They said I should find a job that I am really passionate about and I don’t have to work everyday. Honestly, at this age, I can’t really pinpoint what I really want to do for the next ten years of my life. If I am not working at Accenture, I don’t know where I’d be or what I’d do. If I am not an IT employee, I have no idea what I should be other than that. Every time other people would ask me, “If you aren’t a programmer, what would you be?” – I have a lot of things to do inside my head. I would have been a fashion/interior designer, a cartoonist, a magazine contributor, a lay-out artist, a web designer, a high school teacher, a CEO secretary or a media person that travels around the world and submerges in the culture.
I don’t really like programming, I was never good at it, except for webs. What makes me like web programming is that I enjoy seeing my codes turn into cute designs. But programming in a black box and seeing only white texts is not really my thing. Don’t get me wrong, Unix amazes me how it could do a lot of things – it seemed like everything is possible in it. It’s just not my thing albeit the effort of trying to like it.
But laaaately, I’ve been doing tickets and replying to users and it’s the closest thing I can get to interaction to people. I like interacting with them even if those are just emails. I just realized that my work is very similar to customer support of several online games I’ve played. A user logs a ticket with regards to the system and data, and you investigate and cater to their requests. It’s quite a pressure since those tickets have SLAs but I’d like to see this an opportunity wherein I can widen my knowledge about the application.
Because I feel like even though I’ve been with the team for like 10 months, my idea of the system isn’t really that much yet. I just really want to be one of the best in this area and Pepay and my lead really inspires me how being the “best” takes you to places and offers you great opportunities. I’d like to see myself as someone who can achieve something so that my family will be proud of me – especially Mom. Promotions are coming up and I pray to God that I will be promoted as the scriptures say that when you pray, you should pray specific; I’m also praying that if I don’t get promoted, He will give me a heart that will accept and wait for that promotion if not now; that everytime is at His own perfect time.
Even though this isn’t my dream job, I always regard my work and company as a gift from God. I wanted to work for Accenture and given that I didn’t do well on the interview – (“What is Accenture? *looks around and see the Accenture banner* It’s consulting, technology and outsourcing. *HR chuckled*”) – and some of the achievers didn’t do well, I was scared that I might also fail in the exam and you have no idea how glad I was when my name was called. And I always prayed since then that if this was for me, He’d give this to me without difficulty and He did.
To tell you the truth, this job isn’t even close to my dream jobs, but I always get up in the morning and I always feel lucky to have known those people I work with now. I take pride on the company I chose for being known globally and for being a catalyst to success of many big companies all around the world. Every day isn’t sugar and spice and everything nice, but I’d like to explore the different side of it. Instead of wallowing in the fact that this work is not what I expected it to be, I try to look around and find ways to enjoy my tasks — or incorporate my own style that whenever I sit down and work on it, I find pride and contentment on the finished product.
I think this isn’t about finding the perfect job, but instead, it’s making the job perfect for you.