Work: The Question

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Thank you, Z, for tagging me. I’ve been suffering from a bit of a blogging slump lately, and this post might just help me get my blogging mojo back.

Anyway, I’m supposed to answer the following questions for this tag:

  1. When did you start working?
  2. What was your first job?
  3. What is your current employment?
  4. What is your dream job?

When did you start working?

When I graduated from college in 2011 with a degree in Literature, I still had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Lit majors usually end up as English teachers, but I really couldn’t see myself waxing poetic about Walden for the rest of my adult life.

What was your first job?

A few months after college graduation, I got a job as a telemarketer at a call center which shall forever remain nameless in this blog. The work turned out to be easier than I first thought, I and I usually ended up meeting the quota my team leader set for me in the first few hours of my shift.

That turned out to be a problem.

After meeting my quota, I had four to five hours left with nothing to do except stare at my computer screen. Surfing the net was out of the question, because we were only allowed to access work-related websites. We weren’t allowed to use our phone for security reasons, and trying to sneak a book inside my tiny cubicle was out of the question. Almost two months later, the boredom was driving me crazy.

And my horrible boss was only the cherry on top of the effed up sundae.

On my first day, one of my teammates looked at me, smirked, and said, “Looks like our team leader has found a new plaything.”

Not a good sign.

My boss took great pleasure in pointing our every single thing I did wrong. She corrected my pronunciation incorrectly, and didn’t give me a headset as a form of passive-aggressive warfare.

After about two months in the company, your team leader is supposed to change your status from a trainee to a probationary employee. Once you become a probationary employee, you get a salary increase as well as additional benefits.

When I found out that all my co-trainees who were assigned to different teams had become probationary employees, I tried to take it in stride. Maybe there was something wrong with my performance, so I decided to check the monthly sales update. I was in for a surprise.

In two months, I had made more sales than two of my co-trainees combined.

The final straw came about a day before I decided to quit.

All the telemarketers in my team had access to a particular Excel file, and we needed to update it every time we made a sale. There were grammatical errors in all the previous entries in the file. Ignoring the format that my teammates usually followed, I entered an entry in a somewhat different but grammatically correct format.

Big mistake.

My boss called me out on it, and gave me a vicious tongue-lashing in front of all my co-workers. She said a lot of nasty things, but only one thing stood out in my mind. She said, “If you’re a Literature major, why is your grammar wrong?”

In hindsight, that part wasn’t actually that bad, but my younger self took it differently. At nineteen, I was a grammar Nazi who took great pleasure in silently ripping apart grammatically incorrect posts on Facebook. I couldn’t stomach being corrected, especially when I knew I was right. My co-workers tried to console me, saying that our boss had made all of them cry at one point or another.

But they were too late. I had already made up my mind. I didn’t show up to work the next day or the day after that. I just disappeared. I applied to another company the next week and never looked back.

Looking back on it now, I’m still pretty sure that there was something seriously wrong with my boss. I mean, my co-workers thought you became an official member of her team the second she made you cry, like it was some twisted form of initiation. That’s not okay.

However, I could have handled the situation differently. Instead of merely running from the problem, I should have filed a formal complaint with our Human Resources department. At the very least, I should have submitted a resignation letter, instead of merely disappearing like an immature nineteen-year-old kid. I regret not facing the situation head-on, but I’m glad it taught me a very important lesson. Never run away from your problems.

What is your current employment?

I’m currently a freelance writer.

I write about a hundred short articles for a client every week. Last week, I wrote about a variety of topics that included funeral homes, erotic massage parlors, and Persian rugs. The human mind never ceases to amaze me.

Also, you’ve probably seen those Tagalog romance novellas in local bookstores, the ones people usually make fun of even if they’re pretty awesome. I write those, too.

In fact, four of my published romance novellas have been published under a pseudonym, and were sold in bookstores nationwide. My fifth and sixth novellas have been approved for publication, and should come out some time next year. I’m currently working on the seventh one, but my characters keep arguing with me.

