Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Continuation


Hindi ako galit sa boss ko.

Naintindihan ko kung bakit niya ako tinanggal. Performance-wise, naging maayos naman ang trabaho ko, pero profits-wise, hindi talaga masyadong kumikita ang kumpanya. I didn’t take it personally. From a businessman’s point-of-view, keeping me still onboard seems to be not a wise thing to do anymore.

Pero siyempre, tao din ako. May puso at damdamin din. *pasok Maalaala Mo Kaya theme song* Napapunta ako sa toilet pagkatapos ng pag-uusap namin at nagkulong sa isang cubicle doon. Napaisip, napatanong sa sarili at napaiyak na din. Napa-text din ako sa isang matalik na kaibigan at nag-ayang makipag-inuman.

Paano na? Nangyari na ‘to sa ‘kin dati. Ayoko pang umuwi ng Pilipinas. May kasalanan ba ako? Mayroon ba akong naging mga pagkukulang? Maybe. I guess my best wasn’t good enough. Pero naisip ko, tulad din ito ng isang romantic relationship. If nothing seems to work out despite all efforts at wala nang opportunity for growth, maybe it’s time to move on and move forward.

Alam kong kailangan kong kumilos agad para magkaroon ng panibagong trabaho. I have to be proactive as I cannot afford to lose my source of income at this moment. Pagkatapos kong mahimasmasan, napatawag ako sa isa kong contact who works for a publishing company. This guy called me up a few days prior, scheduling me for an interview with their CEO, but due to some conflicts in schedule, hindi ito natuloy.

Nagkataong wala ang contact ko nung araw na ‘yun at surprisingly, ni-transfer ako ng operator sa CEO mismo. Tinanong ko kung open pa ‘yung position na ino-offer sa ‘kin dati, and she said yes but she also mentioned that they are already at the final stage of selection. She asked me if I’d be available for interview that same day, kaya hindi na ako nag-aksaya ng oras. Nagpaalam ako sa boss ko na aalis ako ng maaga, at dumiretso na sa interview ko.

I was praying the Lord’s Prayer repetitiously habang nakasakay sa bus out of nervousness and desperation. Ang tanging nasa isip ko, "I need that job! I want that job!" Hindi ako usually kinakabahan sa mga interviews, but that time it was different. I badly needed God’s comfort and strength.

Pagdating ko, I got interviewed by the CEO, Sales Director and Account Manager. The interview took about an hour to finish. Naging maayos naman. Naging confident din ako sa pagsagot ng mga tanong nila.

Then the CEO asked, “Did you pray for this job?”

Nagulat ako sa tanong niya. First time kong maka-encounter ng ganyang tanong sa interview. Bumalik sa alaala ko lahat nang mga nangyari sa akin nung araw na ‘yun, kasama ‘yung pag-uusap namin ng boss ko at pagda-drama ko sa toilet. I answered yes, tapos kinuwento ko sa kanya ‘yung pagdadasal ko ng The Lord’s Prayer ng paulit-ulit sa bus.

To make this short, naging happy ang ending ng kuwento ko. I was informed that I got the job that same afternoon. Nagkapirmahan na din kami ng contract after that interview. THANK YOU LORD! Who would have thought, ‘di ba? That same day na natanggal ako sa trabaho eh nagkaroon din ako ng panibagong job offer. :)

There really is a God. At kahit kailan eh hindi Niya ako pinabayaan.

At mukhang ayaw pa Niya akong paalisin ng Singapore.

58 comments:

  1. first comment!! :D

    see, God really has ways.. ;)
    i've emailed you before (during those crucial times bcoz i've been bothered on how you are feeling through those tweets), and told you that everything would be okay and He has good plans for you - that perhaps it's not yet the right time to give up. :)

    ...and i am right!
    nice to see you post again >.<

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  2. I am so proud of you gasul! =)

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  3. ganyan talag minsan ano, pag mga boss ma mis interpret natin, o kung minsan takot lng talaga tayo.. hehehehe.. ako nga minsa eh, nagalit ang boss ko sa walang kadahilanan, e sinagot ko nmn, natohan, kasi mali nya, eh minura nya ko sa customer nmin.. na diko naman kasalanan. ayon, inaway ko... porket sya owner ganun na agad.. but naging friends nman kami ulit.

