Treat those below you well…..

**Warning** Long ranting on work

Was on data patch coordinator duty for this 2 weeks. Duty involved ensuring everyone raise the request form correctly, notify director of the requester that requires their approval and ensuring the script run at night.

Sound simply? It should….. except when you encounter idiotic on duty director. We have 4 director in our project. 3 of them take turn to be the approving director. This week duty director is an idiot. According to the instruction pass down, I’m suppose to send her the list of request that require to be patch before 4:30pm. And if she haven’t approve it by 6:30pm, I have to send her a SMS to remind her. EVERYDAY I have to send the SMS. Is she really that busy? I don’t know. But if you are on duty, you should know that someone will send you a email everyday for your approval, you should look into your email and do your job. No she don’t. Don’t understand how other director manage to do it without me having to SMS them. And after seeing that sms, at least reply with a thanks or let me know when she done. And not EXPECT me to go into lotus notes and check every few minutes.

And yesterday was even better. I send her the SMS at 6:30pm when she haven’t approve the request. She replied back after 10 min “Where is the email”. HELLO…. I don’t OWN you anything. If you need something, can’t you ask nicely? I dig out the email that I’ve send to her and fwd to her again. No thanks or nothing. Thinking I own her a living like tat.

And mind you, the job is suppose to kick off at 7pm. You are delaying the job and causing other job to be delayed too. Is this the way a director should behave?

Today was worst. As usual, she didn’t approve the SIR at 6:30. So I sms her. 15min later, she come back with a email saying she rejected 2 request. I look at the 2 request, they are all from my teammates.

1 claim that didn’t do a proper writeup. But hey, this is not the 1st time they doing this. Everytime they do, there is no problem. This time you must reject. Nevermind…..

The other 1 is even worst. She say she don’t see the need to do that request as it is not an error. OF COS IT IS NOT AN ERROR DUMBO! it is a CLEAN UP of the database. You don’t understand english huh? I ask my colleague to call her up to explain, hopefully she will approve it. She spend 5min explaining and the answer she got from the director is “I’ve already switch off the PC”

Well done. what kind of bloody attitude is this? on PC and approve the request take how long? Why, you in a hurry to go home? Wanna go home bath, have nice dinner? HELLO, I stay back late because you delay the bloody job everyday. You can’t even stay back for extra 5min to approve the request? how did you reach director level anyway?

Been telling my colleagues, if they ever become management level, remember to treat those below you nicely. Don’t be like this director, who treat those working below her like shit. They are, after all, the people who work for you, fight for you and sweat for you. End of the day, when the project is successful, you go up the stage to receive the award, maybe get promotion and pay raise. Is it because of your own hard work? or is it team work that bring us there?

if you ever climb to the top, remember, treat those below you well…..

One overwrites the other

This world is funny. When you do something, there is always another thing that overwrites it.

You see, I’m having sore throat and have nothing to eat in office. So I had Oreo. To overwrite it, I took strepsils to ease the sore throat.

End up the sore throat is still there, but didn’t get worst. One overwrites the other.

It’s also funny. I can go out, have dinner and movie and enjoy myself, then come back to face the cruel reality and turn moody again.

Why must there always be something that overwrites the other. Ended up like a merry-go-round. This is getting nowhere…..

Moth


Have you heard before a story that says that moth are actually spirits of someone you know coming back to visit you?

I don’t know how true it is. But few weeks back, when I’m very upset and cried a few drops of tears, a moth entered my room. I was looking at it, wondering if it is someone whom I know. I was wondering if it is my mum. Strangely, when at the moment when I’m feeling most sad, it came into my room, like it is trying to comfort me, to be by my side when I’m feeling down.

Then a week later, I saw the same moth again in my living room. I can swear it’s the same moth, cause I’ve taken photo of it. And the bottom right part of it’s wings is broken. It is exactly the same moth as the one that came last week. I’m 100% sure.

Suddenly, it feels like she came back to see how I’m going. Feel like telling her that I’m going strong. That was just a little trip, I’ve pick up myself and stood up firm. I’m back on my feet, walking now. But I find it silly talking to a moth. I went over to my ancestor tablet and look at my mum. I gave her a smile, letting her know that everything is alrite. I’ve grown up for the past 13 years since you left. Don’t need to worry about me.

Oh well…. I don’t have to tell her anything right? She should be able to see it.

Dad just reminded us that this coming sunday is her 13th death anniversary. 13 years. How time flies.

Decay-ing??

Is this blog really trying to live up to it’s name? Decay on the net? haha….
Okie, I’m trying to find interesting things to post here. but then, sometimes it’s hard, esp when there is no interesting topic happening.

Still waiting for that “ling gan” to come.

The beauty of regret….

There was this chinese movie, starring Sammi Cheng and Arron Kwok (I think). She is a writer and he is a radio DJ. They started off as enemy, but end up as lovers. Can’t remember what is the name of that movie. Anyway, there was this part where he said something about the beauty of regret, Yi Han Mei.

You must be thinking, what beauty is there in regret? Regret is regret. When you missed a chance, you should be feeling sad and depressed. How could regret have beauty in it?

I was near the padang today. Watching the planes fly by for the NE show. Took out my K750i and wanted to take pictures of the plane flying by. I knew that 5 planes will be making the “Fan” formation with smoke trailing behind. They have been doing that every year. This yr is no different. I was at the right position to capture the shot. I waited, they flew towards my direction and break open into the formation, with the “fan” slowly “opening” up…..

I was waiting for the perfect moment for all 5 planes just reach the edge of my screen to take the shot…. i get ready and aim, just when they r near the edge, I took the shot…… but the camera has some lag time….. in the end, the photo only show the smoke, and no planes.

This is regret, Regret taking the shot 1/2sec too slow. Regret being so greedy, wanting to capture a perfect picture. Missed the chance of a lifetime……

But then, it is this regret, that makes u realize how much it actually means to u….. And if given the chance for a 2nd shot, you know you will cherish it, make full use of this chance and not make the same mistake.

This, my friend, is the beauty of regret.