UP Saga 6-4: A Forever Student’s Thoughts on Resignation
And when I looked at this, my mouth practically watered:
But I digress. The point is, I’m such a knowledge whore. I can withstand being broke, I just can’t stand working on the same things on a routine basis. Hell, I’m working so I can go to school. And I always take multdisciplinary courses because being immersed in the same field over and over and over again is kind of boring. I wouldn’t even consider becoming a full-timer at APC had Gerard not dangled that 100% scholarship in my face. (That was back when he thought I’d choose to go to La Salle, which is expensive. He actually got a better deal when I chose my alma mater UP instead.) I love the freedom that part-timer status gave me, but I love education more….
I’ve always been an individualist so corporate eklavoo would never be my cup of tea and I would usually opt to resign whenever I am about to be promoted or when I’m told I have to give up my schooling. If anyone ever thought that I’d weigh my job above my PhD, they’re in for serious disappointment. So what am I still doing here and why haven’t I taken my mom’s offer?
My former boss, Gerard, told me two things:
- Stay in that position for at least a year or two. It will open doors for you in Australia if you want the big bucks for less work.
- That position will help you access other educational institutions and grants. With less time for work and more money, you can pursue as many courses as you want.
I’ve been in this crossroad since last year and I’m still contemplating it. I guess I’m traveling down the road less traveled. The only other person I know who is just as starved for information like I am is…Cris Dumlao. Why else would she have finished courses in UP, Ateneo (betcha no one knew that, huh), APC and now, Vancouver Film School while practicing in various industries at the same time?