“Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day. “ — George Allen, Sr.
Dear Ms. Emily,
I am a computer teacher in a small private primary school in the Philippines. I belong to the marginal sector of Philippine society, providing for a family of four comprised of myself, my wife and two small girls with a minimum wage budget. I have a very stressful job – not because it is a difficult job but because of difficult employers –a husband and wife team. The husband is a shrewd businessman who sees employees mainly as business tools while the wife is a micro-manager who keeps employees on the verge of a nervous breakdown. At this point, life seems bleak with no good prospects.
- Hopeless Employee
Dear Hopeless Employee,
Be of good cheer, there is always hope.
We do not always like our employers but we sure need the job.
We cultivate the patience of Job (of the Bible fame) when it comes to all the sh*t we can take for the sake of providing for our family.
If there are perks in your current work that makes it worthwhile to stay, then take that into consideration. If it comes to the point when you cannot take anymore, my advice is to look quietly for new employment and leave. Try to see where you can qualify.
Sometimes, fate gives us a kick out so we can accept and embrace better prospects. Things may look bleak now because you are stuck in a bad place, but once you get out of the rut, you may be pleasantly surprised to discover that God has a better plan in store for you.
We can live in misery for a time, but not all the time. Find your happiness.
Hope this helped.
*I aspire to be justice and mercy combined.
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