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Call center: Aegis People Support


When I talked about about setting goals, I meant finding a job. As of now, I’m not going at the nursing career route but is looking at the call/contact center industry. I’ve heard a lot of things, both amazing and horrendous stories. I’ve meet a lot of people who have been at three companies in the last 3 years. I am a newbie. I didn’t fully understood what they felt about this industry so I kept my mouth shut and would just have to experience it myself.

Last May 1, 2010 I was at a job fair in SM Bacolod and I applied at ClientFirst. They reviewed my resume and since I’m a “newbie” I was not scheduled to take the interview call immediately but waited for 4 days. I was happy that it was so. It gave me time to prepare and totally psych myself out for the “big” day last May 7. I passed and was penciled in for a validation call the following Tuesday. Next thing I know by Thursday evening, I was heading to Cebu to work at Aegis People Support.

This is a good opportunity for me. I intend to do well in this company. Our New Hires Orientation started yesterday and I got a brief glimpse about the company, the competitive salary and benefits and other stuff. And I’m actually going to start my graveyard shirt tonight.Woot.

I hope this will be a good experience for me.

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I’m sharing this announcement from ClientFirst Facebook page.

Client First If career growth, competitive pay, excellent training and fun job environment in the fab city of Cebu top your wish list, then join the Aegis PeopleSupport Job Fair in Bacolod on May 24 and 25 @ Client First, 304 Lacson St., Bacolod. The hiring process from interview to contract signing takes only a day. Trabaho agad! Job Fair is open to all graduates, undergraduates (with at least one full year in college), experienced call centers and practically anyone with great English communication skills who are customer-oriented and can adjust to “Twilight” schedules. Please come next week for pre-interview, resume check and orientation. For those who live in Panay and the rest of Negros Island, text 09085344042 to request for a Skype interview or call 7090562 (office hours).We will also entertain walk-ins on May 24 and 25, especially those who have resigned and can join Aegis PeopleSupport A.S.A.P. Job starts May 31, June 4, July 2, July 26 with more to come! Say hello to a great career!

Philippine Elections 2010



I am proud of my dirty finger. All for Gibo. Good thing that my precinct was a walking distance from our house. I lined up from 8 in the morning till about 1130 am. I was so happy when I finally entered the precinct room. It took me about 3 minutes to vote before I lined up to feed the ballot into the PCOS machine. There was no drama involved. The machine accepted it on the first try.
Here was my vote:

President: Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr.
Vice-President: Eduardo “Edu” Manzano

Senators:
Bello, Guico, Langit, Lambino, Lapid, Defensor-Santiago, Enrile, Marcos, Palparan, Remulla, Tamano

Partylist: Aangat Tayo

Local:
Congressman: Cano, Tan
Mayor: Puentebella, Monico

I didn’t vote councilors. Don’t know any of them.

Now, I am finally a true Filipino because I have exercised my right to vote and I’m proud that as a first time voter, I voted for Mr. Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro. Thank you so much for making me believe in the elections again. Because of my support for you, I registered for this. Regardless of the outcome, I would always try to emulate your positivism and a dream of a united Philippines. I will always remember your words Sir. Thank you.

Fly high. Sulong. 🙂

Earthquake! Earthquake!


The last time I experienced an earthquake was when I was still 8 years old back in Cagayan de Oro city. I was a bit scared when about two hours ago, an earthquake struck Bacolod that lasted about 5 seconds. I felt the table moved and saw the curtains swayed. I immediately thought of where I should hide just in case things got worse. But then it was just short so hiding under the table didn’t happen. My companion, Bading, also recounted her experience while she was walking Marshall, the family’s cute dog. She heard the roof made a sound while the ground shook and she felt that she swayed too. She was confused at some people because they didn’t seem to mind or didn’t felt that there was an earthquake.

Anyway, this is what PHIVOLCS has to say about the incident.

