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Saturday, August 14, 2010

GMA7 24 Oras Live interview with Willie Revillame

Last night, GMA7 24 Oras Anchorman Mike Enriquez interviewed Willie Revillame. This is in line with his controversial status with ABS-CBN Network.

According to the former TV show Wowowee host, he decided to discontinue his contract ABS-CBN because he was hurt upon learning that the show Wowoweew will not continue. This is in spite of their earlier agreement that it will be back soon, and everything has already been prepared.

Here is the video of live interview with Willie Revillame in GMA7 24 Oras.

We can remember that ABS-CBN released a statement recently that

"Willie is bound to ABS-CBN by a contract until September 2011. He violated the behavioral provisions of his contract when he threatened the ABS-CBN management during the May 4, 2010 episode of Wowowee, with a resignation if management does not fire another artist of the network. His behavior was generally seen as a display of disrespect and arrogance, completely unacceptable to the Filipino public."

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

How I lost my job again

Unfortunately, I am unemployed again after being employed for almost 6 months. I still remember the joy I felt when I found a job again after one year of searching. That time, I did not expect that I will be hired immediately. But I never thought it will also end at once and I still wonder why it happened.

Everybody in the office cannot believe the bad news. In fact, it happened so fast that I only realized that it is real when I got home.

With this, I would like to share to you how I lost my job again.

Last February 15, 2010, I was hired as a Manufacturing Supervisor together with a former co-supervisor. We worked in the same company for almost 7 years, so we were excited to work together again. Unexpectedly, both of us lost the job at the same time and the reason is unbelievable.

After more than 5 months of being hired, the Admin Manager together with the HRD Supervisor discussed to me about my probationary status. It was about 3pm and I was busy preparing the products to be shipped-out. I know they need to be completed no matter what happen.

Anyway, the Admin Manager started the conversation by saying sorry that I will lose my job and handed me the termination paper. The first sentence stated that I did not meet the standards required, while the second sentence stated that my probationary employment will be terminated effective August 2, 2010, the day I received the letter.

Although surprised, I try to keep my composure and began thinking how to react. Then I asked them what specific standards I did not meet that caused me to lose the job. According to them, the top management realized that I did not handle the production effectively and they cited a specific condition.

You see, our production line is not a conventional one which means we have no conveyor for the flow of process. But just like others, we have a strict rule of one-by-one process or no batching allowed. Being a Manufacturing Supervisor in my previous job, we have the same rule and I know how important it is to follow this one-by-one process.

However, we experienced unexpected problems such as machine breakdown and lack of manpower. As much as we wanted to, we cannot always follow the rule but we did our best to preserve the quality of the products. There are just things beyond my control and our Manufacturing manager can explain it better.

But what kind of effort I exerted to perform my other tasks? I do not usually count my effort, but I think this time it is necessary to mention them. This is not to cover-up my shortcomings, but to remind them that I know my responsibilities as a Manufacturing Supervisor.

First, my work schedule is 8am~6pm but I know I should come early to check the lines and make a summary report for my manager. I know I cannot make it if I arrive at 7am since he needs it before 8am, which is why I voluntarily come at 6am and sometimes even earlier. I even went on a straight (36 hrs) schedule twice just to make sure that all products will be shipped on time. By the way, we have no overtime pay and I agreed on it before I was hired.

Second, I understand that sometimes we need to extend an hour or more just to finish some reports so I need not to be reminded. I usually go home at 8pm. I even bring home some office work if the target date is very stiff. We also do not have to work on Saturdays and Sundays since we have a compressed schedule, but I usually come on weekends to make reports and monitor the lines.

Third, I conducted an investigation to solve a customer claim issue that lead to the termination of one worker after confirming that he is intentionally not performing his job, skip process that is. In addition, I caught two workers playing games during working hours which lead to their suspension of five days each.

Fourth, I understand that we lack manpower so I did not hesitate to act as a worker for more than a month when they required me to fill-in. This is from 6am to 2pm which means I only act fully as a supervisor 2pm onwards. My co-supervisor had the same experience though and he also understood the necessity of the work.

By the way, I am wondering why the Manufacturing Manager (my immediate superior) and new Plant Manager were not informed about it. Both of them were even surprised upon learning it from us. Therefore, I would like to clarify things. We were not fired. We just did not meet the standards of the top management, whatever that means.

Again, I mentioned them not to lift myself but to remind them that I am very much dedicated to my work. If they did not recognize my selfless effort, so be it. I am not sharing this to attract sympathy. I did not make this post to destroy any name or company.

I am just saying that I did my best but I guess my best was not good enough.

In the end, I know I have to face the painful truth. I lost my job and the more important thing for me now is to look for another employer, as soon as possible.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

List of Job Fairs in the Philippines this August 2010

As I have announced on my Facebook yesterday, I just lost my job last Monday and I may blog about it next week. For the meantime, it is more important that I should find a new job.

So I started online job searching and hoping to see some upcoming job fairs.

Luckily, I found one on OFW Guide and here is the list of Job Fairs in the Philippines this August 2010.

2nd MEi Mega Job Fair @ Starmall

When: August 12-13, 2010, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Starmall Activity Center, Starmall Shaw Bldv. EDSA, Mandaluyong City.

Mega Job Fair @ Novaliches Plaza Mall

When: August 19-20, 2010, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Where: Activity Area, Novaliches Plaza Mall, Novaliches, Quezon City

Mega Job Fair @ Ever Gotesco Commonwealth

When: August 26 – August 27, 2010, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Activity Area, Ever Gotesco Commonwealth, Quezon City

13th Metro Job Fair

When: August 26, 2010 - August 28, 2010, 10:00am-05:00pm
Where: Mega Trade Hall 3, SM Mega Mall, Mandaluyong City

For complete and detailed information, you can check out their post or simply visit this link.

I am not yet sure as to where I will go, but possibly on SM Mega Mall.

Good luck to us...

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