Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Self-Actualization...at work? NO WAY!!!

Last January 17, 2007, I filed my resignation (again...yep, again for the Nth time)with my boss, whom I'd consider to be one of the best bosses I've had since I started working. After all the discussions on pending work (I had 4 on-going engagements at the time), clearances and staff assessments, our talk went to the "why" zone...

Why? Aside from me being a restless soul in the midst of all the busy work schedule, client demands and school work, it would all boil down to what I can provide. Yes, I'm a provider. In my early posts, I sometimes would consider it a curse that slows me down and delays my gratification from the things I want. BUT, I never told him that.

Instead, I said the company I signed up with had a better benefits package, global presence, trainings (which I never had with the firm I'm leaving) and it had better leverage in terms of providing better compensation. It sounded nice, for me ... but his reaction wasn't what I expected. His comment felt more like a low blow and sounded like a sour-graping boy.

"...(verbatim)How about your need for self-actualization? So your decision was based only on economics..."

Economics, I agree 100%.

But self actualization, from his point of view, NEVER. I understand where his coming from, his work is his life. His daily routine is to work from monday to friday, get a massage and hang-out with friends on weekends. He's single at an age a decade away from retirement.

I, on the otherhand, see my "self-actualization' in the satisfaction I get when I see my family, wife and kids happy and content. Work is work, and it will never give me the satisfaction I need.

A Touch of Reality and Humility 1.19.2002

Mga Pare!!!!

Kamusta na!!!???!!!

Happy New Year sa inyo, pasensya na kayo medyo tight ako ngayon and di ako maka-gimik...medyo higpit muna ako ng sinturon.

By the way, ok 'to pareng Jak at last we got our own yahoogroup.

Pareng Erik, musta ba...baka nakakalimot ka na dun sa tinuro mo sa 'kin dati....PAMPER YOURSELF!!!!

Don't put too much pressure on yourself...that was my mistake...a step at a time dude!!!

Remember, we're still young (forget the aches and beer bellies...hehehe) bata pa tayo mga p're siguro the time we've spent lingering on the possibilities were enough to make us see things with a touch of reality and humility.
Salamat mga P're, Mabuhay tayong lahat!!!!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

In Memoriam

In loving memory of my father

April 27, 1946 - July 8, 2006

Friday, June 23, 2006

Dia Pichido

The students in Manila call dia pichido a school-day that falls between two holidays and is consequently suppressed, as though forced out by their wish.

For the people who forgot about El Fili and Noli, the 2 famous books of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal...and for the unfortunate ones who have not read it yet


6 months since my last post

Been very sick for a week, lost 15 lbs

2 terms in grad school, so far so good...and so tired

a lot of work...still more work

no promotion yet, hope it's just around the corner...

I'm happy, life has been so good to me

Monday, December 05, 2005

Living on the EDGE

A friend of mine just had an accident while riding his motorcycle. His right knee cap was torn out of his leg...hope he can walk ...and ride again!!!

Now I'm contemplating on not riding...hehehe, chicken shit!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

#%$@&^$# my college degree!!!

Went around Cavite yesterday with a Van Salesman of a top tobacco company. As we were going from one outlet to another, it wasn't new to see people dressed poorly managing outlets getting a volume of about 30 boxes a week, that's a clean 330,000 in a weekly transaction. He laments about not finishing college and wish he could've finished his accounting course at PUP.

I, on the other hand, was thinking why I got a college degree in the first place!!! I'm even thinking of how hard it is to be in the rat race. Waking up early in the morning, dragging my ass to work, and going home at 9 in the evening...

For some wierd reason, I've been contemplating on why I treasure having a college degree in the first place. It doesn't guarantee much except for a not so better off job than anyone without a college degree. It still depends on me or anyone for that matter. Is it luck? or the mere patience and persistence to work continuously for years. I'm on my 10th month in my (more or less) 10th employer in 10 years of working life....I hope I last...I'm starting to get this itchy feeling that I want to move on....again.

My barkada say I'm lucky coz somehow whenever I leave a company, I always manage to find another who would hire me...

Probably the reason why I keep on moving is because of what I want...call it materialistic or anything else but my parents got their house before they were even married...mom was 27, her husband was 29....I'm fucking 30 years old in less than 2 months. it's pathetic!!!

I was told that it will all fall into place...I hope so, but when???

Kapuy na ako :-(

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Ilo-Ilo at a glance

Got here as soon as I can from Cebu, while waiting to board, I got a back massage from a blind guy for 100 pesos. Now my back aches and I feel like im going to be sick.

The Ilo-Ilo Business Hotel here is nice. The food is not that great. It's new and it has a commercial complex with a lot of good-sounding restaurant names. Parang likod ng Sta. Lucia sa Marikina. Pero malungkot, hirap ng walang kasama, kakatakot at baka mahold-up lika the guy who was in the nes earlier today. Bagong dayo sa Cebu, pumunta lang ng Mandaue to bvisit a customer nahold-up pa...malas...

Oh well, been playing the celebrity poker game at yahoo...cool! Jun-jun was right! Played it for an hour, hirap talaga, I got to the last 3 and Johnny Chan took me out!!!

Now where do I buy pasalubong....