Friday, January 8, 2010

the first meeting

the team in KT(HQ) is very efficient eventho we kinda short-handed with manpower. there are only 9 officers (including me) to cover up the whole state where the workloads supposed to be handled by at least 20 over officers (according to the Boss). and i feel grateful that the colleagues and bosses are more or less the same as the previous office. and people work like family rather than mere colleagues and the Boss, in fact, listens to us; problems etc. at least i may coax myself that i’ll be happy on thursdays; if i join the meeting. there are basically FOUR complaints/issues i brought up during my first meeting since my place and KT(HQ) are not of short distance. so i have to utilize my chances wisely. certain things are better left unsaid. so, i would share only two issues instead of all four due to secrecy reason(s).

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.

the.imperfect.observer

3 comments:

HazirahMahadzir said...

bertabah ok!
goodluck Bangchik!
:D

farhanrazi! said...

i think u should surfing since that u are close to the shore.terengganu always have THE wave.. =)

Liyanna, Dona said...

Be strong, mamu. Mami tau susah kalau pi pulak tempat jin bertendang. Sabaq no.