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  4. happiness!!! ambait ni Bro! :)

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  5. ayun naman pala eh, happy ending pa rin para sau parekoy. GOD IS REALLY GOOD.

    CONGRATS! :D

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  6. asteeg. iba talaga ang kapangyarihan ng panalangin.

    kaya gasul, magbago ka na.pakatino ka na. d ka ba nakokonsensya. dami mo blessings natatanggap.

    hindi ko alam bakit habang binabasa ko yung mga unang part ng akda mo.. natatawa ko lalo na yung sa banyo part at hindi naawa. dahil ba sa alam ko na ang istoryahan?

    magpainom ka naman.

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  7. GASSSSUUUUUULLL!!! may reason ang Diyos sa lahat ng mga nangyayari sa atin. at idol talaga kita sa mga bagay tulad nito, kung paano mo sya hinahandle.

    masaya ako for you, gasul :)

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  8. the cliche goes, when god closes a door, he also opens a window.

    congrats on your new job. and do good. magpapainom ka pagbalik mo dito!!!

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  9. the cliche goes, when god closes a door, he also opens a window.

    congrats on your new job. and do good. magpapainom ka pagbalik mo dito!!!

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  10. Wow happy ending! Congrats! : )

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  11. Happy days are here again! :D

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  12. yan po ang POWER ng PRAYER..

    ang galing talga :)

    t'was a nice experience...

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  13. Wow!!! Inspiring story, GasDude!! I got goosebumps while reading your post. Thanks for sharing and God bless you on your new job! Congratulations you made it with the help of THE ONE ABOVE!!! :D

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  14. GOD would always be there if you need him .............. all you have to do is give him a call!
    GOD LOVES YOU!

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  15. that's what i'm talking about! Congratulations! :)

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  16. wow, what an inspiring story.
    God is good!

    congrashuleyshens! Ü

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  17. kuya Gasdude, infairness sinubaybayan ko ang storya mo.. araw araw akong nagchecheck kung may update kana.. But I know indi ka pababayaan ni bro.. There will always be a bigger and better plan.. congrats sa bagong trabaho kuya.. ;)

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  18. don't worry pareng gasul with your job experience, dedication, and hardwork, i'm sure you'll find a new and better job in no time. chillax lang dude...

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  19. sa lahat ng interview kailangan talaga mag-dasal...

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  20. God really provides! =D

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  21. wow! ambilis ng blessing! ganyan talaga pag good karma. mabilis bumalik ang magagandang ginagawa. buti naman nasa singapore ka pa. baka makapunta ako dyan next month. would be glad to meet and probably some CSers for coffee. yesss!

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  22. omigosh! ang saya naman! congrats kuya alex!

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  23. there really is a GOD out there. congrats!

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  24. ang galing naman. =) that's the spirit

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  25. ang galing naman. =) that's the spirit

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  26. koya libre ko ha. Pero ano ung terminal leave sa tweets mo? Ito ba ung sa old company???! Or is there a new story?

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  27. cos He knows you deserved something better. Congrats!

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  28. Wow. Akala ko magiging emo ang post na ito dahil sa bad news last post. Good to see it all worked out for you. Malamang He put you in your proper place. Dahil jan, painom ka.

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  29. I don't know you well enough and I haven't experienced what happened to you so I don't feel like I have the right to say that I know how you felt. What I can say though is that I felt the emotion you probably were feeling when you were writing this based on the way it was written.

