Galleon.ph, the company that aims to take online shopping in the Philippines to new heights. And as what the tagline says, ‘Discover, Share and Buy products not available in the Philippines’, bringing Filipinos access to must-have products unfortunately not available to us. Today marks the last day of our stay here. Everything really comes to an end. Now’s the time for us to go ashore.
Started out as a late comer to the deck, we have this feeling that we’re much welcome to come aboard the ship. Awkward start though that I and Bucad first came from another company which is just its sister company. We’ve got evicted there, and now there’s this Galleon.ph that caught us the moment we fall from this very unfortunate life’s event. Hesitation first came to my senses. I was like ‘WTF, my communication skills suck! What will I do there? It’s an e-Commerce site so more or less, I’ll gonna go talk and talk the whole coarse.’ Later did I know that we’re brought there by mastersh*t to be somewhat like a tech support to the company. And I was like again ‘Shit! I don’t take much time and effort to our networking class back then.’ This, I guess, my hatest part of being an IT student, this expectation that you must be good enough in doing stuff related to networking. I’m sick of the words LAN, configure and the likes. This is not really my field of interest. Rate it from 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, I could say that my level of expertise when it comes to networking is zero.
Good enough though that we started in this company doing tasks that are the ones they do to make the business work. Not to elaborate much since it’s kinda confidential, happy that we’re given the chance to atleast experience how e-Commerce works in real life, learnt to appreciate more our e-Commerce subject back then.
Programming task then came afterwards. Still has this emotional hangover from the previous company we’ve been before. Having this feeling that programming is really not for me or maybe I wasn’t that ready during those times. Bitter at first, really really bitter, but when asked to when would be our deadline to finish the stuff, I driveled saying ‘Friday’, exactly just a week to complete this task. Damn! what the hell came into my mind to say that? Fool. really damn fool. But really really lucky that we’ve met that mind-wrecking deadline. To some considerations afterwards, we were given more time to make the program somewhat perfect and efficient. I’m happy seeing Ms. Fe using that program, glad to be able to help someone’s work easier to some extent. Then after we’ve finished the program, we’re back to do previous tasks we’re doing. Then came also some networking stuff which I said earlier, this misconception about IT students. But anyway, some of the tasks we did relating to networking are quite okay now, able to fix some unfixed stuff. :)
What I’ll really gonna miss here in this company is the people I’ve get along with the entire time. The kinda oldie staff that are cool enough to share loud laughs whenever there’s something really’s worth laughing at, other interns who are also awesome to bond with, no competitions exist. Everything was just cool, though there are times also that are not really okay. Lines like ‘Kuya, walang net’, ‘Ang bagal naman ng net’, ‘Kuya, paayos naman ng LAN ko’, really did annoy me, but for sure I’ll gonna miss those. Everything and everyday gets a smooth-sailing ride.
Gonna miss also the captain of the ship, our boss. There’s this forcefield that every time he comes near us, I was like always buffering and worse, speechless. Every morning I open my skype, there’s a message that always pops on my screen, new task to accomplish since I and Bucks don’t have a stable task to do. And what I’ll really gonna miss is that, these infamous two sentences he always says: ‘Na-sushoot ba?’ and ‘Ibato mo kay ______.’ Hahaha:) What a music to our ears. It gives us good vibration every time we hear those phrases. He’s really cool though. And to sum it up, I wish I could find a boss as good, awesome, approachable and nice as him in the future.
Now we’re gonna go back again to school. Time again to do school stuff, finish requirements in order for us to graduate. Recalling what Sir Donald always tells us, ‘Welcome to the world of unemployed.’ We’re gonna be unemployed again. But to this, I could say that I really had a good time, good experience and good memories to cherish for a long time. :)
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