Power Outages in the Philippines

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You get an email that says:
philippines power outage email

Do you believe it? What do you do?

1. Do you believe it?
YES! Power outages in the Philippines are a SERIOUS problem. In some areas they have them EVERY SINGLE DAY. Most areas aren’t so bad, but one of my GUYS has a 5-hour power outage every day.
Look at what google has to say about it. It’s VERY common.

2. What do you do about it?
You’ll find that most Filipinos will apologize for not being able to work and they’ll make it up another time.
If they don’t, you need to figure out how to deal with it.
You have 2 choices:

  1. Don’t worry about it, let your brain focus on more important things like how to make more money.
  2. Worry about it and have it pull you down.

Yes, I realize that’s a simplification.
The reality is, there’s not much you can do about it. You could let the person go and find someone else. For me, that’s not a reasonable solution. I train my people too well to let them go just because they’re working less than I would like.

For you, if this is a serious concern, try hiring people in Manila or Cebu. They tend to have less of a problem with it.

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