Have You Talked To Your Virtual Assistants About Rogue One Yet?

Do you know what your virtual assistants do for fun?

Have you asked them about their interests?

Did you know that they paint, cook really well, or watch the same series and movies as you?

A little something my friend bought for me from Japan. I still need to have it framed.

A little something my friend bought for me from Japan. I still need to have it framed.

You are going to find out the most interesting things about your VA if you asked. They’ll be willing to share.

This is a habit that John (OnlineJobs.ph owner) has picked up over the years of working with us. He either asks us the fun stuff we’re up to recently, or we just openly share the information with him anyway.

I must admit, there was a time where it brought out paranoia. There was a time when I thought, oh my god, did I do something wrong? Why does he want to find out. Later on, I realized he just wanted to. He wanted to learn about his VA and the stuff I was interested in, and if it was something he found cool too, we would talk about it, and we would show off all the fun things we have about it.

dalek r2d2Last week, John asked me about something I mentioned on my report. He asked me what a Dalek was. Well, the Daleks are only the most awesome and saddest villains of all time John!!! But really, according to Wiki, “the Daleks were engineered by the scientist Davros during the final years of a thousand-year war between his people, the Kaleds, and their enemies the Thals. With some Kaleds already badly mutated and damaged by nuclear war, Davros genetically modified the Kaleds and integrated them with a tank-like, robotic shell, removing their every emotion apart from hate. His creations soon came to view themselves as the supreme race in the universe, intent on purging the universe of all non-Dalek life.”

Watch the best Dalek moments here:

I’ve been crazy over this series for a while. I’ve been crazy over a lot of movies and series actually, and I like to buy stuff that remind me of these interests. Lately, I bought some Metal Works 3D Models and posted it on instagram. It’s a great hobby to start. You basically buy something that looks like this:

51odk47codL

And it transforms into this:

I made this all by myself. :)

I made this all by myself. :)

When John saw it, he reacted the way no typical boss reacts. “It looks great. You should write about it.” He said. So here I am, playing with two of my toys, trying to get some inspiration for work.

15392950_10154040994361722_5965020818265106295_o

Prime Minister: Does it surprise you to know that Daleks have a concept of beauty?
The Doctor: I thought you’d run out of ways to make me sick. But hello again. You think hatred is beautiful?
Prime Minister: Perhaps that is why we have never been able to kill you.
R2D2: Beeeeeepp beeeeep dooot, wit wit doooooot!

It Doesn’t Have to Be an Awkward 1 on 1

You don’t have to schedule a call and start an interview. Go back to basics which is, your VA’s are humans. You can you know, talk to them. To make it easier for you, the new Star Wars movie Rogue One is showing. You’ll be surprised at how many Filipinos are crazy about Star Wars. In fact, we have Star Wars Fandoms everywhere.

#GameOfThrones Hound's helmet replica for Christmas feeling out of place.

#GameOfThrones Hound’s helmet replica for Christmas feeling out of place.

If you think you have absolutely nothing in common because of the geographic differences, think again. I’m crazy about both Doctor Who and Star Wars, British and American legacies. And there are so many movies and series I watch, just like the other virtual assistants I know. So yeah, there’s bound to be something you can relate to. If not movies and series, then maybe the latest gadgets or food!

It’s as simple as that, start by asking about the newest show on air, or the new movie you want to watch. Who knows, you might be interested in the same things. You might get a better perception of how they do things, of what they are passionate about, of what makes them tick.

Why Do You Need to Talk to Your VA?

Talking with your virtual assistant doesn’t just make a better working relationship. You have to admit, there’s a point to the saying “Out of sight, out of mind.” Constant effort is necessary to remind yourself that hey, this is a real person. In return, your virtual assistant will also be reminded that I’m not just working for this email address or this business. There’s a person behind this business, and that person has a family, has friends, and bills he also has to pay for. He’s a real person like me. It reminds your staff, just like I am reminded, I don’t just want a business to succeed, I want this person, my boss to succeed.

