Monday, June 22, 2009

The Real Picture

Posted by SwitSexyThing at 4:12 PM
I am chatting with an officemate as of press time regarding the Sarah Geronimo concert last Saturday wherein our Agency will give all the concert goers scholarships. Sarah Geronimo is our Agency's new ambassadress so the game plan is to attend her concerts (10 all in all in the country) and aside from giving away scholarships to all concert goers we will orient them on all the Agency's programs. This will serve as the pre program of the concert. Anyway, I guess I shouldn't be surprised anymore when my officemate told me that almost all concert goers refused to accept the scholarships we were giving away. Let me repeat that: THEY REFUSED THE SCHOLARSHIPS WE WERE GIVING AWAY SAYING THAT THEY DON'T WANT/NEED THE SCHOLARSHIPS. Now this just pisses me off. People are always complaining that the government is not doing enough but they are the one refusing the help. Not to rally behind the government's side but being an insider gave me a lot of new perspective. We can bust our asses here and people will still say that the government is no good. Now here is the real picture (at least the scenario in our Agency):

- We have allocated a lot of budget (as in millions of pesos) to give away scholarships. These scholarships aim to help re-allign the supply and demand of manpower. To put it bluntly, there are a lot of jobs but a few people are only qualified. I can say a lot because of my experience as a manpower supplier for BPOs. Sad fact is we can spend hours interviewing hundreds of people a day and we will be happy if at least 2 make it to the work force. This I can prove by numerous jobfairs I have wasted my energy and saliva on in interviewing people and I tell you, most of the people I have interviewed made me wanna weep!
- Anyway, these scholarships are up for grabs by everybody and anybody who wants them. and is transferable if in case the receipient doesn't want them. The simple requirements are just the taker must be fifteen years old, a Filipino citizen and WILLING to study. We have hundreds of scholarships one can choose from. We even have one in Butchering which by the way is in demand in Australia for five years now.
- Our people, the employees in the Office, are giving their 200% just to implement these programs and still we are having a hard time in having takers. We have advertised thru TV, radio and newspapers and gave away a lot of info materials. We even went to high schools and barangays and gave talks to tell them of these wonderful opportunities. But still, we have a few takers. At least fewer than what we have. And now these events! These events have once again proven what we are lamenting for how many years already: that we can eat fire and die with effort but the Filipino people will still say that we are doing nothing. How sad.

This news quotation from TV Patrol will sum my point. It is about a grandma always off attending rallies against the government:

"Matapos ang rally sa Cha-Cha, tuloy ng umuwi si Lola sa bahay nila sa ilalim ng tulay sa kanyang 19 na anak at mahigit 100 na apo."

2 comments on "The Real Picture"

carlamaldita on July 3, 2009 at 10:51 PM said...

free talaga sis? eh bat naman inayawan nila? ano ba yan!


SwitSexyThing on July 4, 2009 at 6:47 PM said...

oo free and ang daming courses. mga feeling mayayaman siguro at pasosyal. hmp.


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