Thursday, July 29, 2010
Why I Love Our Department...
Some offices throw company parties, some give away prizes, some have bonuses. Some offices have Health Cards, Dental, Medical reimbursements, Optical, and all that shit. We actually have all of those. But that is not the reason why I get out of bed in the morning and haul my ass to work. It's not the money either, though the money is good.
I wake up in the morning with a smile on my face knowing that I have work that day because I know that when I get to the office, I'm gonna see people who make work so much more than the word "fun" could define.
There's our Supervisor who is at the office almost everyday, sitting at his desk, answering e-mails, assisting us and before you know it, he's throwing the football around and cracking jokes. Such a jolly guy kaya tuwang tuwa kami na siya ang suo namin. Wala syang pakialam na katabi namin ang HR people, mga manager at malapit kami sa lobby kung saan naririnig ang ingay namin. Sometimes he suddenly disappears, yun pala naglalaro sa lounge or nasa smoking area or nasa meeting sa kung saan.
There's Tess and DT, our Seniors na may mga sariling mundo minsan. Si Tess na umagang umaga nakaharap sa pc nya at ang daming ginagawa. Bisi-bisihan lagi at lagi kaming sinasabihan na wag mag-facebook pero syempre, walang nakikinig sa amin. She's our mom at work and she's fun pag hindi siya busy. Si DT naman, isa ring bisi-bisihan pero mas madalas namin syang nakikitang nanonood or naglalaro sa pc nya. May times din naman na work related and ginagawa nya. Pero pag kelangan namin sya, he's always there naman to help kaya good din na sila Seniors namin. Happy kami.
There's also Libby who is one of my closest friends at work na umagang umaga palang, ang unang bati sa akin eh, "May bago ka bang balita?". Feeling ata nitong si Sigma Liberty eh dyaryo ako. I can't blame her though because whenever I hear something new, I tell her. Pero syempre I limit what I tell her. There are things din that are better left unsaid that should end with me. Pag si Libby ang kausap ko eh no-holds barred. Libby believes in the saying that it is better to be late than pregnant.
Si Mariah na rinig na rinig hanggang ground floor ang boses at signature nya ang kanyang mahihiwagang salbabida. I'll probably give them names one of these days. She's my singing partner and a very close friend. Kung si Libby ang kasama ko sa unlimited laughs, si Mariah naman pagdating sa mga drama ng buhay.
Nandyan din si Allaine na isa na sa mga Seniors, she got promoted last week at late pa siya nung day na napromote sya. Late din pala siya the day before that. Allaine is the type na pag manamit, parang may fashion show araw araw sa office. Iba iba rin trip nya, minsan kolehiyala ang attire, minsan simple, minsan parang madre, minsan akala mo pupunta sa dagat, minsan naman may pagka-bohemian shit ang suot. We became close kasi pareho pala kaming taga-SLU back in college. Small world no?
Nandyan din si Louie at Alvin na mga goddess namin. Pag nag-uusap yung dalawa eh para kaming nanonood ng "Magkaribal". Favorite line ni Alvin, "You want war, I'll give you war". Favorite line ni Louie, "Roll VTR".
Si Maria naman, minsan lalake kumilos, minsan kikay, minsan bading kumilos. Nalilito na nga ako eh minsan eh. But Maria was the very first person I met in the Poker Department when I started working for the company. First two minutes and I instantly knew na magiging friends kami. I was freakin right.
Madami pang iba pero next time ko na sila ikukwento para at least may part 2. I'm blessed to have teammates like them because no matter how hard (during queuing) or painstakingly boring (during down time) work is, we always find time to have fun and joke around. It would kill me to see one of us disappear from the team dahil lahat kami iba't ibang karakter, personality, mood, at trip sa buhay. Pero at least, kahit ganun na iba-iba ugali ng bawat isa, masaya sa amin.