Just a few months ago, I wrote about my return in Makati working as a Marcomm Executive in an IT Security company. Well, turned out that I am not fit in there. Why? That I was also thinking. For most of the time that the same question was asked to me, I often tell that it was because I had a hard time adjusting because there was no endorsement, that they cannot answer some my question to the task given and turned out it has a template after I did what they asked, that I don’t feel very much welcome in there etc etc. Maybe, I think all of these reasons are true.
Yes, I transferred again to another company but still here in Makati and still an IT company. This time, they are more of a Microsoft solutions seller. Unknown to my peers and family, I am actually getting a lower pay here compared to the IT Security company, probably just the same with the take home pay with the resort company I was in prior to moving in Makati. Well, the basic pay is higher but since I do not have the non taxable allowance anymore, my take home pay is a bit lower than that of the IT Security company. But I didn’t mind at all. I was thinking back then that it’s okay as long as I am able to get out.
Actually it was, I don’t know, a blessing in disguise on how I came in contact with the current company. I was already thinking of what should I do plus the feeling I had that the IT Security company will not make me a regular employee. Then I received a call from a recruitment firm saying that they found my resume and was inviting me for an interview. I don’t know what got me and said yes.
Day of the interview came and I had a hard time getting a ride to Makati. I took a longer time than usual for the shuttles to arrive at the terminal and traffic was heavy on the way to Makati so I called in that I won’t be able to make it. I took that as a sign. Just when I arrived in Makati walking towards the office, the recruitment firm called asking if I could make it by after lunch for the interview. Again, I think that was a sign. Everything else that followed seemed to be in perfect timing. My interviews are early and not affecting my time in the office. And to make the long story short, I got in and I accepted the offer.
Again, unknown to many, I am a contractual employee here. Something new to me since in my previous jobs, I was directly hired.
I feel so welcome when I first got in. My boss is really friendly. Actually, everyone is friendly and warm. I am getting the training needed, the materials needed and we have the metrics to follow and will be the basis if they will absorb me or extend my contract or kick me out.
I must say, I like it here. So far work is good. But I admit that I am a bit nervous because I am always late. They are very strict for the Time In at 8:30AM and still I am late and I think I came in early for only 3 times. So I’m crossing my fingers that they will let it pass and focus more on the work I am doing or just did because I like it here.