Saturday, January 31, 2015

Call Center Blues

I thought that I can still hold myself and survive a job that requires you to work for 9 hours at a time when the majority are all sleeping soundly in their beds. Not that I'm complaining. Maybe if I still have the body of a 25 year old kid, but sad to say time have ravaged my stamina. 

Working in a call center may be a solution to most of the unemployment problem we are now facing here in our beloved country. Just imagine if all these call centers would be just instantly cease to exist. Wow - that would tantamount to a problem of major catastrophe! I also salute those people - especially those kids that are now working in the call-center industry.

For my foreign friends - yes, when you call your hot lines, chances are you are now talking to a kid from the Philippines. That guy still haven't slept and he/she may be talking to at least 66 customers already since his/her shift.

The problem with this industry is that I feel some of these BPO's are taking advantage of these kids. It's their first jobs and they're afraid of losing it. Salary disputes are the most prevailing issues.

Job wise, a call center job is ... well can't think of a better word, but my mentor once said is a "dumb man's job" - it's robotic. It doesn't need much brain power to say a spiel, nor to memorize all this crap you see on a computer screen. All you have to do is to apply them on your queries. You are being graded by the way you apply those "blue prints" on the issues you are trying to fix.

But again, it's a job.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Problems in Cyberspace

Picture from Hack Like A Pro @ Wonder How To
Today, everyone has a certain gadget, like a laptop, a desktop, tablets, iPads, cell phone… welcome to Cyberspace!  Cyberspace? It’s a jungle out there! From nasty virus, malware,  to the worst kinds of people! Every time you open social sites on the Internet, like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook or a blog, you are laying yourself open to different problems, whether it is about your equipment, your finances or even your life. There are always nasty things out there just waiting to prey on the unaware. That is why every time you open your computer, always be on alert, and maybe by reading this article you save you some money or even your life.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

HortiKultura Extravaganza 2015 Garden Show and Competition

Announcement: HortiKultura Extravaganza 2015 Garden Show and Competition will be held from January 21-February 2, 2015 at the Quezon Memorial Circle, Elliptical Road, Quezon City. The Philippine Horticultural Society Inc has lined up the following events:

January 21-22, 2015 National Horticultural Congress at the Bureau of Soils in Visayas Avenue in Quezon City. This 2 day lecture series is for F R E E . To reserve a seat, please pre-register now. Call the PHSI Secretary Angel at 0917-6248623 or 0916-2299273

January 23, 2015 Floats Parade and Street Dancing with Del Monte, Silang Growers, King Louis Flowers and Plants, Zero Waste Org from the Office of the Vice Mayor, the Quezon Memorial Administration and PHSI among others. Many school children and barangay bands will participate. It will be a grand fiesta extravaganza.

January 23-27, 2015 INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOW, a new collection of horticultural collaterals such as garden furnitures, wellness and resort products and services, gardening gadgets and latest trends in cultivation tools and accessories will be featured. This will run only for 5 days so please come and be part of this new feature of the HortiKultural Extravaganza 2015.

January 24-February 2 DOG AND ANIMALS SHOW will give fun and joy to the little kids and bring them closer to nature and plants.

January 24- February 2 DAILY LECTURES AND DEMONSTRATIONS will give the latest updates in gardening and agricultural pursuits such as on organic farming, vertical gardening and new trends in irrigation.

January 24-February 2 PLANTS AND LANDSCAPE COMPETITION Walk amongst beautiful plants and rare collections set in elegantly and professionally landscaped images.

Join the daily raffles and win a cellphone.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone!

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