Category Archives: Advice

12 Things Employees Need to Know about the Post-ECQ Working Environment

A lot of businesses AND employees have been lambasting the national government for not offering enough support. Given how harshly they complain, I wonder if they actually know what rights do businesses have as an Employer. Likewise, I don’t think many employees understand the precarious situation is everyone is in, and the “New Normal” is […]

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HR Hacks: 12 Confusing Common Questions Answered About DSWD SAP, DOLE CAMP, and SSS SBWS

After receiving (or not receiving) government aid, many people are still confused as to what they are, and what they’re supposed to get. Hence, I consolidated the answers in one post just to clear things up. 1. What is CAMP, … Continue reading

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HR TALK: “I was terminated during ECQ! What now?!” and 11 Other Questions Answered About Getting Fired in the Philippines

First of all, I’m sorry that you got terminated during ECQ. Losing one’s job is no joke. I know you are angry, and you want to hit back. But before you complain, let’s find out first if what your employer … Continue reading

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Mommy Hacks: 8 Reasons Why Home Schooling and Online Learning is Not for Us

Trumpets Playshop texted me today about the possibility of enrolling into an online workshop. The workshop fee would be lowered and there will be no additional fees for recital, costumes and script. The price will be around 2/3 of the … Continue reading

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10 Invaluable Lessons for Employees During the ECQ (And Things to Prepare so We Don’t Panic Again)

Hindsight is the greatest teacher. While people are suffering due to the no work no pay policy during the ECQ, I cannot help but think that there’s invaluable lessons for employees from this ECQ experience. Not everyone goes through the … Continue reading

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HR Hacks: How to Support Staff During the ECQ Lockdown

HOW TO SUPPORT STAFF DURING LOCKDOWN It’s all about money disbursement. Management can get money from the four ways: 1. Pro-rated 13th month pay 2. Salary loan with or without interest 3. Financial aid or “free” money. This is also … Continue reading

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Love Hacks: The Choice is Simple — Forgive or to Leave

A lot of women complain about their significant others. Specifically, in the aspect of infidelity. “My husband cheated,” they would ask. “But he said he’s sorry. Do cheaters change?” Obviously, every single woman would shout, “NO, Are you freaking nuts?! Don’t … Continue reading

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Love Hacks: Who is the King Stefan in our Lives?

We are watching Maleficent and King Stefan’s betrayal really struck me. King Stefan was Maleficent’s childhood friend and later betrayed her by sawing off her wings as proof of her death so he can be the king’s successor. I realize … Continue reading

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HR Talks: How to Convince your People to Stay Put during the ECQ?

After the President’s Expanded Community Lockdown last March 17, everybody is asked to stay at home and self-quarantine. In our condominium, our building’s board of trustees made the critical decision to ask our frontliners to stay in the condo. These … Continue reading

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HR Talk: How to Deliver Bad News during the Lockdown

How did ECQ affect your industry? We are in the retail industry so all mall are closed. So our entire operations is temporarily closed, and there’s no work, no pay for our company. What kinds of challenges did ECQ bring … Continue reading

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Businesses First? No, Your Workers First.

There’s a lot of things we need to reflect on while we are in Expanded Community Lockdown. As I am at home, sipping my coffee and catching up on work, I realized that not everyone is as calm as me. … Continue reading

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Should We Panic Now that the Coronavirus is HERE?!

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is already here in the Philippines. As of today, the current count is 24 confirmed cases, and this number will further increase as the days go by. As of March 10, here are the current statistics: As … Continue reading

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