Jul 22, 2015

All About Resignations

I was reading up on resignations as my husband is planning on moving from one job to the other and I was hoping to be able to properly guide him on the steps.  Here are just some things that I have learned:
1. You need to file a notice of resignation (your resignation letter) 30 days before your intended last day, otherwise the company can sue you for damages.  This is true except for the following just causes:

  • Serious insult by the employer or his representative on the honor and person of the employee;
  •  Inhuman and unbearable treatment accorded the employee by the employer or his representative;
  •  Commission of a crime or offense by the employer or his representative against the person of the employee or any of the immediate members of his family; and
  •  Other causes analogous to any of the foregoing.
2. You are not entitled to a separation pay unless it is specified in your contract.
3. You are entitled to receive your pro-rated 13th month pay.
4. You can ask for a copy of a certificate of employment.
5. You are entitled to a 5-day Service Incentive Leave (SIL). However, if you have already received your vacation leaves, this can already to the compliance to the SIL and you may not get paid for this anymore.

Quitting a job is never easy, especially if you have build good relationships with your co-workers.   However, some employees may decide to leave for want of a higher pay and better benefits.  And you are within your right to resign of you choose to do so.


Jul 14, 2015

My First Run in 2015: 10K Robinsons Supermarket Fit and Fun Buddy Run

Last July 5, I joined thousands of runners in the 8th year of Robinsons Supermarket Fit and Fun Buddy Run. This is my first run in 2015, and I hope it wont be the last. While I am having trouble with my knee due to meniscus (a tear) and metatarsalgia on my left foot, I find joy in the fact that I can still enjoy a good run.  1 hour and 38 minutes is not my best time for a 10K, but my buddy, my eldest son said he was not mentally prepared so we didn't make good time.  I have pictures on all the kilometer marker because that's where I have to wait for him as my buddy, hahahah!

The 10K packet was being sold for P1500 at Robinson's Supermarket but I was able to buy mine for a discounted employee price.  But the loot bag, 2 bags full of groceries, one for each runner, was more than enough the P750 you pay for each one at regular price.  Too bad I didn't have a picture of the contents of the bag.  And there were so many sampling booths and giveaways on the event site.

I hope I can join again next year, and hopefully, I can make a much better time then!