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Sianna Luke

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  1. I have a confession to make. I have something rather embarrassing to share with friends and former colleagues but I can SOOOOO relate to Kang Dan Yi . I am in the exact same situation. I have a master's degree from a good uni...I had worked in managerial positions for multinational companies for 11 years before my baby was born. Now I have been away from work for 8 years and is also experiencing extreme difficulties going back to the workforce. I have been receiving replies telling me I am over qualified or I have been away from work for too long or simply no replies at all. After repeated rejections, as a long-term unemployed "failure", my self-esteem plummeted and doubt/fear that my past-experiences useless and skills atrophied. Now I am only working on some very ad hoc freelance cases with meager pay. I feel so helpless and hopeless. It is not that I don't think realistically -I need a job, I am eager to work and I don't mind working in a lower level position. As a generation X I do not worry about or afraid of hardships, I was trained and I believe that if one is willing and is diligent opportunities are there for you to grasp. But this is so far from reality. To be honest, I thought about not listing my degree as well as toning down my past working experiences....but that will just make my resume look even less qualified in conjunction with my age. I bawled my eyes out along with Kang Dan Yi in the ladies room. The struggles and the brutal realities depicted in this drama are very real in Asia.
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