Hey guys. How is everyone?
I haven’t updated this blog in years, and I feel obligated to apologize to many people. First, there were many questions and messages that I did not respond to. Second, after re-reading all of the posts on this blog, I am horrified by how incorrect everything is – from sentence construction to grammar, word choice, and even punctuation. I had forgotten my login and password for this blog, and it was only recently that I could recover them. What was the first thing I did? To revise and republish everything. I can’t believe I’ve been subjecting you to this lousy writing for all these years. Please accept my apologies.
In December of 2016, I left the call center industry. I stayed in the United States for several months to take a long, well-deserved vacation. When I returned to the Philippines, I went home to the province and stayed for a while, doing business. I lost my business when the pandemic struck, and I’ve been out of work ever since. I’ve been looking for a work-from-home job for months. My jobstreet is active, and I’m registered with other job sites, including freelancing sites like Upwork and Fiverr. Despite this, I’m still unable to find employment. It’s understandable given how many people are looking for work, but I’m not giving up hope just yet. I’ll keep going.
My other option is to return to Manila, but given my circumstances, this is nearly impossible. I am a stay-at-home dad because my wife is studying for the bar exams in November 2021, and I am assisting my father-in-law with this business. Aside from that, I am my daughter’s homeschooling guide. So, honestly, the best recourse is to keep finding a work-from-home job. The sad part? I keep getting rejected.
My background as a broadcaster, and my long stint in the call center industry means nothing in the world of freelancing. I’m new, and I’m constantly being ignored and rejected. In my Upwork profile, for example, I have sent out 80 proposals and received several rejections. The trick is to establish a credible job history. Still, as long as I don’t have any accomplishments to back me up, I’ll be ignored.
Today, I write not to give advice. Perhaps you can give me the direction I need? Maybe you know of a work vacancy that I could try applying for? I’m starting to feel a wave of desperation here, and I pray I’d be able to find work soon.
If you read this post, please let me know if what you think in the comment section.