While the rest of society sleeps, many Philippines call center agents are on their way to work. While working the night shift does have its advantages such as less traffic on the road for commuting, generally quieter conditions compared to day shift workers in the same positions; the work is fraught with far more downsides. One of which is personal safety.
Being out late at night can be dangerous because criminals are often out under the cover of darkness. However, this can be avoided as long as you use your common sense. The best way you can protect your personal safety at night is to travel with a group. A large group of individuals is intimidating to criminals when a single person is not, and members of the group can look out for each other. You should also stick to well lighted, frequently traveled areas, especially if you are out alone, because visibility augments personal safety. Try to avoid dead ends and areas of darkness, which are ideal locations for crimes. It’s also important to be aware of your surroundings. Look carefully around you while you travel, and take note of anything unusual. Do not use a cell phone or other electronics, because in addition to making you an excellent target for theft, they will distract you. Keep an eye on your personal belongings as well. You can also find self-defense weapons in your things such as keys or spray. Try to learn some self-defense technique as well, this will make you become more confident and able to protect yourself when you are out at night.