Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Don't Wanna Be a Billionaire

I knew it was just a matter of time until I inherit my aunt's burdens from some relatives in the province.

I just got a call from my Uncle, his wife and Lolo asking for some "financial assistance".

Uncle asked me to help him find a job here at my current work since he just allegedly lost his job because some NPAs thrashed and burned their work transportation. I don't know what his job is but I'm pretty sure they'll find a way to get to work sooner or later. I just didn't like the way he was talking about the probability of his children stopping school like it was my responsibility. That It was my duty to help them. And even if I did want to help him, I can't. I've just barely started my job and being one of those who do the payroll, bringing in a relative is a conflict of interest.

the facts are these:

Uncle is the only guy from my grandparents' brood. He's spoiled. He's lazy. He's got half a dozen kids! He's been given a lot of job opportunities, capital for a business but it all went to nothing. And that's me not being judgmental.
 
Lolo on the other hand asked me some money for his meds. Yep! That's legit. Something that I can't argue about but..

the facts are these:

Although Lolo got a valid reason to ask for money, there were events when he really was just asking for Uncle-his-spoiled-only-son. It's not that I won't give him anything even though I'm suspecting that, I just don't have the capacity to help every one of them right now. And by "every one of them" I mean only him. Uncle (and any other relatives) will just have to figure things for himself and his family.

It's hard being the eldest. eldest son. eldest grand son. eldest nephew. It's hard to be the only one among the 3rd generation  (from my grand parents) to actually have work. Every one just tend to look up to you. Turn to you for help. But I ain't a billionaire. And I honestly don't wanna be one if that means people around me would just slack off (of course with the exception of my mom, siblings and Lolo).

4 comments:

Mu[g]en said...

If I were you, I will only take sole responsibility to my mom. or dad, if he is still alive.

Tatag mo rin idol!

Blakrabit said...

being responsible for my mom means being responsible for little bro and sis.. it sucks but I need to help out. 40% of my paycheck goes to them.

Anonymous said...

I feel you mate and I guess it's part of our so called "culture". I don't get it and sometimes it's just not fair. We also have a future to build.

Blakrabit said...

@anonymous yeah and I don't really if that culure is a good or a nad thing >_<