Kap & Me Others

Si Tatang at si Super Kap

Super Kap to the rescue once again. I am forever his damsel in distress. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fireball & a spitfire, but more often than not -and due to external forces, Kap always has to wear his cape to save me. He is my forever hero. <3

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Got this photo from Pinterest.

I have been overwhelmed with the series of unfortunate events. Coming out from my 20 years of retirement, I am overwhelmed with the responsibilities that greeted me when I unwillingly accepted my old post in the family biz. Mudra is getting old & I have to step up to the game. Gone were my carefree days. Now I have to face the reality. And in my journey, I am so glad that Kap is there to take my hand as I slowly transition from being an angel to the designated evil witch in HR.

I’m a naturally jolly person so being tasked to do the dirty work is just too daunting & depressing. Hindi kaya ng powers ko mating kontrabida!

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Scene 1, Take 1. Si Tatang! @_@

Tatang is not a regular employee. Para lang syang kabuteng sumulpot isang araw & we weren’t able to get rid of him since coz my Mom felt sorry for him. So he became a jack of all trade (master of none). Taga-sunog ng basura, jardinero paminsan-minsan. But mostly he takes care of his accumulating roosters in our vacant lot & cooks for the 101 people my mom has similarly adopted into her fold.

One day may summon nalang bigla from DOLE. All of a sudden Tatang wants to put up a business & he needs money for capital. Thus his demand to get his separation pay. Sinuswerte naman masyado si Tatang!

So in behalf of my mom who is turning 85 this September, I went to represent. Kap came along for moral support. But he did more than that. Conjugal talaga kami in every sense of the word. My problem is his problem..

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Daming miron na dala si Tatang. :P

 

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Dole: Tatang ano po ang trabaho ninyo?

Tatang: All around ho. Pati pagluluto nga ako ang gumagawa.

Kap: Tatang, sandali lang. Para kanino muna yung niluluto nyo? Hindi ba para sa inyo rin? Binibigyan kayo ni Doktora ng bigas at ulam para may makain kayo?

Round 1: Kap-1/Tatang-0

Dole: Tatang kayo ho ba ay nagba-bundy clock? Nagta-time in/time out ho ba kayo?

Tatang: Hindi ho. Wala akong oras. Pero buong araw ang trabaho ko.

Kap: Tatang, hiyang-hiya naman ho kami sayo. Buong araw bising-bisi kayo sa mga manok pang-sabong nyo. Yung bakanteng lote namin sa likod ginawa nyo na nang condo ng mga manok nyo.

Round 2: Kap-1/Tatang-0

Dole: Tatang kayo ho ba ay may pay slip.

Tatang: Ala ho tumatangap lang ako ala-wans tuwing kinsenas kay Doktora.

Kap: Tatang ang sarap nga ng buhay nyo. Wala naman kayong ginagawa, may food allowance na, may pera pang tinatanggap. Daig nyo pa kami ni ma’am Jane.

Round 3: Kap-1/Tatang-0

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Long story short, after giving the necessary affidavits & 3 long hours of getting Tatang to understand that 1.) he was never an actual employee of the business, and that 2.) he will not be an instant millionaire c/o my mom -not while Kap & I are alive anyway, the case was dismissed. But of course Kap being my kind-hearted & decent Kap, he gave Tatang some money for pamasahe & pang-tawid gutom while he gets his bearings straight. We may not have a lot but Kap never fails to share his blessing. He is really a Super Kap. <3

To be honest, I don’t know why it was even entertained when Tatang didn’t have any documents & supporting facts to support his claim. It was such waste of time & resources not just for us but for the government as well.

And because Kap gave Tatang everything that was in his wallet, heto ang late lunch namin at half past 3! :P

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Buti nalang I love Big Mac & Fries. Hay Tatang panira ka ng lunch ha! :P

At hindi pa diyan nagtatapos ang kabanata sa DOLE. There are 2 more pending cases (that I know of -there could be more huhu) in the weeks to come which I have to attend in behalf of. FML. I am so thankful to AND for Kap. I don’t need men in general, I just need one. Kap in particular. He is my rock. For better or for worse.

