Going viral on the web right now is this text message supposedly sent by the call center Teleperformance in response to the government's suspension of work in the private sector this morning. The infamous text was received by employees at around noon today saying that the company "do(es) not take orders from the government."
While usually, the government does not rule on behalf of private sectors, the Malacañang made an exception today due to extreme flooding conditions in the NCR and its surrounding provinces.
This, however, is what is posted in the official Facebook page of Teleperformance as of 2PM today (three hours ago from posting and two hours after the text message was sent as per time stamp).
Also, as of an hour ago (4PM) this was posted on Facebook.
While it may be true that the company sent the circulating text message, they have made adjustments in the later hours and have advised their employees that work for today is optional. And while people still dwell on the negative, I hope that employees will keep themselves informed and updated before posting information like this online.
At the end of the day, businesses also need to survive calamities like this but employee safety remains most important.
*If your BPO is not complying w Malacanang's conditions, you may email complaint at firstname.lastname@example.org addressed to Benedict Hernandez