Friday, July 26, 2013

Interviews, Promotions, and Life-To-Date Successes

For more than six years, I have been dubbed by my agents and managers as "Suppiestar", a term coined by my agents which I really liked so much, I had the title engraved in my 5th Year Anniversary watch. Today, although I will no longer be using the title now, I am so excited with the new role and new title-- 

Thank you for this opportunity. 
This is a life changing, bawl inducing event in my life. 

PS. I hope my direct reports do not start calling me, SuperMAN. 

This was my Facebook status earlier. So finally, with a cunning little plan of my AVP and Senior Manager, they had me sign the letter and announced to the rest of the team that I am assuming the Manager-Trainee post. 
I knew they were happy tears. 
But they gave me a chance. So still, life to date, I haven't flunked any interviews yet. Or maybe, I'll put it this way, I have always been accepted in the positions/posts I have been applying for, life to date. 
This deserves a Life Event post in my Facebook Timeline. 
Thank you, Universe. You have been very kind to me. I wish to give back sometime. :) 

First, Kapil made me believe that I wasn't doing well with the stats and all that of my current construct and that they need to find my replacement and me to go back to being a Supervisor once again. I panicked, because I don't really know how to respond. I had newbies in my team and that I said I only need more time to improve. Kapil was like, "in this business, time is important. I cannot wait for you." But even so, i was thinking, 3 consecutive months of being top manager with Newbies under my team and you telling me I'm sucking at this? 
Before I even had the guts to say that, he already handed me the papers and I only got to read the beginning which is CONGRATULATIONS! and I'm done. I started crying. 

I was no longer expecting that they would give it since it's been 2 months with no news. I didn't ask anything about it because I didn't want to be aggressive about it when I know that the interview didn't go too well for me. There were a lot of things I wasn't able to answer well, I knew there was a lot that I could have known even before sitting in that room with the AVPs and Senior Managers asking me questions. But like I said in the final interview I had with the HR Senior Manager, it was worth the experience. And as always, I will look at it as a training ground for other massive challenges for me. I was thankful though for the experience of being a Manager OIC since I would never have any other venue to experience that, hence I made the most out of it. 

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