Nursing grads in the call center

By Marilyn Martinez, reader

Posted at Sep 04 2008 05:47 PM | Updated as of Sep 05 2008 01:47 AM

Nursing grads in the call center

Fresh Filipino nursing graduates.
 
It is a little bit funny - professional nurses taking job in the call centers. Going to college for 4 years, spending so much money, so much of their time in going to school and going to their clinical practice, hundred of thousands of pesos spent for their goal to finish nursing isn't a joke.
 
It is hard to accept really where we have to go. Thinking of the hardship of these poor fresh nursing professionals, think of the hardship of their parents to send their child to nursing, thinking of the future - like a father who had to give up his big time job as a manager in a prestigious hotel in order to mind his children like my husband who had to drive my kids to school one after the other because 3 went to nursing school. And the mother of the kids is an OFW working hard too to meet the financial needs of the kids for school for her dream that her kids will have a better life when they finish their school.
 
This scenario is one to think about because if things happen like this, the poor child fresh nursing graduate had to take the chance to survive. Of course this poor fellow will think his or her poor parents are finished with the responsibility of sending her or him to school, meaning it's time for him/her to stand on his own feet. So whatever is there she/he has to grab the chance.
 
So, for me it is still a good outcome for this poor fellow that she/he can stand on his own.
 
But is this their fault?
 
Is it the fault of their parents to send them to school to nursing and just end up in a call center?
 
Who is to be blamed?
 
I am not saying someone has to be blamed.
 
But maybe if our own government would be cooperative enough to give ample time to think and give consider and to tackle the saying'' HEALTH IS WEALTH'' there could be something done for these fellows to contribute more to a sick community, a very very sick community in the Philippines, specially the urban places.
 
There are a lot of places of our own country who would need attention in
promoting health and these newly graduate nurses would have a very strong potential for programs like these of course in coordination with local governments. This would entail a heavy discussion if I am to be asked and if only I can do something out of it, I probably just can contribute a very simple idea.
 
But to my dear fellow fresh nurses of the Philippines, do not lose hope.
 
Keep holding on to our dear Lord and He will lead you the way, He will lead you to his kingdom, He will lead you even if you haven't asked Him he knows very well what you need. I say this - keep up the good work dealing with your endeavors in God’s glory . May God bless you all. It doesn't matter what kind of job you have, what matters most is your relationship to God the Almighty.
 
Good luck to you all.
 
Marilyn Martinez