A lot of companies now embrace the work-life balance culture that’s proven to drive optimum performance and healthy living.  The company I work for, the only Business Process Outsourcing contact center company in Puerto Princesa is no exception.

We are currently into the fitness craze. All employees are encouraged to download the Sitel Fit app on Android or IOS and go for the grind earning points but more importantly, burning calories. The race is on and it is absolutely fun to see how we compete against all Sitel employees around the globe. There are also team or country challenges you can hurdle to earn more personal and group bonus points. It’s a fun, engaging way to build health and employee welfare.  Anyone interested to hook up with our company and gain global work experience in an interactive, exciting and a rewarding way, go see us in our center at Eastville City Walk Bgy. San Pedro, Puerto Princesa.

Go Sitel!

Lakers’ Offseason Plans – It’s anyone’s guess

Palawan, with the 2018-2019 National Basketball Association (NBA) regular season winding down and the Los Angeles Lakers season trending to fall short of a playoff spot, a lot of hoops fans are wondering what Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s strategy would be this summer.

The president of basketball operations of the most popular franchise in the NBA has a ton of options in the offseason that could yield 2 potential All-Stars to support Lebron James’ crew next season.  After failing to secure “The Brow” Anthony Davis from the New Orleans (NOLA) Pelicans at the trade deadline in February, expect Magic to give the Pelicans’ top brass a more serious look into what the Lakers have to offer.

At the end of the day, they will need to lose key players to gain some big ones.  If we review the past proposal attempts, the Lakers offered practically the entire youth core of Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Hart with a few veteran options and draft picks.  His refusal to bend and yield on this already very enticing offer may have caused former NOLA General Manager Dell Demps his job.  With his mindset affixed to the summer, Demps may have been thinking bigger deals may be in the offing from other teams in the offseason. Up to the last minute of the trade deadline last month, the Lakers and Pelicans tried to agree to a deal but ended up at an impasse.

The Lakers tried to get AD mid-season to avoid more competition on the trade circus surrounding The Brow.  Flashback sometime earlier this year, Anthony Davis declared that he would not renew his contract with the Pelicans which made dealing him a practical approach prior to the 2019 – 2020 season, his last year on contract with the Pels.  This led to what could have been a locker room wrenching cloud of uncertainty that caused the Lakers performance to dip post the All-Star break.

Expect the Lakers, and teams with good salary cap flexibility like the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics, to start throwing their very best offers to the table for AD… but word of caution:  there’s still a certain amount of risk when teams trade for Davis and that is the fact that at the end of the 2019 – 2020 season, he can always walk away and opt for unrestricted free agency and the biggest loser would be the team who took AD as a one year rental.

(The writer is a senior leader of the only Business Process Outsourcing Contact Center company in Puerto Princesa)

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