• Serena Tan

There’s always a turning at a point

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished.

That will be the beginning. — Louis L’Amour When I got my “o” level results, enough for entries to polytechnic, I didn’t felt the need to give it a try. Instead I went on with my job in UOB the bank branch over beside Centerpoint, continuing in my back room support clerk. I thought it was sufficiently stable and I didn’t need much money.

Then a year passed and I was getting too way too little under everyone’s order, my clerk colleagues, teller colleagues were in the same bank, same position getting a mini increment year after year for 10 over years with no promotion and were very stagnant.

Nobody got promoted, the banks needed clerks more than any thing else., low paying clerks to work for years and years, slogging in a high pace, high earning bank. So I seriously thought I was done off, that I was going to stay in that bank my life, finished. . It wasn’t until a few months later, I started thinking…

One day I made my way to the application school to try for my further education that I didn’t bothered to try.

My 3rd choice was chosen : Building engineering and I got a place in Ngee Ann shortly after. That was 1993.

things would be different if i continued in the bank as a clerk,. i probably be a clerk still, probably if i was hardworking a senior clerk,. nothing more…

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