Saturday, June 30, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Without knowing it, I almost cover for my A.M for 3 weeks. She's on leave due to personal reason so I have to relieve her work. This is our company policy to relieve another person's work when he/she is on leave.
In short, you may not be at office, but your work must still carry on. Say if you plan to go for a holiday, firstly get your colleague to help relieve your work for the period you'll be away. Then only you apply for leave. So, better treat your colleagues good heh heh heh ;p
The person that used to relieved her has tender resignation letter therefore my A.M need to find new people to relieve her. And yours truly was chosen.
At first, I was like, hey!!! I'm freaking new here. How on earth do these people think that I am capable of A.M's job??? Are you all nuts??? I've just reported to work barely a month ago!!!
That was three weeks ago.
Time really flies huh? Three weeks has passed. Just like that.
Three weeks ago, I was really nervous and worried endlessly. I worried that my inexperience will shine like a beacon for all to see. Then I worried that if people might snigger behind my back and well, badmouthed me. I seriously don't want any unnecessary attention.
Three weeks later, I am still surviving.
I must say, this unexpected job allocation really force me to mature faster. This is because I need to learn faster, do faster, grow faster and gain double experience faster.
My transition in this double workload is made easier by all the help and encouragement I get from most of my colleagues. Truly I feel blessed because everyone is really very kind with their words and helping hand.
Due to my inexperience, whenever I faced any situation, big or small, I keep asking around. All I did was ask, ask, ask, and ask. Most of the time, I really feel inexperience because whenever my colleagues give me a "solution" I'll be thinking, "wow, why can't I think of this before?"
Nevertheless, I really enjoy this challenge. Although I spend longer time in office than I used to, but I get a sense of satisfaction. Especially when my work get acknowledged. It really made my day.
Nehhh, I am not a workaholic. I still very much honor my code of conduct: Never bring work back home!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Yeah~ Like, really passed out.
On the street. Full of passers by.
So embarassing right? I'll never be able to go to pasar malam for quite a while now~
Last saturday started out as any normal Saturdays. We went out shopping, have lunches and stuff. Then came at night.
Definitely one of my most memorable night in my life.
We already bought movie tickets for Avengers (midnight show) so we went to pasar malam (night market) to have our late dinner. Halfway walking and my tummy started to feel ill at eased. But I thought it's okay, just nature call.
But as I was having fried koey teow, my tummy really feel bad now so I told President that let's make a move as I need to go to toilet. Only taking a couple steps, I started to feel violently ill.
Really, really sudden. No warning at all.
Suddenly my legs cannot support my weight and my vision gets dark. I was leaning heavily on President, concentrating really hard to put each step in front of me while I was sweating profusely. All I can hear is President keep asking, "are you okay?" "how are you?" "what's happening?" "can you walk?"
The next thing I know, I'm already sitting on the floor, albeit in a weird angle. More like, I kneeled to the ground. I've actually passed out for a second or two. Thanks to a nice lady (probably a vendor at the night market) and some other vendors who saw how President struggles to get me up, she generously came and help me up on a chair.
They offer medicated oil which Presidents help to apply on my temple. And it did kind of rejuvenate me a little. So who says that there are no good samaritans out there?? There are still good hearted people out there amidst the "face paced" world we lived in. I would like to take this opportunity to thanks all those who helped me unconditionally and may God bless your kind soul!!!
Okay, enough of digression.
A few minutes later as I feel a little stronger, I told President to bring me to toilet because ehem, I really need to go. Like, really, really need to go desperately.
The walk to the nearest loo feels like a climb on the Everest to me. I still need to lean heavily on President while sweating profusely like a pig, only to find BOTH toilet is occupied!!! Darn I really don't have energy to stand hence I squated right in front of the toilet.
When the lady came out from the toilet she probably had the shock of her life, as I'm sure I'm quite a sight to behold hurhur~~
President was afraid that I fainted inside the toilet that he called me 7 times, of which I only picked up one call. I was, in the toilet, you see~ lol;p
Seriously, I was sweating so much that anyone can mistaken that it's raining-.-"
Finally, I feel slightly better, with President's help I managed to somehow walked back to our car and find a nearby clinic to check on my condition.
Doctor can't find anything wrong with me as all my vital signs are normal:
I am not dehydrated
I am not anaemic
I have not caught fever
My response is normal
Okay, so maybe my blood pressure is lower than normal, BUT that can't mean anything. I was let go with some antibiotics for my slightly scrapped knee, I did flacidly slide down afterall (applied acriflavine to disinfect) and I am 25 bucks poorer.
Finally President came home and googled my condition. What happened to me is called "vasovagal attack"
It is a common type of fainting and the factors could be due to stress, lack of sleep, overtiredness, dehydration et cetera et cetera....
So, in order to get more rest, I was forbid to watch the Avengers-.-"
Darn, I wasted two good tickets! -.-"
Friday, April 13, 2012
Sitting here alone in my office, listening to my colleagues talking…suddenly a thought popped into my head.
Through their conversation, I unconsciously picked up some discreet hidden agenda. The more I listen to it, the more prominent these hidden agenda stare right back at me.
I am sure it is not intentionally made. Perhaps they just think this is really funny and all, but somehow, I find it rather insensitive rather than funny.
So what do you think I’ve picked up indirectly?
Truth to be told, most of my colleagues hailed from Chinese education background. Except yours truly. And someone else.
Recently, I’ve heard quite a lot of remarks and jokes aimed at the “somebody” over his language handicap. How they made fun of him and how he might screw up due to improper usage of Chinese words that may be interpreted wrongly and offend potential customers.
Thing is, “somebody” will be going to a place filled with Chinese community and our colleagues here were making jokes over his handicap.
