In a span of two days, two incidents occured to me which enlightens me of having a plan B in my career. No worries, these are not bad things that happened to me but rather it stimulates my mind to be aware of uncertainties in working life, which contributes income to us and family. It's nothing new to have a plan B but rather, due to the busyness in work, we hardly think about it. Somehow, this leds me to recall some of my friends who took part-time courses in other skill enriching programs as well as involved in part-time work to learn a new skill and gain new insight.
I was interviewing some candidates for a junior position where a 50+ who has experience in working at a higher management level attended one of my interviews. He has vast experiences in both technical and management skills and I was shocked to see someone of his calibre here. He should have gone for management position at least. However, due to the tough job market and competitive environment, he has to make ends meet.
Before that, I was in a cab chatting with the driver who was a retired engineer. He enjoyed driving and drove to earn some pocket money and work for short hours. Then, he will go home to enjoy his leisure times. I told him I envy him that he no longer have worries about financial commitments while I still got a long way to go before my kids grown up. We discussed about doing part-time job to supplement my income and learn a new skill. He even asked me to get a taxi license just in case something bad happened to my current job. :)
Sometimes it's not easy to continue doing the same work in the same line as you grow older and uncertainties are inevitable. Maybe it's wise to check out and spend some time on learning other skillsets while continue to enjoy our current career. Sales, property agents, teaching, writing, consultancy and etc..... there are endless possibilities? It's up to us to find out!
Have a good weekend!
For the rest of us, well, it's time for me to give everyone a treat on his birthday. Since he wanted to have western stuff, we decided to go to Yew's Cafe at Taman Molek. It's been awhile since we been there!!
|Above and below...entrance of Yew's Cafe|
|The interior... and upstairs of the bistro|
|Here's the birthday boy... he really grown up!|
|Taken with his pretty cousin sis and of course, his baby sis... :)|
|And here's yours truly with the birthday boy...|
|Up and below.... my little girl can't wait for her yang chow fried rice|
|yummy.....she's a rice cooker.... love rice!|
And, here are our main courses ......
|Fish and Chips for my kid ....which eventually shared with my wife...|
|Chicken Chop for his pretty cousin sis....|
|And ...I had Sirloin steak with butter herbs.....yummy... love the butter herbs!|
Have a good week, folks!