I used to work in a BPO company for six years before I decided to quit. It was not an easy decision to make because I enjoyed my job. We provide services to a number of US companies and serve either as the customer care, billing or technical support department. I loved my job because I am given a chance to help people and make them happy. Pressure and stress are both much present in the job but when you are motivated, you get by and you are able to cope. But something has to give. I wasn’t happy anymore and the stress is taking its toll on my body. It took me awhile before I finally decided to quit because I didn’t want to get out of my comfort zone. But I did quit and I felt relieved and scared at the same time. Relieved that I won’t be suffering anymore and Scared of the unknown future ahead.
Then I began to explore my options, I could apply to another BPO company or change my career. I decided to do the latter. I decided to continue my pursuit to get a second degree. It took some time and I was beginning to get impatient. But I have to stay focused on my goal. I was extremely happy that I was able to finish my second degree and get my license as an educator.
I am currently working as a teacher and I am glad I made the decision to quit my previous job. It is true what they say that if you love what you do, you don’t have to work a single day of your life. I urge you to find your passion and to follow your dreams. It may seem scary at first but it is all worth it in the end. ♥