Monday, March 11, 2013

Patience




Ang sabi ko dati, kaunting tiyaga lang at magbubunga rin ang katamaran ko. Sino ang mag-aakala na napaka-competitive pala ang makipag-bid ng projects, lalo na at may karanasan at work experience ang karamihan sa mga bidders? At sino ang hindi mafru-frustrate pagkatapos ng mga negotiation na wala rin pala patutunguhan?

Hindi man halata ngunit nagpapanic ako. Nagpapanic dahil nakikita ko ang nangyayari sa workplace at alam ko na kinakailangan ng pagbabago. Nag-intay ako, at umasa na sa bawat pagsali sa bidding, may isa - ang magkakamali (o tatama) na i-consider ang aking proposal. I even had to lower my price and shorten the turn over delivery just to make the cut.

And it worked.

Dumating man ang panahon na muling makabangon ang kumpanya, at ako ay maging tunay at deserving na project manager. Babalik-balikan ko ang isang Lunes ng madaling araw na may isang katrabaho na nagngangalang Allan ang tumawag sa aking telepono upang ibalita na sa amin na-award ang project.










Tatlong oras man ang tulog at laspag ang diwa, pakiramdam ko pa rin ang tamis ng tagumpay.




10 comments:

Lady Datu said...

Elance, Odesk, Freelancer.com etc were my first ventures into online freelancing. Sadly, the "bidding" wars just really isn't for me. :,(

Tim Smithson said...

Gusto ko yang laspag ang diwa, parang ilang lalaki lang gumahasa sayo. hahaha. Tsalap parin, kasi tamis na tamis ka sa tagumpay mo! Hahaha. Impernes uber the gorgeous yang odesk.com sa akin :)

Zion said...

Honestly, you deserve better than $3.29 with the way you write. Nagulat lang kasi ako sa rate na inapplyan mo. pero okay lang yan, kasi nagsisimula pa naman, once you've established your reputation sa Elance, you can demand a rate that you believe you deserve. Welcome to the freelancing world! hehehe :) best of luck!

try checking out thefreelancepinoy, and also linkedin.

JM said...

Zion:

It's an audio transcription job so okay lang. Next month pa ako babalik ulit sa Writing. :)

Thank you.

Tim:

You have an Odesk account? Okay ba dun?

Mistress Datu:

I always lose against the Indians and Pakistanis. Pero okay lang, it's the quality of work that will make the Pinoy's difference. Naks!

So where do you get your clients, Mistress?

MakoyMeister said...

Kapit lang at konting tiyaga pa!

Isang kampai para sa tagumpay!

Lady Datu said...

Puppydog:

Ay, sinabi mo pa with the Indo-Pakistanis! :-w

I guess fortunate lang ako na nakatsamba ako ng regular tutoring job with an American-based company outside these freelance sites. Recently though, may nadiscover akong website na may sort-of bidding din, pero academic homework naman. Pahirapan pa rin lalo na kung normal Math at Science lang yung homework, pero kung higher level na Math or Engineering na halos walang nagbibid, yun yung tinitira ko. It comes once in a while though :(

PS: Tinuloy mo ba yung rinefer ko sayo? :D

Guyrony said...

I was wondering who's this blogger.

Turns out it's you.

New job, new opportunities.

Kudos.

Mac Callister said...

congrats! Parang bongga yan ha :-)

Hustin said...

I did ODesk once. Applied for writing job for a blog. After a trial write-up and too many grammatical errors, I gave up. I guess my blogging skills are not meant for me to earn. hehe.

Go for tagumpay. tagay!

ZaiZai said...

I'm sure you'll do good in this field.

Go go go! :) Congrats :)