Saturday, January 25, 2014

A true friend and a good man. Thanks.

Starting 2014 is a bizarre to my career experience. I am assigned to 7 new hires to my department and my role is to prepare them to meet their targets during the learning curve, which we call this period, Academy. I personally call this period, PERIOD.

Given this opportunity to "handle" people for real and to involve myself more to management, that should be an eye opening experience. Only if the funny character did not show up. 

This funny character has the characteristics not widely accepted and his attitude is seriously not something a new hire should display. Acting proud and resistant to feedback is seriously annoying.

In just a week numerous complaints were raised not only from internal department but also from other departments of several levels, security, cafeteria crews and even cleaners. As much as I hate medicine and doctors, I forced 2 panadols down my throat which I never had for the past 2 years. I seriously cannot take the pain anymore.

The complaints from other colleagues were very personal; eg: The funny character do this. The funny character do that. Aiyo, the funny character is rude etc. But one complaint from a colleague is very soothing and gives me hope. I was not aware that the complaint went directly to my boss's boss and I only found out a few days later from another boss.

Shah suffered by sitting next to this funny character. That is not including answering questions and chatting. In just 20 minutes he moved to a place far enough he can call it solace. He was there witnessing my ordeal. He raised a complaint because he cares about me. I was damn touched when I hear this.

"Boss. That funny character is too much. Can you see how Jino was treated? Jino deserves better than this. This is not fair to Jino."

Thanks my friend Shah.

[Jino] - A man's not a man unless he knows how to shoot

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Let's start the new year...

... with a quick selfie~

The new year starts with the price reduction of kangkung. Bravo Malaysia government!!! Our lives depend on kangkung!!! Very soon your kangkung scheme will replace our MYR currency.

Thailand is politically unstable at the moment but who knows what will happen in April? Hopefully every thing will be fine during Songkran. What're my targets in Songkran? I don't have to tell, do I?

Starting 2014, my job description has a drastic change which I doubt I can cope. From a normal customer service consultant I evolved into many other roles, mostly unwillingly. If I may say, I currently deal the tasks of a team manager cum trainer but the company pays me slightly higher than new hires who work here lesser than a month. When I say slightly it means SLIGHTLY higher than a new hire. Not to mention the pay cut starting 2014 in lieu with the company global standards lol. And then Malaysia government announced the price reduction of kangkung!!! Wow so much oh "help"!!!

I find life is so difficult, especially the iPhone 4 is constantly showing its tantrum. And then gym membership which I promised myself since 2012. Which is a better show off? A good body or a good phone? Dilemma.

Not that I have any financial difficulty I cannot afford both. I just find life is depressing at times. Just need someone to pat my back and give me encouragement to continue my life. Now I am done with my random rant. Signing off~

[Jino] - A man's not a man unless he knows how to shoot