I Quit the Hated Job – A Reprise, A Conclusion


For months people had grown tired of hearing me complaining about my job – I soon grew tired of hearing myself complain, too. Thus, I had changed the blog’s theme to something out of this world. Still, for one last time, let me reprise my role as the Job Hater.

Lessons Learned, Blessings Received

This time, I am not going to repeat all the pains and sufferings (as if!) brought about by the job at The Company. No, this time, let’s go over the positive side of working at the company for even when I hated the conditions of the work, I did gain a lot from The Company.

  • The experience. Everything happens for a reason – so, it is best to make the most out of something. Yes, the experience of working in a BPO company may not be priceless, really, but it helped me take stock of my life – made me appreciate the good things that I have. In short, The Company helped me take a more positive outlook in my personal life, feel happy for little things that might have previously gone unnoticed.
  • The knowledge. True, the work I had dealt with editing – something that helped me take the proverbial English rust off my brain. I learned a lot from the articles I’ve read. That is priceless.
  • The friendship. My brother, upon learning that I would quit, told me how my life would be sad sans the social aspect. Really? Friendships and social bonds need not occur at work alone or physically with the other people – one can afford to be social yet alone – alone but not lonely. On the upside, I will actually have more time for socialization now that I have no one to answer to, no almost-non-existent-leave-credits to stretch. Yes, I can afford to socialize more.
  • The money. True, The Company pays us more than the minimum wage – no questions.
  • The extra job. Here, I would say that I am actually grateful that I worked at The Company. Why? Well, I wouldn’t have known Lurchie who would introduce me to Maree who would eventually become my cool boss 😀 No regrets.

The End

Today marked the start of a new chapter in my life. As Maree said: Welcome to the world of freelance! I love it! Yes, it is the end of my life as the Job Hater – I had quit the job. Actually, the official end is on August 31 but, as luck would have it, I got sick so I didn’t have to work – then, August 31 is a holiday.

I love my life. Call me, The Freelancer 😀

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9 Responses

  1. Yeah!! \m/ rawk on!!!

    … on the other hand, I am so envious I could smack you. T_T

    I hope you enjoy freelancing, Joy. see you soon!! 😛

    P.S. Do not forget our date with Joselle. When are you free?? Monday? wahahah THAT soon

  2. Haha! Yup, freelancing or jobless – either way, I’d surely enjoy my life 😀 Yes, our date 😀 I’ll check my schedule 😀

  3. Wohoo! Good for you joy. Life is too short to spend it on a job you don’t like, much more on a job you hate. (cguro that is why until now wa pa ko ga volunteer as a nurse hehe)
    Welcome to the world of freelance. And I have one more good thing to add about working for a large company before you decide to venture out on your own: you get your TIN number handed to you, no hassle. Getting a TIN number when you are a freelancer is like walking through the proverbial ‘butas ng karayom’ hehe.

  4. Hi Joselle!

    Yup! Very true 😀 Well, it was my second job so I already had my TIN but you must have gone through so much red tape before you got yours 😀

  5. syempre sa lahat ng pinagdaanan, may natutunan. naway maging makabuluhan at manigo ang bago mong landas sa buhay

  6. ahm..shared your blog about something..comment ka naman!

  7. yow, hehe… i moved out to somewhere else. Di na ako wordpress…thanks to LA!

    http://www.melankoliko.co.nr na ako!

  8. Hi Freelancer! 😀 hehe! Cant help it. Have to say it again – Welcome to the world of freelancing!

  9. welcome to the carefree life of a freelancer!! its a good move you made.

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