Life Lately: Big Change, A New Chapter

I am actually still alive, folks. A lot — and I mean, a lot — has happened in the past month that I can’t even begin to put them all into words. So, I keep putting off writing a blog post about what’s going on in my life lately.

And then more things keep happening and of course, it gets harder and harder for me to write about them all hence, the lack of update on this tiny web space.

But I figured that it was high time I update this blog and let you know what’s been going on in my life for the past few weeks (not that anybody really cares because hello, I’m no Kardashian, LOL).

So, I FINALLY QUIT MY JOB.

I’ve been ranting and whining about how much I hate my job on this blog for god knows how long, and one day, I decided to just fuck it and finally leave. I was very unhappy with my job and it has caused me one too many mental breakdowns and issues so I decided that my mental health is far more important than anything else. So I quit.

The decision wasn’t easy but it wasn’t all that hard, either. Days prior to that fateful day, I was literally having nightmares about my job and I would wake up crying — no, more like bawling my eyes out and I knew at that point that it was time.

I’ve been in the BPO industry (aka call center) for 8 fucking, godforsaken years and I just couldn’t take it anymore. It’s a thankless job with little to no reward (of any aspect) and I really don’t care much for it.

This is the first time that I quit my job with no intention at all of ever going back to the fucked up industry. Before, it was always just a company switch but still basically dealing with the same old shit.

This time, though, I just could not even bear the thought of even going back. Seriously, just thinking about doing it again (taking in calls and dealing with foreigners who think so little of me and the work that I do) is causing me to actually break down in tears. NOT COOL.

So right now, I’m a home-based freelancer, willing to do short of anything illegal. I must say, there’s nothing more freeing. After 8 fucking long years, I feel like I can finally breathe again.

18 comments

  1. Good job! I hope you land on many many freelancing gigs agad-agad. Try Upwork. My cousin now has a lucrative home-based career because of Upwork. It took her years daw bago magkaconsistent clients pero she’s really doing great now.

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  2. Congratulations! I’m currently wanting to quit my job and finally do something i’m passionate about so this blog post is inspiring.

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  3. Oh yay! Congrats! Working from home is the beeeeest. I don’t freelance anymore even though I work from home, but I’m hoping I can afford to go back. Haha.

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  4. Congratulations! I did the same thing just over a year ago now. My job was turning me into a negative person when I was trying so hard to be positive, so eventually I had enough and I quit, just like that. I also freelance now and I regret nothing! I think you’re going to love it! 🙂

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  5. I knew it! But that’s really good to know. At least di kana stress. Happy kana ulit. Freelance pa. Sayo ang oras mo. Goodluck sa new career! 😊

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  6. I’m glad you’re free of the negativity that comes with the BPO industry. It does scar you, especially with the part where you get a strong hatred of foreigners (in my case, it bled through my blog.) However, having a regular sleeping cycle (or waking up and sleeping whenever you want, to be more accurate) feels better. 🙂

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      1. Haha, you should enjoy having a regular sleeping cycle now – after 8 years! NEVER AGAIN talaga sa BPO! (No wonder kahit dito sa Eastwood, todo hiring yung mga call center sa taas ng attrition rate.)

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      2. I actually don’t mind the odd sleeping patterns kasi even back in HS and college, my hours of sleep have always been weird. Ang di ko nalang talaga masikmura e yung environment at culture. Plus yung mga foreigners. NAKAKASUKA. And yes, mukang mataas nga attrition. Sa pinag-alisan ko na company, 5 or 6 people agad ang nawala/nagresign in just less than a month.

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      3. >> Plus yung mga foreigners. NAKAKASUKA.

        Reminds me of the time when I was in my first job at a BPO. Had to bow down to the whites (figuratively), tapos laging pinapanigan yung mga bumbay pagdating sa dispute kahit malinaw na sila yung mali.

        (On a side note, I no longer get a lot of blog engagement from whites and bumbays. The Southeast Asian peeps are fine, though. I guess my approach works!) XD

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      4. I don’t like how we’re supposed to just say YES and be 100% OKAY with whatever these foreigners tell us or have us do. Colonial mentality masyadong umaalingasaw.

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