For a lot of people who've seen our Metro Manila office, one thing obvious was that it was very crowded. That impression is amplified on those mid-morning hours when everyone was there -- on those times, it was a market place. (Not on those times, it was just an internet cafe.)
Over the past week, however, it's been desert empty, save for the workers and the dust. We're finally on our scheduled major office renovation! We're expecting the project to finish in a couple of weeks or so. In the mean time, we've moved half of us to the obliging service department next door, and the other half to the training room of our sister company Thermovar Pipes.
Moving and subdividing our office to nearby locations is not without challenges. We had to minimize phone, fax, computer and network downtime as we reshaped our infrastructure for our ad hoc relocation. Fortunately, with just a little shuffling, network cabling wasn't too hard; we were able to reuse most of our network cables. Sales executive Alexis Garcia, our resident telecom expert by night, managed the rewiring of our phone and fax system to working order.
This project is a major makeover that's long overdue. There's been so many changes over the years that has stretched our office capacity to its limits. With this over, we expect to maximize space in our humble office and to increase overall efficiency in our operations.