Without a doubt being a working student has its difficulties. It is all about time management and balancing the different aspects of life.
One guy managed to do it and ended up a success, at least in his own world.
Ed Patrick Sakay shared how it feels like being a student and a call center agent at the same time.
“Kahit ako din eh, di ko alam kung paano ko kinaya, kung paano ko napagsabay ang pag-aaral at pagtatrabaho sa call center simula 2nd year college ako.”
Sakay said that it is common for someone like him to lack sleep and feel sluggish all the time. His schedule is so busy that he sometimes skips sleep for work or for school.
“Wala kang tulog tapos papasok ka sa school o kaya naman pag katapos mo sa school diretso kang trabaho, yung sabaw ka sa calls or sabaw ka sa exams kasi sabog ka dahil wala kang tulog.”
He then tells working students, specifically those who are also call center agents, to not give up and keep pushing, because someday they will make it like him.
“Itong pagtatapos ko ay inaalay ko sa lahat ng mga ka co-call center working students ko, payo ko sa inyo wag kayong susuko,” he said.
He added, “Ngayon pa lang Bilib na bilib ako sa inyo, kasi alam ko kung gaano kahirap, kaya LABAN lang bes, kung kinaya ko, kakayanin mo din!”
He said he owes everything to God.
“Maniniwala ka sa sarili mo na kakayanin mo, at magtitiwala ka kay Lord na gagabayan at iingatan ka Niya sa landas na ‘to.”
He then thanked everybody who was there for him, from his family to his co-workers.
He has a degree in business management.
“You’re an example of what hard work & determination can do. This is just the beginning for you & I know you will be successful in life. Continue to pursue your dreams. but more importantly, in your pursuit of success, don’t forget to be humble & have a kind heart.”
“Congrats beshywap namin!!! We all pgb’s are so proud of u!”