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#21 enteng_kabisote



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Posted 12 September 2005 - 07:40 AM

Hardwork and lot of patience! Love what you do and show passion in it!

A must: stay away from gossipers and rumor-mongerers! Refrain from backstabbers and fair-weathered friends & colleagues. I doubt it, though, considering Pinoy's crab mentality! :angry:

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 03:24 PM

I've had my share of successes and failures:

(1) Never mistake activity for accomplishment, just because you're doing something doesn't mean you're accomplishing something - accomplishments get rewarded.

(2) Take care of your People (function of character)

(3) Continue building competence

(3) Watch your peers, Do what they do plus more

If all fails, there's always LUCK - right boss, right time, right place.....

Just another observation, if you do get promoted, there are only 2 things that can happen....(1) if you deserve it, you excel and grow further and (2) if you don't deserve it, you'll get sick and die. After all, you can only get promoted up to your level of incompetence.

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 11:35 AM

don't base your decisions on its popularity.. it should be a matter of how righteous it is

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 11:24 PM

how do you deal with backstabbers in the office?

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 03:19 PM

Best piece of advice I ever received: cover your ass at all times.

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 02:31 AM

read the dilbert principle

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 12:22 PM

Passion and being politically correct all the time! And work as if you're not working.

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 01:56 PM

Know your job, worry about "your" job, aim high...

I find that no matter how many backstabbers, gossip mongrels, ass lickers etc... as long as you do your job, you'll be ok.

Less talk, less problems...

The workplace practice overseas is very different from the Philippines. You worry about yourself abroad and do not worry about others because they do not worry about you.When it comes to bread and butter, in here there's no such thing as "friends". We also don't have loyalty award programs...and yes, we have more backstabbers here... =)

Edited by strong_cock, 29 September 2005 - 01:57 PM.

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 02:52 PM

Umpisahan ko na ...




Be proactive! :) That's it!

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 11:55 AM


1. DON'T LIE. It's a waste of time. I'm sure to catch you in the end and that's the wrong end.


3. GIVE ME MORE THAT I EXPECT AND I'LL GIVE YOU MORE THAN YOU EXPECT. I can afford to increase your pay only if you increase my profits.


5. DISHONESTY IS NEVER AN ACCIDENT. Good men and women never see temptation when they meet it.

6. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS and in time you'll have your own business to mind.

7. DON'T DO ANYTHING TO HURT YOUR SELF-RESPECT. An employee who is willing to steal for me is willing to steal from me.

8. IT IS NOT MY BUSINESS WHAT YOU DO AT NIGHT UNLESS IT AFFECTS YOUR PRODUCTIVITY DURING THE DAY. If you do only half as much as I expect, you'll last half as long as you hope.

9. DON'T TELL ME WHAT I LIKE TO HEAR. Tell me instead what I need to hear.

10. DON'T KICK IF I KICK. If you're worth correcting, it's because you're worth keeping.

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 11:15 PM

1. first of all, determine your career path. for example, if you're an accounting grad, determine if you will practice that profession or not...

2. then aim high. i suggest you think of the highest position possible like to become a finance director or something.

3. work on that target. work hard, be patient. you may stumble or be disappointed from time to time. it's normal. stay on course, be determined to hit your target.

4. excel in the things you do. exceed you're superior's expectations. do things right the first time, everytime.

5. and of course, pray to God always.

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 02:01 PM

From time to time, I receive text messages from Smart 206 entitled ASENSO TIPS. I don't find it annoying, in fact I almost save it all. Now that I need to clear my inboxes, I think it might be worthwile to post it here to share them with you:

1) Never come in late at the office, then leave early. Ang dating sa boss mo kasi, hindi ka na interesado sa trabaho mo.

2) Keep up with business trends. Magbasa ng best selling business books and magazines para may insight ka for the next big thing. Then pitch your idea.

3) Wag mong gastusin ang mga don't-touch-your-bonuses mo. Start a retirement fund early. Iwan mo sa banko at hayaan mo lumago. Masosorpresa ka.

