Ang daming unexpected na bagay ang nangyari ngayon. Ilang araw na akong nagiisip ng paraan para magpaalam sa mga taong nakasalamuha ko sa loob ng dalawang taon. Ayoko kasi ng madrama. Gusto ko lang masaya. Yung parang makikita ko pa din sila sa Lunes.
Pero syempre hindi na yun mangyayari. Buong araw ako tumambay sa office. Nambwisit lang sa mga ka-department ko. O tumunganga at nagtago sa kabilang department.
Excited akong magclerance. Pero kahit ang aga ko nagpaclearance, hapon na din natapos kasi kailangan ko pang antayin si Ma’am Y.nung hapon dumating sila. Nagulat ako kasi may dala sya cake para sa akin.
I love sweets kayang tuwang tuwa ako. At first I thought galing lang sya kay Ma’am Y. Pero as I go around para magpaalam sa iba’t-ibang department, yung mga managers nagkkwento na halos lahat sila yun nagcontribute at pumili ng cakes for me. Who would’ve thought. Natouch ako sobra! Bukod sa cake, natouch ako sa mga “thank you”, “good luck” , yakap at kiss ng bawat isa.
Salamat din sa Mama ko sa UGEC, Si Mama Arlene.. Binigyan nya ako ng purple na easter egg chocolate at purple na pamaypay from China. You are right Ma. Ikaw agad ang maiisip ko once na nakakita ako ng purple na bagay. Mamimiss kita. Thank you kasi kahit Manager ka eh parang tropa ka lang sa akin.
Ang Daming nakakatouch na bagay today! Thank you Coach May. She gave me her attraction journal. I was so happy nung binabasa ko sya. It reminds me of the days na kumpleto pa kamin sa EHS. Yung mga project at proposal na pinagtrabahuhan ng grupo. May kasama ding cookies from Le Petit Cheri. Pero syempre nakain ko na sya.. ;)
I fought back tears nung nagpaalam ako kay Ma’am Cynthia. Sya ang pinakamamimiss ko sa lahat. Super bait and super supportive sya sa akin. I cannot think of a better way to say thank you sa kanya. She is one of the best. And I am happy na isa ako sa mga tinuturing nya na bestfriend. Bestfriend kasi ang tawag nya sa mga employee na kaclose nya.. :)
Thank you din sa mga colleagues k na tumulong sa akin sa maraming bagay. Kay Sr Tyrone sa lahat ng designs, posters at kung anu ano pang Graphic Design supprt. Kay Sir Marvin Cauan na laging available kapag may emergency sa planta.
Mamimiss ko din syempre ang tropang pogi sa bench, Naks! Kay Ape, Kim, Mike, Jungie at Mark. Salamat sa pagpapasaya ng break time ko. Hindi pa ko magpapaalam sa inyo kasi magkikita kita pa tayo. Promise yan! Hanggang sa susunod na tambay!
Speaking of teary eyes. I was, nung time na nagpaalam ako sa HR. Although awkward pa din at some point, happy na din ako. Mamimiss ko ang mga kabaliwan at barahan namin sa HR. Nakakalungkot lang na ramdam mo nagiging close ang team kung kailan maghihiwa hiwalay na. Sa lahat ng pinagdaanan natin, I am hoping for the best para sa ating lahat. I’ll always be here with you guys. We have been judged and stoop down for a long time. Konti lang ang mga taong nakakaintindi at nakakaalam ng totoong pinagdaanan natin.
Thank you UGEC! For all the good and the bad things! Alam ko na umalis ako ng masaya. At swerte ako dahil alam ko kakaunti lang ang mga empleyado na umalis na nakaranas ng naranasan ko ngayon. Sa lahat ng narinig at natanggap ko ngayon, pwedeng pwede ko na tapikin balikat ko at mag sabi ng “good job!” Overwhelmed ako. At eto ang magiging inspirasyon ko sa panibagong mundo na papasukin ko. Salamat!
I will miss these people!!!
Thank you for letting me into the team. Kahit na sabit lang ako sa MIS.
You are the reason why I am still sane after all these years. LOL
Sa lahat ng foodtrip, laughtrip at kung anu ano pang trip. From Sir Chris to Sir Lino.
Sa lahat ng out of town na dadating pa. Sana tayo tayo pa din ang magkakasama.
Salamat! I love you mga Bes! haha
It’s been two years since I worked in UGEC. If I am going to look at it, the job itself wasn’t easy. Since I started as a company nurse, I was exposed not only with nursing functions but with peculiar jobs as well. I have a wide range of experience as an HR staff, Environment, Safety, Security and worst handling Janitorial Services.
