May 4, 2013

Update 7 months after graduation

Hello everyone!

It is been a while since my last post cause I have been busy as hell, which is a good thing for Graduates.
Short summary:
I was applying for jobs before my graduation and kept receiving rejections everytime. And when graduation came, I was really depressed! I felt so useless and embarassed  for not having a job.
Then I realize that I was the only one that is desperately seeking for a job whilst my fellow graduates were taking a trip or a break.
I guess I had put up a pressure (study-graduate-immediate job) on myself which only worked negatively on me. After graduation I was depressed and then I also started to apply for jobs which were below my educational level. Then a week before my borthday I got accepted at Esprit, a clothing store.
I was happy and not happy at all as you can imagine the reasons why that is. But then I put on my optimistic shoes and said to myself: "An-Nur in this difficult financial period grab anytime you can and hold on to it untill you find something better. At least you now have an income to pay your monthly fixed costs."
So whilst doing a part-time job and studying for a customs course at Schiphol, I graduated for my customs course on February 2013 and got a job at DHL as Operative Support Officer dealing with (inter)national customs transport.

I think if I did not took an specialized course after graduation, I probs would be unemployed till today. The urge to continue is a wonderfull skill I have developed over the past years. This urge to continue keeps me motivated and pulls me back up when I am feeling down or when I hit a bump in the road and need to pull myself back up.
I also have to thank my parents for bringing me up this way.
My friends, however, slightly disagree seeing me taking such a decision. They say I deserve a break after 4 years of hard-work. This kind of bothered me for a while and I doubt whether I am making th eright decision.
My parents luckily are open-minded, so I talked with them and they calmly reminded me why making this decision isn't that bad. Both of them grew up in poverty and they never knew what the word luxury meant. My dad luckily managed to have part-time jobs and save up money to go to school and so did my mom. Dad became a teacher, mom a nurse. After we got born, mom quit working to take care of us, dad was pressured as he was the only financial source. Here it was when he realized that his children would be in the same poverty cycle and decided that we should move to a place with better opportunities. For the sake of our future, dad took a huge risk to move to NL. Thank god, everything went smoothly. It was difficult in the beginning for us children to adapt to NL. But because I have such loving, positive and hard-working parents, we got all the help, love and guidance a child could ever wished for and I thank god everyday for that!

But enough of my childhood, now I am having a fulltime job (almost working 2 months there now), working crazy shifts. You can say things are finally starting to pay off =D (hard work that is!)
I am also the only female employee in my department. So I am having all the attention hahaha =D
If you want to know more about my job or what it is related to TMA, let me know, this might be my next post.

Till then (^_^)

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