Category Archives: Workplace woes

Rev up

The highly anticipated fifth month review took place yesterday with G, the team leader, and Johnny, the deputy team leader (should’ve been Depp but, yeah, it’s lame either way so… there). The review went well, I think, and they didn’t … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Note to self

What kept me going then was a simple statement, a self-pep talk—The trick is to find something to look forward to every single day. I try to use the same mantra nowadays and it keeps me up, makes me think: … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Day off ruminations VI

Some things take a lot of getting used to. There are some that I can manage—restoring my body clock, learning new stuff and unlearning the old. There are also some that I have no control over—shifting schedules, split RDs, stifling … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Postscript

I guess I have a thing for lockers. I fantasized about having one of them in high school and college, and was genuinely thrilled when I finally had one at the first company I worked for away from home. That’s … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Listless

24 days into 2014 and it’s been good, for the most part. The only trouble I seem to be having is forgetting that there should be a 4 instead of a 3 in the last Y of DD/MM/YYYY. Started the … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Let me count the days

I am bound to go back to regular programming in two weeks. Come November 16 I’d be taking calls again and, truth be told, I don’t know how to feel about this. Yes, I loathe the industry, I can’t stand the … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Plans

are made only to be cancelled. Since all of the plans I had made for the 26th with high school and college friends were cancelled twice before we finally determined they wouldn’t push through, I just decided to go to the … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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The last second chance

I am not trying to be some voracious reader here who quotes profound passages by famous authors every now and then; to tell you honestly, I haven’t had enough Murakami to completely comprehend him. I have read Dance Dance Dance … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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The sum of its parts

I have been reciting this opening spiel for a year now “Thank you for calling (insert name of an American prepaid phone service provider which goes very well with my phone name), this is Mary speaking. May I have your … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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How to write a resignation letter

Should I begin with the pleasantries and salutations? The ‘hi’s and ‘hello’s? Forgive me; I really don’t know how to write a resignation letter, mainly because in most of the offline occupations I had, I left without saying a word, … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Day off ruminations (is back)

Only now do I realize that I’ve been thrown off-course again, after checking out the qualifications for other job posts within the company out of curiosity and doing an assessment of my performance at work recently. March has been good … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Hell hath no fury like a girl scorned

Feeling particularly lonely on Thursday afternoon, I texted two of my friends and asked “Wala kayong balak magsayang ng oras ngayon?” but only one replied in the affirmative and we agreed to meet up over coffee before my shift starts … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Obi Wan Kenobi

You see, that was written more than a month ago, shortly before I realized that Obi (and yes, not Wan Kenobi, because that’s just an alias, something I’ve made up out of ‘office buddy’ = OB yeah you get it, … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Freehand

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, which, I think, is a good thing for someone who’s engaged in a job where thinking isn’t quite a requirement. However, the frequency of the thoughts coming in and out makes it all the … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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Day off ruminations IV

I should have seen this coming. But perhaps I’m too jaded to really feel anything that resembles romantic love from anybody. Well, it’s a given that you’ve stirred something in me (that’s what led me to write about you for … Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

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