Can’t Be Taken Back

I didn't realize that I could still cry myself to sleep at my age, but apparently I still had it in me. Had a big fight with my sister, and about the laundry, of all things. And despite using a joking tone, I said something that really offended her. As a result, she says that … Continue reading Can’t Be Taken Back

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Close Calls

It was about the middle of yesterday's shift when I suddenly felt the familiar tingle in my lower back. It was a muscle spasm again, and it would only be a matter of time before I was bowed over, by pain if not discomfort.  I told my supervisor as much, but it was close to … Continue reading Close Calls

Respites

I was really relieved when one of my old workmates came through and paid the three thousand pesos she owed me yesterday. My finances were in such dire straights yesterday, I even had to borrow a hundred pesos from my supervisor just to be able to claim the money from SMART Padala. Sigh. In any … Continue reading Respites

Just In Time, And Not A Moment Later

If the office emails we've received are correct, we're supposed to get our 13th-month pay today. It's a bit of a welcome relief as, after paying off what I owed to my sister, my savings are once more in dire straights, which is never a good thing especially with the upcoming holiday season. Well, that and … Continue reading Just In Time, And Not A Moment Later

Just That Tiny Bit Done

Today marks the end of the so-called "transfer reduction training", and I'm happy to report that I passed with flying colors. This means that, from tomorrow onward, we're going to dive into the important stuff: the 2.0 proper... The big question is whether or not we retain all that knowledge by the end of the … Continue reading Just That Tiny Bit Done

Foolish Financial Choices

Let me just say that I had a spat of poor judgement, and more or less sunk myself about three thousand pesos and more over the course of a forthnight. This is what happens when let my desperation get the better of me. You'd think I'd have learned my lesson the first time this happened, but … Continue reading Foolish Financial Choices

Doesn’t Feel Any Different

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 … Continue reading Doesn’t Feel Any Different