Friday got crazy.
I received an email notifying me that I passed the assessment for my application as ESL teacher for the international school. Even after the interview, I still have doubts if I would get the job coz I was so honest. Way too honest that made the recruitment officer had to think if they will consider my application.
Then, later that afternoon I got a text and a phone call letting me know that I also passed the assessment for Senior Collections Officer for the top 1 search engine in the cyberworld. The assessment was very, very rigid. The assessment cannot be taken as a joke: the recruitment officer told me that they are looking for the best in the industry, the email composition, the grammar exams that most adults fail, lastly, the excel wonders which almost ate me alive. Finally, the interview with the Operations Managers.
Being the Senior Collections Officer for this company, I know that the package offer is just right for me:
1. free food
2. competitive salary
3. transportation allowance
4. medical subsidy
5. proximity to residence
6. excel sheets all day
7. more email times
8. lesser phone times
Being a teacher in a Japanese international school, I know that the deal offer will also be very fit for me:
1. Japanese pre-school environment
3. proximity to residence
5. Php 50k bond should I leave within the year
6. Nihonggo practice
Then, I remembered The Little Prince, it said that, adult people as busy with the matters of consequence.
It would have been easy to choose the collections officer position. That would have been the most ideal choice. If I were in a different situation, I would have immediately said yes, sign the papers and love the job that will be my bread and butter. The salary that is almost twice that of being a teacher. This is the kind of job I know I do best.
But I had to sit down and go back to my long term goals. Teaching makes me feel I am at my best. Always. Also, going to Japan is my end in mind.
I am would like to go back to this post someday to see if I had made the right choice.
So help me God.