Flat Planet lost a client last week. Not the sort of thing you would normally write about in a blog and email out to all your other clients!
However, it got me thinking and I think there is an important lesson here for everyone considering using Filipino talent.
Flat Planet lost the account because, on the back of six months of careful monitoring and lots of spreadsheet work, it was found that the activity the workers were tasked with was just not economic.
These days, even small companies hire the services of graphic designers to help strengthen their marketing campaigns and sales projects. Marketing campaigns require effective messages and catchy slogans, but all these have to be delivered also in visually attractive and arresting packages. A graphic designer, because of this, should mainly be a communicator who, instead of using words, primarily relies on images and the combination of text and images to present and sell ideas, products, and services.
In the Philippines, there are a hundred and one reasons why people can be late for work. In the last five years, traffic conditions have worsened and continue to deteriorate, and it appears that it will take at least two more years before any significant changes can take place. This is based on a new report on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Agency officials were quoted as saying that flash floods that often shut down Metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces will continue to recur until the DPWH has finished clearing waterways, upgrading the pumping stations and unclogging the roadside drains in the National Capital Region.In the Philippines, working people need to exert extra effort to arrive on time for work. What should be a 40-minute trip more often than not becomes a torturous one hour and a half or more journey to work in the morning. The daily commite has many negative effect.
Edgar Cumagun, 36, wears eight-hole, cherry-red Dr. Martens boots, and as a team leader for an important Flat Planet account, his sturdy shoes give him a psychological boost. “I find these shoes very practical. Sure, they’re a bit expensive, but they’re well-made and will last forever, and I won’t have to buy other pairs. It doesn’t hurt that I also like the way they look,” he explained. Edgar has been with Flat Planet for two years and counting, and while he has worked at the same tasks throughout the same period, he says he still finds his work “challenging.”“It’s still challenging because every day the work still presents different challenges, haha! Seriously, the nature of the work demands that I am always alert against errors, and all of us in my team have to maintain a level of professional consistency,” he said.
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