Working Towards My Dream Job
“Find a job that you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life”. Come to think of it, wouldn’t it be nice to do what you love and get paid for it at the same time? However, not that many get to do what they love. Most of the time we just do what we have to. You can count yourself lucky if you’re one of the few who earn money by doing what you love.
When I was in college I took up psychology. My mom thought I was crazy. “Isn’t there any other major out there that you would like? Why do you want to work with crazy people?” My mom’s notions about psychology weren’t always right and I think it would require more than a paragraph or two to discuss them so I’ll leave her sentiments alone. I always had this dream of teaching the fundamentals of psychology to college students. I wanted people to appreciate psychology and what it had to offer. I wanted to correct their misconceptions. I wanted to help mentally challenged people and perhaps make a little difference in their lives. It’s quite true that when you are young you are ideal, you have many aspirations, and you simply want to change the world. And then after you graduate you go out to the real world and little by little you realize that reality is so far from the cloistered world of the university. You go out dressed in your best with resume in hand ready to impress prospective employers only to find out that they aren’t hiring people from your field or if they are the salary is very low. If you’re a fresh graduate like me you won’t expect to command a big paycheck but where would you rather go? Would you rather accept a job that’s in line with your field but pays little? Or would you rather take on something different but offer s a much bigger salary? For me it was a no brainer. True, it is something that is very far from what I studied in college but it pays three times more than most jobs in the country. And for someone who doesn’t have any parents and who has to help her two little brothers, the job sounded, or the salary, rather, sounded very attractive. And that’s how I got to where I am today.
I currently work as a technical support representative in one of the leading BPO companies in the country. I provide tech support to customers in the United States who have problems with their internet connection and their computers. Although I get to enjoy the perks of a good salary I also have to endure the downsides of that comes with the job, like having to work during holidays when most of my friends are free, getting my schedule changed every 6 weeks, and having to work at night time. Although it was a drastic change from the life I used to live when I slept at night and was active during daytime, I’m not complaining. In fact I’m thankful that I am not one of the unemployed. True, I don’t get to practice what I learn in school but I have a job and I earn money. Although most people put little value on contact center employees, these days it pays to be more practical. I am not giving up though. I am working and I am working towards getting to my dream job and with a little hard work and sacrifice things will happen all in God’s time.