I’m sure they find it funny and harmless. Perhaps, it really is harmless.
But why do I feel so ill at ease?
Personally, I don’t agree with them. I mean, yes I understand that Chinese language is very important today and it is more and more in demand. However, that doesn’t mean English is not EQUALLY important right?
What I don’t understand is how people can go on and on and on.. campaigning on the importance of Chinese language, yet they overlooked/ignored English Language.
Why is it that some people looked down on “banana” people (people that don’t read their own mother tongue) and think that we’ve missed the world?
On the other hand, we have never looked down on people that can’t string a proper English sentence. Have I looked down on people like them?
No I haven’t!
I have not laughed at them or belittled them at all. I certainly don’t think they’ve missed the world!!??
So why is it that you can only master ONE Chinese language and we can’t master only ONE English language?
Just because English is not the language our forefathers speak?
Oh come on!
Grow up please!!!!
FYI: I have the utmost respect for people that can speak both language fluently. I have many such friends and I am proud of them for not belittling either one party that speak only one language fluently.
Kudos to them!
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Today I witnessed something unbelievable!!!!!!!!
My God of all things can be done, but this????
You see, one of our colleague was accidently trapped in one of the Director’s room (unused at the moment) and he can’t opened the door from the inside, which makes him trapped.
We tried to help him from the outside but can’t either…the door just won’t bulge!!! Something is wrong with the lock mechanism. So we called for reinforce team – HR Dept that have the keys.
BUT, the key doesn’t work its magic either. So our poor colleague is really trap this time. Big time!
There on the other hand, our PIC is there making so much noise of how “no people are allowed in the rooms and such and why our colleague is in there without authorisation?”
Well hello??? It is an empty room after all and our colleague was on the phone so he just wanted some privacy. Not that he wanted this to happen right? Why make such a big deal of it?
Seriously I don’t see what’s the big issue lor right??? Just find a locksmith to open up the door that’s all!!!!
Instead, scold scold scold!!! What’s the point?
Though they did get people from the Maintenance to “solve” this issue, our poor colleague was trapped for quite a while.
Then suddenly, our PIC came over and joked with us saying how “fortunate” it happened to one of us instead of the boss-.-“
Hello?? Less than 5 minutes ago you were reprimanding all of us over the phone and now you happily laugh and joke with us?
Talk about 180 degree turn!
Finally our colleague was “freed unharmed” which I think is the most important thing ever.
This has really become the hottest issue in our department right now. ^^
Monday, April 2, 2012
I have been working for a week already. My relationship with my colleagues are getting better as well. In the beginning, I have not make much friends but today, I see a vast improvement already. My social circle has grown bigger and bigger already. Which is definitely a good thing.
I mean, making friends is better than making enemy. It make me feel less lonely lol;p At least now I got more people to chat with me so I feel less boring.
So far, work was uber boring! The first few days there’s intensive training for us newbies as well as a plant tour. That was good because it feels that there is something to do. Subsequently, there’s nothing else to do.
My immediate superior did hand down some customer for me to follow up but then, they weren’t really active. I was also given some databases to mass mail but that’s pretty much about it.
I finished off everything and now sitting in the office with nothing concrete to do. So I spend my time doing some reading and and reading and reading. It gets so freaking boring that I keep yawning every few minutes.
To make things worse, IT man has yet to set my computer to the internet, which means I can’t even go online!!!!!
There’s really nothing I can do lor seriously. Although I can’t say I’m very familiar with my company’s product but still, it’s really boring here…
Everyday sitting in the office doing nothing. Listening to MP3…..urrggghhhhh it’s really no life here in office man!!!!
I wanna work!!!! Else I’ll get so mushroomed that I’ll get lazy -.-“
Not that I’m any hardworking to begin with!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
I have started work with my new employer for a week. Unfortunately, I even gotta work on Saturdays. Alternate Saturdays for half day. And my first Saturday is a working Saturday hurhurhur….so happy hor? -.-“
Seriously, time passed very fast when you are enjoying yourself. I actually had a week break in between working for previous employer and new employer. However, that week just came and go in a blink of an eye.
There I was happily cooking drama at home and before you can utter “hastalavistababy” it’s Monday and it’s working day.
I was pretty nervous at first because first day ma…how will my new colleague welcome me? To top that of, I forgot to prepare food for lunch!
Rule #1: Always bring something to eat on the first day of work. This is to be the back up plan in case you can’t make any friends fast enough or get any invitation to join your new colleagues for lunch.
Well of course if you are a social queen then you obviously will not have any issue with this. It helps too if you are a prom queen.
Let’s face it, which guy don’t wanna date their hot colleague for lunch?
Or if you are always a loner and don’t mind eating alone, well….i guess you too won’t have any issue here.
But yours truly here hates to eat alone in public. Out of desperate measure, I grabbed some cookies and stuff in my bag.
Luckily, my colleagues are pretty nice. And I have lunch partners. Thank God!
My first day started as me walking into the office bearing visitor pass (they held my driving licence as hostage!) and fill up forms before the HR Manager came and brief me on the company rules, strata, and bla bla bla… and my first impression is…me don’t really like her….hurhurhur…
THEN I was introduced to EACH and EVERY people in the office – exchanging handshakes and names and pleasantries….to e-ve-li-bo-di….
For two floors!
Obviously, I can’t recognise most of them lor…knowing me, I’m really bad with faces. I can remember names much more easily compare to faces.
But all in all, I suppose this is how big organization works. I mean, good also la, cuz this is definitely the fastest way to intro yourself and get to know others. Whether you remember them or not after that, well, that’s entirely another issue.