Category Archives: Work

The Lord answers prayers

I have a bit of issues in the office, and given that everything is happening at the same time, it’s been a very stressful time for me.  Two of my staff share the responsibility of monitoring our inventory. One is … Continue reading

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Don’t borrow money. Just cut back.

For many Filipinos, it is easier to borrow money when times get tough. And to return the money when we already have money.  The problem is, it’s not easy to borrow money. If you have a habit of borrowing money, … Continue reading

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Why I love the Philippine mall culture!

Whenever I have foreign guests flying into town, I book them in a half-day cultural tour in Intramuros and ask them to visit our big malls. “Come to SM Megamall!” I’d exclaim as I book them at the BSA Towers. … Continue reading

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What are the steps for a successful startup?

It’s all about execution. No matter how great your ideas are, if you do not execute your idea, you won’t become successful. Case in point, we have a small accessory retail business. Currently we have 20 stores in major malls … Continue reading

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Do What You Love and You’ll Never Work a Day in Your Life

It’s a popular adage that you need to do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. And if you cannot find what you love, don’t settle. Keep on looking for it until you find it. To … Continue reading

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Does your staff have Tom-K?

  My father-in-law has a rule that he will hire AND keep people who has TOM-K. After 25 years in the business, I think he knows what he’s talking about. Now, what does Tom-K mean? T – Tapat (Integrity) O … Continue reading

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When Someone Betrays Your Trust

I found out two months ago that my assistant has been stealing money from the company. She’s been doing it since February 2016, and has gradually started siphoning money from the company account to her personal bank account. When I … Continue reading

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When my kid gets older, I’d ask to her to work as a sales staff…

A sales staff in Manila earns minimum wage. Currently, the price is Php 491/day (USD 10.00), and the number goes up a little every year. Its a thankless job — standing up for 8 hours straight with 3 breaks (one … Continue reading

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Liar Liar Pants on Fire

The 8th Commandment commands, “Thou shalt not lie.”   And yet, we continue to do so on a DAILY basis. I am aghast on how easily and naturally people lie. They tell white lies to “avoid hurting your feelings.” They commit crimes of … Continue reading

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Work: You Snooze, You Lose

Our office needs a new accounting clerk so I’ve been holding interviews this week. To be honest, it’s not easy to find good, capable, and willing employees nowadays. Many of the applications I received were from under-qualified candidates or from applicants … Continue reading

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The Crime of Omission

What does the word, “Omission” mean? o·mis·sion əˈmiSH(ə)n,ōˈmiSH(ə)n/ 1. Someone or something that has been left out or excluded. “there are glaring omissions in the report” 2. The action of excluding or leaving out someone or something. “the omission of recent … Continue reading

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Why I Love Open Work Spaces

My business has an open-office plan. When you walk through a lean corridor, you see a slew of tables facing each other. Staff members work facing each other, and when people bark orders at each other, all they have to … Continue reading

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The Chinese Way of Teaching the Staff

I’ve previously shared my experience with a negligent staff in my blog. Aside from the earlier listed offenses, she misplaced an important document, an aircon and ducting certification in one of our branches, which is crucial in getting back my construction … Continue reading

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The Price of Negligence

I have a 30+-year old assistant who has been with me for two Christmases. She is a single mother to a young boy, and was left by her boyfriend of 7-years who impregnated and soon married their ugly yet flirty neighbor. When … Continue reading

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Being an Entrepreneur is NOT Fun

I interview a lot of job candidates who knock on my door after a failed business. Just yesterday, I interviewed an area supervisor wannabe who said she sold off her chicken feeds and dog food business because it was “too stressful.” … Continue reading

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Talk is Cheap.

One of the most frustrating things I experience is being lied to. People lie to me everyday. Now when I say the word “lie,” I mean this in the strictest sense. A lie is a false statement. There is a deliberate intent to … Continue reading

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Why you should NOT come back to Manila?

Someone asked me in my blog what I regret the most coming back to Manila. To be honest, I’m pretty lucky. I got to spend one year with my father before he passed away from liver cancer, met a reformed troublemaker … Continue reading

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How to Keep Sane — Prioritize Only 3 Things!

“Why does it seem as if time flies?” I asked my husband during lunch today. “I really wish that there are more than 24 hours in a day.” After I got married, I found myself short on time. But I am always … Continue reading

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The 5 Qualities I Look for in an Employee

The key to a good business is finding the right people. When you have the right people in your team, you can rest easier knowing that your business is in good hands. That’s the advantage of my parents-in-law’s 20-year business: They … Continue reading

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What is Wrong with Working for Someone Else?

