Monday, May 08, 2006

Work Experience

I have been working now for a week in Ventus, an outsourcing call center company under PLDT. For the first week, we were under training; so, it seemed like we were just taking up night classes. Since our contract with ePLDT is good for only 10 days, we are to work for just about 5 days! haha!

This is my very first work experience, I mean, the real deal experience. I'm not going to count the Student Assistant roles in UP since I don't get any challenge there. Even now that I am still halfway through my contract, I'd say this is a very fruitful experience for me.

The reasons why I wanted to get a part-time/summer job are:
- I did not enroll in any summer class; therefore, instead of bumming around I should do something productive. Just as I had said before, I can't dedicate all of my "24hour - sleep" into thesis. There's got to be something in between so that I won't have brain damage. As per observation in the month of April, I did nothing but to bum around. We've also done little progress in our thesis. So, getting a job could at least mend my slothful habits.
- In terms of being productive, it would mean experience(eee-related) or cash. I guess it turned out that I chose the CASH option.. hehehe. Well, in addition to my previous post, since I had 2 choices (ePLDT and Symphony), I had chosen the "sulit" package. ePLDT offered 10 days with a normal 1-month's pay, while Symphony I assumed would offer an intern's pay.
- To get to know other people. You get to work with people coming from different categories.

Other perks I had received from working:
- I get to practice verbal English with native speakers.
- I get to travel around Metro Manila, just to process employment documents. I also get to familiarize myself with these places. I tell you, I have a poor sense of direction; but, since I get to go to these places often - problem solved.
- Now I know the ins and outs on what to do when processing your NBI clearance, SSS, et al.
- It seems I am more disciplined when it comes to work. In contrast with before when I was just bumming around. This would definitely increase my productivity.

All in all, this experience had been one hell of an adventure for me. I loved that kind of feeling. Don't get me wrong, I won't pursue a career in call centers. I just love the feeling of being a yuppie, but, I actually don't like the kind of work in call centers. Most specially with the inbound sales division where I'm in. If you know me, it's just not the type of job that fits my personality. Let's just call this a summer fling. :D

posted by ScIoN 10:27 PM


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ScIoN is a former Systems Engineer in Japan who specialized in industrial imaging and digital hardware design. He is now back in the Philippines pursuing graduate studies in Finance at the University of the Philippines - Diliman.



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