It was September 29 last year when I, together with other 70+ I.T professionals(in different specializations) said goodbye to our company.
No, it was not a mass resignation. It was the other way around. The management came up with a “new strategy” and decided to outsource our work to another country. That said, we lose our jobs. Or in short, we got laid off.
It was a dream career, a dream role in a dream company. But then again, one thing was out of my hand — control.
No matter how large the company is, no matter how good the benefits are and no matter how long you’ve been working there, you still don’t have the assurance how long it will last. There are many factors that could happen that is out of your control. And in just a blink of your eye, you can lose your job.
Especially if you’re working in BPO industry like I was. Change is a normal thing. Leadership and management are constantly moving for the sake of the business.
Whether you like it or not, they can decide to end this or transfer that. After all, it’s their business and you’re just an employee. And that was what happened.
Good thing was, we were fairly compensated and there was job assistance offered to help us find a new one. So my friends and colleagues didn’t have a hard time getting back to “normal”.
I took a different path. With the support of my loving wife, we decided that I take care of our baby and take control of the house. That day I became a full-time dad, a full-time househusband 😂 …
… and a part-time entrepreneur.💪
With more than 50+ job offers and interviews in the last 12 months, I’m confident I can be hired in one of them if I push through. But I did not.
I want to take the control and to have more freedom.
I miss the fun in the office. But it is definitely more fun to be with my wife watching our son grow, playing with him any time of the day, being with him every checkup, hearing his first words, seeing his first tooth, witnessing his first steps and a whole lot more. That’s priceless!
Will I get back in the field?
Maybe yes, but not for now.
I love the I.T career. It’s still my passion.
In fact, I’m running and helping a community who wants to be in the same career I was. It’s just a personal choice and let’s just say, this is the way I want to live our life for now.
The ironic part is, I earn more than what I used to so it turned out to be a blessing. Sigh. Lol. 😉
Hope you pick up something here. Cheers!