Lolo, 73, applies as call center agent to avoid loneliness over wife's death

A 73-year-old grandfather has gone viral after applying for a job as a call center agent in Bogo City, Cebu.

Lolo Rotello Escanilla attended a job fair organized by a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company and the local government on January 29, to find himself a job, according to the report of "24 Oras."

The dedicated grandfather is a retired salesman since 2008 but he decided to work again to avoid the sadness from losing his wife in 2016.

"I go into this venture as a diversion lang para mawala 'yung isip ko, 'yung utak ko from, you know, the loneliness," he said. 

Lolo Rotello studied commerce and also had experience in the BPO industry. Despite his age, he did not ask for any special treatment during his application and even adjusted himself to blend into his environment surrounded by millenials.

"Di ba masaya because generally mga kabataan medyo hyped up 'yan eh, mga energized 'yan eh," Tatay Rotello said. "Gusto ko 'yung attitude ng mga kabataan na masaya, they're always happy, nakakapag-TikTok 'yan ayos na 'yan."

Because of the senior citizen's adaptability and positive outlook, Lolo Rotello caught the attention of the hiring committee and was able to land a job immediately.

Source: GMA News

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