Secret hiring, are the best words to describe the employment process in our country in both Government and Private institutions. Secret in a sense that the information on job vacancies are not being forwarded or disseminated outside the institution. On the other hand, if and when the information has been given to the public that is only for the sole purpose of informing the people, but the truth is there are already reserved people in the said vacancy. The worst thing that could happen for a regular job hunter (without backer/relatives in the institution) is being able to undergo on the stages of the job application like exams, interviews etc. as if that was really for real but the fact is, those were just for formality purposes. Again, there are already reserved people for those vacant jobs.
Now, who are these reserved people?- I called them reserved simply because they are the products of Nepotism and Political Partisanship. They always have the chance of getting a job not because of their credentials or qualifications but merely because of the influential people behind them. They do not experience what a regular job hunter has to undergo; the pain, the pressure, the sweat and tears just to get the job that they needed and wanted.
This secret hiring is clearly seen and observed in the Nursing Profession. There are thousands of Registered Nurses produced each year and it seems like there are only hundreds of opportunities…..Opportunities that we can’t even compete!
I appreciated the idea and efforts of some Government Organizations in creating programs allotted for Nurses just like the RN-Heals by the DOH and Philhealth Cares by Philhealth. Let me irreterate, I only appreciated their idea and efforts in creating those programs but not their process of filling in the available positions.
Their programs may sound good to the public but for me, it is just another set of foolishness and false hope. It could have been better if there was equality and fairness in the employment process but there was none. Unfortunately, before the complete information has been disseminated to the public, the slots were already filled in and taken. Information is being trapped in the lower office and benefited only the people who received it, their relatives, families and friends. The only thing that’s left for others……is NOTHING!
“REJECTION is ACCEPTABLE with FAIR COMPETITION, without it, REJECTION IS DEBATABLE” – Reynald Baguio –
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