Being bitter, but praying for better.

@Lucky15 (33750)
Philippines
September 23, 2017 4:50pm CST
“Life is hard and unfair. It is cruel and heartless, painful, trying, disappointing, unapologetic, and frequently downright awful." Richelle E. Goodrich He tried and tried, and still trying. My older brother had been applying for promotion for quite sometime now. He had all the requirements that is needed but still... My other brother said, too much applicants, but the "quota" is small, we truly understand that. But when another promotion was announced, with "seniority" was said to be up for promotion, we put our hopes on high. Still... We have seen who has been promoted thru facebook posts, we might sound bitter but, we thought of life's not fair. Promotion was given to those "politicians' guards". Despite any exposure with their "real job", they seem to get the promotion that easy. While my brother on the other hand, hadn't get the one he has been eyeing for? Well, despite the "bitterness", we keep on praying that he will get it, though we pray more for his safety. Sigh. Maybe something better is coming on his way.
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@ilocosboy (34418)
• Philippines
23 Sep
Don't worry roo much about his promotion, there are those in higher ranks but have no station to handle. Besides, time will come for him to be promoted because as far as I know before the lower years to be promoted, the more senior first to be promoted. Or am I barking at the wrong tree?
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
23 Sep
Those that has high ranks now in our province seem not to be allowed to be on the station, like over qualified. like those two from our place :)) they are now in PPO :D
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@ilocosboy (34418)
• Philippines
23 Sep
@Lucky15 that is correct, there are too many of them with rank police chief inspector
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
23 Sep
@ilocosboy not sure if it is the same situation in Norte though :(
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@bluesa (13580)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Sep
I am sorry your brother did not get the promotion, Reine. I hope that if another chance at promotion comes along that he will then be promoted, and that he will always be safe.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
23 Sep
Hoping Cath, that he will and will pass another promotional exam for another rank too
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@kobesbuddy (49867)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Sep
It's disappointing that your brother wasn't promoted. That was a big letdown!:(
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
23 Sep
It is Kharla, i just pray for the best for him :)
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@kobesbuddy (49867)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Sep
@Lucky15 God knows what's best, that's for sure:)
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
24 Sep
@kobesbuddy I agree with you Kharla :)
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@just4him (120560)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep
I hope something better is coming his way.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
23 Sep
Praying for it val :)
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@just4him (120560)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Sep
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Sep
@just4him , you are right for God does not sleep.
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@TRBRocks420 (79672)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Sep
Hope he will get it soon my friend. Ask and, ye shall receive, seek and, you will find.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
24 Sep
Amen TR :)
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@nangayo (2339)
• Nairobi, Kenya
24 Sep
Knock and it will be opened. An opening is coming.
• Nairobi, Kenya
24 Sep
@nangayo Yes. And when one door closes, open another
@Deepizzaguy (13850)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
23 Sep
When the time is right, good things happen to people who wait.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
23 Sep
Perfect timing :)
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@JustBhem (39427)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Sep
I know the feeling, these days if you have someone who is very known or what we call "kapit sa taas" we can never get any, but if we do, that pa sipsip or obsequious boss, we can find our way to the top. It happens here as well. I hope your Brother deserve what's for him.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
24 Sep
One of the thing I don't want to think is that one, but i agree. it is in the system that won't go and be gone :(
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@JustBhem (39427)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Sep
@Lucky15 It always happens, especially in a Government office.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
24 Sep
@JustBhem I agree Bhem. here in our town hall, ahh, employees are employed when they vote for the winning mayor
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Sep
Time comes his boss will be replaced by your brother.Just continue praying for your brother's good health and peaceful life my friend. Never mind the promotion for God knows who are supposed to be promoted.
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@nangayo (2339)
• Nairobi, Kenya
24 Sep
That's the spirit. And also you never know maybe God has another better place for him not necessarily in this job.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
24 Sep
I agree, i just let it all up to Him :)
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Sep
@Lucky15 yes sis , just wait patiently he will be the next boss.
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@DianneN (79947)
• United States
24 Sep
I'm so sorry your brother didn't get the promotion he was hoping to get. Things happen for a reason, and all good things come to those who wait.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
24 Sep
I agree Dianne
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Sep
@DianneN , yes true, everything happens for a reason.
