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I am currently celebrating my 4th month in Stellar BPO, it’s just that, I am very happy that I just survived the training and nesting phase in their utilities campaign, Simply Energy. Prior to that, I was turning two months of service for its airline account, Jetstar, from the date of my endorsement to production. While I am not yet a regular employee, I must say, I am happy because it is in Stellar where I experienced having the opportunity to be laterally-transferred, something I never had with the likes of IBM-Daksh or even Transcom.
Earlier this morning, I saw this photo with caption written by Ace Aguirre on Facebook. Whether you guys believe it or not, his post is an eye-opener.
I already worked for 10 years. Salary was growing since year one, however cost of living grew as well and most of the time higher than my annual increase (be it merit, promotion or transfer to another company).
This illustration is an eye-opener. Most of the time, we look at salary as it is and fail to consider the cost of going to work (fare, food, vitamins, coffee to keep you awake, etc.). For most businessmen, this is overhead cost.
I computed mine before, sad but true, I can relate to this. This is the reason why I see to it that I always have other sources of income. Other sources where I am paid my real worth.
Figures don’t lie. Compute yours.
For those who have known me since my RoxyIsFerox.com days, as well as checking my Roxy On a Beastmode FB page, it is no longer new to you guys that I have been into Call Center/BPO industry for 8 years now. Some may raise eyebrows upon me because I have been into this industry and never got promoted, and some may lambast my grammar construction. However, despite the fact that I have never been promoted, I am still proud to say I am still in this industry for eight years now and still feeling GR8 (great)! I never had any qualms as to not being promoted, and besides, it is one’s choice if he/she wants to be promoted, apart from the fact that it’s the competencies and attitudes counts. I am not the only one who has been into this industry for a couple of years and never been promoted, nor thought of applying for Internal Job Post. Before you shame me, accusing me of “sugar-coating”, some of you should ask yourselves if are you happy with the current position you are right now? Or you just wanna get off this industry and start a new life?
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… and the saying “Think before you post-and-click” must be realized by those who are in managerial positions in Call Center/BPO industry in the Philippines.
It was on October 24, 2015 when “Tamang Panahon” concert was held at Philippine Arena, where 50,000 spectators gathered together to witness Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards as well as the triplet lolas — Lola Nidora (Wally Bayola), Lola Tinidora (Jose Manalo) and Lola Tidora (Paolo Ballesteros) and the rest of the Eat Bulaga hosts joining together — to celebrate the most-celebrated loveteam of the year being given the “right time” by Lola Tidora as part of the KalyeSerye story flow. The concert itself is also for the benefit of the selected schools for which the ALDUB Library will be constructed for. Prior to the ALDUB library project, Eat Bulaga, thru its Juan for all All for Juan segment, has been doing a “Plastic ni Juan” project which involves collection of empty plastic bottles from donators to be recycled and create monobloc chairs for public schools. Eat Bulaga has also introduced EB Scholarship program that offers scholarships to the financially poor but deserving students a couple of years ago.
I have posted some… couple of words about it, but still, lemme’ go on a beastmode on this shit.
I would agree on the other two being the judge of Pilipinas Got Talent — Vice Ganda and Freddie Garcia, eventhough though I hate Vice Ganda. In fairness naman kay Vice Ganda, may pinatunayan naman sa stage performances at music kahit overrated siya as recording artist. Not so much with Robin Padilla, eventhough musical talent runs in Padillas’ blood. He can really sing, he has a very amazing stage presence when doing a song number, and he can do drums. The only problem about Robin Padilla is his habit na nang-iiwan na lang siya sa ere sa bawat show na sinasalihan niya. Also, I hate his presence when doing a hosting job. A host should be relaxed, not stiff and hard. Robin is stiff. Tama na ang ‘siga presence’ on stage! Nakaka-bad vibes eh.
But Angel Locsin?!?
Putang Ina guys! Tawagin niyo akong bitter at insekyorang Kapuso fan pero Angel Locsin as one of the judges? Pang-ilang beses na bang katangahang judgement ng Kapamilya network ito? Fine! Angel has improved a lot in acting… pero sa drama lang naman, because there are things on her comedy part that needs to be improved. She is awkard at hosting and responding to banters (kaya nga pinamatamaan siya ni Angelica Panganiban sa Twitter kasi sablay sa timing, na kung hindi hihirit si Pooh, beastmode na naman ang mga fantards ni Angel!). She could not sing, so much that on some occasions, she has her ghost singer. Lastly, she is absolutely cringe-inducing in dance performances. ‘Day, ang pagsasayaw ay hindi puro pa-sexy, pa-ikot-ikot ng ulo, at pakembot-kembot! First, you need to be adaptable at vigorous dance moves, and a lot of expressions is required when you do a dance number, kasi kapag sumasayaw si Angel, halatang hindi niya ine-enjoy ang ginagawa niya. Wala akong maramdaman everytime she dances.
