Cheers to another year of life!

I aged another year yesterday. And I hate the fact that I'm aging too fast yet it doesn't show, lol. Still, I'm thankful for another year God has given me. I'm fortunate I've spent my day with my loved ones; except for my dad who's overseas and my Mommy La who passed away last year (but I know she watches over me all the time). I'm blessed for having a very understanding and supportive family, a job that pays for my needs and wants, and a happy life. I just wish I grew a little bit taller!

Like Crazy (2011)


Directed by: Drake Doremus
Starring: Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin

It's a story about a British young lady, Anna (Jones), who studied in L.A. and fell in love with Jacob (Yelchin). Things were well until they had to be separated because of Anna's student visa issues. She had to go back to England and Jacob stays in America. So, we're dealing about long distance relationship here. Yes, it was easy at first. Eventually, they had to encounter problems and find one's differences.

Why good employees leave?

A study came up with this surprising finding: If you're losing good people, look to their immediate supervisor. More than any other single reason, he is the reason people stay and thrive in an organization. And he's the reason why they quit, taking their knowledge, experience and contacts with them. Often, straight to the competition. "People leave managers not companies," write the authors Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. "So much money has been thrown at the challenge of keeping good people - in the form of better pay, better perks and better training - when, in the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue."If you have a turnover problem, look first to your managers and supervisors. Beyond a point, an employee's primary need has less to do with money, and more to do with how he's treated and how valued he feels. Much of this depends directly on the immediate manager.

— David W. Richard

I wish my employer stumbles on this. I hope they realize what they're missing. My department barely has old employees. A lot of us are young. It only means that employees constantly keep on resigning (I'm planning on my resignation soon, too). But why is that? The quotation above says it all. And I couldn't agree more.