What is Career Journey? My True Story

What is Career Journey My True Story
I was born in 1972 in a remote area. When I was just two years old, my father insisted my mother migrate to a small isolated mountain village, namely “Tormik” After a year or two, when my sweet mother could not adapt to the tough life in the harsh climatic conditions of Tormik village, my family decided to migrate back to the city.

But my father was not happy with this decision and he returned back to his native village of Tormik leaving his family behind in the city forever. After separation from father, my younger brother and my mother faced a lot of difficulties in their quest for survival.

My mother was a widow with three children. She married my father long after the demise of her first husband. My father was from Skardu and at the time of his marriage with my mother, he was based in the city as he was serving in the army.

What is Career Journey? My True Story

Over the period of a year or two, my mother was very happy with her married life, but soon both my father and my mother realized that this marriage would not last long as both of them came from different cultures and origins and none of them wanted to adapt to each others’ socio-cultural and economic settings. Consequently, they separated and I and my brother decided to stay with my mother.



With the departure of the only breadwinner, we were helplessly left in a state of absolute poverty where mere survival became the biggest challenge of our lives. It was in the early eighties when I and my brother both were in our schooling age, we had to go out to earn a living.

I remember that our combined earnings amounted to five or six rupees a day. We both used to give our daily earnings to our mother, which she used to pay for ration and other basic necessities of life.

In those days, I and my brother both were completely illiterate and hadn’t come across even a single letter in our life. On my uncle’s request, the canteen manager of ABC gave me the job of a waiter at a monthly wage of Rs. 250/-. Being an illiterate and needy person, I unconditionally accepted the job and served happily for several years.

I don’t remember the actual year, but it was when Prime Minister of Pakistan (late Muhammad Khan Jonejo) announces the “Nai Roshni School Project” for poor children. This project brought a great opportunity for me because the Nai Roshni School was established behind the office building of ABC just a few steps away from the canteen where I worked.

The school not only provided free education but also provided free stationery and books. The canteen manager happily allowed me to attend classes in the afternoon. It took three years for me to obtain my primary-pass certificate from this school. 

At that time I was 15 years old when a post of cleaner became vacant and the then admin supervisor of ABC offered me the job. I discussed this opportunity with my mother, she not only encouraged me but also advised me to work hard so that God will bless you more and better opportunities.

Thus I started my job at ABC. I worked hard and steadfast to all the odds and social problems that were associated with the job of a cleaner as many of the nears and dears looked down upon me that virtually caused alienation of my family to the society. I never lost courage and hop and continued my struggle.

After one and a half years, ABC offered me to work as a peon because I had not only acquired experience but also had a little know-how of the English language. I remember when I received the office from the ABC, I was so excited that my moral and motivation became sky-high and I decided to pass the middle-class exams privately.

During that time, the watchman guided me a lot and gave me a chance to learn to type on computers. I spend several nights sitting in the office and learning typing and basics of computer skills.

In 1996, the General Manager of ABC announced the golden handshake scheme to staff and quite innocently, I also submitted my resignation to reap the benefits of this scheme. 

When I handed over my resignation to General Manager, he simply rejected my resignation and asked me to continue the job.

Later on, in the new structure of ABC, the General Manager very kindly promoted me to the position of copier operator/ dispatcher. In the meantime, I passed the matriculation exams privately and after two years, I passed my HSC exams also.

In 2003, I was again promoted to the post of office assistant and placed in Area Office, Over the next two-three years till 2005, I worked hard to appear in the graduation exams privately.

During this period, the official duty and household responsibilities were hindering me in my studies, so I opted for a transfer to the area office where I fully concentrated on my studies and successfully completed my graduation from the university as a private student.

Indeed after achieving my graduate degree, I never looked back and in 2007 I have received another promotion as Human Resource Officer at ABC.

Presently, I am attending my online ‘Masters’ classes from the Virtual University of Pakistan and keeping in mind my past performance I am confident that it would not be so hard for me to achieve my master's degree and fulfill my dreams.

The message that I want to deliver from this testimony of my life is that sheer hard-work, steadfastness and the blessings of God Almighty are the basic elements for transformation and set the course of one’s destiny.

With all this, support and backstopping mechanism are needed to push and put the wheels of life on the track of success which ABC provided me. It was ABC that provided the thrust to unleash my potentials.
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