Dear Aspiring Entrepreneur, I’ve always found you to be very admirable. For one, you are very optimistic. Being optimistic despite the odds is a very good trait. It shows you have resilience, and have the ability to keep on smiling … Continue reading

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We are the Pussy Generation

Clint Eastwood called us “The Pussy Generation,” and I can’t help but to agree. Compared to the older generations, we work a lot less. We have more money and we have more things. And yet, we complain more. We complain about … Continue reading

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What do you do when good people resign?

What do you do if two of your key people resign on the same week? For an office with only seven people, it can be disaster. Let me tell you, there is no worse feeling than getting a resignation letter … Continue reading

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Labor in the Philippines: You Get What You Pay For

I realized that you always get what you pay for. This month, my business is looking for a junior administrative officer. The minimum wage is Php 466/day or Php 12,200/month (that’s USD 285 for 26 working days).  I’m willing to pay … Continue reading

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Just a Normal Day

8:45am – Wake up and take a shower. Makeup for 5 mins 9:30am – Arrive at work. 9:35am – 11:00am – Drink my Nespresso as my sales supervisors and I go through their yesterday. I advise them of strategies and … Continue reading

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Does God answer prayer?

My husband and I are born-again Christians. In the evening, we try our best to have quiet time together, reading a few chapters in the Bible and reflecting on what they mean. Afterwards, we say a little prayer thanking the Lord … Continue reading

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“You’re Fired!”

The only thing I remember from Donald Trump’s Show The Apprentice is him telling aspiring candidates, “You’re fired!” He makes firing so easy. As a business owner and a female boss, I don’t feel as comfortable firing people as Mr. Trump. Whenever … Continue reading

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Disappointed with the Philippine Workforce

While I am lucky to have a few good men, I couldn’t help but observe how disappointing the Philippine workforce can be. There are just a lot of headaches that occur here that would probably not happen in Hong Kong and Taiwan. … Continue reading

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Is Entrepreneurship FOR YOU?

It requires at least a 20,000 circulation for Summit Media to continue publishing a magazine. One of their magazine, “Entrepreneur,” boasts of a 30,000 circulation, a 4x pass-on readership, and a total monthly readership of 150,000. While this may not be impressive to some, … Continue reading

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Juan Tamad

I am browsing through Jobstreet.com, the Philippines most popular online job hunting site. For the position of sales associate, I have already received 100 resumes and counting. Not bad for a job posting that only cost me USD 100. Here’s … Continue reading

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My Personal Experience with Nu Skin – The Company with an Ulterior Motive

My phone rang. It was an unknown number.  “Bonita here,” I greeted as I picked up the phone. “Hi Bonita, this is Patricia!”  Patricia had been my college classmate back at college. We worked on our senior year project together, doing … Continue reading

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When Old People Brag…

My father in law told us that he used to work 70-80 hours a week. With only seven days a week, that’s around 10-12 hours per day, EVERY DAY. As he wrote to us in an email: Every old timer Chinese … Continue reading

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Enjoying Corporate Overseas OR Come Back and Build Your Own Business in Manila (Extra: The Hard and Joys of Coming Back Home)

So many of you have wondered whether you should give up your nice cushy job abroad and come back to the Philippines to start your own business. Having done both — going corporate and being self-employed — I feel I’m in the … Continue reading

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My Brother Has Crossed the Line and Became Unethical

Irrefutable fact: My boyfriend has brought in a new category of products to the Philippines. Before he brought it in, that product was non-existent. On a grand gesture, he offered my brother to be his official distributor last January, but … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to ME!

It’s that time of the year again where I celebrate yet another birthday. Honestly, I feel I’m growing old way too fast and find myself trying to hold on desperately to my youth. I mean, where the heck did my … Continue reading

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Who would have known I’d learn something from Tim Gunn?

I’m sure you know who Tim Gunn is. He’s one of Project Runway’s mentors and co-hosts beside Heidi Klum, and was one of the faculty of the Parsons School of Design from 1982 to 2007, chairing its fashion design department … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want to Get Involved

When I get involved, I give my 1500%. I pour my heart and soul into my every project, and wish its every success. And make it a point the project reaches its destination. When I am involved, I am unafraid … Continue reading

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Why are Filipinos Poor?

