Friday, April 25, 2008

2nd week at MSi-ECS

I just want to share to you my experience so far in my 2nd week of being a product officer under the sales & marketing - consumer division handling Targus for MSi-ECS.

I recently opened a new channel / customer for MSi-ECS. We sampled Targus laptop bags and peripherals at SM Supplies Station last Thursday (4/24/08). The process of sampling in SM isn't simple, it is very detailed and organized. It's a lot of work seriously. Happily, those samples were approved by Ms. Jessa of SM Supplies Station and we are called in for our consultation today (4/25/08) at 3pm. Before that, do you know that I was trying to call Supplies Station since 9am yesterday and only got a confirmation at 6pm in that same day hahahahaha! Believe me, calling SM Corporate Office takes 90% of your time already. Anyways, me and my boss, Ms. Princess went to meet with Ms. Jessa. The meeting started at 3pm and ended at around 5pm. It is such a small world. I won't share every detail because it is confidential (CLUE: the chinese community here in Manila is really small, because in the corporate world, I noticed that almost everyone knows everyone or has some kind of a connection to or with each other hahahaha). It was more of an informal meeting bec. besides business and professional talks there are some story telling, laughing & joking considering it is our first time to consult with Ms. Jessa. Ms. Jessa, by the way, is the contact of my mom for Paperline. We are a supplier of SM for a long time already that is why I have contacts inside the corporate office. The demands of both parties have not been laid or confirmed. Ms. Princess still needs to talk to Sir Jimmy, the owner of MSi-ECS for the demands that SM Supplies Station is asking.

Surpringly, I am feeling the pressure and the stress in the office already just in a short span of 2 week.

ANYWAYS.... READ ON...

Deals that you can't close...
Meetings that gets rescheduled....
Sales that gets cancelled...
Hard work that gets unnoticed...
Effort that gets wasted...
Quotas that wasn't reached...
Margins that falls beyond your expectations...
Bosses that never gets satisfied...
Customers that demands more than you can give...
Suppliers / Vendors that nags you for more purchase orders...
Officemates that hates you even if you aren't doing anything...
Sales returns that makes you go crazy....
Expenses that blows off....

At the end of the day, the conclusion is still...

Life's unfair... we have no choice but to deal with it. Like I said in my previous post, be positive! It is either deal with it or be shipped out. Pressure, stress, being tired, lack of sleep, sleepless nights and etc. are all part of the ball game.

CLARIFICATION: I am happy working with MSi-ECS and I have no complains, having the best boss, handling a premium product, surrounded by good and kind people except for a few, you know who you are hahahaha sorry!!!! What more can you ask for? WAIT!!! i know the answer.... increase the salary! hahahaahahahahahahahahaha

ADVERTISEMENT: If any of you who are interested in purchasing a Targus bag for your laptop, it is Lifetime Warranty. It is very famous in the US and EU market, that is why we are targetting it in the Asian Market. Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan knows Targus already why can't we? When I say it is nice, I mean it. I'll never handle a product if it is just sub-standard. Help me, Help us promote and spread that Targus is a quality laptop bag. You can reach me at my direct line (02) 688-3732 or email me at jlim@msi-ecs.com.ph

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