Conquering Dumaguete

I had quit my job in the cement factory last August of 2007 – that means that I had already been working for almost 2 years in Dumaguete. Hold on! August is almost here…the people at work are really going to be happy πŸ˜€ Meanwhile, Bobby had been working in Bayawan since December 2005 – that’s about 3 years and 5 months of being in Bayawan.

Where is this leading? Well, Bobby will be assigned in Dumaguete starting tomorrow – yay! We are not really going to “conquer” Dumaguete but we are surely going to love being here…as if we were away for long, huh?

I had been trying to apply for a job at NFA – the salary is almost the same with the one I am receiving now but with 5 days of work and other government-related work conditions.


1) I have no wish to work as chemist as of this moment,

2) the hiring is urgent and I am not free of my obligations at work until August,

3) the job encompasses slots for Dumaguete, Siquijor, Cebu, and Bohol – ooops, I quit my Cebu job to be in Dumaguete, I am not going to quit my current job only to be assigned somewhere else, thank you!,

4) I’m really thinking of just staying at home – doing freelance work and being a full time house manager aka housewife,

5) We are going to be house-building starting September and someone has to be there and work on the papers,

6) I’m concerned about the trend of the illnesses that I am having these days,

7) Success is relative, remember? and

8) I want to have more time for myself, Bobby, and vacation πŸ˜€

Therefore, Bobby andΒ I decided that I will not pursue the NFA angle – which, incidentally, requires that I take the examination and interview at Cebu this Tuesday. No, when I quit, I wouldn’t care if a new job is waiting for me or not – this is for me and my hubby, this is to allow us to have a lot of time for each other and for our upcoming house project.

Where does this lead, again? Time will tell, really πŸ™‚ but I surely am going to start waking up later than when I usually do these days πŸ˜€ And the house project pictures are going to come out soon. Whether I quit or not, Bobby and I are still going to “conquer” Dumaguete. Be there!

Feeling Sleepy – First Day Hangovers

To people who sadly see only the negative aspects of my blog, nope, I am not complaining (again!) at all. I’m just feeling tired because it’s the first work day of the week and the month and the change of shift – plus we had to work on the files from the other project.

Getting off from work should fill me with happiness but I had no more energy to be happy. Starting today, The Company had lowered the standard for speed but we were not informed as to what the new target will be – I am crossing my fingers that it will be at 20 manuscript pages per hour πŸ˜€ Still, every work code will count to our speed for the day or month. That means that files which we normally don’t give our best foot forward in terms of speed have to be worked on as fast as we possibly could. These files include those of the other projects, those from higher stages (S200 as they call it), and just about any task that has a work code.

However, for the first time since I’ve started complaining about my job, it now makes some sense πŸ˜€ The proverbial carrot became a real carrot – or so it seems, according to our meeting with Madam C.

What are the new incentives? I guess they are too “company matters” to share in a blog {sigh} but they really make me want to work with good effort now. πŸ˜€ Let’s just say that with the new scheme of incentives there is a great possibility that a lot of us will receive those carrots but I don’t want to dwell on those yet because, as per Madam C, the final figure had not been set yet. Besides, I was still looking forward to my resignation at the end of the year tee-hee-hee πŸ˜€ no matter how delicious the carrots will get, don’t tempt me, please LOL

And I’ll pass it in a colorful envelope – not a boring, white one πŸ˜€