My Thoughts on the Minimum Wage Law of the Philippines “I’m sorry, ma’m,” my sales agent texted me, “But I can’t get to work today.” “What do you mean can’t get to work?” I asked. “Oh, I don’t have transport … Continue reading

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I Feel Like Such a Failure

Because I cannot handle the grassroots employees of our family business. Personally, I take responsibility. My training ever since was to work with the upper echleons of society (e.g., Presidents, COOs, Finance Heads) that I am unable to work well … Continue reading

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I Need to be Strong

I am working on a pretty big pet project at the moment. It’s this project that makes me smile and drives me. It will come to play in 2012, and I can’t wait to unveil it in the next few … Continue reading

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The economy is tanking…

If you haven’t heard the news, would just like to update you that the general global economy is tanking. Greece can’t seem to pay off its debts because nobody there pays off their taxes (hence, the big deficit) and the … Continue reading

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Dead Tired

Last night, I plopped to bed and dozed off to sleep for almost 9 hours straight. It’s been one of the longest sleeping times that I’ve had in the last two weeks since starting my MBA. Some internship thoughts: My … Continue reading

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What I did in 2010… (Part I)

2010 had been a year of new beginnings and many changes. Here’s a brief rundown: January 2010: Trader and I had already been together for the last eight months and our relationship is rocky. We fight a lot because he … Continue reading

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Why I don’t think I’ll end up in investment banking…

It’s funny. Many of my classmates would like to change careers and enter investment banking. “Why?” I asked. “I like challenges…” they answer. Pffft. They have no clue that investment banking is not about just tackling a challenge. It’s a … Continue reading

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“I’ll break up with you if you work for XX”

Just recently, my boyfriend told me that he’ll break up with me if I ever work for Goldman Sachs. He also works in the financial industry and knows just how much time and dedication required to be enlisted at GS. … Continue reading

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Why not feverishly study Mandarin if you can’t speak the language, just to get a good job in HK/Asia?

This article highlights the reasons why it’s useless to do so. Whereas being able to speak Mandarin if you’re white can easily get you a date (e.g., “Ooooh, how pang o! Ni hui jiang zhong wen ma!”), it may not … Continue reading

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1st Day of Bumhood

It’s final – I’ve already left my job today. At around 6:30pm (and yes, I finished my entire last day), I bid a widening goodbye and stepped out the doors of my firm. It’s been great the way they bid … Continue reading

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Almost Goodbye

I was sad today. Today marked almost the end of an era of almost four years at the organization I currently work for. My boss sent this late afternoon: “Bonita will leave the firm to take her MBA. She has … Continue reading

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Seven Points of Clarity

It’s amazing – this clarity in my life. First, that I love Trader. He is truly one of who balances me out. Though I can honestly go psycho at times, he is still here, and for that, I am very … Continue reading

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Drained

It’s 8:47 am and I’m still on the subway on my way to work. Before I have resigned, I would’ve clocked in around an hour’s work by this time. Obviously I am demotivated, miserable even. The unfairness of doing three … Continue reading

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Guilt-tripped

Since I’ve resigned, I naturally found my motivation lost. Why work more and exert yourself if you’re not even getting a piece of that bonus pool? To top it off, I find the work conditions tough to accept. 1 month, … Continue reading

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Loyalty – what loyalty?

I believe loyalty to be important. It’s what cements an employee to his boss. It’s what cements a brother to his sister, a lover to his life. When loyalty ends, you become nothingness. It’s as if I could’ve replaced you … Continue reading

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I’ve resigned… kinda.

So I’ve talked to my line manager, the Head of Asian Sales. I told him about my MBA and that the reason I find such opportunity terrific was because it provides me with the growth I need. My boss thanks … Continue reading

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At the Crossroad

Sometimes, life takes you at a crossroad with the two paths whose outcomes are just radically different. At one end, a life being a full-time MBA student beckons though one can imagine waving goodbye to all the luxurious meals, weekend … Continue reading

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When God answers prayers…

…you’ll never guess what to expect. It’s funny how God answers prayers. Last Sunday, I was having tea with a friend when she told me that she’s resorted to God to help her with her confusing love life. She suggests … Continue reading

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Debating Part-Time vs. Full-Time MBA

I’m wavering between taking a full-time MBA course and taking a part-time one. Most of my Asian friends and family have strong opinions about the subject. They lovingly suggest that I take the part time course given that I enjoy … Continue reading

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Back from the Land of Heavy Censorship!