What is your dream job?

A writer.

That’s basically it.

I love writing, even if I’m doing it just for myself and no one will ever read what I’ve written. Earning money from it is just an added bonus.

I’m tagging: Alyssa, Quez, and Thatha.

If you have an instagram please read below! (sorry for the bad quality i am a mobile user!)
The instagram tags have been raided for a while now such as #ereri and other things. I think they were started by the user @heisen.shrek her original account was deleted due to bullying. I do not think the raids will stop and it had been going on for a couple weeks. The reason why I bring up Heisen Shrek is because if you try to help,she tells people to raid your account and then blocks you. She likes posting pictures of others and making them into ‘memes’ aswell. Be careful when posting pictures of yourself! I do not own that yandere trash account and I honestly dislike all the harassment me and others have been getting lately. Please Reblog/signal boost even if you don’t have an instagram to spread awareness!

I was tagged by hey-and-also-whats-up , thankssss
1. C-lyn is my nicknameeeee
2. My eyes are blue
3. Orginial: blonde …. Artificially: red
4. I’ve been vegetarian since i was in 2nd grade
5. Red
6. Any concert venue tbh
7. Troye Sivan though
8. Red pandas?
9. …too hard to answer
10. Crank

Mortal children are so sweet. And can be bent and shaped in so many ways. Your eldest daughter, I think…
—  Lea, Grave Peril

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20 Random Facts about me:

  1. I’m turning 21 next month
  2. I love sour candies (gummy worms, belts, airheads)
  3. Just finished reading Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
  4. My current fave primetimebida is Pure Love
  5. I can’t stand the heat
  6. My nickname is EIA, but only my relatives call me by that name.
  7. I’m a heavy sleeper
  8. One of my favorite food is sisig
  9. My favorite song as of this moment is Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
  10. And I really hope that I’ll have enough money for his concert tickets this October!!!
  11. I swear a lot (but only in my mind) hehe
  12. Sometimes I’m very OC :P
  13. I love reading articles about “love”, well who’s not? :)
  14. I’ve been into a small/mini (hahaha) jeepney accident, had one stitch below my right eyebrow, and I still have the scar in my knee and it’s annoying. 
  15. My most unforgettable (and embarrassing moment) of my College life, is “nadapa” ako kasi nag-habulan kami sa pag-sakay ng tricycle (6 kasi kami that time, eh 5 lang ang carry ng tricycle haha). 
  16. I love kissing and hugging my cousins, especially Cedrik!! And I love giving him different nicknames <3
  17. I don’t eat fruit salad, I prefer Buko Pandan
  18. I can’t live without a handkerchief and a comb 
  19. Amanda Seyfried is my favorite Hollywood actress
  20. I prefer AI than PS. hahaha

Thank you for tagging me on IG: Alex and Poly. And here on Tumblr, Cress! <3 :)

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I was tagged by police-box-in-purgatory!

1: See is the main one, it’s my initials. Also Sunshine and Punky.

2: I have hazel eyes.

3: I have naturally black hair.

4: I am a special effects makeup artist. Even have an IMDB page. :)

5: It changes according to the season so Spring/Summer it’s orange and Fall/Winter it’s Olive or Forest Green.

6: I will always go with California. Born and raised it’ll always be my home. But Paris is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve even been to.

7: I can’t choose! So Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jared Leto, Shannon Leto, Tomo Milicevic, Zachary Levi, Stan Lee, Tom Hiddleston, RDJ, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth… I mean I can go on for days about this.

8: OTTERS!!!!

9: Once again I can go on for days about this but my top 3 right this second are: ‘Under the Sun’ by Bury Tomorrow, ‘Vox Populi’ by 30 Seconds to Mars and ‘OOOH Child’ because fuck yes!

10: it’s a dead set tie between The Shining by Stephen King and Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.

