Hi! I am back here on WordPress. I am planning to delete this site but hesitated for a bit so I decided to write about what is going on here in Japan.
Because of the pandemic, our company, who heavily relies to foreign students have been severely affected. No students can enter Japan because of the flight ban. As of today, almost 100 countries are not allowed to enter Japan. Even those with permanent residence card.
Since no students can study right now, our company needs to reduce the cost of the expenses since we will not be receiving commission payment from schools for a long time. Being a permanent employee, I was asked to work from home and reduced my working hours. Since April, I am only getting 50% of my supposedly salary. April was also the start of my “full time” status with the company. With that being said, yes I haven’t even received a full time salary and yet I am about to get lesser payment than when I was a part time employee. Truly, sometimes life is fucking joke. I studied diligently, did not work more than the allowed hours so I can convert my visa to work visa which I successfully did only to end up working on drastically reduced hours. How cruel life is?
I am looking for another opportunity (with permission from my company) but with the situation now, I am just not sure if I can find a job until December. I cannot live with 50% pay to be honest.
I just need to let these all out before I go crazy. Sometimes I regret not having a best friend because I don’t have anyone to talk to in times like this. I also regret not having a husband or a kid or getting married early because maybe, if I have my own family, I would just be okay living my life in Philippines and not think of running away from everyone. I wonder what life would be if I chose a different path.
If I will be given a chance to work in another company here, I would like to stay for another 2-3 years until my Japanese has improved to a native level. If not, I would just have to make the most of my remaining months then. I am still looking forward to Spring of 2021, to the Olympics of 2021, and better days ahead. To whoever is finding the cure for this virus, may God bless you. I thank you for all your hard work and for saving us.