ohh, thank god! theres kfc here. pizza hut as well. and mydin not to be forgotten. im going to survive (at least)
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
the first obviously, the basic; my office. my office is not in the same building or even attached to the building where i work. and the best part is, my office is accessible by the officers and staffs at that particular building; the district office. on my first day, it was shocking to know and see how they utilize my office into a store-room by dumping all the sukaneka stuffs, goodies and printing papers. met the Boss there to inform him about my office condition and with a phone call he directed his staffs to clear up the room. he explained that the main switch for the air-conditioning system is located in my office, of which people has to come and out for the air-cond. i (humbly and wisely) suggested for the room to be offered to the in-house officers and if i may, i can swap, but was refused. so, since im a federal staff instead of state, I went to the labour office to ask for an empty room and luckily they have one of which i belive just nice for me (and of course, not accessible by anyone anymore. with keys and locks). i told the story in the meeting, and my Boss said I was fast. and he asked me to get the office details so that he culd help me with a proper letter to be submitted to the labour office director.
the second one was on internet and phone connection. even though the office provides a telephone and a modem, but when I tried to get connected, to no avail. i did call the person-in-charge with the office and technician, but up to this date, progress is not seen. patience is virtue, i belive. but again, being in my post, i cannot do my own research, sending daily reports as needed, or even printing materials for my references, etc. i need all that for my working efficiency. i really hope that people will listen as i don ask for the extras, but the basics. yes, basics. after all I have not so much of time running here and there to get things settle as my workloads are of the utmost attention. it is a shame for an officer not to have a proper office when he was promised things will be settled once he/she steps into the new tenure. but, the promising words seem much sweeter than the reality that I have to face. jauh panggang dari api. but somehow since im expecting the worst and not the best in this remoteness, i just know that i can survive, but it just a matter of time. the ex-boss asked us to give ourselves a period of 2-3months to fully adapt with everything; the culture, people, food, environment; just to share a few. and we shall see how it goes.
so the order was obeyed. and the place is far far in east coast in a small and remote place. The feeling was a mixture of excited, contemplating and everything.
this entry is not about complaining (merely), but sharing the new experience; with those who care (still). expecting the worst instead the best is what i hold when im here. at least this place has kfc and pizzahut outlets. and mydin not to be forgotten. that is so much of relieves. it is pretty shocking to claim a town as bandaraya when my kampung-hometown in northern region has sky-creepers and much more pleasant and well-structured. and this fact almost cost me psychiatric-illness. one thing i note is that, most locals in this new place is not that welcoming and approachable (not because my issues with them, mind you please), but they tend to give the “look” to the outsiders; as if you are the new clown coming to their town. pity me, i know.
my office is no better. my official office is not located in the same building which i work. i know, funny isn’t it? i have to get my stuffs settled at the place I work instead at my very own office since it would be ridiculous for me to commute here and there, just to get things done. the workloads are piling and shocking. things are old and new to me. there are still “shouting” and ass-kicking for super-snail-slow staffs here. Most staffs are very helpful, warm and super-kind. i learnt a lot from them actually for the past few days since no colleague to refer. but the workloads could never be any less meaner to me. im struggling hard to fit in these new phase the soonest possible. and I give myself two to three months time to fully adapt with the culture, people, working-environment and everything. oh yes, the office has no telephone line and internet connection which of course made my days even worst. preparing for the worst, remember?
they say, im talkative. but sadly, no one is here for me. to talk, to share, to everything. usually it is like kacang-putih for me to make new friends with the new crowd. but not here where im the new clown. in this new place, i have no one. seriously no one, no one. no relatives, no friends, not even half-friends in this new place. and the best part is i have no colleague at all. the “colleagues” that available are those in the main office or headquarters in the aforesaid bandaraya which i only met on thursdays for meetings. and just to reach there i have to be on wheels for an hour and quarter. it is to the extent that if i die here, no one will know. or even care. and that’s too exaggerating, no?
being in this new place, there are a lot of things that i need to shift, adjust and adapt with. my weekends are no longer on saturdays and sundays. no more zara and topman. no one-utama or midvalley. or even ikea (mr.meaty-meatballs-with-extra-gravy, me missing you already!). and yes, no black canyon and subway. the only life I have (so far) is my office staffs and a housemate. the ones that i meet almost daily. but as I said earlier, i was expecting the worst and considered myself luckily that I dont kill myself (yet)
i know there are a lot of nice things here. but I just don’t see any (yet) *sigh*
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
the current one would be my biggest step in entering the new phase; the career. seriously i never expect that this beginning in the next chapter of my life will be this freaking cool and superb. the working environment is splendid. people around are very helpful and friendly (even the head of units. no kidding!) and the relationship that binds us more to families as to colleagues. undeniable that the workloads are piling up and some time even on weekends just to comply with the two-weeks KPI kertas siasatan statistic, but we really enjoy what we are doing and yet we still can laugh and share stupid-jokes. stress and tense are everywhere, but how you handle them that matters.
the "ungrateful-ness/complaint" that i have to admit is missing my days back in uni; especially during the final year. true enough that the stress level also was pretty scary, but with those people called friends around (and gurau-senda-tawa-nangis firmmates), everything seems to come in handy tho we complaint quite a lot back then. but thats the beauty of it. the working environment was stressful with endless assigments and back-to-back presentations, breaking-neck-tests etc but we managed to survive throughout the final year after all the sweats and tears. i personally belive that a good working environment is crucial to boost our performances in everything we do. the inner-positive-energy comes subsequent as part and parcel. so, in nutshell, a good working environment c0mes into picture only when you yourself bring that vibes to the environment. and just dont spoil others if you intended to enjoy the rest of your day. chill! :)
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Thursday, June 25, 2009