Trisha Santos – Administrative Assistant, ESL
Success doesn’t happen overnight, sometimes it takes years of hard work, patience, and discipline.
My name is Trisha. I am twenty-nine years old from the Philippines. I am friendly, nice, and sweet. I am the youngest among three daughters in our family. My Dad was a Captain of the sea but unfortunately, he had an accident on board back in 2007. My mother was a secretary turned into a full-time mom after giving birth to me.
Being the youngest in the family, I was raised to be a polite, disciplined, god-fearing, reliable, responsible, and trustworthy person. All the guidance from my family and loved ones have made a big impact on who I am today.
I studied at an all-girls school in Paranaque back in my grade school and high school years. I love singing, dancing, participating in school events and organizations. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management Major in Institutional Management at St. Paul University Manila. I also received a loyalty award from being studying at St. Paul until college.
My first job was in the Food and Beverage Industry. With all the hard work and the willingness to learn, from being a restaurant partner I became a Shift Manager handling Administrative Management. I’ve been in the industry for four years up until the company declared bankruptcy. It was very sad news but what I learned most that the company has taught us is that whenever and wherever we go we must always be open and adaptable to change.
From the F&B Industry I tried moving to the corporate. I applied for an HR Assistant role from one of the hotels in Makati. I was able to meet new people from different walks of life. Each person has their own stories to tell and I am very inspired by how people manage to move forward from a day-to-day basis. What I love most about my job is that being part of the HR department, you are not just helping people to have a job; you are the brain of the company choosing the right people to be joining the team which is very important.
Then came the pandemic …
I decided to look for an online job and not risk daily travel and traffic. I applied for an Online ESL Teacher handling Chinese kids and adults. Being a teacher needs to have a lot of patience and understanding. Each student is unique and they cannot only learn from you but you can learn from them too. Besides, I have many nieces and nephews that is why I love kids!
Since I need to earn more and I am not getting any younger I grabbed an opportunity of having an online business as a side hustle while I am teaching. The team support that I have in my business now is one of the reasons why I keep pushing forward. All the struggles and rejections are not hindering me from doing my best. I learn every day, I show up every day, I work hard every day, I hustle every day, and I ask help from my mentors every day even if I feel like quitting every day.
This pandemic has taught me so much more than I have expected. I have learned to appreciate the things that are just there around the corner. Despite of the many challenges and trials, life does not get easier you just get stronger and with that, we learn as we grow. I always look on the bright side of things and I have the right attitude towards work. I will share my knowledge and make sure to give my full commitment to everything I do.
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