4) Doing you job is good, but brushing up on your skills is better.Mag-seminar or take courses on a regular basis to improve your skills set.

5) A positve attitude helps a lot on staying on the job. Pag negative ka, nakaka-annoy lang sa iba. Reward yourself, even your little accomplishments.

6) Stop being a perfectionist. Somewhere along the way, may mangyayaring unexpected. Don't obsess about the details kung ayaw mo ma-stress ng todo.

7) While at work, chickahin mo ang ibang empleyado in other departments, not just the ones you work with. Malay mo makaka-trabaho mo rin sila in the future.

8) Pwede mo i-simplify ang work mo when you write it down. Have a to-do list, tapos make a time-line. Mag delegate ng workload, if possible.

9) To save time, gumawa ng form letters on your computer. From proposasls to thank you notes, para insert new names and dates ka na lang - quick & efficient!

10) Dapat may evaluations para sa employees at least once a year. Kung di common practice sa office mo, ask a supervisor for a feedback.

11) Office gossip is unavoidable. Wag kang mag-umpisa ng tsismis. If you do and get caught, be ready for the consequences of your actions.

12) Deadlines are meant to be taken seriously. Tapusin mo agad para hindi ma-delay ang iba waiting for you. Be consentious of your work.

13) Make friends at work, not enemies! Baka ma-surprise ka na lang na today's enemy is your boss tommorow.

14) Lagi ka bang naghahagilap ng pen especially when you need it the most? Invest in a dozen inexpensive pens. Ilagay sa isang tray near your work phone.

15) Stmulate creativity - daydream at work. Mag-isip ng wild ideas, tapos write it down in your notebook. Gamitn sa next brainstorming.

16) Never say "That's not part of my job description". Iisipin ng boss mo na wala kang initiative at hindi good sign yun.

17) Your desk says a lot about your personality. Pero kung wala kang personal items sa desk mo, it shows your stay on the job is only temporary.

18) Organize email correspondences. Gumawa ng folders na may DO, AWAITNG ANWER, READ, & REFERENCE. Mas magiging eficient at maiiwasan ang email overload.

19) If a high profile job is being offered and nobody wants to take it, ikaw ang mag-volunteer. Nai-impress ang mga boss sa mga risk-takers.

20) Para di ma-bore sa ginagawa sa office, change the order in which you handle your task daily. Switch mo yung pang-morning, gawin mong pang-afternoon.

21) Spread goodwill in the office. Leave words like - Great Job on co-workers desk. Draw smiley faces on post-it notes. Gawin mas-fun ang work environment!

22) One of the golden rules if you work on a computer is: Make back-ups, Gumawa ng extra copy ng lahat ng files and documents in case of fire or theft.

23) Wag mahihiya - improve your public speaking. Useful ito pag client representations. Dapat you grab their attention the 1st 60 seconds, make it interesting.

24) Want to improve yourself on the job? I-enhance mo ang skills mo sa negotiation, conflict resolution, time management, and project management.

25) Dagdagan ang skills set mo by approaching someone senior in your organization to become a mentor. Dapat di mo boss, but someone you can respect at work.

26) If your job involves dealing with international clients, learn a foreign language. These days, mas valuable ang employee na maraming alam na languages

Edited by mason_rod, 15 November 2006 - 02:02 PM.

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 04:18 PM

it seems all of us have similar experiences...

there are only two things we need:

1. regardless of what your job is, you must first decide what you want to become. establish your target!
(there were rags to riches stories like: bank janitor became their president; waiter became franchise owners.)