    What is it with comfort room cubicles that gives us that sense of, well, comfort that allows us to pour ourselves out? Dahil ba dun tayo nagrerelease ng pupu at nagiginhawaan pagkatapos kaya masarap den magrelease ng luha? Nagpapatawa lang. :p

    Interview with the top people of the company on the same day that you were asked to go there. I was.. surprised. Pleasantly surprised.

    At infurrnes, nasayang ang madrama kong reply sa taas, matapos pala ang lahat ay may trabaho ka ren agad. Haha. Goodluck with your new job and company! I know how hard it can get for new people. :)

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  30. Wow bro swerte mo.. not all people who get fired land on a replacement job as fast as you did..

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  31. You're a blessed person Gasdude..^_^
    So glad I stumble in ur blog..

    There is always always an opportunity to grow, yun lang ang masasabi ko.

    Cheers to ur wonderful true to life story. haha!

    God bless!

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  32. congrats! so nice at nakahanap ka agad ng trabaho jan, anong position? goodluck bro. god is good talaga. makakagala ka pa sa little india. hahaha

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  33. galing! congratulations sa new job mo.. hehehe.. god loves you no matter what =p

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  34. prayers can move mountains as the cliche goes... anyway, inspiring post...

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  35. thanks GOD. congratulations dude.

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  36. Congratulations!
    God is good all the time!

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  37. wow congrats!
    love ka talaga ni Papa God!

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  38. no rain, no rainbow! God is good all the time! Congrats on ur new job! :)

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  39. Magnificent, sir! It indeed means that you're mission in Singapore ain't over yet.

    Cheers, and here's to a better fortune!

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  40. galing! god moves in mysterious ways.. hehe!

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  41. this blog post is very inspiring. :)

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  42. congratulations! sabi na eh! keep the faith gasul. this should be fun to watch.

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  43. God is great!!

    congrats sa new job mo!

    kampay!!!

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  44. wow

    god bless and more blessings to come :)

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  45. ang galing galing! God is good talaga! congrats!

    i was smiling while reading your posts. happy stories make me happy! (kahit di kita kilala) :)

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  46. Congrats kuya! God works in mysterious ways nga di ba? All we have to do is to wait and see what will happen next.

    Another humbling story of the power of prayers.

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  47. First to read on your blog. :)
    God is good all the time talaga and if you pray sincerely He will make it happen talaga. God bless

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  48. Dyan lagi pumapasok ang salitang "Move On!"... hayy

    Nice Blog! Exchange Links tayo para masaya.. I already add you !

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  49. God always works wonders. And pag talagang gusto Nya ibigay sayo, He'll give it you in the most unexpected manner. Just like what happened to you.

    Perhaps (perhaps lang? hehe) you're a good person kaya hindi ka Nya binigo sa prayers mo.

    God bless, Gasul, and good luck sa new job mo.. UU hindi ka pa pinapaalis dito sa SG, paaabutin pa daw ng PHP 50 to 1sgd yung palitan bago ka alis dito.. hehe :)

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  50. Congrats on your job, man.

    You're really lucky to be fired and hired at the same day. Most people don't have luck or a God on their side.

    But my question is: Are you still the Gasoline Dude? Are you gonna change your blog?

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  51. Wow, God is really good. He knows what's best for you. He gave you better job than before. I understand how you feel, nasa foreign land din kasi ako. Keep praying. :-)

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  52. nakakamangha naman itong true to life story na ito, ang bilis ng blessing! mabait at masipag ka sigurong tao kaya ikaw'y pinagpapala. napadpad ako sa blog mo galing sa blog ni jepoy. naghahanap di ako ng work ngayon - hopefully makapagsulat din ako ng success story tulad nito sa mga susunod na araw. XD

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  53. Hello po!

    Merry Christmas! Natagpuan ko po ang blog niyo sa mga links ni Ate Ro Anne (Journey of the Prodigal Daughter), kaya napagpasyahan ko pang puntahan.

    Anyway, na-strike po ako sa post na ito. I was backreading and this post caught my attention. God really works wonders, and He is never absent in our daily lives. :)

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! God bless :)

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