Meet Maria Luisa Tarala, also known as “Ate Lui” to her friends and family. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on her. She’s a GoodWork cleaner who has been with the team since November 2019. After three months of working as a cleaner, she was quickly promoted to Taguig Team Leader, a position wherein she oversees and supports the GoodWork cleaning team in Taguig.
Ate Lui is a bright, fierce presence in any room she enters. When you talk to her, you know she means business. We asked her what her main work philosophy is, and this is what she had to say: “Masasabi ko lang naman na as a cleaner and team leader, ang trabaho dapat sineseryoso. Hindi lahat dinadaan sa biro, lalo na pag trabaho. Trabaho is trabaho.”
This strong work ethic can be traced back to her work history. Before GoodWork, she was an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) from Dubai and Kuwait, where she spent a combined six years working as a domestic helper. “Sa tagal ko ng trabaho as an OFW na puro ka trabaho dun at wala kang day off, pag-gising hanggang pag-tulog mo, trabaho lang iniisip. Dito sa GoodWork, malaya ako na nakakagalaw sa kung ano gusto ko. Dun kasi nakakulong ka. Hindi kasing laya pa rin siyempre, kumpara dito,” she says.
She believes that her experience as an OFW is the reason behind her hardworking personality. For her, work should always be strictly just work: “Yung mga problema mo, wag mong dadalhin sa trabaho mo. Isipin mo nalang yan pagkatapos ng trabaho. Hindi mawawala ang mga problema sa buhay natin, pero pag pumasok ka sa trabaho, wag mo muna isipin yung problema mo para makapagconcentrate ka. Kasi pag inisip mo yan, maapektuhan yung kung paano ka magtatrabaho.”
Because of people like Ate Lui, GoodWork is able to offer home cleaning services that exceed expectations. Her strong work ethics and leadership skills make her stand out and take charge of any situation.