Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sin Series 1: The Sin of Envy (1)

Envy (also called invidiousness) is best defined as an emotion that "occurs 
when a person lacks another's (perceived) superior quality, achievement, 
or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it."
- from Wikipedia

A couple of months ago, I committed the sin of envy.

As I saw the certificates being handed out to some of my colleagues, I asked myself, why am I not receiving those? My stats were well above average. I'd even like to think I was among the top people on the floor. Yet, why didn't I get any of those certificates?


Ever since I moved from QC to Shaw/Ortigas, I made it a point to work on my numbers. True that, even when I was in QC, I was already on the management's radar. Then again, I suspect it was only because of my extra-curricular showings for the account.

Trust Ternie, they said. He delivers.

To be objective about it though, my numbers were just so-so while I was in QC. It was more of a hit-and-miss thing. Sometimes, I'd end up with a perfect scorecard. Sometimes I'd barely make it. "He can develop more consistency," wrote a senior manager in the evaluation for my regularization.

I value feedback, so the moment I hit the office in Shaw/Ortigas, I took to heart what I read in the evaluation.


If there's one thing I'm confident of, it's that I posses a facility for the spoken language of English. I could rapport, cajole, beg, and flatter myself almost out of any situation with whomever calls in. Looking back, I could only think of one or two persons on the floor that match up to my communication skills; probably another one or two whom I consider my superior. As my QA said, I make an impact on the customer - almost always for the better.

That, along with the drive to stabilize my stats, lead to my best showing so far. Soon, I was head-to-head with the tenured top performers. Soon, I was the top performer.


  1. Well?!?!?!

    Don't leave us hanging. Where's Part 2?!?!?

    *typical impatient, demanding, self-entitled internet user*

  2. ok lang yan, siguro next time you will receive those certificates

  3. Ruddie: hold your horses! :P

    Lone: oh well, ganun talaga :(

  4. Madame, where's your next installment?

  5. No certificates can ever value your worth, especially at work. Isn't it shallow to measure up your performance by a mere piece of paper? Work on the numbers. Perform and deliver. Plus stay beautiful.

    (Sheesh, drama queen!)


  6. City: when i want to be, hell, yeah! :P

    Mugen: ermmm, soon? hihihi

    Caloy: Plus stay beautiful.

    cory quirino, isdatchu?

    kulang na lang kove and light! hahaha

  7. nasa iyo ang himala, Ternie. Nasa iyo!

  8. Ewan: ate guy, nagbalik ka spotlight! lolz

    Caridad: hindi. ikaw ang himala't nabuhay ka! haymishooo mwah

  9. anong pecha na kuya? nasan na karugtong? hehe

  10. ako na lang magbibigay ng certificate sayo
    that counts for something, diba

  11. Raft3r: naman e. baka kiligin ako nyan. eeeeee :P