If I’d ever get a tattoo, I want it to look exactly like this. (via mariodrome)
If I’d ever get a tattoo, I want it to look exactly like this.
L.A. Bakeshop pandesal + cream cheese + egg + steaming cup of choc = perfect combination for breakfast in this rainy weather
Second to the last day at Hyder Consulting Middle East Ltd. - Manila Regional Headquarters
“Secondment for 2 months. Kill me now.” That’s what I tweeted a week ago. That’s what I felt like saying when I received our Audit scheduler’s email containing secondment of two staff. I was included. It meant I would be deployed to be a temporary employee of a private company, one of my firm’s outsourcing division’s clients. The client has the option to extend the secondment for another month.
At that moment, I felt like slack season has taken its toll on me. After busy season, I was not forecasted to another audit client. For one month I was assigned as a staff for an agreed-upon procedure engagement. In the succeeding months after the hellish busy season, I found myself busy keeping up with my to-watch movies and series list. Many times, I would go to work and surf the net all day and pretending to be hectic while trying to conceal the video player on my laptop. I can honestly say I’ve experienced almost all the perks of being unassigned.
Secondment is what I and my officemates have been frightened of. It’s not that it’s more nerve-wracking than audit. It’s the similarity of a spaceman going to Mars. Your contact to the “world you used to live in” is pretty thin.
I dreaded the probability of not being updated of what’s happening in the office, not be able to eat together with dear officemates, and what I consider the most crucial, the possibility of losing my audit skills and knowledge.
However, I came to realize that this secondment is the slap in the face that I needed. I was in a very good firm and I needed to be productive. The firm pays me for my time charges and in return I must contribute to its growth.
Growth. This is the very reason I entered the firm. And what better way to look this secondment as an opportunity to grow and learn new things.
It’s not at all that bad to be seconded to a private company especially the one that I am deployed to. It’s an international engineering consulting firm, boasting projects which included the current tallest building in the world. I could not ask for more.
I am exposed to a whole new environment where I barely knew the employees. I was ecstatic when I found out I have my own area. It’s very exciting to meet new people and establish ties with them. And thank God, my officemate and good friend for a very long time who was also seconded is with me in the process.
Learning how to do the tasks of a private employee especially the technical part is tedious and challenging. To blend in on a different culture is another thing. But it’s all a matter of perspective.
Right now I’m enjoying every bit of this new experience. I hope this feeling will last until my last day in the client.