Being bitter, but praying for better.
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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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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• Davao, Philippines
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.
• Las Pinas City, Philippines
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.
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.
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.