After a not-so-good experience with the previous immediate superiors I’ve had last quarter of 2014 plus a surprise little angel in 2015, end of 2016 was the start of my comeback in the HR field. It took a lot of guts to accept a supervisory position without me having a chance to be one before. Yes I had worked with teams and spear-headed some activities but having your own “assistant” and leading your own department were one of toughest challenges I had accepted that time. It’s like I’ve also made myself as bait, ready to be eaten by rude sharks anytime they want. I was bitten but never did I allow ‘em to eat me. NEVER.
Then there came creating policies and benefits for the employees. Too bad that my previous boss and I “were not on the same page” (as what she always says) that’s why I needed to leave and look for a better home. It was not a healthy environment as well because my integrity as HR was challenged. I could not take it anymore.
April 2016, I found PULP. I got excited when I realized that the “Dyosa” who interviewed me was the very same person I imitate whenever I sing “Pangarap Lang Kita” by Parokya ni Edgar. After the interview, I felt connected somehow because I love music (although the genres I listen to are mostly Pop, RnB and Hip-Hop). I was astounded that this company has already brought some of the artists I know and I got excited to be part of the team.
May 2, 2016 was my first day. It has been a year and it felt just like yesterday. My first months were not easy (as always) because a lot of people were expecting me to do this and that. It was also hard to implement new processes and change the old ways but as HR, I guess that’s one of the things you need to have, to be FIRM. There were times I felt like it’s me against the world but heck I care so long as the new rules I implemented were approved by the boss… it’s up to them to follow or not.
I was the BAD guy. I think I still AM for some but I value more the THANK YOUs from employees who APPRECIATE the changes I’ve brought (Special shout out to “her” who never failed to say thank you even for the grocery items she received last Christmas). I value the simple “thank you” from the President which I never expected he would actually say in front of many and how VP trusts my judgment for certain important things. More than the free concerts and other perks of being employed at PULP, I love my career because I do MATTER. ☺
I dont know how long shall I stay but it amazes me that I survived a year! HAPPY WORKSARY, Tine! 😁🎈🎉