work for the government, you are still allowed to be promoted - up to a certain degree. For example in one government office that I know, those who are not yet civil service eligibles were promoted up to SG-12 and that's the highest they could attain until they pass the Professional Civil Service Eligibility Examination.
@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
6 Sep 12
I know what you feel. I think it is the government system, one of the requirements to meet all the requirements. Either you passed the civil service examination, then give all the effort in the job. Promotion will not be bestowed for the best employees, the reason, you should have a master's degree to be included in the ladder of success. It is sad to say it, but it does happen. That is really the down line. Personally, I don't like the system.
@rsa101 (14878)
• Quezon City, Philippines
6 Sep 12
Well I guess the exams are the things that measures your capability to handle the position you are supposed to have. Exams are a quantitative measure to prove you are indeed qualified to handle the position. Failing it means that you lack the necessary knowledge and probably skills to handle it. That is why you need to perform well as well as keep your knowledge and skills always updated. I know that the Civil Service exam are mostly on the IQ test and not based on your performance test. I think there are many manuals and reviewers available for you to read and study before you take the exams. It is different that when you are performing your job well is enough evidence that you can be promoted as well. You should also prove to them that you are mentally ready to meet the required skills when doing your job thus it requires for you to take the exam.
• United States
5 Sep 12
I can say that it's not fair for those people who really exerted too much effort to prove that they are qualified on that position even they are not a Civil service passer or so whatever. Nowadays, most of the companies are hiring employees through agency. And if you are from agency you have only a short percentage of possibilty for you to be promoted. And honestly, I'm sick of it.
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
5 Sep 12
Yes that law is somewhat unfair . Correct in saying that what if individual is hardworking. The civil Service office should check on this law. But for now , we can't do anything it is a law in your land , therefore we have to abide with it and just take the exam , over and over one day you will really pass. Don't give up , a winner never quits and a quitter never wins,,Goodluck !
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
5 Sep 12
I believe for some, deviations may be allowed. but then... it should depend on the immediate supervisor and how competent you have shown yourself to be. The thing is, i have known someone who cannot pass the civil service exam and well he was not regularized and he lost his job when the government transitioned to the new president. I believe that it should be okay when this requirement is a pre requisite, we have accepted it when we gladly signed with the job offer and then we should not complain about it even if we are so qualified because we are doing well, and have good performance.
• Philippines
5 Sep 12
Sorry to disappoint but it is part of the requirements. When it comes to requirements, it’s either you have it or you don’t . It is just a good standardized test that somewhat acts as a formality but also a testament to your ability. I cannot know because I have not yet taken the test myself. I think if you are hard-working person, you still have to prove yourself with these kind of tests. This way nobody can dispute why you ever have the chance to be promoted or given that position. In addition, there are instances where the promotion is not based on a test but on who you know or who is your backer in the office. That is already part of office politics but nonetheless, it exists I many working and office environments.