One day, I caught myself smiling. Out of the blue, I realized, something is missing, a part of me is missing. I miss hanging out and working with fun and bubbly people. I miss talking non-sense stories. It has been ten years since I left, but the memories remain. I miss you guys!
There are still many things I miss working at Pagecom, but I narrowed it to ten.
Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, and Dinner
You name it. I got to enjoy my work because of food. Kuya (I cannot remember his name) cooked and served the best foods. My favorites were Pork Sinigang, Sinampalukang Manok, to name a few. Aside from that, Management loved to order pizza.
Hard work should be rewarded with good food – Ken Follett.
Long Birthday Celebrations
I was not exaggerating it. Seriously, we celebrated my birthday for about a month though we take turns in buying ice cream and snacks. We celebrated Herlene’s for a month, too.
The Documentation Team was housed in the Training Center, a kilometer away from the office. I do not know why we moved there. We were suddenly instructed to pack our things. And TADA, to our haven. More quiet time for the Documentation Team.
Show me the Money
Angela choreographed our dance number for our Christmas Party presentation. In two weeks of practice, I learned more about my colleagues: our differences, strengths, and weaknesses. Unfortunately, I was not able to perform that day because we had to attend the meeting outside the office.
The longest time I rendered was 72 hours, with only 4 hours of sleep. Work was stressful in those days. No time for social life and love life. Hello there, eye bags and pimples.
Our team had to finish around 63 projects in 3 days. I cannot imagine how we (Leanne, Herlene, and I) managed our time. Can you imagine how overworked we were?
Photoshoots, Picture Taking
When the bosses were away, even when the bosses weren’t away.
Going out of town is really fun with these people. Photo ops before heading to site.
Super Bubbly and Energetic Staff
I got to enjoy work because of the people around me… my co-workers Sir Jo, Sir Beddie, Reyner, Leanne, Herlene, Menerissa, Maricar, Kaizel, to name few. Without them around, I would not last for about a year. I was blessed with excellent and trustworthy colleagues.
Out of Office Bonding
This is what I really miss. Even if we have hectic schedules and lots of workloads in the office, we never fail to miss Friday and Saturday after works. Up to now, we find time to see each other once in a while. Right, Herlene and Leanne?
So what do you (or would you) miss most about working in your previous company?