In four months time, my work contract will end and it only means one thing its time to DECIDE! But of course, its difficult to decide when you aren’t sure of the choices yet, right? For the time being, I have to rely on my fortune telling powers. LOL!
Life of an expat (expatriate) is defined by contracts. Term of employment can be as short as three months or if you’re lucky enough, a year or two. It could only be me but being an expat is being in a temporary setting. You’ll be leaving the country as well as the friends or the loved ones you meet along the way sooner than you think. It’s a crazy set-up but I am already used to it for almost four years.
Most people think that working abroad give you the opportunity to earn big amount of money quickly. Yes for some. No for some. No matter how much you are earning, there are certain consequences that you have to face – the powers of homesickness, some discrimination, work pressure and the likes. They don’t know that sometimes you even forget to smile.
On the other hand, being an expat taught me lot of things. I am now independent and more responsible. (I think so!). Adjustments are necessary, be in workplace, accommodation, or with locals, just try to be sensitive and understanding enough to avoid conflicts and possible problems.
Anyway, right now, I am thinking whether to apply for a new job (but I need to update my CV) or just wait for a possible renewal of contract. Right now, I am more inclined to do the former as I don’t have an assurance yet if will be renewed or not. Oh, and I can’t assess my work performance if I am worthy of another term. LOL!
Well, time’s running out. And I have to make a decision ASAP. Good luck to me.
Shout out to my friends who I met here in