 


Jessica MadrazoAbout Jessica Madrazo
Jessica creates content and support for OnlineJobs.ph. She is also involved in different advocacies like climate revolution, local arts, internet freedom, women’s rights and more.

She dreams of a world where people are able to tap their inner heroism and work together for a better world.

She has a Dalek watching over her computer.


If you liked this you’ll probably also like reading
How I Create Artwork for Onlinejobs

Onlinejobs.ph Social Media Expert Wins Award

Comments

  1. Gina Harsh says

    Thanks for sharing this! I am making a Just For Fun Survey to send today to all our employees. At the start of a new year 2017 and the hiring of 3 new VA’s it’s the perfect time to share some of our interests with one another! We’re excited about it.

    BTW I absolutely loved Rogue One!

    Thanks again,

    Gina

    • Jessica Marie Madrazo says

      Awesome Gina, the Just For Fun Survey is a great idea. Sounds like it’s going to be loads of fun, a well-needed break from all the work talk. Come to think of it, you could also run a skype photo contest. :)

      P.S. I can’t wait for The Last Jedi.

  2. Daniel Moises Magulado says

    Good Read. I’m not hired as an employee VA but I got hired as an Independent Contractor VA. So I guess the fun stuff is excluded in my type of relation with the guys who hired me.

  3. rhea Bañez cueto says

    Good day, i just wondering this is great website i saw in my facebook of my friends.. i want a work so much, please help me to have work.thankyou

    • says

      You can apply for any of the jobs posted here or on our website by signing up for an Onlinejobs.ph jobseeker account. It’s completely free and takes only minutes to apply. Having a jobseeker account also gives you access to thousands of new online jobs daily.

      To start the registration process, just follow this link ===> http://www.onlinejobs.ph/register

      Once you’ve completed your profile, you can start searching for the job that you want here ===>http://www.onlinejobs.ph/jobseekers/jobsearch/

      You can find a wide variety of full-time, part-time and project-based jobs there, from data entry, design, writing, programming, and more!

      The job posts would contain all the information you need to apply for that position.

      • fely lomboy says

        good day! im so interisted this kind of job..i want this kind of job.. can you help me to work? how? and what? i hope you will help me!!:) thank you and God bless you;:)

        • says

          You can apply for any of the jobs posted here or on our website by signing up for an Onlinejobs.ph jobseeker account. It’s completely free and takes only minutes to apply. Having a jobseeker account also gives you access to thousands of new online jobs daily.

          To start the registration process, just follow this link ===> http://www.onlinejobs.ph/register

          Once you’ve completed your profile, you can start searching for the job that you want here ===>http://www.onlinejobs.ph/jobseekers/jobsearch/

          You can find a wide variety of full-time, part-time and project-based jobs there, from data entry, design, writing, programming, and more!

          The job posts would contain all the information you need to apply for that position.

  4. Brian Lord says

    Great article Jessica!

    Just as a sales and marketing student I’ve been a HUGE fan of the personal relationship for all of my life. People and employers tend to forget the human side to someone they chat with and instruct without remembering there’s more to life than work!

    I don’t have many Filipino employees yet, but I hope the ones I have think I care about them too. Like John I’m always asking about them and their families etc etc. I know the first guy I hired wanted to know why I wanted to know what his wife’s name was. He was reluctant to impart any info about his family to start with but he came around eventually when he realised I actually “was” interested in him and his life.

    One lady I have as a VA loves to tell me about her kids and family when I ask and we chat about our mutual interest of dogs, in fact we now have a dog project going.

    The personal relationship is where it’s at! Go John! Go Jessica!

    • Jessica Marie Madrazo says

      Thank you for your feedback Brian. I’m glad you have such a great relationship with your VA’s. It makes them more loyal and of course, happier to work for you.

      Congratulations on your VA’s and I wish all the best in your business as well!

