Monday, August 29, 2016

When someone suddenly demands for your time
When I opened my social media accounts earlier tonight, there was one news that shocked me.

I read that BPI, my bank of choice requires its account holders to update their information by submitting certain documents to their branches.

This should be done before August 31, 2016! That is less than 48 hours from now.

Failure to do so will deactivate all of your online and electronic transactions.

This frustrated and shocked me for these reasons:

1. Why the short notice?

Today is August 29th and a holiday. Why do they expect everyone to be available in the next 48 hours?

2. I don't have the luxury of time.

I'm struggling to find time for everything. Now, BPI is demanding that I go to my branch in less than 48 hours. Going to that branch is an hour-long trip. I ain't got no time for that.

3. All my transactions are online. 

The last time I went over the counter to do a transaction was when I lost my ATM card. That was ages ago. This news would definitely alarm me.

4. I just don't like going inside bank branches.

Why can't they have me email those information that they would need?

Bottom line, I just don't like it when anyone (or BPI for this matter) suddenly demands for my time.

Time is not something I easily give to anyone. You have to be really special to mess up my schedule.

I know this is important and it is still something I need to do. It's just frustrating.

And by the way, as I was writing this BPI clarified that the deadline is actually September 30 and not August 31.

So yeah. At least I still got a few days to find time for that.

Carlo Borja is the Head of Online Marketing for Time Doctor, a time tracking software for remote teams. He is a full-time telecommuter, a digital nomad and a coffee junkie.

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