Just a sample of what my day is like boohoo. Welcome to my world. :'( TGIF!

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28 Comments

  • Reply Anna

    Wow ha! Grabe naman yan si Tatang! Tsk tsk

    June 12, 2015 at 8:37 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      IKR! Hmp. :(

      June 12, 2015 at 8:47 am
  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Naku, Ms. Jane, I know the feeling! May ganyan din ako experience. Hindi man po kami mayaman pero mahilig po ako magkupkop ng friend na hirap sa buhay. Up until last year kinukupkop ko yung gay friend ko. Hindi naman din sya pinatira dito bilang katulong pero syempre po he helps around the house kasi libre naman sya lahat dito and lahat ng kailangan nya binibigay ko plus allowance every month to help him out para makahanap ng work. Naka sariling room pa! I shelled out money so he could get NBI, NSO and passport and every time he applies sa agencies in Manila na ako din ang naghahanap, ginagastusan ko. Pero lumaki ang ulo and nasira ang tuktok sa lalaki. Ang ending, I asked him to go back to his family. After 2 weeks, hinihingan na ako ng huge amount of money for services rendered. In the first place wala naman kami usapan na may sahod sya sa pag stay nya dito. May allowance na nga ako binibigay out of pity. Dumating pa po sa point after he left na I received threatening messages from his so called guy friend… Kaya nauwi po sa pagpapa blotter ko sa kanila… :(

    Sad that there are people like this na you took pity on and then bite your hands in the end… Buti na lang po you have Kap and I also have my husband who supported me during that tumultuous time… Kaya ako I learned my lesson too…

    June 12, 2015 at 8:59 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Oo nga Kei. Yan yung sinasabi na binigay mo na nga ang kamay mo pero gusto nila pati buong braso. It really makes us diminish our faith in people. We should be more careful talaga kasi lagi nananaig sa atin puso at awa. Hay.

      June 12, 2015 at 9:05 am
  • Reply erika

    Uminit ulo ko kay tatang! kakagising ko lang when I read this. Minsan mahirap din maging mabait masyado madami umaabuso! Ay ang hassle ng ginawa nila! feeling ko kada hearing nyo sa Dole mag eexpect na sya magbigay si Kap! hay naku! Pasalamat sya mabait si Kap! ang swerte mo talaga Mother Jane buti nalang andyan si Kap!

    June 12, 2015 at 9:00 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Oo nga Erika super guardian angel at macho de bodyguard ko itong si Kap my Kap. Kumusta naman ang buhay mayasawa? Anong balita! :)

      June 12, 2015 at 9:06 am
      • Reply erika

        Hindi pa kita masasagot Mother Jane alam mo naman Long Distance Relationship pa din kami pero next month uuwi na sya yay!! Since kinasal kami Surname ko lang nagbago tapos non wala na haha

        June 12, 2015 at 9:11 am
        • Reply sugargospice

          Ay. Gawan ng paraan yan asap! Love you! :-*

          June 12, 2015 at 9:25 am
          • erika

            Love you mother! I will always be here for you :-*

            June 12, 2015 at 11:12 am
          • sugargospice

            Much appreciated mwah!

            June 12, 2015 at 11:45 am
  • Reply Noel Q.

    Tama ka Jane, I don’t even know why they even entertained this complaint kasi ang linaw-linaw naman na wala kayong employer-employee relationship. Sobrang hassle ang ginawa ni tatang. Baka naman nang-udyok ang gf at ang anak, para magka-pera. Sigh.

    Pero, hope springs eternal. Tama ang ginawa ni Kap, nagbigay pa din siya kahit papaano. He doesn’t let other people’s bad attitudes affect his inner goodness. Super Kap talaga!

