Wednesday, August 15, 2007


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 :).


endroo G said...

Congrats, dear. You make me proud.

Tine said...

Yeah, we get a lot of stuff like that too, supposedly incentive for you to stay. I remembered our counterparts sternly warning us to not leave. I see these as temporary "candy" to keep us elated for just a while. If the overall organisation and management are rubbish to begin with, and no changes on that are about to be made, I really don't see the incentive to stay. Anyways, that's just me relieving some work rant on you ;)

Oh, and once in a while, one should "threaten" to leave, to remind the management that you're still alive. Of course, with all sorts of ultimatum, you'd better be prepared for the worst.

All that aside, congrats on the award :)

The Wanderer said...

Dear "the-one-who-tried-to-leave-the-company",

On behalf of Evil Corporation A, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you on you many years of loyal service by giving you this piece of dead tree. It will not provide you warmth at night, nor will it fill your belly in times of hunger.

We strongly believe that by giving you this parchment of recognition, you will resign yourself to an eternal life of servitude with the Evil Corporation, right down to your children and your children's children.

We thank you for your loyalty. Now, if you will excuse me, I have a 2 pm appointment at the golf course and a 5 pm quickie with the mistress before heading off home in my chauffer driven limo with the family and dog.

Yours truly,
Fat Cat.

Jemima said...

Congrats, my friend.

*fingers crossed* I may be leaving too.. if everything goes well.

kyels said...


Well, if you want to leave for a greener pasture, no one can stop you.

All the best in everything that you're planning to do.


Pixelated Mo said...

congrats!... im goin to be typical and ask... what did you get ah? imean besides the award.

belle said...

ya can exchange for money anot? lol
eh! not lousy! the part of car u handle not lousy wan lol!
well im very veyr proud of u! die die also national car rite? ahem xD

Lex said...

congrats woman... hope you are doing great :)

iamikel said...

happy for you. congrats!

but don't say out loud that car is lousy la!


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