Monday, July 21, 2008

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Save Life - Donate a blood!

Yesterday, I donated 450cc of my blood for a former officemate who is still in the hospital and in critical condition. This is my 2nd time to donate. My first experience was when my mom needed 2 bags of type O blood. To save us from buying at the blood bank my sister and I donated our blood. I am a Type A blood carrier anyway. Oh well, thats not a prob whether what type are you, the point here is you save life.

I immediately texted George the official updater of the condition of our officemate, to inform the family that I donated blood. Since I dont want to visit them. George asked me if its okay with me if he will announce my name to let other know that I donated blood. I answered YES! why should I hide this situation. I should be proud of myself that I help someone and to the fact that our officemate is in critical condition and of course is also now in financial problem. Probably I would not let other know if I donated blood if the patient is someone who can afford to buy all people blood.
In this situation, I would rather encourage more people to help my former officemate and donate blood if they can especially he would go another operation soon.

Though, I've known this person for a short period of time. At least, I would say he touched my heart. Especially concerning about credit card debts. And he was able to help me during the graveyard shift that I cant even answer silly questions that I'm getting from people nowhere.

For now, during the blood donation session, I lifted my blood to the Lord. And asked his mighty hands to completely heal him from pancreatic infection and he would survive another operation. May all his pain be gone and also his sickness. May the Lord give his family the strength and comfort while they are battling this situation.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

My life - working in a gift shop company

It was June 2007 when I started working in a well known gift shop company as an Area Manager. I thought that job was Gods gift to me after working in a American research company for 2 years. I never wanted to leave my job with that company however, I don't have a choice but to move out for financial reason.

To date, Its almost 7 months since I left the gift shop company, I thought I was able to move on after all the trauma I was been. I was not able to find job for 3 months after they decided to end my contract for simple reasons. Though, a co-worker tried to help me to find a job in a cosmetic company and was offered a work as an Executive Assistant and all of a sudden the company decided not to pursue with there offer for no reason at all. See how unprofessional they are.

Why were I traumatized working in the gift shop company. Oh well, I was part of the opening team. I'm one of the first batch to be hired. I was there when the company needs our help for the smooth transition. I gave all my strength and dedication to my work. As an Area Manager to their 4 branches I know I did my best for the betterment of the company. I know that they were expecting a lot from me because of my past experiences in retail business.

I thought I'm doing well at work. The VP would always look for me when they need urgent presentation about the store. Would ask for my assistance to monitor the other branches. The President itself would lend me some books to help me finish the presentation for them. Suddenly after 3 months I received a call from the VP to report to the Head Office first thing in the morning to discuss something. I thought I was terminated cause that time there was a rumor that they terminated the Admin Manager. So I already had the idea that if they dont like the employee they can easily terminate you.

Went to the Head Office, though I was really worried The VP broke the news. I will be transferred to the Head Office to handle the consignment department as an Operation Assistant. I gladly accepted the offer since I thought they had a better plan for my career. I did not asked for their reason why am I being transferred to the office because I trust them that they are professional people.

My staff was so happy for me about the news however, I had the feeling that I was demoted. From AM to OA. With God beside me I did not entertain bad vibes and accepted this new path as a challenge for me to prove them I can handle the task. About 2 weeks in the office they are unsure what responsibility they will entrust me since the Consignment Department of the Old owner of the gift shop company has not turned over all the necessary information to us yet.

When the Operation Manager reported to work, I am under her. Our first assignment was to make a Company Policy. I was able to finish the 80% of the policy before the deadline. However, unexpected situation happened to me about my family and was not able to report to work for 5 days. I did inform them and I said my apologies to them. I know this would affect my evaluation and accepted it if that would affect my evaluation. Since I know I do still have 2 months to prove to them that I can eliminate tardiness and absences.

First Evaluation - I passed it! with 90% grade. VP evaluated me. The only comment I got from the VP was I need to be superior
even though if my staff are older than me. Thats it. Im so glad about my evaluation.

After a week, It was like hell working in the Head Office . I felt demoralized professionally. They have been commenting about my grooming, the way I talked over the phone. They are making gossips about me. Office politics! Gosh! I never been into that kind of politics! This is a hard-core politics. Im not sure who are the true people in the office whom I can trust. Until the day, a manager approached me and warned me about it. She told me that they are planning to terminate me for the reason that I was making gossip about my boss the OM. The OM told my colleuges that I said that "She is a stupid OM and I am more capable in doing her job." I never said that. God knows I never said that. and the rest of the issue are just branch of a tree. To pull my evaluation down.

