At a very young age of 18 years old, Rico already had the desire to provide for his family.
Instead of pursuing his college life, he started working as a construction worker, to a pedicab driver, then to a janitor. While working as a janitor, his perseverance at work was noticed by one of his bosses and recommended him to become a motorcycle salesperson for a big consumer goods company.
Upon entering the field, despite having no experience in sales at that time, he was able to consistently exceed the monthly qouta and soon was promoted as a branch manager for one of their stores. Unfortunately, the company still struggled and eventually closed down.
However, Rico’s potential was not wasted as he was invited to work for a multibranded smartphone store as a branch manager, where he chose to start as a frontliner instead.
He said, “Gusto kong magsimula sa baba dahil ayokong sumabak sa isang position na hindi ko pa masyasdong alam.”
His efforts was not in vain as he continued to perform well which eventually lead him to become the officer in charge.
Now, Rico is the Officer in Charge for Android Zone SM Sta. Mesa, leading his team with positivity and passion to help people.
“Yung buhay ko parang katulad ng pagsakay natin sa scooter, hindi naman madali sa umpisa eh. Hindi ko alam lahat sa umpisa. Lahat kailangan kong pag-aralan. Yes, mahirap, mabagal, parang feeling ko hindi ako umuusad, pero eventually nung natutunan ko na, nae-enjoy ko na yung pagsakay. Kahit sa mga customers ko, lahat sila sa umpisa hindi ko naman alam ang gusto nila, pero nung sinubukan ko silang kilalanin, naintindihan ko kung paano ko sila matutulungan kaya na-earn ko yung tiwala nila sakin. Ganun ako at ganun kami dito sa Android Zone. Kinikilala namin lahat ng mga customers namin, hindi lang para maka-benta kundi para talagang matutunan sila. Yan na ang naging passion ko.”
Meet your Trusted Smartphone Expert of Android Zone SM Sta. Mesa, Rico Alba!