Thursday, July 30, 2009


Midyear reporting has finally concluded, with our consolidated reports presented to the owners. After weeks of pain-staking knit-picking over all possible details of our work, finally, the report is done.

It is because of this numerical balancing act that I have been going home late for the past weeks. I never imagined that I would get to stay in the office til past 3 am. Not in my wildest dreams did I ever stop to consider such possibility. Which is quite odd, considering that my profession is known for unrivaled hours of officework. I guess I just didn't want to entertain the possibility. I can get lazy that way.

Having had very little sleep, I seem jovial enough today, which is quite weird. It's rather out of sync with my personality. It is funny sometimes, that during your time of least sleep, is the time that you are unusually awake and alert. That is exactly my case right now; wide awake and perpetually hungry, but otherwise, I feel fine. Although, I'm suspecting that my current uplifted mood has something to do with Superior's being out of the office, and with other officemates being out as well. I don't like to really dwell on the matter, but the presence of some people clearly put pressure on me.

It does put a strain on a person, the perpetual overtime. And it gets more stressful when, after all the effort and time you exerted, everything goes back to you because the format isn't right. But I don't want to dwell on specifics. The reports are done, and I want it over with. Move on to the next slew of hurdles to tackle.

Up next: Monthend reporting.


  1. Good luck naman sa yo. Take it easy. ; )

  2. working til past 3 am is never good for anyone. unless, of course, if you are working on the night shift. hehe. :)

  3. i know what you mean. i have been an accountant before becoming a lawyer and there are always deadlines to beat.

  4. lack of sleep. with my current reviewee lifestyle, this is one thing i can so relate.

    curious about your job though? did you say you're dealing with numbers as well? are you a CPA perchance?

    last comment to this remarkable blog find. will visit you back after 10 months, once i've finally made the CPA cut!

    wish me luck! hmmkeibye!

  5. I don't know how you do it, but I don't think I'll be able to survive with less than 6 hours of sleep daily, ehehe. I haven't been doing overtime in our office lately, but the stress and workload are driving me bonkers. Which reminds me, I have to buy a lotto ticket. It's my only escape from corporate bondage. Haha.

  6. good luck lagi. basta sa tiyaga at galing siguradong matatamo mo rin naman ang mga gusto mo sa buhay.

  7. @ Tsi: Pwedeng pwede! hehe

    @ Angel: Salamat! I would need all the luck I can get. :-)

    @ Nobe: Agree, It isn't good, especially if you start your day at 9am.

    @ Lawstude: True, there are always deadlines to beat. The problem is, sometimes, the deadlines beat you back. haha!

    Do you ever miss the profession?

  8. @ Lio Loco: Honestly, I don't know how you do it, juggling work and the review. I was fortunate enough to not need to become a working student.

    Yep, guilty on both charges. :-)

    I wish you luck. Kaya mo iyan!

    @ Andy: I don't know how I do it either. I just go to work (not a few minutes late most times) and just push it. It does help, maybe, that I do have insomnia.

    Don't forget my balato after you win the lottery! :-D

    @ The Dong: Salamat Dom! I'm trying to learn as much as I can, so when my train arrives, I'll be ready to ride it. :-)

    @ w.a.i.t: Thanks! I was able to get ample sleep this weekend. :-)


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