Workation in Manila, Philippines

Through my participation in the Merkle DACH Foundation Program I took the chance to work from the Philippines between May 26 and June 15, 2023. I decided for this to meet the people and our colleagues there and to get closer and bridge the gap to the Merkle Philippines operations, for the ‘Off-shore’ experience and other day-to-day challenges, and to get to know (and understand?) Filipino life better.

I did not ask for a VIP package, just the regular pace of things like my colleagues do and I quickly became their favourite AFAM. The people became friends, the offices are not so different (though on the 30th floor), but ‘Off-shore’ and day-to-day life is a whole different ballpark – at least for us Central Europeans. And I do understand a bit better now.

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