Job-Hunting Post #1: Job Fair

Don’t get me wrong…I’m currently employed.
But with my health conditions taking a nose dive 3 years into my current job–it’s time to reassess where I stand
So, today — I joined the Tourism Dept.’s "Trabaho sa Turismo" Job Fair…it was good — obviously, madaming kailangan ng trabaho!

It’s going back to basics–sometimes I tell myself I’m too old for this, and with my current position now — "should I go this way again?"

This gets uber validation when 30 minutes into the fair, I wandered into an open booth with no personnel manning it (probably out for lunch)
Me, along with 2 girls were signing the sheet when the HR people arrived (from the look of things either fresh grads or entry levels)
When they saw the people lining up and signing even without them…
…they snickered.

Yep, snickered in front of people applying for a job. Here goes the conversation

Girl 1: Kaya naman pala ng nga ‘to na mag-appky kahit wala tayo
Guy: Hah, eh di sila na lang ang mag-apply, huwag na tayo tumao
Girl 2: Paggupitin na rin natin sila ng application sheet tutal kaya naman nila
Guy: Or better yet, interviewhin na din nila ang sarili nila "sorry, i did not pass…! try again! hahaha

…and they laughed and laughed, with me in front of them

I wanted to tell them…what gives you the right to treat applicants this way? magkano ba kinikita nyo?
but i AM still an applicant…so i shut the hell up and left

till now, i am still beating myself over this. is it right to keep my mouth shut?

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