04 February 2010

no sense of relief


have you ever been so deep in work that you feel as if there's no end? i'm sorry for ranting but i just got home and am feeling very very (one more) very exhausted. it's not that i don't like the job, it's just that the work is piling on everyday. i've recently had no sense of relief or satisfaction at the end of the day as i've accomplished so little (or i feel as if it's little). 

what is my job anyway? to anyone not familiar with this business, i am one of the "night critters"...i work at a call center and have been for the past 4 years. people may ask if i'm not getting sick and tired of working nights -- welp, people will be surprised at this but i actually like the schedule. it keeps me away from the traffic and the heat of the sun.i am actually sleepier when i work during the day (this is based on training schedules where it's on regular working hours - am to pm). not to mention, the pay is much bigger with the night differential. i'm a supervisor and have been handling teams of 12 - 20 for almost 3 years. what i love about handling people? helping them become better people -- not just at work but also how they view and take life. and seeing that light switch in their eyes when they realize they've done a good job and that they can actually do a good job. you see, most people who work in a call center as agents are what you call "meantime" people... 70-80% of the agents work there because they haven't figured out or are in the process of getting what they want to do for the rest of their lives. so some don't care much and some just come in for the sake of getting a job. i'm saddened by those people because they end up wasting their life away -- afraid to take risks, some even afraid to have a goal and aim at career growth. i try as much as possible to help them realize their goals. and when they do, i feel like a million bucks. 

don't get me wrong. this is only my 'day' or shall we say 'night' job... my goal in life? to start a clothing line and eventually, be a beach bum. LOL. as of now, i'm working my ass off to save enough money for those.

just a quick post of my necklace collection. there's a quick peak of my earrings but then that's another story..haha!

white top - mom's closet
black and white floral skirt - thrifted
black croc belt - props
black polka tights - macua street market
black peep-toe booties - celine
long watch necklace - hk gift shop
gun-metal cuffs - props
rings: orange howlite - dane's give-away | white - props

ps. i changed my header...what do you think?

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Devina said...

Wow... Lovely outfit...

Loved the top and the skirt so much...

You look stunning in that mute outfit...

Jing said...

wow!nice collection.bungga!love them!

your skirt is lovely.dugay nako nangitag skirt na floral sa ukay ba,but im not lucky enough.:(
you look pretty in here.

p.s. i love your hair. :)

Andy said...

Aah, clothing line. every fashionista's dream. I want one myself. hope things would be better at work m'dear!


megara said...

love the header!!

love your skirt.

and yes, i love that our hair is similar!! yours is so beautifully curly!


kate maggie said...

I love your skirt! Your necklace collection is so so nice.

You look lovely as always :)

em.me.ma said...

nice necklaces!!


Tuesdai Noelle said...

Hey Gizelle,

....yeah, I feel you on all. And I noticed the new header yesterday late.....NICE. I have my own business, that I've been at for 4 years now. Check it out http://designsbytuesdai.com

Hope you get some rest.... cute necklaces. And good luck with the career move, you have fashion style that'll drop'em dead. I say go for it, I support!!

Anonymous said...

you go girl. i admire your work ethic -- go chase your dreams and i'm certain we'll see your clothing company materialize!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

the pattern on that skirt is just rad!!
you look amazingly youthful and fresh--props to you for supervising! you dress the part, but you have one of those eternally young countenances!

michellehendra said...

i love booties!


Julia said...

Interesting perspective on your job. Pretty necklaces, too!


Rosie said...

First off, HOLY NECKLACES. Geezum Girl!
Second off, I'm glad that you're content with your job. Its tough to come by these days believe me! Good luck with your fashion endeavors and thanks for your lovely comment!

DaMnViXeN said...

ur truly a leader.. all sups should be like you.. ive honed alot of my skills when i was a CSR with a lot of prodding of course.. kudos to you girl for inspiring a whole bunch!

I envy your accessories its like a bazaar in there heehhe..

The ViXeN's LaiR

Ali said...

Love that skirt, and about your necklace collection.. can I strategically steal it?

Eden said...

beloved G. have i told you already how adorable you are? i so love your style sensibilities. and you outchic everyone in your CC, fo sho! and me jealous of your bling collection ha..

btw what do you say to a blogger meetup in cebu? that should be fun!


deanne said...

i love your necklace collection pay. waaaa.. me wants them!

..and if you'll start your own clothing line, ill be your loyal customer :D

Tabitha said...

The necklace collection is diviiine. I have lots of mine just hanging in my room as well!

Jeje said...

Lovely skirt :)

About your work, I really think night shift is better because less traffic, no heat, and it's the best time to drink coffee. Hehe!

You have awesome necklaces, btw :)


Nathalie said...

This skirt has such a wonderful pattern. And those necklaces are gorgeous!!

CHICMUSE said...



Anonymous said...

i've already linked you dear... ohhhh i want those necklacee....^^

Velire said...

oooh i love your skirt and belt!! :D i love how a belt always comes in handy. :)

im more of a night person too as well and ive also always wanted to try out as a call center agent but not for the pay. more for the experience and people say it is fun, i think it is. :)

I adore your necklace collection.

Zanah said...

Love the print of your skirt :) Mon Mode Blog

SogniSorrisi said...

Great outfit and necklace collections. I am necklace obsessed.

eveline fashion-diary said...

i love your vintage skirt and amazing colletion of jewellery. i'm so jealous when i look at it ;)


Sabine said...

It sounds like you are really good at your job. I guess we are all some times exhausted from the daily grind. Sometimes I'm so tired that I don't even want to blog anymore. Then I'm really worried :-)

Rianna Bethany said...

Love the patterns on the skirt
Rianna Bethany

The Style Rider said...

Love your skirt..
how about this...we have a giveaway where your lovely readers get your necklaces.
Just kidding but seriously jealous!

Tabitha said...

Oh my god i just realized we have the same elephant necklace!!!

DaMnViXeN said...

shared with you my first blog award ^^ because your blog is love.. haha it rhymes!
claim it here

Diana said...

That skirt is gorgeous, and I love your necklace collection.

G&M said...

you look adorable

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i've been needing a wide black belt like that for some time. i love it in the crocodile!
xoxo alison

Kristin said...

Love your finger candy!!

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