Friday, April 27, 2007

this company is living in stone age

i realised in the past few days, that this company is just very backward. back in the good old times, logistics always fought with sales.

hello!!!!! 时代不同了。 now it's all about winning teams, virtual teams, collaboration and fundamentally TEAMWORK.

close encounter with the old fashioned Admin Manager (AM)

Dear AM

As spoken, the desktop PC at my workstation has been removed, pending IT contractor diagnosis and solution/recommendation.

According to the IT contractor yesterday, instruction given to him was to swap a motherboard from an old PC and put into my desktop PC. But he seems to be facing difficulty and could not boot up my PC due to incompatible motherboard

AM: I hope you understand that we will usually try to use as much resources the company has before we proceed to make any purchase. For this case, since the spare motherboard is not compatible, we will definitely get a new one for you. Please refer the email from Michelle and put up the CEA form for Manjit’s approval.

The Toshiba laptop that was passed to me by Michelle, persistenly hangs when I boot up and/or use Microsoft Outlook.

AM: We are not informed till this morning when you came over and speak to me.

I will use my personal laptop for the time being, as it has been very difficult to work for the past 1+ week with constant system freeze and rebooting.

AM: As I have mentioned, you should have feedback to us earlier if the loan laptop is not properly function. As spoken, you should have come to us yesterday when our IT engineer is here so that they can look into the matter immediately. Even though they have other tasks to attend but it will be arranged according to priority…

Please expedite on getting a fully workable unit to me.

AM: Of course we will chase our IT vendor to expedite this matter.

Thanks in advance

win already lor. sent this email cos she was taking her own sweet time trying to recycle a very old motherboard.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

i feel sooo.... motivated!

i have 1 disgruntled and very negative 2ic, 2 chubby execs (both joined in march) who yak yak yak all day, and a replacement to be hired.

i guess i cant blame the execs - they didnt seem to get much help and support from 2ic before i joined. they were struggling on their own, at the mercy of the sales wolves.

time to test my management skill... hahaha...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

i need a new pc boss

as suspected, the machines in chee-na office are damn old.

and mine, according to outsourced IT guy, is at least 4 years old (inherited from predecessor).

heck, the desktop is even older than my old acer at home (i am currently using a fujitsu duo core processor - and i am already complaining).

funny thing is - my office pc hangs on me every day from 9am till lunchtime. especially microsoft outlook. open an email = reboot pc (repeat when necessary)

i dont know how to justify to my boss, but i really only want a new pc.

i even consider telling him, "why dont i bring my own laptop to work?" ie. mine is even more hi tech than yours!

any ideas? alternatively, i can just work half a day in afternoon.

i swear i didnt cause this problem!

ps. to visualize the extent of the stinginess, 80% of office still using CRT monitors. ahahaha...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

boss does matter

good management support is so important!

first day of work - lousy desk (very cramped) i got backache after a few hours

slow pc, older than my obselete model at home

never mind all this

i got a focused and supportive boss

that's what counts, at the end of the day

not someone who only cares to cover own ass

bring work home on weekends also more 甘愿啦!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

looking smart for tomorrow

new chapter

new beginning

new shithole!

Monday, April 09, 2007


finally got to filing my income tax returns forms online.

dont forget!

deadline : 18 april

Saturday, April 07, 2007

the runs

i have been sitting on the toilet bowl more than 10 times today!

i hope it's nothing serious. hehe... would like to treat it as dispensing all the rotten fruit karma away!

otherwise i feel fine.

going to book a spa session on monday - only $69 inclusive of scrub, steam bath and massage.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

2nd chance

i sure hope i can be jian ming like kxbc. found an opening with a chinese company, very rich (read : stingy in caps) chairman, and what i perceive to be not too bad a boss (chairman not my boss).

i am starting next week. hope the politics wont be too drama mama like hongkie serials!