From 28K to 21K.. From Consumer Solutions Officer to Tier 2 Technical Support
This will be my very first blog..Facebook is getting boring and boring everyday and so I thought maybe i should give blogging a try. Also, I was moved by lakwatserong tatay. I enjoyed reading his travel blogs and so his blogging and my facebook boredom moved me. Well, i think this will be a good avenue for me to showcase my self proclaimed creative writing skills. lol.
Thinking about the very first blog entry was a pain so lets just start with what recently happened and what am into right now.
Well as most of my friends knew about my tragic and dramatic exit at Citibank, only few really know the reason behind it. While most of the call center folks leave the company for a better growth and a bigger salary, mine was opposite. Apparently, I have to give up my overwhelming basic pay. Well at first, i thought when you have a bigger salary, you’ll be happier. I proved my self wrong. Big Salary means Big workload and big workload means bigger stress. Well, i thought i can handle stress since i have been to the industry for quite some time but this stress was different. So different that I might get sued if i will elaborate it. To cut the story short, I left Citibank for two reasons:
1. I believed that taking a leak (wiwi break) is a basic human right not a privilege.
Just so you know, we are not allowed to take wiwi breaks during our grueling auto in hours. Its like going to the CR is a crime. I remembered one of the workforce said “ang pag ihi sa break lang ginagawa.” another way of them saying to program your body to take a leak only on a specific time. I realized that they better hire robots in this case.
2. I had this trouble about my medical test as part of my preemployment requirements.
Unfortunately, during my Chest Xrays, they saw something suspicious. Doctors call it a “pulmonary nodule.” As the normal process, I have to seek a pulmonary consult and clearance so that they would know what that nodule is. Little that i know, i was being ruled out for 2 dreadful lung diseases; TB or Lung Cancer. After series of laboratory tests, CT Scans etc, thank GOD i was negative. The pulmonologist explained that the nodule was a scar. A scar from a pneumonia that i am not aware of because my body was able to self heal. Apparently, that scar will be in my lungs forever just like wound scar. Dormant and inactive. and so they fully certify that I am fit to work and of course not contagious! I presented all my medical documents and I thought I am done.
However, to my surprise their so good management presented me a memo for termination due to non completion of pre employment requirements. Well, I know for a fact that during the hearing I will be heard and my reasoning of why my medical exam took so long is because i have to undergo a lot of medical exams will be taken into consideration. I feel bad about it.
Morally, how could you serve a memo of termination to someone who has taken a lot of needles in his body, who was sleepless, thinking of his life, fearing the future while being ruled out of TB or Lung Cancer. I felt like i was not treated like a human being but a robot that needs repairs and that they are debating whether to throw it or send it to repairs. Do this people still have conscience and hearts? I don’t think so. Since my day 1 with them, I was raised with the impression: bayaran ka dito.
God is so good that after my traumatic, melo-dramatic experience, one company has open its doors for me. Drum Roll… Stream Global Solutions..
I was hired as Tier 2 Technical Support Professional dealing with Accounting. Puzzling right? Technical skills plus accounting. How in the world will you be able to mix that? Well, that’s for me to find out. The Pay was not really at par with Citibank, but so far I am liking it here. The environment is just way so different from Citibank. It will be so long to define and explain the difference.
The facility as well is way to far from the other. Our pantry alone is already the operations floor of Citibank. Talking about comparison. First impression: this company is people oriented. No wonder why it was proclaimed as the employer of the year. On top of that, the free ice tea, lemonade, milo and coffee, drink all you can until you drown is an additional icing in the cake. Talking about, saving money from buying drinks everyday at 7eleven or ministop. Too bad they dont have free cigarettes because if they do, I am going to write a special entry here in my blog about that. lol.
My newly found friends also makes the cake oozing with taste and flavor. Its definitely a good mix of people. Fun fact: this is the very first time that I am the youngest in the group. lol
What I will miss in Makati? I am going to miss jolly jeep, where we eat every lunch break. It’s funny though that right now, we are eating at a jeepney terminal. lol
What to look forward in Stream?Well, I am positive about the pay. There will be humungous difference for sure but I am sure I can adjust. Say goodbye to my expensive after payday liquor nights with Jose Cuervo and Bacardi. Hello Red Horse.
Also, the very first inuman of wave 82-83… I believe that amazing friendships begins in a bottle of beer.
Lesson earned: Citi Sucks, Stream Rocks.. Seriously, its a lesson earned. Never venture to a company that pays big but doesn’t treat you as a human being. Basic Pay is not everything…
and Yes! Were hiring. If you want to apply you know where to find me. ^^
I wished that the guy on the ad is my boss. lol
All right people. let me know what you think. Give me some love and comments. This is my first post so please be kind. :)