Tuesday, November 4, 2008
in order to succeed in this corporate world,
for people like me,
who does not come from a filthy rich family,
or does not have any political connections,
I need to work my ass off.
Very true indeed,
and it somehow wakes me up.
This is the reality,
and I just can't get away from it.
Although I realise this long ago,
but I was suddenly inspired to work my ass off,
From today onwards,
I'm gonna work hard and work harder.
I'm gonna be the first in and last out from the office.
I'm gonna stop job hopping,
unless it is an offer from Goldman Sachs or equivalent.
Will I ever make it?
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Of course he doesn’t know who I was as I’m just a small potato. But I could have continued the conversation like asking him how was his day or at least talk about the weather. It’s not that I don’t know what to say. It’s just that I’m afraid that I’ll say something stupid or ask the wrong question.
I’m always not assertive enough talking or behaving in front of my bosses. I know they would not eat me up even if I’ve said something stupid but I’m just too conscious of what they think of me or what I’ve said.
“Assertiveness is a trait taught by many personal development experts and psychotherapists and the subject of many popular self-help books. It is linked to self-esteem and considered an important communication skill.” Source: Wikipedia.
The lack of assertiveness is one of my weaknesses. This is what my ex-boss told me. I’m confident while talking to my peers yet not assertive in front of bosses. I always answer questions from bosses with questions and dare not voice out my opinion. It’s very true and it’s not something that I’m proud of.
When will I ever overcome this?
Monday, August 18, 2008
The previous job: pay – not bad, benefits – very good, colleagues – good, boss – so-so, environment – good, facilities – good, job scope – bad! bad! bad! I didn’t like what I was doing. Maybe it’s because of my ego. Although part of the job scope is interesting but I can’t learn what I want. For now, I wanna find what I really wanna do. I’m still young and still quite fresh, I wanna take this opportunity to explore more things.
Some people say they wanna make more money when they’re still young. For me, money is not the only thing now, maybe because I don’t have any financial burden yet, so I’m lucky to do what I wanna do. I guess when I have found what I want and what I like, money will come too (hopefully).
It has been more than a week since I resigned. I will start my new job in September but I’m still looking around for other opportunities. Yeah, I’m greedy! I have been staying at home for more than a week and I’m bored already! I actually miss going to work. I thought I needed to rest and refresh myself before starting work but this holiday is too long. I finally felt the pinch of not generating any income. I have to think twice before spending. I just hope that September can come faster.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Ok, maybe almost every floor cos there's 21 floors.
Here's the pics....
Dancing its way to the Department Head’s table….
The cheeky lion still manage to pose for photos b4 reaching…
The lion reached the dept head’s table and tastes the mandarin orange…
"Yummmy.... The mandarin orange tastes good!"
The lion dancing its way again, this time to my table.
Meeting up with its twin lion on the way….
Finally, it found its way to my place to taste the orange.
Posing for photos again after tasting the mandarin orange. Poser…
The orange 'tasted' by the lion…
This is my first time watching a lion dance inside an office =)
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wishing all of you a properous year ahead!!!
Apparently, the rat year is not good for the 'rats', so beware.
Sorry that I did not update my blog often.
Nothing much to update lately.
Except that I've been job hunting again.
Wish me luck!