    Enjoy your long weekend Jane! Mwah!

    June 12, 2015 at 1:38 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Le sigh talaga Niel. Hong init kaya tapos ang tagal pa maghintay sayang ang oras. Nagagamit ko na dapat yung time pang-blog hahaha! Thank you mwah! :-*

      June 12, 2015 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply ellawella

    Happy Friday! Hahaha super mega tawa ako here..i look silly. Di ko kinaya si Tatang! :D May hakot pang baranggay hihihi :p Buti na lang SuperKap[ saved the day :D

    June 12, 2015 at 1:48 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Oo nga dami nyang alalay hahaha! Dinaig pa ako mas superstar sya Ella! :P Happy long weekend!

      June 12, 2015 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply med

    They entertained Tatang because… #alamna

    June 12, 2015 at 8:21 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      haaaay buhaaaay. :P

      June 12, 2015 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply ellen Vista

    hay naku jane ganyan dn nangyari sa clinic namin ako rn humarap sa dole as admin… minsan talaga mat mga taong hindi iniisip ang mga naibigay sa kanila. yung makukuha nilang pera till when yan madaling maubos pero kung kinakausap na lang nila tayo ng maayos hindi pa nasasayang mga oras natin.

    June 13, 2015 at 12:11 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Dibaaaaa? Yan din nga ang sinabi namin kay Tatang hay. Hindi naman kailangan humantong sa ganyan. Parang walang pinagsamahan hay.

      June 13, 2015 at 12:15 am
  • Reply Himynameische

    Labor laws in the Ph are very much pro labourer. Get a lawyer on retainer so he can handle these cases. And make sure to document everything with regards to your 100+ employees. Better to protect youtself with documentation vs salita lang. With that much employees, mangyayari at mangyayari talaga yan especially if most of them are not really documented or casual lang.

    June 13, 2015 at 10:33 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hay Che our lawyer went the first time kaso ang tagal i-resolve kasi pabalik-balik so kami na pumunta para final decision wala nang “i’ll get back to you on that”. Oo nga thank you for your advice mwah! :-*

      June 13, 2015 at 10:36 am
  • Reply mr_jeng

    oh geez. Hmmm.. I feel a little bothered with the way TATANG has that kind of mentality. Yung tipong quick money and sense of entitlement…

    and you even said that there might be more cases mama bear?

    Anyway, I hope everything turns out all right. Relax and chill. Think positive :D :D :D

    June 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you bbbear! :-* See you monday for our sau-laire fiesta! ;)

      June 14, 2015 at 12:06 am
  • Reply Cherryll

    Was that in NLRC? To avoid future cases, you should set (if none yet) company policies and make sure all employees, regardless of employment status, sign a waiver that they understand it. Everything must be documented din kahit as simple as leaves. And yes, have a lawyer (consultant) review your documents.

    Welcome to the HR world, Ms. Jane! :)

    June 15, 2015 at 9:27 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Oo nga kasi kakapsok ko lang uli after how many years so I have to slowly build up again from the ground. Boo!

      June 15, 2015 at 10:47 am
  • Reply michymichymoo

    Nakakaloka, Mama Bear! BUti na lang andyan si Kap! <3

    June 15, 2015 at 3:17 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Truelaloo bbbeary! :-*

      June 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply edelweiza

    Naku, mukhang may nagsulsol kay Tatang na kung sino at naniwala naman sya. Kaso yung nagsulsol wala rin masyado alam, parang sumugal lang, baka kasi makabalato. Hay, ang mga tao nga naman. But it’s super nice of Kap to share his blessings (and understanding) with the old man. :)

    June 17, 2015 at 2:07 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hay korek Edel. Nagsulsulan sila kaya nga kelangan panalo kami ng round 1 para matigil at wala nang susunod. Sobrang blessed ako talaga k Kap. Makunat pero may puso hehe.

      June 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm

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