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DAY 1: first time kong gumising ng napaka-aga!!! well, maybe not my
first time… sa cebu siguro oo… it was my first time since we
moved here… i woke up 4:30 in the morning…. usually i do my
morning wake mga 7:30 na… pero ngayon, kailangan ko na ng disiplina
sa sarili… i have to report at 6:00 am… anyway, i had my 1st
shave… yup…. my first time! mag-aahit raw… parang may bigote
naman!

i got there 30 minutes earlier… (mabuti na ‘yung first impressions
last di ba?)… i was assigned at the SMART station…. i still don’t
know what it stood for! but it was about taking down delivery
orders… and a little bit of helping my co-workers… i learned some
basic tasks… and studied some papers… about C & S (Cleanliness and
Sanitation) and GOP (General Operating Procedures)…i hate
memorizing! after a few more hours… i had my exam about the copies i
read… and i flunked… damn! good thing i’m able to re-take it… my
score were 12/15 and 15/20… shit! i needed to get a 13 and an
18…. oh well, gotta be more serious next time! i also learned in one
of my co-workers…. na 17 pa pala siya! at tinanggap naman….
ngayon, ipagpatuloy ko na lang ang pagkukunwari ko… shit!

DAY 2: still woke up early… same time and same place… i learned
more today.. about what i should do… i took the test again and
passed! puuuuurrrfect!!! hehehe… buti na lang!

i also committed my first boo-boo… when one of the staff told me to
dispense 71 coke beverages in cups… na-sobrahan ko! i lost count of
it… tapos napagalitan ako… it serves me right though… kaya sa
susunod, ‘wag kang magtanga-tanga dyan!… it was sa busy day!
supposed to be, aalis ako at 10:30… pero pinakawalan ako pagka-11:50
na! …. kakapagod…. at sa simula pa lang yan… pero buti na lang,
mabait yung trainor ko… yung siya nga raw noon, hindi siya
maka-imik… sunod lang ng sunod… well, still got a lot more to
learn!

—-sigh—- 3 more days to go… hindi pa nakakatapos sa mga
requirements… walang pera eh…

DAY 3: 2-6 pm pa ang sked ko ngayon… salamat! may panahon pang
makatulog! i went to have a drug check (hindi pala drug test) this
morning… they got a sample from my urine and voila!, i’m
negative…. it’s not that i was having doubts though.. hehe…
anyway, i also went to city hall to get a cedula… this day was a bit
fine… i started practicing on how to answer calls from customers:
“bee happy! thank you for calling jollibee (location)… this is (my
name) speaking, how may i help you?” uh! i hate my voice! medyo
nagkakamali rin ako at namimis-pronounce yung mga words. but all the
calls weren’t for delivery purposes…

2 days na lang!

DAY 4: 6-10 pm pa ang duty ko. so i tried to get a police clearance…
3 days pa kasi ang results… when i got there they said na walang
office hours… nagka-stiff-neck rin pala ako! kakainis! parati akong
naka-side view ang ulo ko.. hehe
anyway, today’s okay though.. i had a station exam… ‘kala ko na
multiple choice type na naman… but i was wrong! lahat enumeration…
ha bahala na! ginamit ko na lang yung sentido kumon ko…

after that… we had a meeting for some new promos… and also
cleaned… of all the skeds, the closing’s probably got to be the
hardest part! i went home at 12:30 am! medyo kakatakot nga kasi
pagdaan ko sa isang store… may gwardiyang natutulog nang nakaupo…
at hindi ko nakita ang ulo! yipes!

DAY 5: last day na ngayon! shit! na-late pa ako! yung manong kasi na
driver eh parating naghahanap ng mga pasahero… so parating
pahinto-hinto at ang bagal tumakbo! pero buti nalang at busy masyado
sila… kaya walang time para i-check yung oras sa pag-in ko…
phew!..

i wasn’t able to follow my sked… i was busty entertaining customers
and callers! i handled a call from an old man, i think… buti na lang
rin… ang bait-bait niya! kahit ilang beses akong nagkamali sa mga
presyo.. at kahit tinawagan ko pa siya uli… hindi naman siya
nagalit… okay naman ngayon… after the duty… i was told to come
back after completing all my requirements…

i also asked another employee kung kasama pa ba sa sweldo yung extra
hours na work sa paglilinis at mga meeting… sabi raw, hindi! kung
closing is 9:30 pm lang, eh di hanggang 9:30 rin yung bayad sa’yop! so
walang bisa pala yung extra effort ko kahapon! rules are rules i
guess…

—hay!— tapos na! requirements na lang ang kulang!

posted Tuesday, 28 October 2003
A visitor made this comment,
so you made it, congrats! mistakes are understandable. just try your best. 🙂

crunchies [crunchisms@yahoo.com]
comment added :: 4th November 2003, 21:55 GMT+08
A visitor made this comment,
ey dgboy, i know a lot about the burger chain u r in right now. and u
should be paid for the total number of hours u worked for. “charity”
should not be condoned by the so-called #1 burger chain in the pinas.
that’s being unfair. u can leave ur email in my blog if u want if
there are lots of unfair labor practices u see in the place where u
are working. (no, i am not frm kmu or something)

Molecule
comment added :: 4th November 2003, 23:35 GMT+08


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soloflightEd.com is a travel blog by Edcel Suyo. He enjoys performing headstands and crazy stunts during his trips in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Now based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and working to earn a living, he takes time to enjoy the city and travel during weekends.
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