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So that was what intensity 3 felt like. I don’t want to think should I experienced a 6 in the scale. I’ve read from friends that the Ilo-ilo earthquake was a bit longer and more intense. I’m glad that no one was hurt in this incident.
I’ve also submitted my Felt report at the USGC website.


Quite a scare


After I have printed some documents, I went to SM Bacolod to check out the movies and eat at Mcdonalds. The movies featured still wasn’t change so I just went off to Booksale and National Bookstore to check on some books. Then I went to McDonalds.

I seated after I ordered Cheeseburger, large fries, regular coke and a Monster Coke float as take out. I ate the fries and drank the coke, when I hiccuped and suddenly it went bad. I don’t know what exactly happened but I felt like I can’t breathe. I tried to and all I got was a weird, wheezing sound and I felt that no air was going into my lungs. I thought, Oh no, This can’t be happening.

I panicked. I went over to their washing area. I started coughing. You see, coughing is our bodies’ defensive reflex to prevent choking. I tried to breathe again, but still it hasn’t improved. I walked out of McDonalds and went out to the hallway to prevent further claustrophobic reactions. I continued coughing on the way out, walking a few steps, until on my next breath I felt that it was back to normal. No more wheezing sound and I felt that air was going in.

“Lord, please help me” was all I could think about. I was scared because knowing the Philippines, I don’t think malls are equipped with emergency devices if I really choked. And who would do a Heimlich maneuver if it really got worse? Total horror. I was glad that I was still given some chance.

I realized that I am vulnerable. My life could get snuff out of me anytime, anywhere. I am humbled and I shouldn’t take my life for granted as I have been doing. I should live the best life I wanted to live. Not to just pass along without doing anything significant. From now on, I’ll try my best to do the things I wanna do, pursue them to the best of my ability. No more mañana habits. I’ve learned you will never know if you are still given the opportunity.

I thank the Lord God Jesus Christ for protecting me today. Despite of being a black sheep for almost a year now, my prayer was answered. I am safe.

Meeting Gibo


I have been following Gibo since September last year and he was actually my reason why I registered for this election. I never intended to vote and I can’t just believe for the first time I’m getting myself involved in political matters, albeit, in a small way. When Gibo’s campaign trail hit Negros, I was so ecstatic to join. I have been dying to meet him since I failed to attend the Takbo Para Kay Gibo in Global city even though I registered for that fun run.

April 8, 2010 started well. Armed with my Green shirt and Lineage II cap, I went to the Volunteer Center near Robinsons. I didn’t know anyone from there since that was my second visit. The first one was when I registered to become a volunteer. Everyone was busy preparing for his arrival. I was able to talk to Mam Bernadeth and she gave me a pen to write on the freedom wall. There was no more adequate space but I tried my best to squeeze my message. I also helped out in preparing for the posters, answering some inquiries about the motorcade, gave a few ballers and meet people who will be riding the coaster to the Old Silay airport.

There were approximately 100+ cars lined up inside and outside the airport. My companions found another group and decided that we stick together for the motorcade. We did not have a vehicle so we rode on any car that was available. So there were now six of us on the back of a small multi-cab. Gibo was supposed to arrive at 4pm but was delayed for about an hour. We do not know the reason but it’s not important anymore coz our worries went out the window when the chopper landed. OMG. You don’t know how excited we all become. We started preparing ourselves, our flags, the ballers, leaflets and fliers. We instantly transformed into Gibo crier mode for the rest of the journey. We shouted more strongly on traffic stops or when there are a lot of people. When some people say Noynoy or Villar, we screamed at the top of our lungs GIBO. It was really fun. Since the small multi-cab can only accommodate 4 people to stand at the back, we took turns. We waved our green flags while shouting Gibo and we did not care. The materials especially the ballers were limited and it was sad to see that we had to turn down a lot of people or tell them to ask from the following cars. We actually got separated from Gibo, switched to a bigger truck and resumed the trail in SM Bacolod till we arrived at the Sugarland Hotel.

