Ang entrance exam, bow

heto heto
pramis
heto totoong totoo to, hindi lang sya forward
nuong unang panahon, nuong asa content provider pa kami
sa mga telco eh aggresive na naghahanap kami ng writer
syempre part of the filtering process was to give
them an exam to test their communication skills

heto iyung mga sagot nya

seryoso sya habang sinasagutan yan ah, at parang nagbubutil na iyung pawis
niscan ni meng iyung sagot at nisend sakin
sayang ala na iyung part a & b


First day byahe

first day ko sa work ngayon (finally)
got myself an ok job, not a dream job,
but something to nourish finances from (outside of the raket)

naalala ko tuloy nuong asa pinas pa ko
pagpumapasok ang routa eh

tricycle
bus
tren (mrt)
jeep

travel time: one hour and a half

ngayon andito na sa canada

lakad
bus
tren (ttc)
lakad

travel time: one hour and a half

ganuon din


Bonding

nasanay na ko during my consulting days (naks)
na pagkatinanong ka if you’re willing to be in a company bond
eh ibig sabihin eh meron kang minimum stay sa company or else
you’d have to pay. This goes true with some companies that i would’ve
worked for but had to turn it down because of the bond thing. Companies
like accenture, gma artist center at star circle (kahit kailan
magulo talaga ang mundo ng showbiz)

with accenture i think they make you pay more than 100k php
if you are not able to fulfill the tenure.

i always get asked by different headhunters here, whether it be
during the interviews or while filling up forms, whether
i am bondable or not.

syempre, to give myself flexibility eh i normally say no.
isipin mo if it’s more than 100k in the philippines what more dito
baka maipit din kasi sa iisang company

during one of the interviews i had this afternoon
gave out a big look of suprise when i told her
that i am not bondable.

turns out, what they mean by bondable is that
i haven’t had any criminal records and bond that
she was referring was that of a felony bond that any
person without a police record is entitled to.

so ….
kaya siguro ala pang dumarating na job offer sakin.
paksyet


ID Picture

kailan lang eh nagapply ako sa isang telco dito sa toronto
eehhhh tumawag ng umaga (as in kagigising ko lang)

interview daw next week

employer: … we’d like to interview you next week
badong: ok great!
employer: go to 1 mill crescent, bloor
badong: ok, so that’s 1 mill crescent bloor right?
employer: umm .. yeah and bring a photo, id and show it to the guard oh and send me your resume
badong: ok, thanks
employer: great!
*click*

after two minutes
badong: paksyet, di ko natanong kung anong size ng picture

eh di chineck ko na iyung ruote ko papunta duon sa place
ala akong makitang mill crescent duon sa area ng office nila
nagbrowse
nagbrowse pa ulit
hayun

mount pleasant pala

after two days
employer: we changed the venue of the interview, just go to bloor st east
badong: ok
employer: great!
badong: oh by the way, what size is the photo?
employer: what photo?
badong: you asked me to bring a photo and id
employer: oh any standard size photo, id will do. just show it to the guard
badong: yeah, what size of photo do i bring? will a 1×1 size be enough?
employer: ohh… that’s really small
badong: what size then?
employer: any standard size id with photo
*silence*
badong: oh, thank you i’ll bring an id with photo then