I’m back! Back from the Land of Heavy Censorship that is after 9 days of business trip. My gosh, all the 5-star hotel treatment was super worth it. I was slaving the days away as in seriously. I was working … Continue reading

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Biggest Lessons in 2009

Trader asked me what my New Year’s resolutions are. His were to sleep earlier, play less video games and read more books. He’s just started getting addicted to video games and wanted to curb this time-wasting endeavor. “To be better … Continue reading

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What made my day today…

It’s really amazing to see how people appreciate your work at year’s end. At least, after months of hard labour, you see that people are grateful for all the assistance you’ve extended to them. This is what made my day… … Continue reading

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Crazy busy

Evenings are spent late in the office preparing for a major conference. It’s been a few nights since I’ve last actually spent the time chatting with Trader via Skype. I get back home by midnight, take a shower, sleep by … Continue reading

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“I dreamed a dream…”

As many of you know, I’ve always wanted an MBA. Ever since. It’s been my dream ever since I was in college, but I figured that I had to work 2 years or so to be eligible for the program. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to a 29 year-old me!

Last year, my parents told me that I can now officially date. Now turning 29, I’m dating this really nice guy, relocated to a new country and are celebrating by parent-sitting this week. My dad is constantly in my back … Continue reading

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Breaking the Spirit

I love my job, I really do. Am one of the few people who never really cared for the money, but worked for the love of it. In truth, I don’t need to work. Not because I don’t need the … Continue reading

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Stop. Look. And listen.

I’d like to think that I’m a great mediator. Someone who can easily come in a negatively charged crowd and dissipate the tension. Someone who can get well along with a lot of people. Who can blame me? Past experience … Continue reading

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3 Facts and Fakes of Networking

(1) FALSE: Your goal must be to know everyone in the room. Wrong. Networking is not really about the number of business cards you’ve collected in the evening. Instead, it’s about the names you can actually remember four hours afterwards. … Continue reading

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Work-Life Imbalance

Almost three months — that’s the time I’ve been in Hongkong. Seems that I’ve survived the first quarter of write-downs, lay-offs and workaholic tendencies. And am so darn miserable and lonely. Enough is enough. Where was that fun woman who … Continue reading

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What’s it like at work nowadays?

Don’t get me wrong. I love my job. Over and over, I’ve always said that I put in the hours not just because of the money, but rather because of the pursuit of excellence. Hence, it makes me high after … Continue reading

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Hot and Bothered

Let me be honest here, the scenario here stinks. People on the street are blaming those in Wallstreet for their problems. They think we must have sprouted horns or something. “It’s not our fault that the economy is sinking! It’s those … Continue reading

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Rising Up to Challenges

A warrior of the light is reliable.  He makes some mistakes, and sometimes considers himself to be more important than he really is.  But he does not lie. When people gather around the fire,  he talks to his male and … Continue reading

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Work and Play

Boyfriend has contacted me today after over a week’s haiatus. Smart boy, he contacted me while at the office — when I knew I couldn’t really make a scene. He said that in the alps, he’s been staying at the … Continue reading

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Some depressing updates — what to do?

Tired due to some constant overworking. Today was quite productive and even applied for a HK Smart ID Card, a bit of will to really prove that am actually living here and not just passing by. Also made an appointment … Continue reading

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Managing the Downturn

Everyone is afraid of the next redundancy exercise that’s coming in January. Imagine that, you’re tanned and toned from your Christmas vacation, only to find yourself axed with a small package to support you in the long job-searching months ahead … Continue reading

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Disappointed.

Due to the rough financial market situation, my company is having a hiring freeze and job cuts are coming soon. The good news is that being an invaluable contributor to the team, I’m practically safe. Though you’ll never know how the winds … Continue reading

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Lesson of the Day

Just got home from a 17+ hour workday, feeling energized. There’s nothing better but to end the week without a backlog from work because you’ve slaved enough and finished everything that’s on your plate. 🙂 Today, received a call from … Continue reading

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Stop Complaining!

People usually complain because they’re dissatisfied with something. We’ve all been a victim of this — we complain about our mates, our work, our salaries, our bosses, our family… the list just goes on and on. This morning, I overheard … Continue reading

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Exhausted

Am home early on a Friday night because am just so freaking tired. Been overtiming the past couple of days, and at worst, got home at 4:00 am yesterday (or shall we say today?). But that’s the fate we choose. … Continue reading

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Work Ethics

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” ~Vince Lombardi Some people just have … Continue reading

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Stop Trying to Change the World

My friend tells me that “FilChis are extremely rare here in LA. Most Filipinos (he) meet are pure Filipinos and there are very few of them that (he met) in the workforce. There seems to be a bias that almost … Continue reading

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Bonita’s Top 5 Interview Tips

Within 10 minutes, I have a pretty good idea whether I’d like to hire you or not. The fact that you’re in an interview with me means that you’re in the running, and a second interview means that you’re on … Continue reading

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The Best of Both Worlds?

