My life evolves on these areas
1. Home / Family
2. Friends : the real ones
3. WORK WORK WORK
I’m not married. I don’t have kids. I’m not committed to anyone. So as you can see, my life is monotonous, boring, routinary, predictable … PERFECTLY BORING. This applies roughly 90% of the time. The remaining 10% represent both pleasant and unpleasant surprises. More often than not, the primary source of surprises is WORK and the WORKPLACE.
Years ago, when I still have a handful of colleagues turned real friends, I have to admit that I’m more updated with both the official and unofficial pieces of information. When I moved to a department that directly reports to the Office of the President & CEO, it unfortunately started the time when my real friends started to find better working opportunities. The tradeoff and the irony at the same time. Even though I’m so near the highest office, my radar to the official and unofficial news at the workplace weakened. Although I found another deadly, reliable, convenient and alternative source. You can easily guess.. FACEBOOK! When something bad happens in the morning, I can easily discover details through my newsfeed. When someone quarrels someone, when someone was forced to resign, when someone gets silently agitated from someone… Facebook serves as my official source of reliable information. I don’t even need to exert any effort. My newsfeed is like a Library that can read my mind and immediately hands out all the information … I need and don’t need to know.
And recently, these are the unofficial turned official news I discovered from my newsfeed
1. Colleague A who happens to be a beauty title holder is accused of engaging to some illicit affair with a married colleague … Only to later learn, I was the last person to discover the issue. Not really a big deal for me because I’m not friends with Colleague A. I don’t have transactions with her. I just remember one incident when she held my parcel for several days. All the while I thought that the inefficient being is the courier. Turns out, my parcel was just sitting in the receiving bin. What I realize here, it takes a negative experience to even know the name of another colleague.
2. A colleague who became a classmate and friend during my graduate school days was forced to resign from his current post…. sad sad sad Graceful exit that is but I feel bad that my colleague’s fate has to end up that way… He got involved to a fiasco that placed other colleagues, who are his real friends, in a bad light. This colleague lost not just his job but his friends. Jobs and careers that were lost can be rebuilt over time. But friendships built over time and shattered in a snap can never be recovered. Time may heal all wounds but the scars left behind would always give that reminder of hate and betrayal. I will not be able to see this colleague again and given the situation, there’s no chance for me to render my farewell. I do hope that he can start a new life and in the future, he can patch up things with the friends he will be leaving behind.
3. The colleague who humorously ranted about her rejected loan application from SSS. I share the same experience and when I tried to track down the chain of events, it boiled down to the fact that the responsible persons at the workplace are not performing their basic task. My anger and disappointment were awakened but before releasing my own sentiments, I saw another colleague who tried to act as a saving angel. The stupidity of this colleague gave me much needed quota of laughter arising from another person’s stupidity. Gaaahd, this colleague did not realize that she is part of the accountability and the status message was a crytpic insinuation of their department’s inefficiency. Facebook particularly personal accounts is a reliable source of feedback. Unfortunately, some people tend to forget that Facebook is not the right avenue to address problems and issues. And sometimes, you need to be wise enough to read hidden meaning on those cryptic status messages.
4. There’s also this Colleague B who has been the subject of everyone’s opinion. Haha Another colleague has performed a self-proclaimed diagnosis to Colleague B. He was saying that Colleague B is always seeking for attention. Maybe it has something to do with how she was raised. Colleague B always feel the need to compete, stand out, protect her self-interest and declare that I AM PERFECTLY RIGHT. Hence, people who are complaining against her are perfectly stupid. I’m not Facebook friends with Colleague B but since we have common friends, it’s not hard to see all the non-sense she is making. 🙂 I’m not stalking her but other colleagues, who have been sharing her attention seeking and gossip magnet status messages, have been effortlessly reaching my newsfeed. In other news, Colleague B shares a resemblance with Colleague A. They belong to the same department and share the same accusation. And yes, Colleague A is also alleged to engage to some extra marital affair with another male colleague. True or not, I don’t care. But I can’t help but think of Colleague B as a presidential daughter turned sister wannabe. Colleague B seem to love exposing herself to all the attention in the world. I will not be surprised if she will hold a presscon at the workplace. Oh wait, she did!!! Pardon the details but her recent issue caused a management committee meeting.
I think I’m getting longer and useless here. 🙂 I’m thinking of creating another blogging series here.
What I discovered in Facebook lately….
Meanwhile in Facebook…
Whatever, I have to say that Facebook has been giving me my much needed and unexpected comic relief… and some reasons to blog hahaha