Because it’s our policy sir.
I’m asking WHY is it policy? It makes no sense, it’s a redundancy, and a complete waste of your customer’s time. What is the reason behind such a senseless policy?
Sorry sir, it’s just our policy.
How many times have you had that conversation in Philippines? Once a month? Twice a month? Every fucking week?
Filipinos love to make policies. Even when they’re not at all needed. And try to get them to show you the written policy, and they can’t. It’s all about some guy at the top who has been given the power to run the company, and pretty much all he is really capable of doing is sitting there making policies. Nevermind if the policy makes any logical sense. It’s all about his narcissism. “What I say goes. And I don’t have to explain it.” Filipinos love to have power. Oh how they love to make some stupid fucking policy and watch everyone obey it. They’re not thinking about customers. They’re just exerting their power. And they feel so good and smug about it.
I have a former house helper staying with me as a help while he seeks employment. So he got an offer for a job, and he came home with all kinds of documents from a medical clinic, including a huge envelope containing an X-ray.
“What happened to you?” I asked.
“Nothing sir, it’s requirement for my new job.”
“Oh, now what kind of job is it that requires such an extensive medical workover and x-rays?”
“Sales clerk sir”
“Huh? You need an expensive medical exam, lab work, and x-rays just for a simple sales clerk position?” Why?
“It’s company policy sir.”
“Why is company policy?”
“I don’t know sir, it’s just their policy.”
“Do THEY know why they have such a policy?”
No sir, I didn’t ask, it’s just because it’s policy sir.”
“How much did all this cost you?”
“1,300 pesos sir.”
“So you have to spend probably about a week’s pay to fill some senseless company policy to get the job??? No fucking wonder there’s so many jobless people. They don’t have enough money to get a job to make money so they can get a job to make money.”
I cannot for the life of me think of any reason why one would need to get an x-ray to be a sales clerk. It has to be another one of those fucking narcissistic filipino idiots who sits there and makes up policy for no good reason just because he has the power to do so. And nobody questions it. These are some extremely stupid fucktards.
I remember another argument I had with Cignal TV. If your service is interrupted and they have to go to your house to fix it, THEY CHARGE YOU OVER 700p to fix the service you’re already paying for!!! NOW THAT IS SOME FUCKING BRAINLESS IDIOCY!!! I had it out with them at their office, and all they kept saying was, “It’s our policy”. I asked them to let me see that written policy. “It’s not written, it’s just common sense sir.”
COMMON SENSE?????? HOW IS IT COMMON SENSE TO PAY YOU TO COME FIX A SERVICE I’M ALREADY PAYING FOR? YOU SHOULD BE DEDUCTING MY BILL FOR SERVICES NOT RENDERED…NOT CHARGING ME MORE TO FIX YOUR BROKEN SERVICE YOU FUCKING BRAINLESS TURD!!!
Their tiny little empty heads are completely void of logic and reasoning. That Cignal TV episode is most definitely on my top 5 most fucking stupid things I’ve ever experienced in Philippines.
Lose your savings passbook, you have to go to a notary and tell THEM you lost your passbook and write it down and pay them to stamp it. “It’s company policy”
I would love to hear about your experiences with senseless, illogical, unreasonable, stupid policies in Philippines.Published in