Thursday, July 18, 2013
Working with the government for almost twenty three years now has been so rewarding and it still is. I started working in the government as a laborer, paid daily. The nature of employment was casual. No work means no pay. After a year, I was hired as a Records Clerk and this time I was given a permanent nature of employment. I was just lucky to work in the government even if I was just on my 1st year of college studies. I pursued to finish my baccalaureate degree and it took me seven years before I graduated. That time I felt all my efforts paid off. What efforts am I saying? Well, I work at day and study at night. Only few subjects can be taken up during night time the reason why it took me seven years to graduate. I studied Bachelor of Laws after that but I had only two of the four years because it was the time when I steadily rise from my position as Records Clerk to Storekeeper, to Supply Officer, to Budget Officer and to being a Local Government Operations Officer and the latter position had me reassigned to far flung areas away from home and school. I studied and graduated in Master of Public Resource Management during weekends and in a year's time I will finish my degree in Doctor of Management and Technology. I can already file for optional retirement in the government but I will do this when I have already concreted my plan to settle in the US. Pending this, I will continue to work on my enjoyable and challenging job in the government. I owe so much to this government employment, it had given me shelter for my family, sent my kids to school and produced a police officer daughter. My sons are still on their college studies. I have helped with the education expenses of my nieces and nephews, too. I am operating a school and office supplies business managed now by sister and nephew. In retrospect, I can say it is not bad at all for a single Mom. Salary with the government job, and some sidelines income has helped me cope up.I owe all my blessings to the Almighty, my family and my friends.