We're having a hard time hiring personnel for our Manila office. Most of the key personnel were hired in Cebu and eventually relocated to Manila. Some agreed, some didn't. For those who've spent most of their lives in Cebu would agree: Cebu is such a wonderful place to live in.
But what if I'd be relocated?
There was once a time, in my previous employer, when I was almost relocated. They said that it was necessary for promotion. A return was not guaranteed, though. But they said that it would be a rich experience.
There was a sudden rush of plans played in my head. Plan A would be to proceed until promoted. Plan B was to proceed, and then jump train at the right opportunity. Plan C was to remain stubborn. And plan D was to quit, which was my initial plan though.
I opted for plan D. Though relocation was not the main issue. Perhaps it was something of a quarter-life crisis.
Just a couple of hours ago, a co-manager and I joked about relocation. "Would you agree if our boss tell us to relocate to Manila? Would you and your wife agree?"
"Probably not" was his reply.
"Me, I'd rather work abroad than agree on a relocation anywhere in the Philippines."
But I was able to convince a few young bunch here to relocate to Manila. It's easier said than done.