So! It looks like I haven’t been keeping my new year’s resolution, as I haven’t updated my blog for awhile now. Forgive me, a lot has happened and I didn’t even share them with you. But since I am sleepy and I have to make it fast, here are the things you need (or don’t need, depending on your interest in my life) to know, in bullets:
- I was getting fed up with my current work, mostly because it was hard to associate with the one in charge (READ: Total bitch)
- I went to Hong Kong for the second time to attend the Toys and Games Fair. I enjoyed it this time around because I had my sister to accompany me. We actually got along (mostly because we had no choice as there weren’t other people who’ll look out for us) and because she’s brave and makapal ang fez, I was actually able to kindov tour HK
- I suffered from dengue and was hospitalized. Good thing it wasn’t fatal. Nor did I get blood transfusion. But I was really scared. Doctors and nurses telling you your platelet count was too low will definitely make you paranoid. I actually thought I was going to die, but I guess I’m too evil.
- I left my old job! Haha!
Now onto the more exciting details. Like I said, I finally quit my old job after almost 6months of putting up with a lot of bullcrap. I was supposed to resign in person, but with the hospitalization and everything, I didn’t want to have to go back and be pretentious to the bitch in charge. So I used my illness as an excuse (how evil, muhahaha!) and finally I was free!
Of course, I wouldn’t resign without a backup plan, so for sure I already had a new job waiting for me. I now work as a writer for a PR firm, starting last January 31.
Before I talk about the new job, though, I just need to get something off my chest. It’s actually the reason why I wanted to write this blog, because I was sad for a couple of days because of it.
Why is it that when you get an okay job, better jobs suddenly pour in? A day after I signed my contract with the firm, I suddenly got a call from an awesome fashion magazine. I emailed them a couple of months ago about an opening for the Editorial Assistant post and I never heard from them after. Imagine my shock when the lady on the other end of the line asked me if I already had a job, because the editor in chief wanted me to start working for them immediately. Of course I had to be honest and decline. I mean, I couldn’t leave my current job because 1) I just started. 2) my friend knows the boss and I would be a cause of shame if I suddenly disappear without any word 3) I owe it to my friend who recommended me the job in the first place. So there. It was kind of disappointing because it would’ve been, as Raydon put it, my “gateway into the magazine industry.” If you didn’t know already, working for a magazine and being a successful features writer (and hopefully editor) is my goal in life.
But it doesn’t stop there. The next day, I open my email and a job posting for my DREAM MAGAZINE appeared. They were looking for an editorial assistant, as well. I wanted to kill myself. MY DREAM MAGAZINE, Gadgets Magazine, (I shall name it because I am shameless like that) and I couldn’t apply.
And then just a while ago, another techie magazine called me in for a final interview. I wanted to laugh because they were contacting me six months after my first interview. What the heck. Good thing I didn’t like that magazine too much or I would really have hanged myself. That’s three strikes. I’m out.
Anyway, back to the new job. I just decided to focus on my new career, seeing as I’ve already made my choice. The way I look at it, it’s a new challenge, a new avenue for growth. PR writing is something I always thought that I would never do, but life has a funny way of turning things around, eh?
In all honesty, I can’t really say that my job is great, but so far, things are looking up. I’ve been learning a lot of things even though it’s only been a week, and I’m seeing a lot of opportunities for me to grow as a writer. Sure, there’s a lot of adjustment, as it’s not really like writing for a magazine, but the work is lighter than what I’m used to, although the pressure is still there. Also, I feel as if I would be very busy, because there are a lot of things to do to please the clients.
I’m sleepy, so I’ll just put the nice things about my new job in bullets.
- It’s nearer to my place and the apartment-turned-office is very homey. Plus, there’s a microwave so I can finally re-heat my baon. Also, water is free.
- I’m not restricted to semi-formal wear during Mondays-Thursdays. I can wear jeans if I’m just staying in the office!
- The clients are very interesting, and while they’re asking for a lot in terms of publicity, I feel as if I can take the challenge head on.
- I’ll be interviewing Angel Locsin later tonight! LOL
Lastly, my bosses are being very nice to me so far. Plus, they’re very smart, business-oriented and they definitely know what they’re doing. It’s such a refreshing thing. It’s exactly what I need, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be learning a lot from them.
The only downside is, I’m the only PR writer so if I screw up, there’s no one else to blame. Also, I don’t really jibe with the people in the office. During lunch time, I eat with them, but I have nothing to contribute in their conversations. It’s awkward and so unlike me. I hate not being able to talk with people. Hopefully, though, I’ll warm up to them soon.
So, there. I’m thinking positively about my new job. So far, so good. I hope things steadily get better. Cross your fingers for me, will you?
So sorry if I sound incoherent. I’m really sleepy. 😐