Not Meant for Me

Ring, Ring…

“Hello? Is this the Museo ng Maynila?” I asked nervously.

“‘Tis. How may I help you?” the lady asked.

“This is Webster and I’m just inquiring if the position of a museum researcher is still available?”


“I wanted to apply, ma’am,” I said shyly.

“Sure you can come here anytime from Mondays through Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm. You can bring your resume, transcript of record and if possible copies of your certificates from seminars and symposiums.”

“Ok, I will! I’ll go there this afternoon. Thank you very much for your help. Bye.”

I was in my most glorious mood at that time. I hurriedly dressed and left the house, it’s going to be a 2 hour travel to the museum.

I arrived at the city in the most tedious time of the day. The heat was deadly, I didn’t know where the place was and surprisingly nor the Manile├▒os. I walked, walked, asked, asked and finally I got there.

Talked to the lady at the gate and said I was an applicant.

Looking at the facade of the building it seems like it’s an old abandoned place.

When I entered the building it looks more like a haunted house, it was dark and hardly any atmosphere of a museum. Fortunately I did see 2 people on the entrance and they work there. They showed me the office and asked me to sit in one of the chairs.

“You were the one who called earlier, right?” the lady said.

“Yes, ma’am. That was me.”

“Can I have your resume, transcript of records and your seminar certificates?”

I handed her the papers. She had my certificates photocopied and returned the original certificates to me.

“Do you like researching?”

I smiled, nodded and said “I really wanted to work in a museum.”

“Okay, we’ll just review your records and papers. We’ll call you once we have decided.”

“Sure, thank you very much.”

Then I left.

It’s been 8 months. I hope they burned my papers.

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5 Responses to Not Meant for Me
  1. sweetseptember
    February 27, 2009 | 5:21 am

    u have a great website…..
    i enjoy reading all your published article.
    we can really get a lot of important lessons, tips and ideas and i wanna thank you for that.
    Hope to see and hear more from you…

    More Power and I wish you a continued success…

  2. Ninah
    February 27, 2009 | 12:57 pm

    thanks sweetseptember ­čÖé

  3. Rodel
    September 19, 2013 | 6:52 am

    We have same experience.

    In my part, it’s almost four months where I had my interview, unfortunately, the company where I applied for haven’t make any replys yet. So I decided to stop waiting for it and look for another. Though it’s not easy but we have to accept the fact that there are instances that it is not really meant for us.

    Just continue doing and don’t lose hope. There is always a room for everyone. Just pray and ask our Lord’s guidance. God bless.

  4. jack
    January 28, 2014 | 6:36 am

    Ganyan din nangyari sakin tinawagan ako ng agency para mag report for interview, layo ng pinangalingan ko tapos pinaiwan lng ang resume dahil wala ang manager, pinabalik balik pa ako tapos sasabihin lng na e rereview daw ttwag nlng daw ulit …parang gusto ko ipa refund yung ginastos ko… walang coordination yung agency na tumawag at manager ng company…

  5. Novah Villamor
    January 19, 2015 | 8:54 am

    Same as what I’ve experienced last year December 2014. It was my first job interview. After my interview the manager said “we will call you within december” until now January 2015, they’ll never call me again. They just make me “Pa-asa sa wala”. So bad, so I decided to apply another hotel, still hoping and waiting… Wish me luck…

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