Work-Blog Imbalance

The past week has been grueling I have ignored this blog yet again. 

Sorry. 😭 

Work required me to get cooped up for a full week with colleagues to discuss and deliberate the future plans for our new project. And we have yet to submit a proposal which is due this Friday. 

Can’t say I am excited but I am quite anxious. To be honest I am scouting for other work opportunities but I’ve yet to see something that would really interest me. Plus of course the package should be at par with what I am having, if not better. 

So this is it for now, folks! I will get back to you soon! 👋🏼 

Busy 

Hey guys. Work caught up with me and so my blogging is temporarily put on hold. But with temporary I mean just a couple of days. 

I’m still thinking of an interesting topic which I can devote my full attention to. As some of you blogger friends know, it’s not easy to put up a post when you’re really not into it. 

For know I ask for your patience. 

Ciao!

Busy

Sorry guys. This is a busy week. Planning session for our project for the next 3 years.

For those who don’t know yet, I work as a Project Supervisor for a TB (tuberculosis) Project in the Philippines. As you may not know, TB is one of the leading causes of death in our country, particularly affecting poor, disadvantaged people and communities, although the disease itself can affect anyone. This project is very important for our country.

Have a great week everyone! Will be back soon.

Corrupts Absolutely

As we go up the ladder of success, changes are inevitable.

You of course get a higher (if not better) pay, your responsibilities increase, and for most, you get new people who work under your supervision.

While a promotion or a step up the ladder is good news for most, there are also changes in the dynamics of people who used to be just within your same level.

If some people play their cards right, they would slowly gain the respect that is incumbent in the position, if they are wise enough their staff will almost always defer to their decision-making skills, and if they are smart enough they will almost always be on top of their game. A person emulated, admired, and respected.

But sometimes, people lose track and balance. In the attempt at getting better at work or coming up with decisions (hard, trivial or otherwise) some relationships are eventually strained. On the other hand, a boss who focuses more on maintaining the good relationship from former colleagues end up trying too hard in remaining friends, with decisions affecting friends clouding their judgment.  Either way, it is the staff that is usually at the losing end of the bargain. A helpless pawn.

But eventually, everyone loses.