In 2 months, I felt every discimination at work. The VP would introduce me to there client as the person in charge in Consigment department but when the OM would set a meeting with the client they cant even introduced me nor asked me to join the meeting. I cant spread my wings.. they are already giving me the limitation to handle the task. During those time I approched the VP to give my point of view, though it was really hard for me to talk to her because I also felt a big wall between us. Since the OM and the VP would have a briefing every morning. And in that case I dont have any idea what the OM is telling about me. Its like the VP does not want me to be close to her. But I understand, she's the VP and im only just her staff. Right? Petty issues becoming big issue. Its like i tried not to do things that would affect my credibility but something is there to ruin everything.

Until the 2nd evaluation approaches and only 3 days left before they regularized me. The moment of truth suddenly broke the news. The company decided to end my contract. I failed the evaluation. Reasons: Poor Grooming, Does not want to listen to superior, Cant meet deadlines, Inconsistent and chatting.

Poor Grooming - Admittedly, I am not a good dresser. However, the company allows employee to wear jeans or shorts or t-shirts or daring blouses during weekdays and weekends. I never wore shorts nor t-shirts nor daring blouses at work. I remember I wore "tokong" pants because it was raining hard that day. And also a co-worker was regularly wearing short shorts why is it that its unfair to me?

Does not want to listen to superior / Cant meet deadlines - Instructions are coming from the OM. I regularly update her with the task she entrust me and would ask her to check my work. When I submit my report to the VP the VP would be very dissapointed because I was not able to make the report perfect, because thats not the instruction she gave to the OM. Now, is that flaws? Since OM and I is a one team I have to accept the fact that its also my fault.

Chatting - Yeah. Im chatting but not most of the time or consumed all business hours for chatting. I usually chat with my co-worker or with the HR since the phone line are always busy and they cant get through the lines to inform me of important messages. Now if HR is legal to chat why is it not implement it across all department to banned chatting. Since HR and Operations are working hand in hand.

Why am I still ranting? I do still feel the pain and the trauma. Now im happy with my present work I hope everyone would pray for me to help me surpassed all the stress I went from my past experience and get over this trauma. ANd in time I would be able to forgive the gift shop company and let the bitterness in my heart die. As to the board and directors of the Gift Shop company I pray I would forgive you for showing me the unprofessional manners and non Christian behavior.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Different Beliefs

I grew up in a Christian family. Studied and Graduated in Catholic school. Being different with what I believe and stand for somehow, affected my academic ability in school. I thought I can survive in such different culture but I was wrong.Anyway, while on my way to work and so happened I have to do some official errands. Walking as fast as I could like I don't care if I bump anyone then I realized I'm about to bump a Catholic Nun walking in a pedestrian lane. I slowed down while walking. She's wearing a long black skirt, and a blue Vail. The nun walking slowly while cars and taxi have to stop to let her crossed the street safely.

Back to reality.... Ooppsss!!! I wonder if people would give the same respect to Christian Pastors and Elders with the same value they are giving to the Catholic Official (Priest and Nuns) since we can be easily distinguished them with their attire while on public places?

Unless, these people knew they are Pastors and Elders, Right?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Men: Why men are immature??

This is not a gender discrimination topic. I wonder why women thinks men are immature.

My husband... should I say?... At his age of 29 married with 1 kid. Is a self-centered with over flowing pride. When I gave birth.. we often fight over petty things. He cant get over with his drinking friends, often comes home late w/o informing and cant even ask if the baby and I were okay.

Can those instances be considered MEN ARE IMMATURE?

Probably, I've been expecting for him to fulfill his duty as the leader of the relationship. Though, he is a leader because I am confiding him for decision making. However, when he makes decision it would take him months - years before he can decide. Is it because its hard for them to accept what may be the consequences of the decisions they are making?

Sometimes, I am thinking if men are afraid to handle responsibilities. However, God design men to be a leader. Or this is a peer pressure to them. Probably, its there parents upbringing. I still cant get the point why men are immature?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Mother’s Day: If you made your mom cry, will your own child make mommy cry too?

Mom had just recently got out from the hospital. Before she was admitted to the hospital, she has been complaining in difficulty of breathing. My mom is consistently seeing her cardiologist to monitor her health condition. At her age of 62, we cant blame her if her health is starting to deteriorate fast.

Honestly, I dont want mom to be admitted at the hospital for lots of reason. Finances, Time, and Stress reason. I cried when mom got in to the hospital. My siblings is starting to pint point who should be responsible for my mom’s hospitalization. Among all the siblings I’m the one who is not capable of paying off her hospital bills. However, I’m the one who can speak to my mom about her condition.

At the hospital, the eldest sibling were having a small fight with our mom. Until mom really wept to tears. I understand mom straggle in life, sometimes its just hard to understand why does her health is badly affected when mom is doing nothing at home. She does not need to worry about money and paying off her utility bills since we siblings shoulder that for her.

At home while playing with my own son, I asked myself will my baby do the same to me in the future? Will he make me cry too? I pray not. I hope this incident is not a disgrace in the Lords eyes.

Happy Mothers Day!!!!