25 April 2006

Random Tuesday Notes

I had prepared another blog for today, but I'm keeping it for another day. I'm quite prolific with my blogging - I have around 50 drafts and most of them stay that way - draft. Heck, maybe someday, I can use some of the material when I'm rich, famous and desperately needing material for my book.

Plenty of work rant in here, so pardon me if it sounds drier than usual. Hey, even a Monster needs the ocassional rant.

Work - going down in a blaze of glory?
I had a chat with my supervisor today. But not before I first spoke to the HR person.

I sent my letter around 2 weeks ago. HR only heard about it .... today. Sheesh. Either these guys really don't want me to go, or these guys really don't have a clue where HR is. Or both.

I'm told my last day would be 10 May 06. In any case, I'm asking to get 8-10 May off - what's the point of staying from Monday to Wednesday anyways? That way, I get a little break too. Still not sure if I'll get those days off.

You normally don't take any leave during the first few months of a new employment - not long ones anyways. And I haven't had a decent break for a while now, so I want to take some time off before I start my new job. I'm gonna miss 2 week long breaks. I really do.

But guess what - even if my last day in the office is 5 May, what it means is that I'm going to go down in a blaze of glory !!! I have a MAJOR project cutting over on 6-7 May !!!

It feels like a footballer retiring right after winning the World Cup or some major trophy with his country or club.

Oh well, always had this image in my mind that I'd ride off in a Harley into the sunset. *Cue for Top Gun soundtrack*

But How ... ?
But it also bothers me that even with all these projects around me, there isn't any handover seriously happening now.

For a job like mine, there's probably no good time to quit the job - we're on call 24x7.

Which is why I'm concerned that there isn't any real communication and handover plans for this huge, regional account I'm handling. The irony of the situation is that I got this account because the previous person also quit, and the last time that happened, the customer nearly gave up on us.

I can see the signs that says this might be happening again. Maybe I shouldn't worry about it. Maybe it'll be someone else's problems soon, but still, I'd like to be able to smoothly transition this to someone else - because I like the customers - they are the nicests customers I've had. And because I don't want to see a lot of my good work wasted because management can't manage.

Booked my holiday today.

Regardless of what happens, I'll be in Pulau Perhentian Besar on 11-13 May. I've got my chalet and boat ride booked. Now all I have to do is to find out what to do, and sneak sometime to play some golf in Awana Kijal and also drive up to Kuala Terengganu. Or maybe it's the other way ... someone tell me if I should play golf in Awana Kijal first or if I should go to KT first. Actually, coming from Kuantan, what is the order ... Awana Kijal, Kuala Besut and Kuala Terengganu, or how?

*Ask mum to help locate my Malaysian driving map*

Lonely ...
But just I had been since I started living out of my suitcase, I'd probably have to travel to Perhentian alone. *Sigh*

My best buddies are either on company trips or are not interested. Damn. I'll ask a while still. But I hope to find a buddy, otherwise, I'll still go alone and have a good time, but I'd love to have someone come along.

It's a drawback of not having many friends. But then again, I'm ok. I just wish I had some company on this trip.


pelf said...

From Kuantan, you will arrive at Kemaman (1hr), Awana Kijal (1.5hrs), Dungun (2hrs), Kuala Terengganu (3hrs), Kuala Besut (4.5hrs), in THAT order.

The figures in parentheses denote the time you will take to reach that certain destination FROM KUANTAN, considering you will be driving at the LEGAL SPEED.

Kenny Lee said...

alone? that will be sad then, how about get some fun in thai for some *AHEM*

Che-Cheh said...

Ask management who should you hand over your job to ? Not sure that is wise or not.

You can go with your mom! :D

moz monster said...

pelf:Thanks. That's useful. Now I suddenly think driving might not be the best way to get there ... *dazed*

kenny: Wei ... all that Thailand thing very superficial lah ... like a transaction oni ... dun think i dunno ... I worked a whole year in Bangkok, you know?

che-cheh: I'm not sure my mum is ready to rough it out with me ... it's not like I'm staying in a nice resort and all that.