Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Farewell TI

Yes, I didn't finish my 5 month apprenticeship program with TI. After 3 months of staying with TI, in Baguio in particular, I find it hard to go on further because I felt that I do not belong in Baguio. This would be my last day with the company that I wanted to be part of if TI was situated in Manila. I would be more that willing to extend my stay or become a regular employee but not in Baguio. I have a lot friends in the workplace and in fact I became close with them as each day passed by but during night time when I left all alone by myself, I begun to long for the people I left in Manila.

I tried all my best to extend my patience so that I could stay long and eventually finish the program but everytime I had to bid goodbye to the people in Manila to go back to Baguio, I felt that my world starts to shatter before my very eyes. I had to do something, that's why I decided to end the program earlier.

I talked to our department head about my decision and he told me that I should give it a thought. Just for one more night and if my decision would still be the same then he will allow me to left TI. He also told me that I was the best among the group and I am the most agressive. In fact, I was able to have my certification to use the wirebonding machines at a very short span of time. He was not able to meet someone who could do the x-ray very fast and effectively. I always finished my reports ahead of the time and not afraid to raise my opinion. I might create and schedule my own seminars (ahead of the scheduled seminars) but it's ok because they know that I could work all by myself without any supervision. There were a lot of things that he told me but what's important, he said, is that I should follow what I think that's good for me.

I cam e back the next day abd told him my decision - I'll be leaving TI. Should time come that I would be needed and in proper timing, I might go back.

I informed my friends and they supported me. I'm glad that I've known them and for a very short span of time I was able to gain not only work experienced but friend that I can rely on.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Just a thought (again)...

How could you end up a relationship that would make you feel alive and would make you who you are even if hurts you at times? I simply cannot. I just can't.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005


I'ts been two months and a day since I become an apprentice, assigned as Process Engineer in Wirebond Department, here in Texas Instruments. I can't say that I fully enjoyed my stay but I find it very exciting and time consuming at the same time. Time consuming by the way is an advantage here if you want to waste time without even noticing it. But don't get me wrong, in just a span of 2 months, I can say that I can handle the machines very well and I am qualified in handling them w/o any assistance from any TIERS (employees of TI). I'm kind of a sad because from now on I will be assigned to do the X-ray of all the continuity rejects fond in tests - meaning all the IC's which didn't passed the test has to undergo x-ray so that they will be able to determine which part of the IC has error in it. Upon hearing the assignment, I didn't feel glad at all. In fact, I mourned. Being assigned there meaning you will have to stay in that area all by yourself for 8 hours standing. The area is so boring that it's impossible not to fall asleep even if your standing. Is this a punishment for all that I've done?