People who make decisions for you

Philippines
March 2, 2012 8:58am CST
I just learned that my uncle who doesn't have a job right now graduated college with two majors. Accounting and management. He's been trying to look for a job for the past 5 years I think, but my aunt (his cousin) tells him that the job he's applying for is too much for him to handle. So now he ends up being my aunt's house boy and driver. Well, not exactly that but he's like the caretaker of our house in the province. I don't know what happened but it seems to me that he made a stupid decision. I mean, you have two majors and you can't get a job? He's from a good school too. My reaction was.. Just look at my picture.. If I was him, I'll look for a job and won't care what everybody thinks about it cause if I have a job, I can support myself and my family and I don't need to rely on anyone for money. What do you think about my uncle's decision?
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@AidaLily (1450)
• United States
2 Mar 12
Accounting and Management? I mean he could get a job at a local retail store or walmart if there is one. I am going for my Associates then Bachelor's in accounting and could get one of those jobs. I am curious to know if your uncle even tried to start with a small job leaving college. I mean everyone has to start somewhere in their field. That is the point of entry level positions. I mean accounting and management are two jobs that can pay really nicely but you have to get more experience and market yourself really well. I mean he might not get that great paying job but a job is a job. Letting your aunt tell him what to do by becoming her house boy and driver makes me wonder if he possibly doesn't know how to market himself or if he went to college and felt upon graduation he would be making six figures a year and now is just giving up because he can't find something like that. I don't agree with the decision at all, but the other factors could say why he didn't work up his experience or something.
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• Philippines
2 Mar 12
I don't know what his problem is, but I think it has something to do with my aunt giving him money. But I don't think she gives that much money. Or maybe he's contented with a simple life in the province? Idunno.. He's already 49 now but I don't know if there's an age limit for his kind of jobs. I'm from the philippines by the way.
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• Philippines
2 Mar 12
Im from phils too, with his age now i think it would be difficult yo find a good job in our country. It wass his decision so i guess we have to respect it. We might think it is such a waste but maybe he is contented with the kind of life he is living. But if ever he changed his mind then there's no garm in trying.
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@Metatronik (6199)
• Pasay, Philippines
3 Mar 12
He must have the power of conviction that he is willing to apply a job or even if he is taking care of the province then he must continue applying. If there are kids who couldn't obey their parents and not relying on their will then he can do so as long as he has his own decision. What is the sense of studying a major degree if he can't use that in real life and just rely to your Aunt? He must have the power of will.
• Philippines
3 Mar 12
my sentiments exactly..
@yanzalong (18982)
• Indonesia
2 Mar 12
Accounting and management are not adequate requirements in order to get a job easily. Companies usually seek applicants with experience in the field of study he studied. Fresh graduates (usually still young in age) are seldom needed. If they are, companies do expect experience from fresh graduates. Your uncle may have had age problem in addition to him more than 40 years of age and having no experience.
@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
3 Mar 12
Hi there silence, Yupp it was a pretty bad move by your uncle restricting himself like that, but i guess people will only learn through mistakes, if you really do care about your uncle contact him help him get a job any way you can the simple things can change lives, you are the man now help your uncle. Go!
@Vvance (280)
• United States
3 Mar 12
Two majors and he's your aunt's houseboy and chaffeur?? It's such a waste of talent and experience. No wonder the economy's going downhill. Such experience could be put to so much use in his industry. Advise your uncle that it's still not late and if he acts as soon as possible, he can catch up. With 2 majors, he can get a pretty good job and earn money, which is much better than driving and stuff. I think it's pretty bad of your aunt to tell him it was too much for him to handle. Tell your uncle he should keep looking. Start small and start going up, that's the only road to success!! :)
• China
3 Mar 12
i have no job now find a job is right for me is no easy. maybe your uncle is wanted find a good job. but hi waste a lot of time
• United Arab Emirates
2 Mar 12
I think your uncle can handle his own decisions, what he be be lacking is self-confidence. If your uncle is getting a job offer then he should try out his skills instead of handling household chores. It's what every man in this world should do, provide for their family, be the 'MAN' of their house, so that his kids and wife can respect him and look up to him. On the other hand, no matter how difficult household chores are, they are always looked upon as easy and not as responsible as office jobs. That is a sad fact, but true and mostly left up to the women to handle.
@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Mar 12
hi silence I think that if I were him I wou ld reallylook for a job in one of my majors and not settle for bveinomg a house boy to someone else.Did she talk him into that or was it his decision? Looks like he copped out on himself. too bad he did not find a good job and be independent.But maybe he likes what he is doing? different strokes for different folks you know.
• China
2 Mar 12
Accounting,for me, it is a good major to learn.and most of company provide many job position about it.May be your uncle should go out and find one job,which you can not only show your knowledge/talence but also earn the money to meet the basic need or more.