Today is the first day of the rest of my life

April 20, 2010 at 6:54 pm Leave a comment

Today, I am officially unemployed. Jobless. On the bench. Workless. At liberty.

Yes: At liberty.

Of course. The ‘I hate my job’ phrase is a rubber stamp motto, carried around at the back of the heads of overwrought corporate slaves in neckties and imitation leather pumps. I, the poster person for the underpaid degree holders, had this four word slogan drilled in my teeth.

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So people ask me, with pretend enthusiasm, a big fat WHY. Sometimes, I’d be perfectly honest and respond ‘financial insecurity’. When I am PMSing and the dysfunctional workplace elevator had succeeded, once again, in completely ruining my day I’d usually go, ‘because I was sexually harassed by the middle-life crisis stricken asshole we’re supposed to call ‘boss’.’ (I am not making the second reason up. The first reason, however, is the painful truth for most corporate slaves trapped in the promise of monetary success and—all right—career advancement.)

But really, apart from two aforementioned reasons, I turned in the resignation paper mostly as a prelude to a plunge I need to take in exchange for a possible move overseas. Then the Alexis Tioseco Internship is too  precious too pass up.

I wonder–with overwhelming fear–what it is lying in wait behind the door. I wonder.


All right, I knew it. We all knew it.  Department of Justice (DOJ) under acting Justice secretary Alberto Agra ordered the acquittal of Zaldy and Akmad Ampatuan because of lack of sufficient evidence to prove that the two were part of the massacre plot.

Fifty seven people, which included the women of the rival Mangudadatu clan and about 30 journalists, were massacred in the town of Ampatuan November 23 of last year. The incident placed the Philippines on the top spot—with Iraq only ranking second—of the most dangerous countries for journalists list.



Listening to Run by Collective Soul ♫ ♪ ♫


Entry filed under: journals, thinking aloud.

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