I tag: moosefan777, allshallperishh, theycallmeadork, frickyeahhiddles, yourveryownbaggagehandler, themonkeydance, petitexreine, puuddiinnggg, jutibeutel, mightymightyminho, wakingupisaprivilege, chill-its-only-puppy-face-misha, aflyingjackieappears, sarcasmdefensesystem, filmjunkie16, dmitri-the-mishacat, itachirox, carryonmywaywardlemur, meaganthevegan, and thegirlwholovedtr!
I also tag anyone who wants to do this!
Go nuts! :)

Social Media Book Tag

I was tagged by beautiful amberthebooklion !! :D Thanks love !

Twitter (a book you would want to share with the world) : But seriously I’m in love with Poison Study by Maria Snyder… READ IT.

Facebook (a book that you really enjoyed that was recommended by someone else) : The Darkest Minds ! My sister recommends me the best books ever. <3

Tumblr (a book that you have read before but haven’t raved much about) : I’ve read The Maze Runner, but I never really got into all the hype about it ! I read it before it got popular.

My Space: (a book you don’t plan on rereading) : Probably anything by Cassandra Clare… a lot of people got really into and I know a lot of people have OTPs from her books, but I just couldn’t get into her books because I didn’t really enjoy her writing style :/

Instagram (a book with a gorgeous, picture-worthy cover) : I really love the cover of Halo by Alexandra Adornetto !

Youtube (a book you wish would be made into a movie) : I agree with amberthebooklion … The Percy Jackson movies do not exist in my mind, and they have so much potential to be amazing.

Skype (a book with characters that you wish you could talk to instead of just reading about) : I would LOVE to talk to the characters from Fallen by Lauren Kate. Daniel is drool worthy, and I wish I could hear the sound of what his voice is supposed to sound like. And I feel like Luce and Ariadne would be some kick ass friends.

I tag: dreamseeker7 wondrousbooks itsonceuponabook inkwellsandpeacockquills paperinfinities parchmentjunkie paper-bouquet

You don’t have to do this, and sorry if you already have ! And any other lovelies that would like to give this a shot, go right ahead ! (:

questiony thingy wheee

50 random Questions meme:

Rules:

    Answer all those honestly.
    you can skip 3 questions if you want.
    tag 5 people to answer those.
    tagged by:kennzikaige and prettysgi 


    1. What is your best friend’s name? My lifecreature, Jake. 
    2. What’s your favorite game at the moment? Sims 3… maybe World of Warcraft. They’re always both my favorite games.
    3. What are you listening to right now? The snores of Jake.

    4. What’s your favorite number? 61312. :)
    5. What was the last thing you ate? A cliff bar and a redbull.
    6. If you were a crayon what color would you be? Thistle by Crayola. That was specific. xD
    7. How is the weather right now? Chilly willy kinda awesome and smells like fallllll!

    8. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? Uhhh… Jake maybe? I hate phones, I avoid them.
    9. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? Eye bibbles.
    10. If you could have super power, what would it be and why? Freezing time so I’d have more time for stuff!
    11. Favorite TV show? It’s a super tie between Supernatural, Doctor Who, Gilmore Girls, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, Inuyasha, and Grey’s Anatomy.
    12. Siblings? 3 sisters that I haven’t spoken to in over a decade because they’re poopoop.

    13. Height? 5 foot, 3 inches
    14. Hair color? Blonde
    15. Eye Color? Blueeeeee
    16. Do you wear contacts? Nope

    17. Something coming up that you’re looking forward to? Going pumpkin picking with the hubberwubber and going to the Haunted Hoochie (that sounds so weird I know it’s an awesome haunted house thing here in Ohio)

    18. Favorite Month? mmmm… October-December. They’re one big supermonth in my mind titled “time of year when my medical condition doesn’t get out of hand because it’s not ballshot and I might move to Alaska to avoid heat one day.”
    19. Have you ever cried for no reason? Yea, for an entire week once a month. ಠ_ರೃ  

    20. What was the last movie you watched?  The 2011 version of Straw Dogs
    21. How many countries have you been to? One. I’m uncultured swine. Just the US, where I was born. However, I’ve lived in: New Hampshire, Rhode island, Tennessee, and Ohio. I’ve visited: Massachusetts, Florida, Virginia, Vermont, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and California.

