To celebrate or not to celebrate

Sometimes it is just good to keep things to yourself. It is a sign of humility. I am really thankful that day by day, I learn to do that. There are days that I am still this proud woman but I got to contemplate at the end of the day and just pray that I will not make the same sin again.

So, what is up with the title? Well, I have no right to claim or to brag about anything but I am just thankful to God that I got upgraded and yes, that means a salary increase. Would you believe that I learned about that news since June 22? Well, I have to be discreet about it as consideration for others. There was a new or sort of “implemented” old policy regarding salary increase. I am blessed to have movement thus I am not affected this year.

So, how did I celebrate? I just praise the Lord for this wonderful blessing and told my husband about it. Now, I am telling all of you. This blog is sort of my personal journal and it really gets as personal as it can get in terms of what I write.

All Honor and Glory Be To God for this wonderful blessing!

My resume at a glance

Now, I am a Product Manager! Note: Title of the job/ job description only but I am just a Supervisor in employment level and salary.
Well, I have evolved!
I want to write about the jobs that I have been to for me to be able to earn money.
1. House errands from parents, any elderly that gives money in return for easy commands- like buying something from the store, cleaning the house, taking care of the puppy, baby sitting and the like.

2. Selling old notebooks

3. Selling old clothes

4. Secretary at my Dad’s Law Office

5. Service Crew of a Food Chain (Jollibee)

6. Server at a 3 Star Hotel

7. Sales Person at a Construction Supplies Store

8. Purchasing Officer at a Construction Company and All Around Secretary

9. Customer Service- Call Center

10. Customer Service- Billing Disputes Department

11. Customer Service- Social Media Department

12. Blogger on the Side

13. Business Analyst- CRM

14. Business Analyst/ Program Manager- Billing

15. Platform Manager/ Product Manager/Business Analyst/ Program Manager- Value Added Services

16. Product Manager- Load and Trade

So I Cried

I learned last Tuesday that I will be reporting to another Junior Product Manager and not directly to our Manager as I understood when our Department Head talked to me. Well, I contained my self and just went to the Chapel to pray and cried out to God what is in my heart.

Come Wednesday, it was another story. I did not know how the conversation started but our Department Head and my current Immediate Head were talking about the re-org. So, I asked our DH why he transferred me to another Junior Product Manager. Well, he did not taught of the reporting line but he said that it was his decision for me to put in the group and particular task because I am needed there and I will shine there. The usual standard spiel of a leader who says what the staff would like to hear. I told him that the job is okay with me and I know that I will be good. However, I need continuity and guidance and someone who will push me to the top since I have been a victim of re-orgs thus my career was sort of put to a stop. He told me that it’s on him. I resigned to the fact that I can do nothing anymore. Tears fell down from eyes because I did not get what I want, hahaha! Yes, I can laugh at it now.

I just have to do my best and leave it all up to God. I must trust Him since He is good all the time!

The Letter of Intent

I finally made the first step to leave the department I currently belong to. I passed a letter of intent to transfer to another team. My immediate superior approved the transfer form on the condition that I will be allowed to leave once there is already someone to replace me and I have turned over all my tasks to him. Read:I do not have chance to transfer…. Kidding aside, as per our HR partner, a replacement is going to be hired soon and tentative date is Mid June…

I never thought that transferring to another team will be this hard…I do not want to cause any rift between the two departments… Let the blame be on HR for not acting fast? Well, my LOI was lat March 27… it has been almost two months.

The IT Head

I encountered another concern in the development of our Project. I feel depressed and I think that I am to blame. I do not express it of course but rather in a declarative manner, always as taught in the books on how to bring up some issues, let it not be in a negative way but instead just declare it. Say it without sounding defensive or accusatory.

So, I am quite depressed today. I still do not have the IT head in which, you just have to resolve encountered glitches then move on.

Accountability

So, even my favorite TV shows I also stopped watching? That’s how busy am I? Come to think of it, I have not been watching much TV. What’s happening to me? Maybe there are other more important things?

Anyways, enough stress from work. You commit mistakes, learn to forgive yourself. Well, accept the consequenses also since it is being accountable for it.

Where is my playfield?

No work during weekends for me. Family time? Nah..I just feal cheated? Am I cheating myself? How committed am I to my work? Sometimes, I feel that I work too hard and not fully compensated. Well, maybe others work faster than me because the work is easier for them? The reality of working in a field that is not actually yours? Where actually is my playfield?