I was a certified technobobo back then. Every time I remember my first job “embarrassing” experience, I still laugh about it.
But I always had an excuse, I’m not inclined with computers or anything related to it. I was an Engineering student, unfortunately I wasn’t able to finish the last year when my father lost his job. I felt the need to take over, that’s why… And even if we had computer subjects, they were so basic, and the computer units were limited. There were 3 students sharing in one PC, so I didn’t bother to touch even two letters from the keyboard. It was me taking the notes down for the group reports, whatever.
I did a night shift for the first week of my first job – in the Purchasing Department. Store keeping paper and other related works were delegated to me. That night our GM stayed back in the office, he approached me and handed over a floppy diskette and said that he needed those docs to be printed. I had no chance to reason out as he walked out of the office immediately. It was already 10pm at that time. I had no choice but to call my colleague who was a year senior in that company. The conversation went like this:
Me: Tita Joy, saan ko ba isasaksak itong floppy, saka paano po?
Tita Joy : *She clearly explained and told me where and how*
Me : *I managed to insert the floppy* but when I was trying to open the file, I couldn’t get hold of the arrow hahaha! I again asked her “Tita Joy, di ko mahuli ang arrow, bakit ayaw? Ang dulas pa”.
Tita Joy : Hulihin mo muna kasi ang mouse, dear.
And then we both laughed…
Whenever I remember that incident, I always find myself getting a good laugh. Recalling how much I have already learned and gained for the past 10 years. And I still am learning… I don’t get tired of asking and trying and trying and trying… until I get it done almost perfectly.