Archive for March, 2013

Perceptions, and (mis)Communication

So on yesterday morning, we went to clarify what is it that e-san was trying to mean, and realised that the things she wanted were quite different from the impression that she had given to the rest of us.

There is some point that I do agree in it. The meeting could had been more productive had there been some slides to guide through other than just the promotion form and T&C. Yet, it shouldn’t be brought to such a point where it affected the rest of the people in the meeting. How people perceive you is more important in this case, as bad impression breeds rumours and things can fall apart quickly from there on.



Human Problems

While waiting for the spinning ringo logo to complete its never ending query in the cloud, I turn my thoughts to this blog instead.

There was a training today where we had an understanding on the soon to be launched promotion event, and my colleague tenshi-san had took some of her own free time to come back and educate us on it. However things took a negative turn when another colleague e-san voiced her unhappiness on the entire session.

I find it disturbing that people will not put some heart into whatever that must be done. Why are people so exact to the dot…. I dont even question on what should I not be doing, I just do or find ways to get it done.

Only think about yourselves, has anyone considered my feelings as a direct in charge?

Am I supposed to suck it up and work harder? There’s a limit to what I can see, and as of now i am still doing work. Please dont add manpower issue to my problem.


Another Hectic day.

And of course it isnt over yet. Especially since its high time I must submit the long due workflow.

Without proper planning for redundancy, every staff movement means the remaining will have to take up the slack. I should form some ideas for solving these issues on a longer term basis.

I will have to think in regards of capability and nationality when solving these issues.

First World problems indeed.

Now back to work…

On local work

Being 2 years into working life, I am starting to dread the endless rat race that is Singapore.

I work in an office environment, supporting service centres’ in Singapore, and the pace is rather hectic. Being a typical Singapore SME, work is quite never ending. Other than daily work, I am expected to manage a small team and also work after office hours, doing administrative work that might actually be better outsourced to other people.

As I had mentioned, I am working in a typical Singapore SME. It also means that trust have to be built from within, and there are few people that they will trust wholeheartedly. Meaning to say that those half capable will probably be squeezed dry and those deemed mundane will probably be turned over soon. A rather said state of affairs in my opinion.

Weekends can never come fast enough, and before I know it, usually it has ended. As I am typing this, I am actually supposed to do some work and planning for the next upcoming promotion that we are starting soon. There really isnt much time other than after office hours, yet after I am done with my admin stuff its really late to start on it.

All this builds up and leads to inadequate time for myself.

In fact, I miss the freedom that 2 years of NS have provided me. Also the health. In NS, at least I get to exercise early mornings and be fit. Now, after I wake up on weekends its probably most of the day gone, due to inadequate sleep during weekdays. This isn’t defending NS though, it just to put across the point that working life in normal Singapore seems to be a vicious cycle that gets faster and faster.


Perhaps I am really a hopeless, procrastinating dude. Perhaps I should just get over it. Perhaps……