Yes I’m adding this country to the roster of my MNC employers. J I changed my previous job title for something with more panache. Haha! Don’t get me wrong, I used to love my ex-job role because of the C word in it until I found out that the same title is also being used in some other fields which often leads to misinterpretation whenever I speak about it to other people. Now I have the M word in it, but it doesn’t really involve handling people because I don’t think I’m ready for it, but it’s a role that I envisioned myself doing before. :P Anyway, what am I saying?? This is just too shallow worrying about job titles right? Hehe. The important thing is the function and one aspect of this new job is the S&M factor in it (no, I’m not talking about Rihanna’s lol!) and this is just one world that I’ve always wanted to try without having to sacrifice my technical background. And so I’m so so so grateful for this new opportunity.
Having said that, I no longer enjoy the comfort of working from home. I’m now officially a Makati girl! Yey!! I know I told you before about how it was a dream for me to actually work here. And I can’t believe it’s finally happening. Sometimes whenever I strut my stuff along Ayala to grab a take out lunch, it still gives me a kick seeing those towering skyscrapers above me or even just looking down from the 41st floor where my office is located and seeing the hustle and bustle of this business district. Probinsiyana lang?? Hahaha!! Sorry naman, working from home in the city for three years had practically made an hermit out of me. Hehe. Don’t’ get me wrong, I know some people would kill to have a job like mine before - waking up 30 minutes before the office time thereby avoiding the morning rush, managing your own time, saving a lot and a lot of other benefits I could think of but maybe I belong to the real “physical” corporate world – dressing up corporately (yesssssss!!), face to face meetings, co-workers association, easy access to malls and happening places (haha!), etc. :P
It’s only been 7 days since I started and I’m still loving everything about this job or working in this place. It took only a few days for my co-workers to unleash that jolly part of me (I think I hold the title for having the loudest laugh I guess in the office, haha!) and we’ll be having a karaoke session soon. ;-) Those things that other people find annoying about working here are strangely giving me secret pleasures – i.e, the long queues in fastfood chains during lunch, crowded transportation mediums, long wait in the elevators, etc. I love the possibility of bumping into acquaintances via the underpass, that fleeting blast of aircon against the outside heat whenever you pass by PBCom Tower, the ubiquity of coffee shops and the list goes on. Perhaps one day I’ll get tired of all these things I mentioned but for now allow me to just bask in this new job, new workplace, new co-workers and a new beginning. ;-)
As I type this, I’m now in one of the hotels in KL for work. And I’ll soon have an idea on how it is like to report to a Swedish boss. Yay! :P