beating the deadline

I am desperately trying to beat a deadline today.  Our group is to to submit several reports for the upcoming board but until now, my materials are far from complete.   The pressure is building up and I think I’m having a meltdown! In my line of work, scenarios like these is typical, but somehow, I…

manic monday

hay, yay yay… its monday. just the start of the workweek yet im already thinking of the weekend.  there isn’t really anything particular or special abouit but, my system, much to my disbelief,  is so looking forward to busy saturdays (household, kids, etc) and laidback sundays. is it age or the clinging stench of the…

:(

today is my friend and coleague’s last day of work.  after 13 years being a corporate slave, she finally called it quits.  good for her.  finally moving out of her comfort zone to a comfortable one. congratulations, girl! have been friends for like 5 years now.  one of the most memorable part of my working…

forgiven but not forgotten?

i will probably hate myself for this.  i will probably have several “what-ifs” after this.  i will probably regret doing this.  but for now, strange as it may seem, i feel relieved…. i will not go into details yet but, i hope you guys allow me (and bear with me) as i offer only glimpse…

thanks :)

yesterday, i twitted about me going on a one-on-one career discussion with my new boss.  i sure dreaded the moment and it showed.  i had a splitting headache yesterday.  luckily, my boss was tied up in a meeting so our “bout” was re-scheduled (thank god!). things did not go as i expected.   our dialogue went…

Out of the Comfort Zone

People who work with me could easily conclude that I found my comfort zone.  I have been playing the field for eleven years now and everything about my job is second nature, something as natural as the air I breathe.  The predictability fits perfectly like a glove, and it suits me just fine.  Until recently, an old familiar…

Back to Work!

Hah… after more than a week of confinement, Im finally free and back to work!  Funny how I’ve missed everything in the office.  Even the smell of photocopy paper was a welcome treat for me.  Don’t get me wrong, I sure did made most and actually had a good time at home.  Like I said,…

HUWAAT?!?

Wonders never seize in the office.  i know i shouldn’t be a stranger to these things.  Afterall, our company has been “shaken” too many times before.  Nothing prepared me, though for THIS.  I almost dropped off my seat when my Boss told said that she was leaving.  It took a few minutes for her words to sink in.   No, she is…

Scared!

It’s been six days now since the tragic death of one of our guards.  Manong Ed, as we foundly call him took his own life last Wednesday (5 am) in our office premises.  More than anything else his death has, and still is affecting everyone.  Much as I don’t want to write about the grim…

Death in the Office

I got a very sad, and disturbing call early this morning.  My boss called to say that one of our guards at the 30th floor committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.  The news took a while for me to digest.  I was in total shock and numb with disbelief.  The guard, Manong Ed had…

Sad News

A shroud of  loss and shock greeted us after lunch today as news about one of our provincial branches in Laguna fell victim to robbers this morning.  It wasn’t clear as to how much money was stolen but the tragic incident left a total of 8 people dead.  Police believe that the victims were all…

Office Tradition

We have this tradition in the office about sharing our blessings.  I don’t know how and when it originated but up to this day, came high or low we still follow.  In fact, the practice has evolved.  Even the newbies seem to have accepted without much hesitation. No matter how trivial the occasion, the “blow-out”…