    • Jan Arvie Villar says

      Hi Brian,

      I was once had a supervisor same name with you and same as you he also fun of making personal talk to his employees and that’s a plus factor as an employer. I just started to create my account here in onlinejobs.ph and currently looking for a client to work with. And hoping to have client like you…

      Cheers Mate,

  5. Ron Mauldin says

    FasterHarvest has been using VAs now for five years… we currently have 6. This month I am in Baguio Philippines to conference with our New Product Development Team… and it has been an enlightening experience for us all… especially on the personal level. Plus we are getting so much work done with many improvements in our business processes. From our meetings, we identified we needed to hire more VAs… a writer, a video producer, and a social media expert.

    The local meeting has been so productive, I plan to return every 6 months! I am so proud of my team.

    Ron Mauldin
    CEO, FasterHarvest

    • Jessica Marie Madrazo says

      This comment makes me proud to be a Filipino too. Congratulations on a growing team Ron. I hope more employers can visit their VA’s like you do, not just for work, but even for a vacation. I’m sure you’ll love the beaches.

  6. Farrah Mae A. Herrero says

    Good day! I am hundred percent interested to work online. Looking forward to hire me. God bless! 😊

    • says

      You can apply for any of the jobs posted here or on our website by signing up for an Onlinejobs.ph jobseeker account. It’s completely free and takes only minutes to apply. Having a jobseeker account also gives you access to thousands of new online jobs daily.

      To start the registration process, just follow this link ===> http://www.onlinejobs.ph/register

      Once you’ve completed your profile, you can start searching for the job that you want here ===>http://www.onlinejobs.ph/jobseekers/jobsearch/

      You can find a wide variety of full-time, part-time and project-based jobs there, from data entry, design, writing, programming, and more!

      The job posts would contain all the information you need to apply for that position.

    • says

      Applying here in Onlinejobs.ph is the same as applying a job in real life. Make sure your profile/application is attractive enough to convince employers to contact and hire you.

      You can apply for any of the jobs posted here or on our website by signing up for an Onlinejobs.ph jobseeker account. It’s completely free and takes only minutes to apply. Having a jobseeker account also gives you access to thousands of new online jobs daily.

      To start the registration process, just follow this link ===> http://www.onlinejobs.ph/register

      Once you’ve completed your profile, you can start searching for the job that you want here ===>http://www.onlinejobs.ph/jobseekers/jobsearch/

      You can find a wide variety of full-time, part-time and project-based jobs there, from data entry, design, writing, programming, and more!

      The job posts would contain all the information you need to apply for that position.

    • says

      Applying here in Onlinejobs.ph is the same as applying a job in real life. Make sure your profile/application is attractive enough to convince employers to contact and hire you.

      You can apply for any of the jobs posted here or on our website by signing up for an Onlinejobs.ph jobseeker account. It’s completely free and takes only minutes to apply. Having a jobseeker account also gives you access to thousands of new online jobs daily.

      To start the registration process, just follow this link ===> http://www.onlinejobs.ph/register

      Once you’ve completed your profile, you can start searching for the job that you want here ===>http://www.onlinejobs.ph/jobseekers/jobsearch/

      You can find a wide variety of full-time, part-time and project-based jobs there, from data entry, design, writing, programming, and more!

      The job posts would contain all the information you need to apply for that position.

    • says

      Applying here in Onlinejobs.ph is the same as applying a job in real life. Make sure your profile/application is attractive enough to convince employers to contact and hire you.

      You can apply for any of the jobs posted here or on our website by signing up for an Onlinejobs.ph jobseeker account. It’s completely free and takes only minutes to apply. Having a jobseeker account also gives you access to thousands of new online jobs daily.

      To start the registration process, just follow this link ===> http://www.onlinejobs.ph/register

      Once you’ve completed your profile, you can start searching for the job that you want here ===>http://www.onlinejobs.ph/jobseekers/jobsearch/

      You can find a wide variety of full-time, part-time and project-based jobs there, from data entry, design, writing, programming, and more!

      The job posts would contain all the information you need to apply for that position.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *