Our long weekend last time started on a Friday. The husband filed a leave from work on that day, primarily, to 1.) claim our approved MSVS form from the HDMF (pag-ibig) office and 2.) claim my back pay from my previous work (finally, after more than a year..procrastination on my part is once again to be blamed).
We spent almost the whole day in Makati: at my parent’s house where we dropped off Asher and Yayie, got a sedula from the city hall (required for my back pay), HDMF then lastly, at my former company.
Everything would have been relatively fast and easy but I did not anticipate that I’d be queued on line for a freaking total of 3 1/2 hours. First, at the HDMF office, I waited for an hour before I got the form. Although I was seated and they have a waiting number system, I got so bored because I didn’t have anyone to talk with. The husband was waiting outside the building driving the van around the vicinity because there’s no parking space available. I occasionally used my phone to browse the web but the battery’s draining so, to kill boredom, I snooped and eavesdropped on the discussion at the counter. One interesting concern I overheard from a lady: her husband (the borrower) just died and she was wondering how to go about their loan that hasn’t matured yet.
I remember this was discussed when we attended the Housing Loan Counseling/Seminar last month. The Loan Program has a provision that, upon the borrower’s death, the property will be automatically paid up and given to the identified beneficiary. This is what the Mortgage/Sales Redemption Insurance (MRI/SRI) is for. I also remember the speaker discussed in passing the importance of getting a term life insurance when this issue was tackled.
After getting our purpose at the HDMF office, I
spent wasted 2 1/2 hours standing (take note..standing) in line before I got my cheque at my former company. I didn’t expect that there would be that much co-resignees storming the HR also to get their final pay checks that day. It’s a good thing that the lady behind me started a conversation so while we waited, we were chatting and ranting what’s taking the HR staffs so long. But as they say, no pain no glory, so after more than a couple of hours, I’m a few thousand bucks richer…we got additional funds for our M Project. Yahoo!
I just have to add that our Friday was a gastronomic one. We had a KFC takeout for lunch, Jollibee for merienda, a Chicken Binakol 6 pm dinner in Makati then an 8:30 PM Dinuguan dinner here in Frisco. Well, had so much appetite for a very tiring yet productive day, huh?Filed under Home, Random Thoughts., Work Musings. | Comment (0)
Last Friday, I was back at my former office to finally get my back pay. Seeing the office walls brought back memories of my more than a year being employed with that company. I feel nostalgic and I miss my former colleagues but do I miss working as a corporate slave? Nahh. I don’t still. You see I have the best of both worlds being a Work-at-Home Mom. I tendered my resignation a month after I resumed work from my Maternity Leave last year. I had a really hard time dealing with separation anxiety with my son then. I am so thankful for the internet because it paved way for me and for the husband to concur on the idea that I become a Work-at-Home Mom. I get to earn at the comfort of our home while I can personally overlook and attend to my son’s needs.
In my line of work, a fast and reliable internet connection is imperative. It’s a good thing that we are subscribed to a fairly fast DSL service, I’m not dealing with interrupted connection and I am not having problems so far receiving and sending emails, visiting web sites, online banking and couple with a great browser, I can optimally hop from one tab to another looking for some more online opportunities.
However, the speed of my internet connection is beyond comparable to that of US internet providers, Qwest for example. The Qwest high speed Internet connection speeds up to an amazing 20 Mbps. I can’t imagine how fast could that be..perhaps, the page have fully loaded even before you have clicked the GO button in the URL browser field. LOL. But seriously, having a 20 Mbps speed is a piece of heaven for internet junkies like me. Qwest provides lots of options and ways how to bring the best of the internet to its consumers. For as low as $19.99 monthly rate bundled with any Qwest phone service package, one’s internet usage is optimized as it allows downloading videos, music, images, and other large files at lightening-fast speeds.Filed under Techie Stuffs, Work Musings. | Comment (0)
Hubby and I (and the little one) rejoiced when we learned last Friday that President GMA declared tomorrow a special non-working holiday for the interment of the late Brother Eraño Manalo, Executive Minister of INC. Another long weekend for the month and it means more bonding time with Daddy but unfortunately, the government announced yesterday an exemption:
BPO and electronic industries are exempted from the non-working holiday proclamation on Monday as requested by DTI Secretary Peter Favila.”
~Press Secretary Cerge Remonde
So there our happiness was just short lived as Daddy has work tomorrow with their company classified as a BPO. Now, this is creating a big confusion. Does it mean that these companies are exempted as well in all of the succeeding special non-working holidays? This is making our holiday planning even more complicated now. Kainis!Filed under Family Talks., Work Musings. | Comment (1)
One of the few things that I miss about working in the corporate world are the perks and benefits that come along with the compensation package. Although we don’t have much bonuses and incentives in the company that I last worked for, there are certain perks that I appreciated so much especially the flexible time schedule and the health insurance. Generally, call centers are known for having high salary payouts, it is because of the side cash allowances that the agents get in their respective programs plus the night difference and overtime pays they render. These are apart from the gift incentives that they get like gadgets, gift certificates, etc if they hit their quotas. Just sad though that this doesn’t apply to the support or admin groups of which I was part of then but it’s understandable because the Operations group needs to be pushed and enticed with these things to attain remarkable sales. Depending on the level in the Admin Group and the nature of one’s work, there are certain allowances that may be considerably given like representation, communication, gas and car allowance. Speaking of Car allowance, I stumbled upon a site recently that renders specialized service of vehicle reimbursement program administration for companies that have mobile employees. Corporate Reimbursement Services, Inc. (CRS) offers services on reimbursement program management, motor vehicle record checks, conducts driver safety training, employee mobility consulting services and monitors online business mileage logs — all for the benefit of the company to minimize and manage transportation costs better.Filed under Work Musings. | Comment (0)
I’m trying (real hard) not to freak out this moment as I finally received the mysterious picture that’s been circulating in my former office and spooking everyone else about my used-to-be desk. As many of you know and as I’ve blogged here before, I have resigned from C last June and it was my sister who assumed my post and this is the reason why I’m still updated about the latest happenings in my former group.
Anyway, after I left, it was Mike (a newcomer to the Purchasing group that time) who took over my workstation. Perhaps, he was delighted of his new workplace that he decided to take a picture of it and this is what he got.
Were you able to decipher why everyone’s spooked about this pic? If not, don’t cover your eyes and you’ll surely see as it’s pretty obvious and clear.
Creepy huh? I don’t know if Sadako is trying to apply as a call center agent or if she’s interested in my Purchasing post. By the way, here’s a picture of me in that same workstation with my despedida cake. I checked closely if there was any eerie figure trying to pose with me, but luckily, there’s none. I could have totally freaked out then if I found or felt there was one. Buti na lang wala na ako ngayon dun. LOL.
Ngapala, the company is thankful for this picture. Wala ng nag-o-overtime. Haha!Filed under Work Musings. | Comments (6)