I received an award for outstanding performance from the mother plant in Japan from my MD yesterday. It was a great moment but that was shortlived. At the end of the ceremony, my Deputy MD congratulated everyone and then he told me (in front of everyone present in the meeting) "See, I told you not to leave the company, now you get an award. So don't think about leaving anymore."
WTF. Since i 'attempted" to resign in Oct'06 I would always be remembered as the-one-who-tried-to-leave-the-company. Takes the 'moment' out of the whole damn ceremony. Is it so wrong for me to want to leave for better opportunities? I'm sorry, but a silly little award (just a certificate really) with my name on it is not good enough incentive for me to stay on.
And yeah, the award is for the 100% securing of the Perodua VIVA business making my company a single source for the car. ANd so yeah, i have a hand in producing that lousy car :).