Burning the midnight oil doesn’t feel as wearisome as one might think. That’s because the changing landscape of the BPO industry has made it more enjoyable and fulfilling to work during the night. Imagine higher pay, more leniency, and fun workplace–things most professionals look for in a job.
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If you used to think that working the graveyard shift isn’t for you, consider the following perks. You might be surprised at how much fun working the night shift can be:
1. Earn more than most people you know
Regardless of how much your base pay is, working the night shift is synonymous to higher earnings because of the night differential rate. All of us could use a little extra cash, after all. That is why graveyard shifts appeal to many employees.
Those on graveyard shift takes home more money because they have an additional 10% on their paychecks. That’s a significant amount that you can use for:
- Vacation trips
- Signing up for classes
- Taking on a new hobby
If you want to know how much you’re going to earn on a graveyard shift, here’s one helpful resource in computing your night differential rate.
2. Grow your experience and career
As a professional in the BPO industry, you’ll be working with a wide variety of clients from different countries. This, in itself, can be considered a career-boosting experience for the simple reason that exposure to clients from the U.S. (or Australia and New Zealand) can tremendously improve your communication skills.
Solid communications skills are essential in moving up the ladder. Not only will you become more well-versed in the English language, the daily interaction with clients and customers will improve your interpersonal skills. So the next time you find yourself in a situation where you need to talk to someone who is not Filipino, you’ll be able to carry yourself exceptionally well.
Furthermore, it will enhance your technical skills. Depending on your account, you will learn how to use specific tools and computer programs, which can definitely come handy if you get promoted or decide to move on in your career. Aside from that, most companies, like TOA Global, offer training courses to further enhance employees’ knowledge and skills.
Lastly, nothing beats learning about other people’s culture. This is something that won’t only benefit your career. It can also contribute to your personal growth.
3. Smoother, quicker, and less stressful commute
These days, the lines that separate rush hours and the normal commuting hours have become so blurred you can’t accurately predict your transportation time anymore. The roads have become so congested it’s almost impossible to get to and from work in under an hour.
Although it’s ranked as one of the most unpleasant in the world, it doesn’t mean we have to put up with the hassle of sitting through Manila traffic for hours every day. We’ve all seen, heard, and even experienced the horrors of rush hour traffic–the battle for flagging cabs, getting squeezed inside buses, and glitches at the MRT–and if you’re fed up with this, working the night shift can bring that much needed relief.
There’s significantly less traffic at night. Since most people are headed home, you’re more likely to have a more breezy (and faster) commute to work because you’re going the opposite way. It’s also less crowded inside PUVs.
And because you’re not chasing cabs or buses or jostling your way inside trains, you won’t be disheveled when you come to the office. You’ll look and feel a lot fresher. In addition, you can save money because you’re less likely to book an Uber or Grab car.
4. More perks and a more fun workplace
Most offices find ways to keep employees on the night shift awake and alert. It could be free coffee, snack or breakfast, ice cream and other perks. In most cases, there are fewer workers at night, which means it’s easier for team managers or HR to give away fringe benefits.
Furthermore, you can expect HR or the people engagement department to create activities geared towards keeping employees excited about their schedule.
Here at The Outsourced Accountant, our team leaders try to make night shifts as fun as possible by coming up with fun activities for everyone.
5. Increased productivity because of less disruptions
One of the best things about working at night is the fact that the workplace is quieter than normal. It’s easier to focus on tasks when there’s less disruption. Working the night shift will make it easier to eliminate this productivity killer.
While there’s still going to be the usual office chats and banter, most people would be more focused on their own tasks, so you won’t be subjected to unnecessary chatter. Consequently, you can get tasks finished quickly and have more time to do some advanced work or simply relax.
6. More time to take care of errands (or passion projects)
Working the night shift somehow makes adulting easy because it frees up your day. It’s easier to attend to errands because you’re free during the day. You don’t have to use your vacation leaves if you need to do something. Need to renew your driver licence, pay bills, obtain documents from the university, get the final pay from your previous employer or simply do the grocery? You can do all these without being harried during the day.
You may need to sacrifice a few hours of sleep but that should be alright, considering you get the important things done.
In addition, some millennials engage in passion projects, like photography or blogging. And for these people, working the night is the perfect complement for their side projects because most events happen during the day. This gives them the opportunity to have the best of both worlds.
There’s really no reason to be averse to working the night shift especially these days when the BPO industry is thriving. The fact that experts believe that the industry can generate as much as $48 billion in revenues by 2020 should be enough reason for you to consider building your career here.
In addition, with the current landscape of the industry, working on night shifts can be just as fulfilling as having the usual working hours. In fact, some people who burn the corporate midnight oil might find themselves enjoying more perks than their daytime colleagues simply because employers can be more lenient with their graveyard employees.
TOA Global is one of the most awesome places for professionals in the graveyard shift because we make sure you’re not just compensated well, we also ensure you’re having a fab time with attractive packages and an amazing work-life balance.
Do you have US accounting experience and are keen to join our awesome night shift teams in Manila? Night shift allowance, weekends off, return Monday night … interested? Apply here now today for find out more! We got great opportunities available right now, take action today so you don’t miss out.
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