Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Office Romance is it good or bad?

Lucky me I had experienced having admiration in my former offices. But unfortunately, nothing really blossomed into full blown romance.  Well, I try not to have a boyfriend in the office because I hate being teased and  be apple of the eye of everyone. It sounds awkward and complicated for me then I also want to keep my love life as private as peaceful as possible.

So that's the reasons why I'm still single

Yes perhaps and I agree. From Monday to Friday even up to Saturday I'm in the office. Thus, If I'm looking for special someone outside of my work place there's little chance. 

I'm not also the type of woman who likes nightlife I rather go for weekend getaway or stay in our home to catch up for my sleepless nights.

Another thing, I prefer comfy casual when I'm not working. This is because I'm sick of wearing corporate/ business attire for the entire week. To summarize it in few words, I'm not in my most presentable/ beautiful form.

Possible but never work out for me

I may look boyish outside but I'm totally girly inside. I have secret crushes, infatuations, and possibly one sided love affair with some of my male office mates.  Well my recent special someone from the office was a cute looking guy, rocker and deep.  I don't know if he's really polite to everyone but sometimes he's moody then perky.  I was about to reach out to him, decided to make some move ( which was really so unusual for me) but sadly, I found out that he's already in a relationship.  Good thing,  I investigate before going all out about my feelings for him. 

Well I'm such a loser when it comes to expressing my feeling. When I finally realized  that I love a person- he's already gone.

successful Office Romance is yes depend on

  • the persons involve.  There's no issue about it if they can prove that they can be professional at work even they so badly in love
  • in the company's policy - well most companies allowed boyfriend- girlfriend relationship but there are some who don't. In my former office in Ortigas, once the couple decided to marry one of them must leave or move to another department. 
  • on their career move - there's a movie from Star Cinema starring Richard Gomez and Lorna Tolentino that tackled  rivalry between husband and wife. Richard's character is insecure with Lorna's character because she gets respect and promotion than him.
  • if you can fight for it -  especially if your case is you're in love with your boss or staff. 
but again, I believe if love really knocks on your door you let it shines in your career life. :)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Why I Quit Doing Regular Full Time Job?

Long time ago, I planned to simply delete this blog because if you  notice, my last post before this was published three years ago.  There were many things that happened during this period  that were also some of the reasons why I stop blogging in this website. Now, I decide to post again for the purpose of telling myself ( and you) why I quit doing regular full time job?

To earn and explore more

Demoralize - this is a word that can describe why I ended  up leaving my 7-year old job in Ortigas. I was promoted to a higher position - because  I'm the assistant/ associate of  my superior who vacated the post.  Initially, what I didn't like about that were I didn't aspire to get it, I would carry tons of work and then I had to be a leader. 

But the biggest disappointment I had were the company had no plans to increase my salary ( and my subordinates) and I had to acquire the tasks of other department ( including  being partly secretary of our terror president).  If this company only knew, I used my free time to find sideline works so I could have extra income.

So even if  there's no new company where I could transfer, I resigned. I might  experienced some frustrations because of that big decision but  I never regret. In three weeks I obtained a regular part time job in a Magazine company and full time job in a well known business website. I discovered that I could do other  things aside from what I usually perform in my former company. Furthermore, I'm convinced I'm already burn out. 

To enjoy my time and maximize it

My last full time work in Makati motivated me to value my time more than money. My schedule was 9-6 pm from Monday to Saturday and  no Holidays. Then, since my position was very crucial I had to do overtime almost everyday.  If  I file leave of absence that means additional load to my one and only partner or vice versa. When I accepted the job, I already predicted  that it's going to be my problem in the long run.   But I let my self to try it because of the high salary and to learn a new field.

Well  thank you to that job I was able to pay my Php 35, 000 debt, invest a little and save some for my emergency fund. Thank you to that Job I learned  a little bit more of digital marketing, creative writing, various products, and diverse businesses. And thank you to that job, I gained  talented friends.  But  I have to resign because my gut feeling told me that I will lost half of my life if I stay longer - it would be a reason If I will be a spinster, aloof, and lifeless. 

To hone my skills and talents the way I want

I always believe that it's good to have mentors and  people who can guide you.  But if they happen to be your managers or supervisors there's a slight chance that they are really motivational. In fairness to my former bosses - they taught various lessons which I can use for my career but  I don't like them personally. In my opinion, they were  not someone who I can look up to the way I see some successful and inspiring people I know. But since they were my superiors, I had no choice but to follow their commands.

I believe I'm willing to learn more so I have to get out of the box and explore the market where there are superb personalities armed with knowledge and skills who can directly teach me superb knowledge. 

To get away from rush hour / transportation woes

Ortigas or Makati, I could't go to work without passing through  jam-packed traffic in EDSA during rush hour. I will try my very best not to go back in that scene again or at least not every single day of my life.  

To fulfill my dream - to be a successful entrepreneur 

To date, I still need to do part time jobs to sustain my expenses and obligations. But I already venture to several small time businesses  hands on.  I tried retailing, barbecue business, selling processed meats, and Unified Products and Services of Global Pinoy Remittance and  Services Inc. Except the latter, I already gave up my try out businesses but with small profit. 

My business failures might entail financial loss in my small savings and yet I'm still eager to be a thriving entrepreneur.  Those failures were my lessons to do better and find out more what works for me.  So I prove that  in business: 
  • you have to choose wisely your business partners
  • the importance of inventory
  • budgeting
  • the art of sales talk  and promotion/ marketing

To attain my long term goals  before I hit 40s

My situation right now humbles me and I appreciate the many things I'm blessed to have - yes I'm still looking for home based/  part time/ freelance works,  I  still don't get my ROI (return of investment), and I'm affected to whatever problems in our house.  But I'm still looking forward to solve my short term goals to achieve my long term goals/ aspirations before I hit 40s and my retirement (60 years old)

  • to be a millionaire when I turn 39 years old
  •  to get into relationship soon and get married before 35 years old
  • to travel in Sao Paolo, Brazil when I turn 34
  • to  own an enterprising tricycle / transportation business
  • to establish family restaurant business / online publication
  • be versatile, reputable, inspiring and prolific blogger and media practitioner
  • have solid emergency fund P 150, 000
  • continuous investments - stock market, mutual fund, life insurance and forex
  • and yes to buy my dream car and house
  • attain half of my retirement fund
  • to enjoy peaceful and relaxing life
  • to experience financial freedom
  • to be with my love ones and help them
LilChaCha, The road is cloudy but choose to get though with it than staying in stagnant and unhappy places.  Dream, Be Passionate, Have Faith! Enjoy!!!