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Changing world SHE SAYS Dinah S. Ventura 05/18/2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Changing world

SHE SAYS
Dinah S. Ventura
05/18/2011
In the 1990s, call centers were unheard of and those looking for jobs, scouring the newspapers’ classified ads, would often encounter those tempting calls for “marketing executives” with initial salaries starting at P15,000.

Many of those who fell for these ads soon found out that they had to go through “training” for — tada! — selling encyclopedias.

With the rise of the Internet and consequent decline of those same encyclopedias came another wave of job market demand, this time in the field of Information Technology (IT). This trend was one reason IT courses became so popular among the youth, with parents very often urging their youngsters to take up the course so they could also find high-paying jobs abroad.

Then came the nursing wave, with doctors already practicing deciding to study once more so they could find jobs abroad. Such has been our story as a nation — with skilled Pinoys leaving by droves to find greener pastures in other countries — for so many decades now..... MORE

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