Lots of Note-Taking, Really

June 30, 2016

Our instructor Jaycee certainly delivered on his promise from the other day, and for the entire session yesterday we dove into the “basics” of internet and PC tech support. Suffice to say that there were a lot of technical terms involved, and while a lot of these are stuff one encounters if they’ve been using computers and the internet long enough, learning them all in a single go can still be overwhelming, as many of my classmates soon found out.

It also rained last night, but by the time we were sent home the rain in the BGC area had mostly dissipated. Indeed, it was already mostly dry when I finally got home to my neighborhood.

I woke up rather late however, so I’ll try to get this entry done quickly, so I can head off to work. It’s looking rather dark and cloudy though, so I’m hoping it doesn’t rain on the way.


Requirements Done, And That’s That

June 29, 2016

The first thing I did once I got to Market Market yesterday afternoon was to head over to the HR hub to submit the primary requirements asked by the company — NBI clearance, photocopies of my NSO birth certificate, BIR form 2316, and Pag-Ibig forms, and completed the medical check-up slip. The documents were accepted in quick order, and the checklist that proved that I submitted said forms was stamped and signed.

With that finally done, I allowed myself a mental sigh of relief, as it meant that my pay on the 6th of next month would be ensured.

I ran into some of my classmates over there, and waited for some of them to finish their submissions before we headed back to the training room. After turning in our bags for safekeeping at the guard’s station, our instructor allowed the class an hour for everyone to submit their documents before starting the session.

From that point on though, the day was pretty routine. I did accompany one of my new friends for lunch at Siomai House again though, as she apparently didn’t like the lunch we had the other day at Market Market’s food court. Go figure.

We’re apparently going to start on actual technical stuff today, , rather than just simple call simulation, so it should be interesting.

Getting Those Requirements In

June 28, 2016

So today’s the day that we have to submit the secondary requirements, which is important, as without them we won’t get paid on the 6th. I’m going to have to check on those when I go downstairs, but I’m pretty sure that I have all of them, so I think all I need to do is stick a staple in them before I turn them in later on.

In a bit of a change, it’s actually pretty sunny today. Quite a change from yesterday. Hopefully it holds, but with the end of summer, it’s not good to bet against the weather much.

Incidentally I have to reload my beep card for the MRT. Just seven pesos left in it, so I might have to endure a line at the MRT station this time, which means that I have to probably head off early to make up for it.

Looking forward to have pay again, for sure.

Getting Surprised By That Rain

June 27, 2016

I really wasn’t expecting that rain on the way to Market Market today. When I woke up this morning, it was still very sunny, but by the time I got on one of the MRT trains the few tell-tale streaks of water started to make themselves apparent on the train’s windows.

Even then, it was still somewhat when I got in line for the East-route bus at McKinley Exchange, and it only really started to come down as the bus wound its way through Forbes. By the time the bus stopped beside Market Market, it was raining torrents, and I was forced to make a run for cover once I got off. I still ended up getting wet, but at least I wasn’t soaked to the skin.

I did still end up sniffling and sneezing through today’s training session, as my clothes dried out.

Resting And Keeping My Head Down

June 26, 2016

It’s Sunday, so it meant that I woke up close to midnight to do the laundry. Did my party, and by around four-thirty everything was up and hung out to dry. I put the washing machine in its place, then went to bed.

I was a bit surprised to awake alone at home, especially since neither my sister nor my father told me beforehand that they had any plans for the weekend. It turned out my sister took her son with her to a party, while tatay apparently went out and did some grocery shopping.

As for myself, I didn’t really do a lot. Indeed, I didn’t even rouse myself for lunch… Which made my waking during the afternoon a bit awkward, as by that point the sky was dark, and it was raining rather hard. My father at that point browbeat me for not paying any attention to the weather, because he had to move the laundry under the shade of the apartment as a result. 

That aside, I spent the rest of the afternoon watching documentaries, as per my weekend habit. And yes, they were all about the Great War again.

No anime this time though. Don’t feel like it right now, but since it was close to the end of the season, I might do a binge watch at the end of the week at this rate.

Two-Day Shortpack

June 25, 2016

Friday was… packed, let me tell you.

First off, I had to wake up early just so that I could head off to the place that was set by Telus for its Medical. I got there by around seven-fifteen, and there were already people waiting at the couches in front of front desk. Still, being early did have the obvious bonus of putting me up on the queue (I got number 3, by the way). It went relatively quickly actually, with everything except the stool sample being done before ten. 

Getting the stool I won’t go into detail though, but it involved going over to SM Makati, grabbing a heavy serving of bibimbob from that Korean joint located in its lower level, then heading over to a massage place to relax  for a while (and let my digestive tract do its work). After that, yeah, I was ready to provide that stool sample. Yeeach.

It was a good thing that I went out of my way to do the medical early, as some of my teammates got stuck there for a while (and my new friend May took long enough that she was two hours late as a result). This means that I’m more or less good for the secondary pre-emp requirements.

Saturday was much more relaxed by comparison. I just spent most of it in bed, really, and only roused myself  to wash my face, gargle, and eventually eat lunch and dinner. Simple eh?

Positive So Far, I Guess

June 22, 2016

The second day of the onboarding went well, I guess, and what do you know, my new companion decided to continue, regardless of her misgivings with the HR procedure with regards to the bank signatures, hah. She actually surprised me while I was at the HR hub (I was killing time, as I had arrived like thirty minutes early, and I didn’t want to stay in the classroom), so once I saw her, I handed back her access card and ID. Heh.

What else could I say about the rest of the day though… Basically more introduction to Telus as a company, as well as its perspectives and way of doing business. Pretty normal for onboarding, though I did notice that Telus really tries to push how it tries to balance the needs of the clients to keeping its employees involved and happy. That’s a big surprise.

Otherwise, yeah, getting into the groove now. Or at the very least it seems like I’m getting used to the new schedule. However, given how things are set up right now, I’ve only got a limited timeframe to actually do anything in the morning after I wake up, as by the time it hits eleven, I have to take a bath and get dressed for work, and be out of the house by noon if I want to beat the rush hour and traffic. The house is quite a mess as a result, and I’m not even sure if I can squeeze any proper cleaning time at the moment.

I’ll just have to find a way then, as usual.

P.S. It’s unusually gloomy this morning, so I’m wondering now if I have to bring an umbrella with me this time…