Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mutual Agreement

A contract is said to be binding when there's a mutual agreement between parties which of course has specific remedies for breach. But for some reason, how can a company reinforce contract which is not determinate; meaning, the date is not fixed and of course the amount is estimated.

It's really a disappointment when my so called "resignation" was retracted due to vague contract. When I was sent to Singapore and US for the training (as if I learned something new) of the newly transitioned task, I was bound with a contract to render service for my current company. I signed the papers of course since it's only 12mos of being tied up. I know the stipulation in the contract that the amount is just an estimates of the total travel cost.

A month ago, I tendered my resignation since I already had my ticket for Singapore to look for a greener pasture. Everything has been settled including my stay there. I was expecting that the contract will expire last month since I know I had another contract for 6mos due to my extension. A week prior to my effective date, our finance department told me that I can't be cleared from them since my contract is 2 years. WTF! They gave me a calculation and I need to pay more than 71k for the remaining mos?! It was indeed a headache that moment and I can't move on for some reasons. First, I don't want to leave my company with unsettled accountabilities and not being cleared (since I need the clearance at SG); and 2nd, I don't want to pay the 71k since I don't have enough money paying such big amount considering I am still risking myself hunting a new job out of the country. Decision? Retract my resignation untill December this year! hahaha...First time in history that a resignation's effective date is 5 long mos. Why not?!

I've learned from a reliable source that I can exercise my rights. But I don't want to be tag as an employee who sues his employer. So, I decided just to leave the piece out in the blue and extend my stay with my company. I've learned that life isn't always worth fighting for... You also need to be submissive in order to learn more about life and not being arrogant and dominating as if there's no room for improvements...

Life is a matter of choice if you agree or not, it's not about destiny...


  1. I hear you loud and clear tart.. sakto.. lisod na naa ka kaso sa DOLE

  2. hehehe...thanks for being there...