The forecast about the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) declared by the Office of the Republic of the Philippines for the whole country because of the pandemic coronavirus (COVID 19) is a surprise. The quarantine will start on March 15, 2020 until the further announcement. It shocks and upset more Filipinos because of the shutdown of many companies and businesses. Employees have to stop their work and went home to their respective cities. No work, no pay policy to others while some got their early bonuses from their employers. However, the safety of the people is the priority of the ECQ. We cannot change the fact that when we neglect the situation, many will be wiped out by the virus. If people will look at the negative side, it will be a disaster and continues loss but looking into it as an opportunity will make this ECQ still a blessing.
Take Your Time
Looking back, overloaded work minimizes the time for own self like lack of sleep, and sometimes, the break is never enough. Weekends or day off run so fast and did not felt a rest day. Family day is inadequate, and children feel inadvertent from parents. The ECQ requires stay at home policy. Stay at home make all rest more than they need unlike breaks. The situation now gives more time to parents and children bonding moments. This time is free time to organize the house and the things inside.
This Should be an Opportunity
Yes, the ECQ is an opportunity for all that have the skills but never work it out. This time is the outbreak not just of the virus but on the internet communication world. You can work over the web using your ready gadgets on the house. The cellphone that you use on gaming when you are free on work can be used as a medium of income. Your personal laptop that use on making office reports is a big help to make working online more convenient. The internet that you consume in connection with social media is now your edge to access different websites that show hiring updates. These opportunities make a difference, and sometimes exceeds your previous income.
Make a Difference
Time past by easily and the body you preserve will weaken and when retirement age comes, we have no choice but to pack up and receive the minimum separation pay from the employer. By that time, you are not that strong for activities that you and your child can do. You almost spent more than of your life span in the company more than to your family in the house.
While having work over the web in the comfort of your own house together with your family is an option. No heavy traffics, no rainy and sunny days outside since you are inside your house, not requiring bags, shoes, perfumes, new pants or suit, and sometimes not requiring office attire since you just work at home and your face is the only appearance see by your client. Even you had the disability physically but with skills and talent, you can be hired over the web and start earning on your own basis.
Making Any Sense?
Of course, the choice is within you. Corporate world or work at home? Corporate world needs investment of finances for transportation, for everyday allowance, for new clothes and require work attire etc. Work at home requires cash too, from the internet connections, laptop, telephone or cellphone, noise cancelling headset, and your time of committed work. Whatever choice, you make, you need financial related issues. However, make sure that the pleasure of the decision you will make you happy and comfortable. Just to mention, after the effects of the pandemic to the nation, many Filipinos from different provinces of the country who conquer the challenges on working in Metro Manila decided to go back on their respective provinces for good. While working at home did not require travel and sacrifice to work far from their families.
So now, do it make any sense of thinking what is better for now and for your tomorrow?