i got a job but without pay!

@chechuva (1276)
Philippines
May 15, 2008 12:53am CST
first of all, i want to thank all the mylotters who gave me pieces of advice about my career. i'd been busy for 2 days and i miss posting and responding here in mylot! i received a message last tuesday that i have an interview in a hospital. so i did report to the hospital for an interview. i thank God that i passed the interview and just this morning i paid my reservation fee for training. actually its not really a job that will give me salary. its a post graduate training. i'll be the one to pay them 2000pesos. the training will last for 3 months starting on June 2. although its a training, still i'll be working as a nurse with 8 hours duty in a day. with different time shift. actually im still considering to attend the screening at PGH on may 26. it is also a post graduate training, costing 8k pesos for 6 months. it means that i will work for 6 months without salary!! this is the reality for us nurses here in Philippines. most of my friends thought that im lazy and nurses are really in demand. but they do not understand that it is really hard to enter in a hospital.. this is really a blessing for me. i thank God that He is answering my prayers...
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@flowerhorn (1011)
• Malaysia
17 May 08
I hope it is not a scam.Uou get the work but have to pay for training.Over here, nobody would pay that sort of thing.Guess things are different in ur country.Been there twice. And I know it is very difficult to get a job. When I am in the plane,I get to know some of the graduate work as a maid in oversea.Life is so tough
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@chechuva (1276)
• Philippines
18 May 08
its not a scam. its the way most hospitals here do to fill there manpower and don't spend money. funny thing but true. of course we have to bare it since experience is really important.
• Malaysia
18 May 08
Trust me.I know life is really tough there.While on my jorney back to the air port by taxi,I can see beggars right outside the taxi windows I took.Plus the guards has rifles in shopping complex and we ,visitors were advised not to go out at night.
@chechuva (1276)
• Philippines
19 May 08
sorry if you got an impression that's its very dangerous in our country. i won't argue that there are really lots of beggars asking for money here in manila. and its true at times also, that foreigners are fooled by some people. sorry if you didn't felt safe here in our place.
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
15 May 08
Wow, God has always a wonderful plan to each one of us and the answer of the prayers might be late but it has always a purpose. Congrats for that and I agree with you, to be hired right away is very hard and just continue to enrich yourself and also you can try searching jobs online, who knows? For the moment, enjoy that way, you are serving those who need you and at the same time, you are enriching your knowledge!
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@chechuva (1276)
• Philippines
16 May 08
God really answers prayer! thanks for the advice you gave me on my past discussions. hope that i could really extend help to others when i start working. thanks again and have a nice day!
• United States
18 May 08
you're welcome chechuva and always put your heart in whatever you are doing, I know that field can be very tiring but once you know your mission, you will be motivated to do your work all the time!
@chechuva (1276)
• Philippines
19 May 08
Thank you so much for the encouragement! have a nice day!
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
17 May 08
You just continue to be a good nurse and as a person. Six months is not that long for a training. But the fees are just as expensive for a government hospital. Anyway, at the end of your training, I hope you get a real, full time job, and already with salary... Keep it up girl...
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@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
17 May 08
it is requirements to render voluntary service to our country, not only nurses but many other courses need also training before got a decent job, yeah i agree nurses are in demand right now but being a nurse is not easy course you have to passed different types of examinations, to get a good course is not easy as one plus one equals two, you need to struggle and make your best to become a successful degree earner in the future.
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@kaezy_kulet (2465)
• Philippines
15 May 08
yup you are rigt about that.. we nurses really are in demand but it is still difficult for us to enter hospital. i have worked first as a trainee but i didnt get the chance to become e regular employee bacause of a problem.. not work related problem but the board exam..hehehe (batch 2006) lol i think you know whats this problem im referring to.. well i have worked as a comopany nurse but i resigned. i still want to work in a hospital.
@chechuva (1276)
• Philippines
15 May 08
I'm also batch 2006! i passed my first exam but failed the retake test 3/5. i decided to surrender my license and take the whole exam again. blessed to passed it again! there's a screening in PGH on May 26. its also a training for 6 months! if ever i pass the screening, i'll drop the hospital that i have now. i also have an exam in heart center this june. where you from? do you have any plans of going to other countries? how about saudi?
• Philippines
16 May 08
I am from laguna.. i was able to pass the retake thank god for that. I might go to other coountry bur im thinking of canada but not now i think maybe next year or 2010 i want to serve here first before going to other country. I am currently just here in our house i am still searching fo a job in hospital hope that i will hear from them soon it so boring just being here in our house. well good luck to you i think heart center is a much better training ground. ^_^
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@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
15 May 08
Congrats on your training job. Hope after your training you can get a real pating job as a nurse. Is nurse a popular demand job in Philippines?
@chechuva (1276)
• Philippines
15 May 08
yes nursing is very popular here in Philippines. a lot of young people are taking nursing as their course but they are not aware that there are few hospitals for all of us.
@xtinelee (3377)
• Singapore
15 May 08
Well it's just temporary isn't it? I'm also doing post-graduate, but I'm still getting my pay because I would be bonded for the next three years. Sad to say, but at least I am getting paid for studying and working. Better than nothing ya! :) All the best to you and your new job.
@chechuva (1276)
• Philippines
15 May 08
Good for you, you found an institution that gives you an allowance and will absorb you after your training. hope you enjoy working! have a nice day!
• Singapore
11 Sep 08
Maybe it's a good time for you to pick up some skills in nursing, it's like that. If they paying you to work and study you won't be getting paid.
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
15 May 08
first of all, congratulations for being able to get into the job in a hospital... it is not easy and i know how hard it is to become a nurse... even here in australia... anyway, i wish you all the luck and hope this will be the start for your career in the future... even though at the moment you have to struggle first and work without pay, but you will reap the rewards in the future when you had become a registered nurse... also, the feeling of helping other people and do it voluntarily will also give you lots of satisfactions... take care and have a nice day...