I’m almost in my 8th month of pregnancy now, and baby Zee is starting to become a taekwondo protege (read: strong kicks inside my tummy). It’s getting harder to walk, since she loves to stretch her legs even as I move…
Anyways, just this morning my supervisor asked me when I’m taking a leave. I told her it would probably be on the last week of June, since I’m due on the 27th of that month. I also decided on taking a maternity leave days before my EDD because of the “no work, no pay” rule of the company (add to that the 20% temporary decrease of our salaries, geez).
I asked her if I could do some work at home after I give birth (if I’m allowed 2 months of maternity leave, the second half would be the work-at-home sked) just so I don’t lose the writing groove and at the same time I get at least a portion of my salary. But my supervisor advised me against it, and told me of a rather unfortunate situation a co-employee has experienced when she chose to work at home after she gave birth.
See, the co-employee had the same idea as I did: to do the work at home during the maternity leave. The company did not pay her for the hours she worked on because, they said, that she was currently getting her SSS maternity benefits during the time she worked from home. Seemed like she can’t get both the SSS benefits and the salary at the same time. It was either that or the other.
And yeah, the company does not have benefits other than the government mandated ones. And a health card which is going to expire soon (with only basic coverage to boot, ie, check-ups, prophylaxis).
So there goes the idea to work from home during the latter part of my maternity leave.
Now I’m really itching to start this chocolate business idea of mine. I could do that at home, sell them from home, while I take care of baby Zee.
Sometimes there are just some people who do not know what to do with their time.
Result: they think of really mundane stuff to implement. As if the stuff they think of actually does something positive to, let’s say, the company’s revenue.
I just wish they channel their energies to thinking of something that would really be helpful to everyone. Not to do some stupid things just so they could say they’re doing something.
Enough with the rants.
To sis rors, I’m not sure if you signed up under me in Bukisa, but thanks for being in my network.
Speaking of Bukisa, it’s kinda hard to earn there, especially when the earnings depend on unique views. So far, I’ve posted two articles and have had five unique pageviews. I’ll try to write more, probably write reviews, and see where this goes from here.
I’m almost reaching $1 at MyLot. I know, it’s pretty slow. I guess it’s because I don’t stay long much. $9 more and I can request for my payment. Wonder how long this will take me.
To my friend G, I would like to try Odesk, but I don’t have a constant Internet connection in the apartment (moved out of the house kasi). Will try that one when hubby decides we should get one.
That’s it. See you guys around!