This mentor has helped me through a lot during my stay in the GSMI TSG-R&D Department. Since I transferred to her department and become one of her subordinates, I have become more aware of her exceptional character. She is a very hard-to-please individual, as I really try my very best to deliver reports she will approve of. Nagtatalo pa nga kami nun una, kasi coming from the Quality Assurance department, I became very assured of myself in my work as a QA tapos pagdating sa R&D, I should be customer-driven. So sabi ko sa kanya, this is really changing me. Humbling me. And then, this change within me happened.
I served her for 2-3 years until she gained confidence in me. I was a stubborn employee, but my relationship with her brought out the best in me. Sabi ko nga, without her, I am lost. Napapasunod niya ako and I have been a believer of her principles in life. But then, I left her department. It was a choice I needed to do since whenever she’s not there guiding me, I don’t know how to act in that department. Wala akong control. I am very thankful to her for that episode in my life since I have opened myself to someone so amazing and great. I hope may amor pa rin sya sakin kasi this separation has brought me peace and not a thing is against her. Sa ngayon, I think we have been disconnected and maybe someday, she would know how much I value and appreciate her as a mentor and all the learnings she imparted to me, kahit wala na ako sa department niya.