I would understand if Angel will be one of the mentors or one of the judges for the likes of Star Circle Quest, because the said talent search revolves around not just singing, dancing but also acting. Pilipinas Got Talent, on the other hand, merely revolves around singing, dancing and performance arts on-stage, so TV and Silverscreen performances is not being focused on any Got Talent franchises. Therefore, if a certain talent search show focuses only on musical stage performances — singing and dancing — as well as performing arts, then better hire someone who has expertise on those aspects, and if there is any stint on these, he/she should have done a great job on it. Kung may “Got Talent” na franchise na only revolves on TV and silverscreen acting alone, ‘eh ‘di doon na lang si Angel!
Of course, dapat nga matuwa pa ako kasi si Angel kahit papaano may skill. Si Kris Aquino, wala. Still, katangahan move from ABS-CBN!
I am not a fan of any talent search shows anymore because it just ends up exploiting its contestants all for the sake of fucking TV ratings, and even if I did not follow Asia’s Got Talent that much, I did a checking on the judges of the said show and all I can say is, the judges themselves have proven A LOT in music industry, musical stage performances, and performance arts.
May mga pinatunayan!
Of course, I will hear belittling comments from Kapamilya-tards out there, disputing the likes of Anggun and Melanie Chisolm. Too bad for those bitches, because they never grew up watching MTV and getting to see the likes of Anggun and Mel C. Kung batang 90’s kayo at nanonood kayo ng MTV sa cable (sa cable ha! Hindi sa Studio 23!). Si Melanie Chisolm, sa grupong Spice Girls lang naman siya, (smirking at Kapamilya twats). Si Anggun, sa kantang Snow on Sahara. Kawawa naman ang hindi nakapakinig sa kantang niyan~~~!!!
Since nakakatamad magkwento sa mga hinayupak, heto ang Wikipedia pages nina Melanie at Anggun:
Wala nang intro-intro para kay David Foster. Kilala na siya ‘eh! Discoverer ni Charice Pempengco? Lalo na si Vanness Wu, isa iyan sa mga tinitingala sa Chinese pop music alongside Coco Lee, Show Luo and Jay Chou.
Of course, comparing is offensive, but if we are going to do a comparison between the judges of Pilipinas Got Talent vs. Asia’s Got Talent, walang panama ang mga hurado ng Pilipinas Got Talent. They are the same people (I actually pertaining to Kris Aquino and Ai-Ai de las Alas) who eliminated Gerphil Flores in the fourth semifinal week (except Freddie M. Garcia na, in fairness, kahit sa business-related stuff lang naman naka-focus si FMG, marunong talagang kumilala ng talagang TALENTED at marunong kumilatis ng talagang HIGHLY-SKILLED SA CRAFT so I must say, EXCEPTIONALLY LOGICAL si FMG). Unfortunately, Gerphil achieved MORE than what she could attain in Asia’s Got Talent, eventhough she only landed third-place. Sobrang layo sa ma-a-attain niya sa Pilipinas Got Talent.
At lalo naman kung itabi ang bagong set ng judges ng PGT Season 5 sa AsGT. Screen each of the judges of each franchise, and it will make you realize that all judges of AsGT are far respectable enough, because sa panig ng PGT Season 5, hindi mo talaga marerespeto ang isang Vice Ganda.
Lastly, if Angel Locsin is only after great attitude… oh well, it is not that I am dismissing the importance of good attitude but if you are going to merely focus on that one, ditching on genuine talent, ‘eh di ‘matik, lahat pwede na palang manalo sa Pilipinas Got Talent kahit ang talent lang naman ay magpaawa at magpa-cute. Instant, pwede na pala ako maging champion basta ba bait-baitan lang ako. Saint-levels much? Kung ganun at magpapaka-Santa lang din ako, ‘dun na lang ako sa Vatican. Hindi sa talent show. Hindi na nga humahalimaw sa talent, hindi pa genuine ang talent niya (hinasa lang naman ng workshop. Iba pa rin kapag may talent ka talaga), kulang sa attitude at spunk kapag nagpe-perform sa stage, nakaka-putang-ina pa ang kasablayan niya sa logic. NgaNga nga siya kapag sumasagot ng interview eh. Hindi spontaneous.
Hmmm… inaasahan kong babahain ako ng galit ng mga “Ngiwe-tards”, na kesyo mabait si Angel, ganito ganyan. ‘Tang Ina niyo! Anyone can be mabait but being talented is NOT!