2. stay focused in achieving what you have decided to be

you may need the following skills as your tools in item no. 2:

a. build up your x/+ factor
x/+ factors are the qualities that makes you "angat" sa iba!
examples are:
"going the extra miles" - others may leave at exactly 5:00PM but you stay
"walk the talk" - others may not show up because of the rain or flood, but you do!
"smiling under pressure" - you don't want to fool yourself, but you certainly don't want to ruin your day either -- you still need to have some energies to keep up the pace! giving in to pressure drains lots of energy!

b. learn the rules of the game
this will help you know when and how you can bend these rules to your advantage
"alam mo nang mainit ang ulo ng boss mo, inasar mo pa!"
eto na 'yong mga typical na maririnig mo: "hindi man lang inisip na nakaka sakit na siya ng damdamin!" or "bago man lang siya gumawa ng hakbang, sana inisip man lang muna niya!"
study the weaknesses of your backstabbers, your bosses, clients, etc. and hit them hard on that spot! so hard that they may even thank you for it!
make your backstabbers on your side - magagaling silang kakampi /
make those tsismoso/tsismosa on your side - magagaling silang taga depensa mo

c. staying focused means avoiding distractions
whatever the whole world says [tsismis] against you, you know who you are
A = A even if the whole universe says A = B. Why get hurt if you know the Truth!

d. bring a plant in the office to keep you reminded of a living inspiration
look at some similarities.

the roots = learning
when we were kids, we were growing up "absorbing" and learning things around us
when we are new to the company we are "absorbing" and learning things around us

the stem = strength
when we were teen agers, we were pasaway we "know" better than our parents
in the office, sometimes our "sungay" grows longer than our years of stay.
then we realize we are alone

the leaves = cooperation
then we decide that we need them afterall
then we realize how easy it is reaching the goal

the fruits = sharing
then we decide to pass this knowledge to those who are willing to take them!


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Posted 05 February 2007 - 07:52 AM

how do you deal with backstabbers in the office?

Part of he office environment anywhere you go. Nothing to worry if you are competent. The key is to benchmark yourself to able to gauge your ability. Your performance is your best testimonial.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:46 AM

Para sa akin kung gusto mo mag ka sahod ng worth 30t plus you must work like 30t, kasi if you work on your level of salary, then you just get what you deserved, kay work hard para di ka manatili sa mababang posisyon!

PS, you should "walk ure talk" ika nga!

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 05:05 AM

no bs .. being a golfer helped me a lot

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 12:20 AM

I was invited to a company once, selling stuff here and there, and I wasnt really that type of guy who would plan working there, so after leaving, their branch manager invited me for dinner instead. He was asking as to how this and that work, so I shared some advice to him and to some of his staff..

1) Use your charms- I know its stupid and it breaks work ethics, but if your planning to be at the top, I suggest you do so, be as cunnning and ruthless as ever, be assertive but not too much and always play a poker face. Never mix emotions with your work but never be emotionless as well, its not good that you try to be the Bosses' pet, but it works well.

2) Quid pro quo-I scratch your back, you scratch mine, if your planning to work late, better have someone to help you, share ideas, and waits for you to finish your work. As for "workstabbers", wait for karma to react. Most of the time if you hit something hard, it hits back, someone would definetely get fired for pushing back, but are you glad that its not you?

3) Learn the ways through the game- Both its legal and the you-know-what. For instance, in working in an add business, the one who knows more and has more talent often gets a bigger piece of the cake, while pointy nose nerds often has the smallest share, gentlemen, if your thinking of that youngest brother who has the last piece in a family, its true, its mostly the same, the game is the same offcourse. The workplace is like a family, those who works hard gains credit, those who works late gets appricated in the morning and those who often practice being the Teacher's pet often has an easy lifestyle.

4) Look the look- Now that you act the part, its time to have the look. Its obvious that the person who acts and looks like a corporate businessman often is the 1st to get employed, and its true that a person with the greatest record often gets employed, its true, but some people who often have a great record are often been beaten at employment by their "Look good" counterparts. Its the corporate world, and people with too much knowledge are often the ones who are "overqualified" for the job, so always act your place, be a good listener as well as poised.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:21 AM

I am affiliated with a professional services firm. I follow these things:

Sharpen your skills and always aim to do a little bit better on your next task.

Look for ways to make yourself more efficient.

Research, research, research.

Read the works of the greats in your field and emulate (or better still, surpass) them.

Work with the best.

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 07:17 PM

kelangan jan ng maraming pakitang tao
and politics
and ofcourse hardwork
pero last na yun hardwork i think

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:06 PM

Keep your nose clean and always cover your ass. :thumbsupsmiley:

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