Ever since I got laid off in Dec last year during the tech crunch, I haven’t been able to find another job.
At the start I admit it could be because I only wanted jobs that could match my previous pay and job scope but even after I lowered my expectations and applied for any job that I thought I could do, none of the companies wanted to hire me as they found me too “expensive”.
I told many of them I don’t mind a paycut, but I didn’t hear back from them and when I called back to enquire on the application status, a few told me that they could easily find someone else “cheaper” who could do the same job. When I heard this I felt really upset and infuriated. Why am I being penalised for excelling at my work? If I hadn’t work so hard to climb up the ranks, would I still have my job?
Even if I didn’t and had to find a new job, would I be subjected to such scrutiny and questioning? Many of my peers eventually start a business of their own when they reach a certain level because they simply can’t stand working for someone else but I like being a salary taker and am willing to offer my services for less.
So why is it so hard for me to do that?
Here are what netizens think:
- It’s just how they think here; don’t let it get you down. Keep going.
- Same situation here. People think that I’m too expensive too and disbelieve I’m willing to take a cut too. Been asking myself being so high up also has it’s problems finding a job too. Sigh…
- *Try Think critically about this ?!!! Know what’s a cleverly designed system and/or scam?!!!