I’ve just remembered the story about the frog who stayed inside the pan of warm water on top of the stove where the frog enjoyed it because it’s warm and relaxing that he was so complacent that he can just jump out anytime and can find another warm place if he wants to since he got the right skills to do it, he’s also confident that his body can still adjust even if the water gets hot since it’s one of his abilities but then it was too late for him to jump out when his legs don’t work anymore because it was already stewed and too late to realize that he’s going to die inside that pan. I’m not quite clear if the message of the story applies to me and I’m not also clear what I want to achieve right now, and so I started to set my Jobstreet profile to the public(just checking if my CV is good enough for some companies to buy me). I started to get some calls and tried receiving interview over the phone and attending some if they need my presence, some of them gave me positive results and some are not quite good. I’m still lost and confused on what I wanted to do right now, it feels like I’m so pathetic to get other companies’ attention to hear some compliments and make myself feel better, maybe just to get a feeling that I’m important and they wanted me to be a part of them. What I don’t understand about me that time is I always make a way for them to turn me down once I felt that they’re giving me too much positive result, I don’t have the intention to waste their time but I guess that I’m not ready to go yet. Why did I make a way to refuse me? Well because I all of those companies let me feel that they’re doubting my skills to be a part of them, it feels like they’re just interested about the things that I can offer and can discard me after I can’t keep up anymore, ow! And they do the face upfront, a face like a person who gambles in the casino, sending a message like ok this is risky but maybe we can live with it so yes we can go for it … and that’s going to be a telling sign for me to start my stupid answers.
I understand that I have lots of minuses on my profile and their business can’t afford to take a risk to get me but what I don’t understand is, why can’t they see what are the possibilities beyond an applicant’s passion. I’m starting to think that maybe their training sessions are incompetent enough to polish someone’s skills or if they can’t afford to spend much on those sessions, then how can they support a great reward system for their employees. They’re more on what are the things that an applicant can offer instead of what they can do to an employee to make them better, it’s like they’re looking for a robot with a good hardware and re-flash their firmware tailored to meet the numbers they needed and with that kind of system, the workplace will be like a factory filled with pre-configured machines, no work-life balance, a dead-end career, and no growth. Workers will just go to work exactly just in time to start and leave immediately after shift without too much productivity since what they will have in mind is just for them to meet the standards and won’t bother to go beyond what’s being required. Maybe they’re also not confident enough to get workers that will stay for long that’s why they’re focusing on the number of workers with just a few rough edges to polish that they can get and not for the quality of life that they can offer inside the workplace. I also don’t know if they also considered things like any worker will leave easily as soon as he/she found a different company with a better offer and they will spend more time and energy looking for another replacement instead of offering them a promise of growth inside the company and they’re better workers if they can have a nice environment where they can give their best to go beyond their limits.
This is just my thoughts and observations and I don’t have a degree to say these things and I understand that maybe there are some things that my knowledge level can’t digest since I don’t have any pieces of training to understand these kinds of topic but what I’m trying to say is, I wish that there are companies that are more focused on how to make their workers grow and have the confidence to brag that these people won’t leave, because we gave them the best of everything to nurture them, something that they won’t be able to find from any workplace around. I know that companies like that are just an imagination of mine and most likely impossible to find, maybe from other countries, (that’s why the best workers here in our country leaves). If you found something like this… then please let me know (to all anonymous readers out there… if ever someone got lost and accidentally found my page)