Saturday, February 2, 2008

Several Other Wings Submerges

Chopping, chopping, chopping, and look-y look-y what I chopped:

The video/file had lots of interesting and intense words but this one felt like being slapped with a newspaper! So me chooses this one!

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Yet again, another elimination day for the reality show that is my account. Two days after the second purge, we lost several teams, yet again. (What else is new?)

Our “supposed to be” life saver, Voice Text, wasn’t totally eliminated, they’re left two agents. Wow, a shocker! Leo’s safe though and he’ll be returning to Offline.

Real Time Captioning or Voice Writing also got the boot, which means Kibi, originally one of us, was a casualty. I thought that I was the only Batch 17 left in the “show” but thankfully, they retained Uncle Roi. (Although, you can’t really call it gratefulness when they demote you back after assigning you supervisory responsibilities) Whoop!

Customer Care: two casualties. We hardly knew ye.

[Breathe! Breathe! You need to sit for this one]

And for the biggest shocker of them all: our QA team was totally eradicated. This was really disturbing. Over and over again we’ve said that we’re expecting this. But removing quality assurance in an account is just total loco! I’m only close with one QA, that’s you Keem, but still, you can’t dismiss the fact that that’s QA you’re axing! Whew. (Salutations to the QA Supervisor for choosing to go down with her team rather than stay behind!)

The two former supervisors of ET/GT, who were supposed to be squeezed into the remaining teams, got their pink slips too. (Now’s a good time for a glass of water)

And finally, the most stable team, we believe it to be, will be going bye-bye next week. Broadcast, consists of NPR and ABC, will just finish this one job and they might go straight to their General Assembly, which is scheduled sometime next week! Are you kidding me? They’re supposed to be the Boston Celtics of T&C!

What happens to my team now? They say we’re intact. They say we’re the only team generating income for the account. They assured us that we’re not going anywhere. They say that we’re the best of the best. Then again, that’s what they said to the QA team.

Lots have already happened and I still have one more work day, tomorrow.
Good thing I’m looking forward to this one big session for us victims. Hoping that everyone might join!

Nuff said!

3 comments:

nightsky said...

I’m only close with one QA, that’s you Keem, but still, you can’t dismiss the fact that that’s QA you’re axing! Whew. (Salutations to the QA Supervisor for choosing to go down with her team rather than stay behind!)

Too bad it was only recently I became close with a couple of you guys (that would be you and Kadz).

Hands down to Anna's decision to stick with us. Very seldom do you find one like her. For me, she's the epitome of professionalism.

Good luck with you, guys. I hope you don't get axed.

Ma-Anne Escobar said...

did they allow mommy anna? she volunteered but i think the queen bee did not allow her to because there were "still" agents "left"

anyway, i don't believe anything that comes out of the mouth of the queen bee. she said a lot, she made so many promises, but look what happened to our teams?

Kadz said...

Too bad it was only recently I became close with a couple of you guys (that would be you and Kadz).

Thanks Kim! We're headed there soon. Everything was run poorly since the beginning, and some of the people who left (including past supervisors) could attest to that.

Now nobody's left, even with offline. I'm left to do transcription now of three 15-minute files. This is what I'll be doing the entire day. Good luck if the clients would even want to have work done by us now that we're returning over-TAT captions.

[Sighs]