Memoir Writing: The Bridge I Burned

October 6, 2021 I was unaware at that time but a bridge was crossed as soon as my boyfriend of 2.5 years broke up with me. I did not know that when my boyfriend skyped with me that afternoon, he was going to break up with me. It all started with a cliche-ic “Can we […]

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Life is Suffering

“What’s suffering, daddy?” Asked 5-year old Aeva the other night. “Suffering is when you have to go through things you don’t like,” Her daddy said. “And you still have to finish it.” “Oh, so you just have to roll with it,” the kid said. “Yeah,” I said. “Roll with it is a good way to […]

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Why Does Your Boss Ask You to Admit Your Mistake

I had an engraver who mistakenly added another “0” when engraving on an item. As a result, the product wrote 20021 instead of 2021. Obviously, we have to junk the item. It was engraved on a gold-plated metal so such mistake is not erasable. “What happened?” I asked. In Tagalog, “Anong nangyari?” The staff said […]

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HR Talk: What to Do if Someone Steals from You?

During times of financial hardships, many employer would find themselves victims of theft from the very people they trust. In May 2021, one of my sales staff was caught stealing Php 56,000 worth of cash and jewelry via reporting fake GCash transactions which turned out to be real cash transactions, with her pocketing the money. […]

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Top 12 DOLE Labor Advisories on on COVID-19

HR Practitioners should be very conversant to the many DOLE Labor Advisories issued related to COVID-19. Regardless, it’s still a shock to me that many do not seem to read the DOLE Labor Advisories that are published for free in their website. Not only are such information widely available, but they are also timely updated, […]

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HR Talk: Top 11 Questions About the Certificate of Employment (COE)

Certificate of Employment (COE) — A simple document that has created so much ruckus in the HR community these days. Why oh why oh why? Technically, the COE is a very simple document.  See DOLE Labor Advisory No. 6, Series of 2020 for the particulars: Verbatim to the advisory, a Certificate of Employment (COE) is a […]

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HR Talk: Top 17 Questions About Resignations Answered

It must be the rainy season but I’ve noticed a surprisingly uptick of people resigning from their jobs despite the pandemic. Chances are, people most likely resign because they’ve already received their 13th month pay and annual bonuses. Sometimes, it’s just to try something new. Even I had some loyal employees resign despite my best […]

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FREE HR WEBINAR: The HeaRT of CSR: Making Your CSR More Successful (July 18, Sunday at 3:00pm)

FREE HR WEBINAR: The HeaRT of CSR: Making Your CSR More Successful (July 18, Sunday at 3:00pm) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) demonstrates that you’re an organization takes an interest in wider social issues, rather than just those that impact your profit margins, which will attract customers who share the same values. Therefore, it makes good […]

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Opportunities Await Those Who Show Up

OPPORTUNITIES AWAIT THOSE WHO OPEN We were at Metrowalk running an errand and it was lunch time. Maybe it’s the time of day or the pandemic, but Metrowalk in the daytime is an absolute ghost town. Seats were all packed. Stores were closed. Some staff were present but they were not receiving service. Instead, they […]

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Family Talk: Top Baby Items You Should Purchase (And NOT Buy)

Shopee and Lazada have been a godsend to many new mothers. Compared to the last time I gave birth where I was forced to buy more expensive baby items from prestigious online sellers and the mall, going completely online is giving mothers cheaper yet as convenient buying options. What’s more, several credit cards have provided […]

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