Now this is the part where I shed any form of shyness I had in my body. When I was in the Hotel lobby, I saw Rey Langit and Edu Manzano and there were also people who want to have their photographs taken with them. After a few minutes, I saw Gibo coming out of some hallway and not everyone noticed. I immediately thought to actually meet him right there but too shy to move my feet and in a split second he was surrounded by a lot of prominent people. Then they walked over to the hotel dinner room. I scolded myself that if I do not do something now I’ll never be given another chance to shake his hand. I slapped myself with some confidence, walked near the stage and didn’t care that I was rubbing elbows with don and donyas of Negros. I patiently waited for my chance and there he was coming towards me. I extended my hand and said Hello sir. Gibo said Hello while looking at me straight in the eyes. He didn’t disappoint me at all.

You see, I get annoyed with people when I’m shaking their hands and they’re not looking at me. It’s funny sometimes to see people looking at their hands or elsewhere. I always appreciate people who do eye-to-eye contact during handshakes. I see it as a sign of sincerity and good manners. For all the good and bad of Gibo, I’m glad that he didn’t let me down on this one.

After Edu and Gibo made their speeches, he hastily wanted to go the people who were waiting at the Plaza for the proclamation rally. I also got the chance to meet his wife, Maam Nikki. Have no pictures tho. :(After I greeted her, she smiled and unexpectedly, she put her arm on my waist and rub my back. Now, I was like *thud*. She’s amazing. I’ve always loved her style. It’s simple, casual but she still looks effortlessly gorgeous. So imagine how I felt after that surprising gesture. Another *thud*. ^_^. But I was a bit embarrassed really because my back was a little damp from the motorcade.

I rewarded myself with a good Monster Coke Float from Mcdo before I went to the public plaza. There were quite a lot of people there, some were supporters of Mr. Monico Puentebella and Congressman Tan. I listened to Gibo talked about his programs and platforms in Hiligaynon. He spoke it well and much more better than me. Embarassing. Anyway, I hope the people who attended understood him and hopefully will vote for him come May 10, 2010.

Otso-singko tayo sa Mayo.

I went to the bank today


It did not start well. First, there was the blackout. I wasn’t able to charge my phone but I already jot down my to-do list and brought the documents I need to send so off I went out of the door. The problem with no internet was I was not able to search for the location of East-West bank. But I said to myself I think I saw where the bank was located before so I can do this.


When I arrived at the plaza, the bank that I was looking for was not there. Naturally I asked around and boy it’s difficult to follow lots of answers. I ended up going as far as Libertad because one manong said I have to ride this Bata jeep bcoz it’ll pass by the bank. But no EastWest bank so far. So I drop myself off at UNO-R. While I was walking towards another jeepney stop, I thought of all of their answers and just made a guess on where I should go next.

You see, on the original location of EastWest bank now stood the Unionbank. I asked the guard where the former bank could be and looking back at it now, his answer was actually the only thing that’s correct. Yeah, I never should have asked another opinion coz it just confused me. Anyway, he said that the bank is located near Central Bank. It’s somewhere in Lacson but regular jeepneys do not pass there but you can drop by near Plaza. I did not understand what he said at first probably because the Plaza that he said I thought was the Bacolod Public Plaza. So I went near the plaza (that’s a long walk btw at about 230pm heat) and ask around. Nobody seems to know where the bank is but they do know where Central Bank is located. I just have to walk down Luruziaga street till its end. And there I saw SK Plaza Divisoria and East West was just across Central Bank.

It was 3pm and I was glad that the bank closed at 4 becoz it meant I was able to make it. I was a bit annoyed, of course, because I spent about an hour walking around the Plaza, Araneta, Gonzaga streets and even went as far as Libertad but the bank was just close to the first person who gave me the right answer. But I’m still happy bcoz I was able to accomplish what I intended to do today.

I rewarded myself a nice cup of Monster Coke Float. I brought it to an internet cafe station, sent some application letter to a hospital, went to LBC to send some documents. And my love, I went home early ok? at about 6pm.