This will be an odd message to say, but is something that the real Laboral life just teach me, and i'd like to share the experience to you guys.
Maybe will be contradictory because things always teach us to do the best we can on everything, that we always should act this way with our family, with our friends, in what we do. We always should do the best...
The Sad truth is, in the real life, when you give the best of you to do things. They are gonna be sure to take adventaje of yourself, there were gonna be someone who will crush your hopes in believe they are a greater good and that what you do will be Worthwhile, and have those fellings crushed, really it doesn't worth at all.
No matter if you think you are doing the "right thing" or if you sacrifice even yourself thinking that the reward and apreciattion will be great, i'll told you the true about this world... Being Nice, Being good, sacrifice yourself, those don't work on this world. Think in yourself first as goal, think about what you will do for yourself than what you will do for other more than anything, that is how you are gonna survive outside.
In case you guys wonder why i'm saying those things, i'll do a short resume about what happened to be harsh and sincere with my experience.
1.- I did an internship on a pharmacy, from March to September where i started to feel i could help to improve. Since it wasn't a payed internship i apreciatte each cash they give me for help them (3 US hours) in a long run, i started to feel care from the people that work in it (except for one of the bosses).
2.- Since i started a relationship of concern with the work i do there, even if my internship comes to end and i was totally free from them. I keep working on it, even leaving aside and slown down my thesis project for work inside, working without contract because the pharmacist and his wife wanted me to have my title in hands to contract me. (Which get delayed because was working for them)
3.- In November, the pharmacist had a pre-stroke, because i didn't want the pharmacy to close because her wife didn't wanted to get a true pharmacist to cover them due "money", I accept to work there until the Pharmacist recover, covering his work to the point i was putting in danger my title because i was working as a graduate without the title. The Payment was the same, 3 US/hour, still no contract. The burden was bigger as well the risk... But i did because i didn't had others to lost their work.
4.- The Pharmacist returned in december, 28th of that month i get my title and talked at the next day available with them about working for the pharmacy as a Pharmacist. They told me they were gonna pay me the same amount but in the end they were gonna give me a really, really big "increase". I was happy, i was gonna firm the contract by the end of January and was gonna be with them and improve and apply my thesis i did for improve their lab, make the quality of the preparation be crucial and make the pharmacy even better.
5.- I worker hard, still with not contract with the idea i was gonna get a big increase after all, a Pharmacist here in average, the first year, get payed 1.200.000 pesos monthly (1670 US). With that in mind i keep doing my best... But the thursday i saw the contract and the world crumble... It was for 500.000 pesos (700 US). I felt insulted, the big difference was that, instead of 3 US/hour i get increased to 4 US/Hours. Where all the promises go? I felt insulted, i sacrifice a lot of my time, i sacrifice myself, even my title for them and that was their reply. I mentioned i wasn't gonna accept the contract, that ridiculous amount. When they asked me how much i was wanting to get, I mentioned still a under the average, yet an ammount i didn't mind to keep for a small pharmacy, i mentioned i was happy with 800.000 pesos (1120 US), they treat me like i was crazy, that i was a greedy piece of shit and that i didn't valued all the "knowledge" they give me, making me end with my spirit broken and the trust on people 2 miles underground.
So now, i just wanted to share my thought, warn you guy about this... Never give the best of you to people, keep it for when it trully should matter. Learn to differenciate when you should do your best, but pick with a lot of critical intelect, just a phew one deserve, the other just want to use you and take benefints from your expenses no matter how nice word they use, or how warm they make you feel...