Today is Claudia’s first day of work.
It feels like it is her first day in school. At least for me.
I woke up before 6am and I waited for her to wake up. She woke up early too. And I thought she’s probably excited.
But when she went out of her room she was in her tennis outfit. I asked her where she was going and she told me she was going to Polo Club to play tennis. I got nervous since it was her first day. She told me she was going to play tennis first and she will be back by 7:30. Her office is at 8:30.
When I first found out she got accepted in this job a lot of things went to my head. I was so nervous and scared for her.
And that is because I’m scared of office politics.
I experienced the worst office politics known to mankind. For those who doesn’t know yet, when I first came to Manila I worked in a travel agency. I had fun there. I loved my officemates. We were like family. I worked there for 4-5 years until there was an opening in a U.S. offshore airline. I applied and I got accepted.
Our office was a general sales agent for a U.S. Airline. This airline already closed down in the late 90’s.
Dude, I had the worst time there. The secretary of our boss was a monster. She gave me hell. Not only me but the whole office. She acted like she was the freaking boss.
I remember one time I couldn’t take it anymore and I had a screaming match with her in the middle of the day, in the middle of our office. I blacked out and screamed at her on top of my voice: “ang pangit mo, ang pangit pa ng ugali mo!”
I worked in that office until I got pregnant with Vinny. Then TB told me to quit.
I am scared for Claudia ’cause you cannot avoid office politics. I know she can handle it cause Claudia is tough. But the thing is, this is something I don’t want her to go through.
Before she left for the office I took her picture. I told her to have fun and to remember everything I told her.When she left I felt so lonely and so did Schumi. He literally jumped in the couch with me and laid down in my pillow.Good thing I was scheduled to have lunch with an old friend that I haven’t seen for a long time. We only see each other during our birthdays. This was my birthday lunch with her.
It is always nice catching up with old friends.
After lunch Vinny asked me to run an errand for him.
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