The author is a Registered Nurse, Teacher II in English and has worked as an Operations Manager in a BPO company for 7 years.
Life of a Regular Employee
Living pay check to pay check
Not ideal life
For me or anyone else
Single or bread winner
Male of female
Young or old
Any race and skin color
In a third world country
Education cannot dictate how much you will get
You can be a teacher
And yet, your salary is not enough
Your rate will depend on what the government mandates
You can have a diploma in a college or university
The struggle is the same as the people with a lower educational background.
In more progressive countries
Education is not a limitation
One can work labour jobs
Menial jobs as others categorize them
No one complains
Salary is equal or higher even to one’s effort
It is unfair but the reality of life is there.
Filipinos resort to going abroad
Losing hope that the system will change
Being practical prevails
More than being sentimental
It is not easy to live with people you do not know
Learn a culture and ways of living far from where you grew up
Accept that in 365 days or more, you will be away from family and home.
People resort to this system because they need to
Can you blame them?
If a father wants to provide better
If a mother aims to help her husband and kids
If a single man/woman wishes to explore opportunities
To each, his own
We do what we can one day at a time.
I pray that one day
The situation will change
Humans evolved throughout time
A country can also undergo evolution
It cannot happen overnight
May take years and years
We have failed a lot of times and still I hold on to that hope.
I pray that my hope will ignite
That the heat would remain
That the light will be eternal
I cannot do it alone
We cannot do it on our own
If we can, by now we should have solved the problem
Keep the faith that our creator will remain loving us despite our so many imperfections.
It is normal to grow weary
Sometimes we doubt our faith and hope
Often, we blame ourselves or others for believing
We should not resort to negativity
It will not resolve our struggles
Instead, making our load heavier
Pushing us to give up
Keep the faith in God’s perfect timing
Keep the positivity flowing
The way you see things can save your spirit.
© 2018 Ronadel Razon
Ronadel Razon (author) from Philippines on April 07, 2018:
Eric, most of the time you have to accept the need to change so you and your family can survive.
Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 07, 2018:
Very interesting take on this issue. Necessity sure can motivate us no matter the difficulties.