Which would you prefer if you were an employer? Someone who is dependable, stable and can stay on for a few years, but is so well used to the comfortable lifestyle that she lacks the drive to exceed the limits … Continue reading

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Employee From Hell

Forgive me for the long post, but please, for my sanity, allow me to rant… What happens when you lose respect for the person you work with? Let me tell you… it’s an awful feeling. Day in and day out, … Continue reading

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2.5 weeks

2.5 weeks. That’s the amount of time that I gave my assistant before calling him into a conference room, and telling him that unfortunately, he isn’t a good fit for the job. My company has never let a temporary employee … Continue reading

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Uncommon Sense

My assistant is an idiot. I can’t say it aloud at work because me actually deciding to hire him and finding out later that he’s an idiot makes me an even… ahem, bigger idiot. I am not that much of … Continue reading

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Screwing Up

I try as much as possible not to miss work. However, sometimes, when a terrible bout of the coughs/flu sends you reeling and you realize how weak you’ve become, you can’t help but take the afternoon off work. And when … Continue reading

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Being Politically Incorrect…

I’ve been seeking a few people to help me organize a big event at work. So far, our HR Department has been sending me candidates with pristine credentials — most are graduates from National Taiwan University (arguably, the best school … Continue reading

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OMG.

The 85-year old Bear Sterns has fallen! Purchased at a basement price of USD 2 a share, the US investment bank was bought out by JP Morgan for a measely USD 236 million. How can that be, when the assets … Continue reading

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You know you made a mistake…

…by sharing any news with somebody who don’t like you too much. T’is a hard lesson that I need to learn time and time again. Once a person has his/her mind set about you, it’s really hard to change it. … Continue reading

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Goals

As I was studying in my childhood bedroom, my eyes fell on several pieces of paper taped atop my old study table. I felt nostalgic. Goodness knows how old I was when I first wrote those little notes. Specifically, they … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m still alive!

Despite a less than satisfactory company performance, I am happy to report that my boss has fairly compensated us for slaving ourselves to death last year. First, I got a minor pay increase, but the fact that I have received … Continue reading

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Frustrating…!

I’ve spent almost an hour surfing online trying to find financial modeling classes either in the Philippines or in Taiwan. The former because am visiting there soon, and the latter because well, I live here. After sharing with my boss … Continue reading

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When it rains, it pours…

I haven’t been having a good two days. First, there’s a lot of screw-ups the past few days, with one big screwed up event snowballing into one big catastrophe. That’s the problem with new initiatives — when you help build … Continue reading

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Slave Driver…

The reason why am still awake is that I just got home from work and thought to drop everyone a line. Yes, despite the notion that I’m a party animal (not!), I do work for a living and slave myself … Continue reading

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Work-Life Balance?

These days have been spent working late in the office. Monday, Tuesday, I worked till the Cinderella hour, and last night, instead of partying at Roxy 99 which I should be doing, I spent it finishing up some reports till … Continue reading

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Why I’m in a Bad Mood Lately…

Dear Mom, Dad and Little Brother, I was very angry today. Nothing serious for you to worry about, but I’ve learned a painful lesson today. Being the head of my project, I had to make plans for the dinner venue … Continue reading

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A Good Start — Kinda

Life has been good lately. As January marks the slowest season so far since I joined the company just 5 months ago, it enables me a lot more time to catch up with the more boring paperwork and documentation. Plus, … Continue reading

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Freaking 2:00AM…

… And am still in the office! Wow, my friend was right — my company changed my life — literally! Now, I have no life. 😦 What’s worse, am working on a project that doesn’t really make us the extremely … Continue reading

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Cards

Seems like this week just keeps on tumbling down. My phone — both office and cell — just kept on ringing the entire morning just because of some mix-up and human insensitivity of time. Sometimes, it just ain’t your day, … Continue reading

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Drowning

My god, my shoulders are aching and my entire body is tense. Was away from my desk just for one day, and it seemed that the office was on fire. I have too many papers around me, stuff I still … Continue reading

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Stressful Week

One talk by a senior global economist at the Grand Hyatt Hotel tomorrow attended by around 20 CFOs, VPs and IR managers, as well as local clients… A handful of top-tier investors from the US as well as 2 very … Continue reading

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