The Perils of Being a Freelance Writer in the Philippines

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  1. I had to apply for my own TIN number! It took an entire day convincing the BIR to give me one!

    Me: Aapply po ako for TIN number.
    Lady: Kailangan mo ng kompanya.
    Me: Hindi po ako regular employee, freelancer ako.
    Lady: Hindi mo kailangan ng TIN number.
    Me: Kailangan ko daw po.
    Lady: Kailangan mo ng kompanya.

    Due to my insistence, and ping-ponging between several floors. They finally gave me one.

    At the same time that a company applied me for one.

    End result? I have 2 TIN numbers!!! I don’t know how that happened.

  2. I think I read this somewhere before, it was fucking hilarious.

    I have a funny TIN story of my own. Turns out for the past 5 years I’d been using the TIN number of my first company, and I had no fucking idea. And neither did any of the companies who hired me! Idiots.

  3. Hey!

    I know what you mean all too well. BTW… I will be creating a link from my site to yours. I have a blog about Web Content Writers. I hope you don’t mind. If you do – then inform me and I can take it down. Thank you.

  4. Kelangan ba talaga ng kumpanya para lang magka-TIN? For example eh magtatrabaho ako ngayon tas contractual lang tas after six months di na ako nagrenew so ung TIN ba na ibibigay nila sa akin eh mawawala na o akin na un forever?

    Salamat sa sasagot. Sana sa email ko na lang. 😛

    josedenniolim@gmail.com

  5. mabuti ako walang problema nung kumuha akong TIN. hmmm.. bakit kaya? mabait naman sakin si kuya, susunod na araw, nakuha ko na ID ko.. ang tip dito -pag lalaki ka, sa babaeng cashier/registrar ka pumila, pag babae, sa lalaki. plus points kung maganda suot mo.. hehe. at always smile ^ ^,

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