Monday, November 30, 2009

I will not turn into a sad sack.

Just after posting the last entry, I switched to look at all my posting and I realised this, there hasn't been anything joyous in my life recently except my wedding and post-wedding trip (it wasn't our honeymoon).

Oh gawd I'm turning into a sad sack!!!!!

I'll post something cheery to counter all the negative vibes. Be gone I say!

Of work and soul.

I have been utterly swamped after the wedding with work and family. I guess I've returned to earth and responsibilities.

Work has been mentally crippling. Deadlines, impossible requests with very very limited manpower, i.e. only me have made things difficult. I am becoming the person who is forced to sacrifice time with her family because she got tasked to spend weekends at work for free that the company gets paid for.

It is the end of the year and with new HR rules, the company only allows half of our annual leave to be brought forward till June next year and any unused leave will be forfeited. Since every month since the beginning of the year has been "peak season" for all sorts of projects, no one had the time nor approval to go on leave.

Which led the team to where we are now. My team has been reduced to 4 people and 2 of them will leave after lunch because they are on morning shift.


It's not the workload. It's the whole vibe at work. It's trudging along and perhaps the "we'll make do" attitude that is killing me.

Nothing is planned around here. Succession planning, resource allocation etc. are alien to people here. Huh, she says. We'll just hire someone and he/she will know exactly what happened for the last couple of years and the transition will be seamless.

"We'll get to it (and freak out) IF the situation arises."

- Does not apply.

I feel less and less alive as I stay here. I can literally feel my soul dying.

All images from

Sunday, November 22, 2009

How to not treat your staff - Post 1.

The best wedding gift a company can give to its newlywed staff?

A weekend where she gets to work till wee hours in the morning, and complimentary "Will she or won't she make it in time to the airport to pick up her newlywed husband".

Sometimes I wish I'm lucky enough to be a lady of leisure. Just pottering around the home. I'm easily contented.

I'm even happy to work on a veggie garden.

I just don't want to work on weekends, is that so hard? If God had to a rest on Sunday, how come we poor minions don't?

Friday, November 20, 2009

I am now a Mrs.

It's been ages since I posted anything... because I was busy getting married.

Between getting flowers for everyone and anyone, and juggling 2.5 sets of parents and who got how much face time with the happy couple, I barely had time to sleep.

All the champagne has been drunk and the evening of merriment now well over, I'm back at work and missing all the wedding-y fun.

More pics to come once I get them from all my photographers!


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