Sorry for responding late to the email.
After meeting you, my flu symptoms escalated and I got sunburnt. I took a rest for the next coming few days to get and feel better.
Maybe it is predestined that I have to meet a lot of obstacles.
Such is my fate that my career cannot take off due to the host of factors, my psychosis, competitive Singapore working environment and unfit career choices.
I initially thought my position in the business development section could really took off, till management bias forced me to transfer over the sales and marketing department - with good faith that life would be better in the department in future.
Despite hesitation , I went on and signed the new contract that had a clause that looked like this:
From the effect from 1 November 2012, your remuneration will be $1700 basic, with commission and incentives at the discretion of the company’s performance.
I later seeked clarity from the human resource department, that the overtime charges and commission of 1.5 rate would apply to everyone.
However, there was no black and white, so we carried out our overtime duties diligently with the good faith that the employer would make good his promise.
Unfortunately, my employer never reimburse my overtime charges which are accumulative of two months’ overtime fees.
However, due to his existing prejudice and my inability to tolerate his style of work and the management culture, during one tense conflict I was terminated on the spot.
I was very moody nowadays because I could not substain my career.
Previously, I thought that my mental illness condition will destroy my career because I had contracted this after graduating from university.
While recovering, I took on a string of jobs before I landed on this one.
On recovery, I still realize my threshold of stress and concentration could hold limited capacity, while my family members thought that I had resumed to normal, without noticing the fact that my illness could recur again.
I fought my way multitasking during the job, despite knowing that I would simply make more mistakes that other people.
I don’t mean to give some demerit points to modern society, but it holds true to the fact that not everybody can simply endure the grinds of the competitive modern society, where working late and weekends are a norm.
Some simply seek out having a work-life experience, but most employers hold it to the fact that if you have to be their slave in order to survive, espousing careerism as an excuse.
And also, many people work hard because of status anxiety, trying hard to get accepted by the societal norm.
Life is definitely getting complicated nowadays, however Singapore does not encourage alternative ways of living because of its political and economical landscape.
Nevertheless, I thank you Gilbert for giving me a listening ear.
I am getting boiled at this moment.
It’s perhaps destined that I would be limited in my resources than other normal people.
The only solace that I can find is of the fact I am not born in Africa, where more than 16,000 children die everyday.
It’s time for me to get back to the job search yet again…
Editor’s Note: Any employers who are willing to explore employment opportunities with our writer please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. On our part, transitioning will be providing counselling and coaching support for June.