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@DianneN (79947)
• United States
24 Sep
@Lucky15 Double hugs!
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• Las Pinas City, Philippines
24 Sep
I feel you, Reine and I understand the feeling of your brother. I also experienced that in my previous company last 2008 and instead of staying in the company that I serve for the past 6 years, I kept things in my principles and decided to leave the company. I know that time that I am capable working almost 7 days a week and almost 24 hours a day monitoring shipments and answering clients concerns and issues. However, I believe in the "PERFECT TIMING" if that opportunity is for your brother then it will happen but if not, GOD has other plans for him.
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@nangayo (2339)
• Nairobi, Kenya
24 Sep
Very true. God's timing and patience. Let God's will be done.
@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
24 Sep
Amen to that :)
@acelawrites (11832)
• Philippines
24 Sep
It is indeed disappointing if someone who is close to higher ups in the government gets the perks like promotions; it should be based on qualifications and not political patronage!
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
24 Sep
Agree, they should experience what is in the field like. Do investigations, issue warrants, sigh
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Sep
@acelawrites ,it does not happen in private offices, they base on the applicants' qualification not by whom you know.
@allen0187 (33444)
• Philippines
24 Sep
Too bad that your brother did not get promoted. Perhaps, there are better things in store for him. Keep trying though.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
24 Sep
I wish him the best in life, in God's time :)
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@allen0187 (33444)
• Philippines
24 Sep
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@Kandae11 (38752)
23 Sep
That must be hard for your brother to take - but as they say: "every cloud has a silver lining"
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
23 Sep
Maybe he just doesn't show us but we somehow felt it ;/ Hoping soonest :)
@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Sep
@Kandae11 her brother might be too sad for not being promoted but others new and easily established themselves to the next rank, so unfair .
@ridingbet (56020)
• Philippines
24 Sep
i believe it is the "whom you know, not what you know" policy , and nepotism, that are the main requirements in landing a government position now. this is my own opinion. my 3rd brother is past 60 years old and he has been waiting for a decade for the promotion. he got that last month. and the cruelty is the uniforms allowance will still be next year. my brother is dedicated in his work. the previous 2 administrations were not showing support for that agency and even forcefully removed or reduced the personnel. my brother was retained because he works with dignity.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
24 Sep
Exactly Ingrid, it never go, that kind of system :(
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• United States
23 Sep
Sorry that your brother didn't get the promotion and hopefully better things are in store for him.It's hard to stay faithful when things don't seem fair
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
23 Sep
I agree Marilyn, but he is still had that persistence, glad that that he is keeping it :)
@LadyDuck (164097)
• Switzerland
24 Sep
I am really sorry, but this is what happens in most countries in the world.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
24 Sep
And we not alone indeed, it is happening all over the world :(
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@LadyDuck (164097)
• Switzerland
25 Sep
@Lucky15 I know it's a shame and it should not happen, favoritism is such a bad thing.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
25 Sep
@LadyDuck we wanted quality, not quantity in terms of service ;/
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@YrNemo (13412)
24 Sep
I met a guy who waited for his dream job for 3 years. While waiting, he worked as a volunteer there, no pay. The day there was an official vacancy, that workplace gave the job to someone whom they just met for a few hours. All the best to your brother.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
24 Sep
I was thru your discussion darcy that I wrote my brother's story :)
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@YrNemo (13412)
24 Sep
@Lucky15 (something good comes out of it .)
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@GardenGerty (100504)
• United States
24 Sep
So much is dependent on politics, but I hope that just the right position comes open for your brother and he gets a promotion that lets him feel the recognition of his loyalty and skill.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
24 Sep
It is crazy when politics is being mixed with employment and promotion, how things get better if that system won't be gone? ;/
@dodoazo (20306)
• Philippines
24 Sep
The Lord has something better for him. What he needs is patience.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
24 Sep
Yes sir :)
• Mombasa, Kenya
24 Sep
Life is hard, very unfair, but worth living,hope keeps us going
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
24 Sep
It is :)
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