Showing posts with label employment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label employment. Show all posts

Friday, June 28, 2013

quick background checks for safety and advantage

When you need to hire someone right away, chances are that you are likely to rely on your instincts and skip through the process of making a background check on your nearly-qualified prospect. I say "nearly qualified" because of the fact that a background check on a candidate for employment is not something that should be overlooked lest you go through the risk and dangers of getting someone on board with a questionable character. Whether you are hiring corporate employees or just someone to watch over your kid while you are out to make some money, running that quick and easy background checks on your prospects/candidates should be to your safety and advantage.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

work and career matters

After careful consideration, I have decided to go back to working in traditional office. It was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made considering that I have always wanted to stay and work at home so I can also be where my daughter is. Among the many plausible reasons I have, recent health concerns in the family added more weight to the decision that at least one of us should be back working in traditional office setting so that the whole family can have health insurance as part of the benefits. Anyway, I am not going to be working in the office the whole day and my Saturdays and Sundays are always free.

Indeed, even as a freelancer, work-at-home employee or a casual worker, it’s really important to have an amount set aside for contingencies such as health setbacks and other emergencies. Sometimes, we tend to put these things off (if not forget) hoping that we would stay healthy all the time and especially since we’ve always known ourselves to be not the sickly type.

However, we can’t always tell when ailments strike. We can never be assured that we won’t get sick because we are taking vitamins and other health supplements. As these things do come in unexpected moments, we need to be prepared so that we have something to use when our health needs proper medical care and attention.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

babies are only young once

A week after I received my retrenchment notice, I had another talk with the big boss. He offered me a new project that could somehow delay my retrenchment for another two months or more. It was so kind of him to have re-considered me for another project but I guess my mind was already set that I will be home after August 31st, after having signed all the papers. Add to that, the circumstances leading to the termination of Dipdip's nanny seemed to be in favor of my plan to stay at home with Dipdip. Without burning any bridges, I told him I'm gonna try and make this home-based thing work but when all else fails, I would surely like to come back like a prodigal daughter, if I'm still welcome. Else, it'd then be the time to look elsewhere. I knew he understood because he respected my decision. In fact, I will never forget when he told me this, "Babies are only young once." And he's most definitely right! As Dipdip's mom, I want to be near her, to look after her, and to see her grow up. I'm just hoping against hope that everything goes well as planned. May the Lord guide me in everything that I do.

Friday, August 7, 2009

and so it's goodbye

.... Consequent to the foregoing, we wish to inform you that we shall be constrained to retrench you effective August 31, 2009. Nonetheless, you shall receive all corresponding benefits due to you. Should we be notified of changes in the circumstances necessitating a resumption of the work force, we shall give you preferential priority......
I promised myself not to be overly dramatic. I knew it was coming. My retrenchment. Was it something I expected? Something I looked forward to? Or something I didn't want to happen? I won't divulge my answer to these questions. All I know is that my time has come. I'll be leaving the company in less than a month from now. For five long years, this company has honed me to become the best that I can be. Now it's time to spread my wings and fly. What's in store for me outside? I remember my mom used to tell me things that she learned from the bible. Things which helped me hold on to my faith in God. Now even though mom is no longer present physically with us, I can still hear her telling me these powerful words-- "No sparrows fall to the ground without the will of God." I know He has bigger and better plans for me. It is time to move on.

I'm placing an ad here for all interested employers (wink): Please send your applications to me privately. Previous applicants need not apply. :) Just kidding. I might blog about my quest for a new employer pretty soon. Hopefully, I might try being a WAHM.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Life's A Constant Change

This is what moving on is all about. Officemates are saying goodbye to one another. Thanks to our colleague Lloyd for this video. And thanks to Jose Mari Chan for songs like this. Got me teary-eyed. Goodbye, everyone. See you around the next bend.



Constant Change (by Jose Mari Chan)

We're on the road
We move from place to place
And oftentimes when I'm about to call it home
We'd have to move along
Life is a constant change...

The friends we know we meet along the way
Too soon the times we share form part of yesterday
'Cause life's a constant change
And nothing stays the same, oh no

Clouds that move across the skies
Are changing form before our very eyes

Why couldn't we keep time from movin' on?
Hold on to all the years before this moment's gone?
Why must we live the days at such a frightening pace?

We're all like clouds that move across the skies
And changing form before our very eyes

Have we outgrown our Peter Pans and wings?
We've simply grown too old for tales of knights and kings
'Cause life's a constant change
And nothing stays the same, oh no

Friday, January 30, 2009

the real shocker

"If you are weak in a crisis, you are weak indeed."--Proverbs 24:24

today came as a real shocker. i think i feel numb. i don't know what to feel. i had a premonition about this. but a premonition feels different than reality. yes, friends, if you've stumbled upon marie's latest blog, you would already have the idea that we're about to lose our jobs. hubby and the rest of our officemates are given 30 days' notice. call it retrenchment. i won't give the details but it has something to do with a new company owning the project we're working on. technically, they're still keeping me and two others but i don't know for how long, the rest has got to go. eventually, i may have to go, too.

now this is nothing new to me. i've had an experience like this a few years back, it was even quite more worse than this. i was so down and in denial at that time. we got ourselves wasted almost every night because we couldn't believe our company's closing down because we thought we were doing well. but it turned out that i was wrong. eventually, i had to move on.

today, i now realize we should learn to accept things as they are. there's no room for self-pity. we have a baby to raise someday. i am quite optimistic that things will get better for us soon. God knows what He is doing. this won't last very long.

if anyone is touched by this story, please get us a job hehehe. just trying to be funny amidst this difficult time.

Talking About The New Normal

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