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Archive for the ‘Usual Day at the Office’ Category

Farewell to Jebleh

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Today’s Jebleh’s final day with The Company. She’s moving out to some oil company, supposedly to be a BCP coordinator. Naturally, I’m saying that she’s just shifting her romance target to balding, oilfield working, caucasian men now that she has failed to grab the attention of normal salarymen of The Company. I’ll surely miss Jebleh […]

Headless Horseman

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Being in a headless organisational unit inside a profoundly hierarchical company, evokes certain feeling of helplessness. Photo by jurvetson

The Bomb

Monday, 1 September 2008

The formal documents finally came in this morning. I’m being transferred to the IT Division as a member of the IT Internal Control Group in two weeks. To which I replied: Bring it on!


Thursday, 7 August 2008

I’m currently having a feeling akin to drowning. The lingering audit project, a sense that a certain end is near, that no-love atmosphere. Very tiring indeed.

Feelin’ the Love No More

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

With the news of the impending “event” spreading all around, it occurred to me that I haven’t felt the love around here for some time now. It’s time to brace for impact, methinks.

Welcome, Failure, Old Friend

Saturday, 12 April 2008

It’s nearly official. I flunked The Company’s master degree scholarship program. I passed the TOEFL-test, academic potential test, psychological test, but failed at the first one of two interviews with the board of directors. I will factor this in my future plan. I’m keeping my options open. Thanks for all who supported me during the […]

Voluntary Overtime

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Like everybody else, as a newcomer in The Company, I gave my best to make a name for myself. More than a few times I allowed myself to work more hours than I was supposed to. Jay Morrissey wrote a great article against such practice. An excerpt: A good friend and colleague had been staying […]

Things to Do to Ameliorate Your Mistakes at the Office

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

I remember my biggest oops ever since I joined The Company. It was when I was tasked with finding alternatives to several office equipments. I easily found them over the Web and gave my boss several recommendations. He agreed to my suggestions and sent me to compose an internal memo to the guys at procurement. […]

Week-long Feast

Sunday, 15 July 2007

Just in case you’re wondering where the hell I was on the week of June 25 through June 30, I was sent to The Company’s Education & Training Center in Ragunan to attend a validation session of audit programs proposed by our consultant. Yes, the same consultant which brought me my consultancy woes. I won’t […]

Ten Things I Hate About You

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

In The Office, there is a certain senior member who’s getting more and more on my nerve with every passing day. He is four pay grades above me, but has demonstrated a terrible lack of competency for the fat paycheck he’s getting every end of the month. Please observe the evidences below as I try […]