While the rest of my officemates are now enjoying the perks of their midyear bonus, I am left behind, regretful for being late for work most of the time. The consequence? My midyear bonus was not released by the HR.
I know this is not good. I used to be punctual before, but because I frequently wake up late these past few months, I leave the house late and get stuck in traffic. I hate to see the result, but, yes, I got fined with 0.046 hour of undertime; I was not allowed to get my expected monetary reward on schedule.
However, I will receive the complete amount of the annual bonuses (for 1st and 2nd quarters) in November, just in time for the full payments of some of our wedding expenses. Para na rin akong nag-ipon. Sweet lemonading! Haha! And, as for the “late” issue, I started resolving it last week, I perfected my self-imposed “no-late challenge” for the whole week and I succeeded; it made me proud. I hope to make “being early at work” a habit in the years ahead.