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August 23, 2008

8 Best Things I Miss About P&G

August 23, 2008

8 Best Things I Miss About P&G

P&G Christmas Party - 4

8 Best Things I Miss About P&G.

It is very hard to leave a company you loved for more than a decade. Like in any other love, you need to put a proper closure to it before you can move on. Allow me to put a proper closure on this part of my life by sharing with you the 8 Best Things I Miss About P&G.

When I graduated from college, there are only two things that I gained from 4-years in the University. (1) I learned how to study and teach myself new skills. (this would include cramming skills if you are on a tri-semestral schedule) (2) I gained a network of college friends who would help me later on in my life. I never remembered the subjects taught or the different extra-curricular activities I did in school.

As I reflect on my professional IT career, there are only three things that I gained from it. (1) I learned skills on project management, coaching, strategy and leadership. (2) The legacy of people I recruited, coached, and trained in P&G. Lastly, (3) a handful of true friends who really care about me and my family. I never remembered the stressful projects I worked on or the superficial relationships with other people in the office.

1. I miss my true P&G friends -- Mong and Willeus. The three (3) of us entered P&G at the same time -- June 5, 1995 straight from college.

P&G batch of June 5, 1995

2. I miss my dream IT team. To my Phils MDO and GBS Consumer Solutions team, it was an honor working with you guys!
Dinner @ Bantayan Beach - 1
Despedida Lunch Pictures

3. I miss the P&G Marathon team. I am a marathoner. Thanks to Jim and all the pioneering members of the P&G Marathon Team.

4. I miss the sleep pod and innovative workspace environment that people loved. These days I work in innovative wi-fi cafes and hot spots.
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The Greatest of All Time P&G Workspace.jpg

5. I miss the Phils Leadership Team and the brand teams. I will continue to pray for you guys and keep up the fight! Pension Plan Presentation-10.jpgP&G Olay Team

6. I miss the Asia IDS team. You guys are the best IT professionals I worked with. Thanks for the support and camaraderie.

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7. I miss the Halloween Children Parties. Aidan won the best Halloween Costume for two years in a row. Too bad, he won't be able to defend his title.
P&G Petron Trick Or Treat 2006 - 6

8. I miss the P&G Christmas Basket. Every December, we would often receive a basket of goodies for Santa enough for the noche buena.
P&G Christmas Party - 1
Thank you for listening to my sentimental post. I'm now ready to move on...

Live an Awesome Life,

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Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.

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