End Of The Month Reflections

October 31, 2016

It’s Alls Hallow’s Eve right now in many places of the world, but for yours truly I was more worried about whether or not there would be any Japanese class scheduled today. I actually waited past noontime, as that’s usually when the text from the Berlitz tutors show up, to inform us whether or not there would be classes… Only to find out that, yeah, there weren’t any classes at all.

In any case, it’s the last day of the month, so this means that not only is today our salary cutoff, it’s technically the last day for any surveys to come in. I’m kind of hoping that some positive surveys come in for a change; likewise I’m probably not the only one in the team praying that nothing negative comes in.

P.S. My sister and I watched The Conjuring 2 last night over soda and chips. It was great.

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Doesn’t Feel Any Different

October 26, 2016

For the first night on the phones after our phone service training, it sure didn’t feel any different. I guess when one gets down to it, phone services comprises just a small percentage of the number of calls we get every evening. Oh well, that’s a five-hundred peso addition to my salary premium so I can’t complain.

Speaking of little annoyances at work, I’m a little miffed that they took away our call queue watcher. Maybe they don’t want us to see just how big an overflow we’re getting from customer care? Because it sure feels like it…

Oh, and my father came by early, instead of dropping by at the end of the week with the rest of the family. I guess it’s because someone has to be home to receive the package, if and when it comes.


Weekend Mis-Steps

October 23, 2016

Although I was able to finish the laundry as per my weekend habit, I wasn’t able to follow by actually putting out the laundry to dry on the clothesline. I was too sleepy at that point, as my sister had woken me up during the prior evening for barbecue, and I wasn’t able to back to sleep.

And as expected, I received a very thorough verbal scrubbing from my father for just that. Some things never change.

My family didn’t stick around today though, despite the fact that there was apparently this important package they were waiting for coming from nanay over the next few days. This means that the responsibility to watch for its arrival during the next few days… will be up to me. Me, the one who during the daytime on weekdays is mostly knocked out and sleeping.

Let’s see just how that works out, yeah?


Waiting At That Point

October 19, 2016

The first day’s class wasn’t so bad, and as expected everyone in the team took advantage of it to relax. After all, it’s a day off the phones, and that’s always welcome. The lessons weren’t too bad either, as it’s really just an introduction to the phone services of our company, but supposedly it’s during today’s session that things are going to become… interesting.

That aside, it’s nice to have a schedule that’s almost like that of a normal person! Especially since the class ends at around three in the afternoon. Close enough to the usual rush hour, ahaha.


Grappling With The Unexpected

October 17, 2016

So it turns out that my father and my nephew are going to stay here at the house for the week. It’s not that much of a big deal, although I was forced to suddenly shell out not only money for my father to use for his stay here, but also to buy my nephew’s powdered milk formula, which had conveniently run out apparently this morning.

As for myself, I spent a good bit of the morning trying to finish the assignment given for my Japanese class. Once that was done, I finished watching what anime I could, then settled myself in for a mid-day snooze, in preparation for the class I had to attend later in the evening… And wouldn’t you know it? The class was suddenly cancelled. Hmm.

This meant that I had pretty much the rest of the evening again to rest, and prepare for tomorrow morning’s training. Which is an unforeseen but very welcome bonus.  Now if I could only manage to go to sleep again…

Anime Watched: Flip-Flappers, Dragonball Super, Stella no Mahou.


Quick Shifts

October 16, 2016

It’s close to the start of a new week, and with it a temporary change in schedule. Y’see, there’s a new set of training lined up for us, so we’re going to come in at six in the morning this time around. It’ll last for a week, but you bet that the rest of the team will take advantage of it. Confusingly though, it still comes on a “Monday” shift… Which means that technically, the start of the new schedule is actually on Tuesday.

In any case, this means that I’ll have more time to sleep after my Japanese class tomorrow evening, though what it means for the BGC bus schedule is anyone’s guess.

As for this weekend, well suffice to say that there was a lot of rain to be had. Indeed, the reason why I didn’t put out the clothes to dry after the laundry was done (and indeed, left the pile in the basin after rinsing with water several times) was due to the sporadic rain throughout the day.  And if it wasn’t raining, it was really dark and cloudy instead. Sheesh.

On the plus side though, we ordered pizza from Yellow Cab, for the first time in a very long while. That was nice, and very much appreciated.

Anime Watched: Dragonball Super, Flip-Flappers, WWW.Working!!, Izetta the Last Witch.


Rare Moments Of Workplace Relaxation

October 11, 2016

It was Thanksgiving Day in Canada yesterday, and while that didn’t stop the calls, it did make it so that we experienced avail times until pretty much the end of the shift. Heck, it’s the first time I’d ever seen our service level remain at green status, as on a normal day it would start dipping into red by around nine in the morning onward, as that’s the point where the queue starts to build up.

So yeah, it was a welcome surprise at the office for a change. We were able to relax, and even joke around until it was time to go home. That doesn’t happen a whole lot.