Aside from the job, dealing with people wasn’t easy as well. I need to adapt to all kinds of personality. I have to deal with the requests that I know sometimes were off the record. Requests that you need to do because of the “people connections” existing in the organization.
Those two years also challenged me in dealing with my principles and decisions. I have worked mostly by myself and had very minimum supervision. That’s how it works when you are surrounded with people who don’t have any medical background. You have to feed them with information. Even the management will ask you questions and will depend on your answer. It is very important that I know what I say and stand by it.
I also learned to fight with what I believed in. I learned how to say “no” at things that I know weren’t practical. Especially those that I will do and carry out.
Despite all the challenges, I know I will leave happy. Not becuase of the fact that I’ll be unloading my suitcase of emotional, physical and mental problems this work has caused me. I will leave happy because I know I have made a significant impact to the company. I know I will be missed by the people whom I worked with. Even if it was too late for the management team to give recognition to me, I am still happy and flattered by all those words. I am happy that they appreciate all my assistance. I am happy when they tell me they don’t want me to go, but they don’t want me to let the opportunity passed by. I am happy that I heard it from the people I least expected to.
Out of all the things that I encountered for the past two years, I am hoping for one thing. That as I leave this working environment, I hope that people will learn how to be independent. That they can do some things without asking assistance or favor from other people. Thay they will stop blaming others, and start helping themselves out.
And so that’s it. Two years. Thank you.
Sunset at Calatagan
It was once again a very happy weekend with the gang!! Super happy dahil special treatment ang natanggap namin mula sa Caisip family. They were very nice to let us barge in their private beach compound. Aside from the facility, they rented videoke for us kaya nagkaroon kami ng videoke singing contest. Ang daming food at super sarap lahat ng hinanda nila for us. (Sweet)
We also enjoyed the scenery at the beach including the sunset. HIndi nga lang kami nakapaglanggoy kasi low tide.
Until next vacation trip
Twas a very fun weekend at Ilocos with my MIS Teamates (feeling ka department).
We visited Bantay Bell Tower, Baluarte, Vigan Heritage Village, Burnayan and Crisologo Museum at Ilocos Sur.
AFter the Vigan trip, go na kami sa Ilocos Norte to visit Marcos Mausoleum, Paoay Church, Malacañang of the North.
For me, ang achieve na achieve talaga eh yung pagpunta namin sa Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Bangui Windmills and Patapat Bridge. I can say na sobra nag-enjoy sila. Second time ko na kasi dito kaya tour guide ang peg. Pero nonetheless, Ilocos still is so beautiful. Yung pwede talagang balik balikan.
Medyo epic failure nga lang ang Pagudpud experience kasi umuulan. But we still got to see how beautiful the place is.
This was a one great experience. Unconsciously, walang work related na kwentuhan. Good times lang! Looking forward for more adventures with my MIS family.
Does it come to your mind just how many times you make complaints in a day? From the time you hear the sound of the alarm in the morning when you wake up, to the buzzing sound of the mosquito that flies around your head when you’re trying to sleep at night.
We complain about waking up early to go to school or go to work. When we stepped out of the bed and go to the kitchen, we’ll see an empty table and just wish for food to come out magically. We feel tortured by the cold water pouring out of the faucet when we are about to take a bath. We feel tired of looking at the mirror when we do our daily routine of fixing ourselves, for us to feel presentable.
As we step out of the house, we tend to be pissed by waiting so long for a ride to take us to our destinations. We complain about traffic, the jam-packed bus, and the thousand steps we have to make.
We get irritated by the demands of our colleagues and our clients. There are times when we tend to just sit back and stare at the time flashing on our computers, hoping it would tell us it’s time to take our break time or it’s time for us to go home. There are these people who at the slightest glimpse of them, for some unexplainable reason, makes our mood goes up to maximum level of anger. We complain on how boring our work can get. We show countless fake smiles while accepting peculiar jobs some people are giving us, clearly because they don’t want to do it themselves. There are no challenges, only dissatisfaction.
Despite the fact that our lives are made entirely of things to complain about, every negative thought teaches us how to turn everything positively. Every empty plate gives us the right to choose what we want to eat. Every look at the mirror gives us a time to greet our reflection a “Hey gorgeous!” look. Every step we take reminds us that we are getting nearer to new experiences. Every demand we are getting means that we are essential to other people or the organization as well. It gives us the opportunity to show what we got. Even if we know that we are currently working at the wrong place and wrong people, it helps us to figure out the things that we like to do and what we want to become. Every encounter with the people who we think is pulling the crap out or throwing shit to other people’s lives makes us do nice things to other because we do not want to be like them. Every waiting time gives us patience. Every boring hour gives our mind and body a chance to reboot from all the stress that surrounds us. Every disappointment gives us reason to look for what we deserve. Every complaint, a blessing.