     22. Are you too shy to ask someone out? Nope, but since I’m happily in a long term relationship, there wouldn’t be reason for me to. :p
    23. Can you do a headstand (not using the wall)? Once upon a time I could. The last time I tried I winded myself. (⋋▂⋌) Won’t be trying it again anytime soooon.

    24. Hugs or Kisses? Oh idk Jake’s so good at both. Cuddles…. Depends on the mood!
    25. Chocolate or Vanilla? It depends on what it’s in.. Eating straight.. Chocolate.
    26. What is something you like about yourself that isn’t a physical feature? I… heh.. erm.. waffles?
    27. Choose one: Youtube, Reddit or Facebook? I’ll take Tumblr, thanks. None of those interest me. Haha.
    28. One thing you look for in a friend/partner? A nice booty.
    29. What color is your toothbrush? Pinkk
    30. Piercings? Four on my ears and my belly button was pierced once upon a time.
    31. Favorite movies? Anything Stephen King. I’m obsessive.
    32. Favorite food of all-time? I have so many all-time favorites. I’m a bit of a foodie. Let’s say french fries.. no.. wings.. no, manicotti.. everything on the menu at Logan’s Roadhouse?
    33. What are you doing right now? Procrastinating.
    34. Butter, Plain or Salted popcorn? BUTTER. SO MUCH BUTTER. AND SALT.
    35. If you could buy any type of food right now, what would you buy? The entire menu at Logan’s Roadhouse? ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ)                  
    36. If you were to change your name to anything (first and/or last) what would it be? Both. I hate my name. Stephanie Indoccio, do you know what it’s like dealing with that last name? Do you have any idea? ;( I’d change it to… Jake’s last name, first of all. Essary. :) andddd first name… idk that’s hard. Like, I don’t feel like any names fit me, lol. Probably something like Bailey or Logan. I like Unisex names.
    37. Dogs or cats? Cats but Jake is allergic and it ruins my life :( so I have a billion dogs to equal the awesomeness of one cat… please don’t tell them I said that.
    38. Favorite flower? Peonies.
    39. Been caught doing something you weren’t supposed to do? Not really. I’m kind of a follow the rules because I’m a scaredy cat type of person… Oh wait hey yea once when I was 6, there was this round brush that I wasn’t allowed to use because mom said it would get stuck in my hair… lo and behold I used it while she wasn’t looking and got it caught in my bangs (haha 90s) so I cut it out with safety scissors and she walked in and caught me. That counts right?
    40. Do you have a best friend of the opposite sex? Jakeeeeeeeeery.
    41. Have you ever loved someone? See above.

    42. Have you ever been admitted to hospital? Ha. Hospital? It’s like my second homeeee.
    43. Are you still friends with people from kindergarten? Awh. I wish. I move too often.

    44. Have you ever fired a gun? ⊙︿⊙  nuh.
    45. Do you like to travel by plane? Nonononono.
    46. Right-handed or Left-handed? Right handed
    47. How many pillows do you sleep with? Three.. or two sometimes, also known as Jake’s boney man boobies.
    48. Are you missing someone? The creature that is currently snoring behind me.
    49. Do you have a tattoo? Not yet.
    50. Sunrise or sunset? Sunsetttt. I’m never awake to see a sunrise are you crazy

Tagging my “biggest fans” from activity and the first simblr on my dash, feel free to ignore this and sorry if you’ve already been tagged: [razberry976  |  browneyedsimblr  |   ninjaofthepurplethings   |   kwsimblr   |   simblroonies]

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