It’s not about wedding anniversary,
It’s not about my child’s birthday,
It’s not about my blog anniversary,
It’s just about how long I’ve been working in this school where I work now.
Why do I have to write this? simply because this is the first time in my life I stay in the same working place for 5 years….. *clap-clap-hooray* 🙂
Yeah! the longest place I’ve stayed in the same working place before was in 2007, I spent for 3 years only. That was an awesome place to work at, I have many wonderful and crazy friends there. All was fun except the payment…..*LOL* no just kidding dude! Don’t be a teacher if you want to earn lots of money! don’t you? 🙂
That place had given me an opportunity to continue my Master degree program. Why I said opportunity? because of the nice working hour (from 7.30-3 pm) and so many “tebengan” from cengkareng to go to my campus (Atma Jaya) in Sudirman. I went to campus from Monday-Thursday (4.30-7.30 PM), well please note that I was still young at that time and still single-and hide lots of energy in my body…..But I think I need to move to another school because I felt stuck and too comfort and again please remember that I was still too young at that time. So I needed to explore another places… LOL 😀
Same thing with the place where I work now, I feel so comfort here and such a very nice place to work. I love the environment, I love my colleagues, I love my students, my boss? well nobody perfect! the payment? hmmmm not bad..but of course again will not make me rich! 😀
How can I not love this place?
I only need to ride my motorbike for 10 minutes (but now after we moved to my mom’s old house, I need 20 minutes, but still ok!)
I was one of the first teacher being recruited there because it was a new campus.
I was the first employee who got married (just 4 months after the school opened) and pregnant and gave birth there…. *oh no! I’m not proud of this part, because I remember my boss’ face turned blue when she knew that I was pregnant again for the second time..HAAAHAHAHA……rugi diana ya bokkkkk* 😀
The first time I was here, the school building was not even ready yet, so I need to go to the main campus which located in Lamandau-Blok M. I need to do some observations for almost 3 months there.
It is not easy to start everything from zero. The first two years were full of hardworks. We sometimes fed up with the working load and with so many things. I remember that I always went home late like 7 or 8 pm. I almost lost Gwinette during my first pregnancy. Yeah I push myself too hard.
On the 4th year here, I almost made a decision to move to another school because there was a better offer given to me. But because of the “rayuan gombal” of my boss, here I am doing the same thing in the same place but I’m still loving it……. 😀
After thinking this and that, and after I notice how easy weezy for me to get permission to go home early whenever my children got sick or need me, or if I have urgent situation, So I think it’s better to stay than leave. This was one of most expensive privillege of being a working mom, right?
And for all those “motherhood” reasons, I’ve changed my mind not to move to another school, Here I am….still staying here for 5 years already!
Maybe for some of you 5 years is nothing, because I know you guys have been working in the same place more than 5 years. Therefore, this writing is just *again* a reminder to me, to be thankful to God for giving me a good place to work, nice colleagues, nice for everything.
There is no perfect working place, I know it. But for me, as long as everything still worth it, why you should leave?
I even can enroll my children here
with 75% discount 😀 (ngarepnya sih gretong)
and above all, please don’t forget….I can reach the school with my motorcycle in 15-20 minutes only……wooohooooo!!!! *remembering the crazy traffic in Jakarta*
*I don’t want to think about the distance from our future house in Tangerang later….. ohhh no!!!!* (tomorrow is tomorrow lahhhh…..gausah dipikirin dulu 😀
My plan in the future (If God still allow me to work here), every morning from our house in Tangerang, I will drive the kids to school (hey Jo!!! you should drive!! drive!!! ) The kids will stay in the school with me until 3 pm (my working hour is 7.30-3.00 pm) or if the OMPUNGS (Granny and granpa) miss them, they can pick up my kids at 12 or 1 pm to their home and will pick them after 3.
Wowwww! sounds a good plan haaaa???
I’m thinking that I won’t need any nanny anymore here. I just need a helper to wash and iron the clothes. The rest, I think I can manage.
lalu terdengar sayup-sayup suara2 berteriak………
“SUMPEHHHHH LO JOE????!!!!!!!”
buahahahaha……..OK! this is just my scenario…..
we need to plan for everything right?
or we need to prepare for the worst, am I right? 😀
YEAH! like my favourite lecturer always told me before….
“Those who FAIL to PLAN, PLAN to FAIL…”
Back to the topic, about working place. I just can’t imagine if Iwill really have to move or to leave from my work now. I remember in 2007 I was very sad and can’t stop crying when we did the farewell party, That was the best 3 years experiences at that time. Working with my wonderful friends and always feels excited to go to work. If 3 years has made me very sad, all the more with 5 years. Ohhhhhh I am so drama queen! 😀
Honestly, I still have another dreams for my future career, but for now, with this kind of situation, this is the best place for me to stay and to work. I still have Gwinette and Gavin as my priority.
So, how about you? how many times have you moved from one working place to another? and how many years is the longest time you’ve stayed in one working place?