the unabridged and informal version of the self-assessment I submitted in MyDevelopmentSite which I altered before submitting for professional reasons.
Looking back at my before-SGV-self [nearly] six months ago, I didn’t expect I’d be the kind of grown-up I am today. Everything feels surreal, everything happened so fast that I have no choice but to woman-up and deal with things which do not naturally happen to me and my maturity level has been drastically increasing I kind of find it hard to catch up to. I can feel that every aspect of my life now is very different from what I have six months ago.
I was someone who enjoyed college [and review] so much that even the basic definition of Audit was not basic for me after all. Terms like “Test of Controls”, “Substantive Tests” and “Risks” don’t make sense to me and PAS’s were, but numbers, made for bonus questions in accounting quiz bowls.Working with the people with very admirable intelligence and are generous enough to share them,
pressured inspired me to work extra hard so I can fully understand the life I signed up for.
But for someone who spent her college in an environment where freedom is valued as much as the oxygen we breathe, this employment is indeed, very life changing. Back then, the way I live my life was solely my responsibility, I go to school if I want to, I don’t go to school if I don’t feel like going to especially if I was out partying the night before. Now,I have to wake up really early so I won’t be late for work (hey! 6am is like 3am back in college) and play “Survival of the Fittest” with the other commuters on a daily basis or hail a scrappy taxi with a dysfunctional air-conditioning system and would curse for paying him the exact bill.
Everything went smoothly I felt like I was God’s favourite daughter until I was assigned, along with the other new hires, in an engagement which tested the totality of my being. I always hate being told what to do, let alone make me do things I don’t like. Right! Shit happens but you have no choice but to be extra patient and deal with it.
Without a doubt, this isn’t college anymore!
On a contradicting note, being the BS-Accountancy,Major in extra-curricular that I was back in college, the very demanding workload my job is putting me through is almost similar as the work load I have back in college. Series of sleepless nights and no weekend club was and is, but normal.
Frankly, I didn’t expect I would enjoy this job I
planned dreamt of having since junior year. I just signed the job contract because most, if not all, of our alumni work here. I think, God loves me so much he placed me in a cluster where I can, somehow, be my college-self and would make leaving very hard. Yes, I don’t see myself leaving in the next 6 months.
This experience is equated to learning I will always be grateful for. Not everyone is given the opportunity to work in the country’s number one (and world’s number 3)audit firm and in the market group of their choice. There is indeed a surplus of blessings in my life right now.
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