今日は良い日ではない!

Today is not a good day…
kyo wa yoi hi de wa nai

Started the day annoyed due to an stupid mundane activity that I must do. This morning, I was rudely reminded of one reality in my career. Seven years after a fruitful stint writing stories for lifestyle and Metro from leading newspapers, I am writing a pathetic excuse letter for one of the underlings. From reporter to glorified PA. The story of my life, people.

I was truly pissed off deep inside. I can’t help thinking why can’t these people learn to write basic business letters, for their effing sake! There I was, in my cutesy Japanese styled porma for the day writing an excuse letter for danged german measles.

As early as 12 noon, I am so convinced that this day is going to the dogs.

True enough, by 1PM one of the pseudo intellectuals was on my team’s case. I wanted to stuff my planner unto his mouth just to make him stop his useless yapping. By 2PM, I was nursing a full blown migraine and ready to commit murder. Half a day at work and I am already damned psychotic. It’s gonna be a happy, happy day 🙂

This is the tragedy of being nothing but a paid hack, the bottom feeder on the corporate ladder. Yeah, I got to wear nice clothes, eat really great food and go to some awesome place. But at the end of the day, I am paid to think and paid to produce something, anything even the most baka task possible. Sometimes, I look at some blogs and see all the great things some people get to do for a fee. And then I assess myself and I immediately go into a lonely rant on how miserable life can be sometimes.

So, anyway — yeah still at the office. Overtime does wonders not only for my bank account but on my sanity as well.

4 Replies to “今日は良い日ではない!”

  1. hey there. first off, here’s a *big hug* from me to you. hope you’re feeling better since that crappy day.

    i used to feel like that in airphil. kasi nga naman i know i can do more pero i’m made to serve a certain someone who has been elevated to the position of “manager” pero super fail naman when it comes to letter writing (hay, don’t even get me started on her sentence construction!) not that it’s the only thing you need to be manager…malay ko ba if she has some redeeming qualities? *cough*as if!*cough*

    i think things are better now with the new work kaso, i’m still doing slave work. a slave pero with better pay & better working conditions hehe! like you, i guess i’m still searching for that passion that will drive my life & will make me happy. at least you know what you like, ako i haven’t got a clue. i guess for now, let’s just stay positive. remember the secret! our day is going to come! and when it does, we can both turn to these a-holes & say: “bite me!”

    love the photo of your cat btw! parang she’s (girl nga ba?) off to battle!

  2. Also…and please don’t think I’m making you inis ha? Ishare ko lang..may employee benefit dito na “educational”..for ex. may anak ka, you can submit a receipt of yung tuition & the company will reimburse it–depends on your level yung amount that will be reimbursed to you. You might say, eh how about the single folks? Or the childless ones? Meron din educational benefit, for ex. I want to learn driving lessons or enter a language school, I just need to submit an OR & the office will reimburse the equal amount (full ang reimbursement if like me, lowly employee ka lang). Basta skill ang pagaaralan mo, puede. Galing no? I thought of you kasi I read your post about wanting to go back to learn Japanese. Ang ganda sana nito if your company had something like this. I want to learn nga, may benefit nga, but I’m not getting my butt off to work on it. Hopefully, I will in the future.

    1. Wow!
      The Empire do really know how to take care of its citizens.
      I’m so happy for you Fizzy — that’s a good benefit.Why don’t you use it then? Take the opportunity to learn Japanese, French or Italian?

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