Going through ordeal of time while its rewards are being sighted at retirement age
Alfredo B. Ancheta
Anchor for Allvoices
Employees in both public and private sectors, unlike entrepreneurs and businessmen and businesswomen are bounded with definite "time frame of work daily," on a five days a week schedule. Practically, time commands all employees in both sectors to "report to work and get out of work on time and in certain cases overtime work without additional compensation.
Having been in a "time trap" while still in active duty is indeed, a "bondage" that each worker has to go through, endure and eventually will pass through in due time. The employees just hired on the different jobs in both sectors are only starting the ordeal but refuse to show any indication of the bondage of time in them. As much as possible they forego the expressing any sign of ordeal in their quest to prove their worth for the jobs they hold on to.
However, those who have rooted on their respective jobs by virtue of time cannot ignore to express the burdens of time bondage. Each always sighs and breaths in protest saying, “I am tired for having been on this job for a long time and now, I feel like quitting” but cannot do so because retirement is still quite a “long way to go for me.” Nevertheless, the same employee consoles himself/herself saying, “Time is fleeting and swiftly coming to pass unknowingly but its bondage is deepening in me.”
Employees retiring and bowing out of service are lucky to have endured the ordeal of time until today. They graduated to enjoy the rewards of ordeal of time in the remaining short time of their lives in retirement.