Progress

  What does progress mean to you? Progress, to me, can be many things. It can come in many ways and take many forms. It can be anything. I could be a work in progress, learning new things, wanting to take the leap, go the extra mile and be a better version of myself.  I…

Making Changes and Accepting Some.

Hello, it’s been a while… Yes, it has. Sorry for the silence. Life has been hectic what with my recent coming out and starting a new job and various other things that life decides to throw at me from every possible angle. But here are some changes in my life so far… A Challenging Diet…

Wading into the Unknown.

It has been four months since I was kicked out of a job because the company wanted to rehire a former employee. A role that I had been hired to fill, but was then told my services were no longer required because said former employee would be returning to take it back from me. It…

How to Handle Rejection on Your Own.

Rejection is a topic that many people don’t want to hear, don’t want to talk about, nor do they want to receive in the first place. As it is very common to get rejected, here are a few ways of mine on how to deal with it. Photo by Gerd Altman from Pixabay Rejection is…

Conversations with Your Grab Driver.

To you, he may be just a regular Grab driver you hailed on the Grab mobile app. But to him, you’re more than just a passenger. You’re his friend, confidante, therapist and more. Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels Let’s face it. Being a passenger in a car with anyone who doesn’t talk to you…

The Ugly Truth of Job-Hunting.

Disclaimer: The post may sound a little harsh and possibly unfair to hiring companies. But it perfectly describes the difficulties that we face when it comes to job-hunting. This is based on the blogger’s personal opinions and not as a means for libel, slander or defamation. I’m sure that each and every one of you…

A Disclaimer For Life.

I bet you’ve encountered a situation where you’ve done or said something, but you don’t want other people to find out about it. But you weren’t alone. You were there with a friend. The next thing you say is, “Shh, don’t tell anyone about it.” Your friend nods and says: Don’t worry, you know me….

Halt! Stop the Meeting Invitations!

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Has anyone ever asked to schedule a meeting for a meeting of the meeting for that meeting… Sorry, I had to do that. But think about it. How many meetings have you attended lately? How many meetings have you attended lately within a day? How many of these meetings were…

My Clouds of Darkness Had a Silver Lining in the End.

Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get to the mint. – Don Marquis There is so much truth in the quote above. So much truth which I hadn’t been able to see as my eyes had been blanketed by darkness, despair and depression. Not too long ago,…

When Wrongful Termination Turns Into A Messy Divorce.

It’s been awhile since I last published a post. Heck, it’s been awhile since I last turned on my personal laptop at home to do my blogging. Yes, it’s been awhile. There is a back story to this. There is a reason why I haven’t been blogging consistently. Four months ago, on January 14, 2018,…

In Loving Memory… Of My Job.

Let me ask you something. If you learn that you were going to lose your job, how would you feel? Would you: (a) Jump for joy? (b) Shed a tear? (c) Smile and calmly accept your fate? (d) Flip your manager the bird and strut like a boss out of the office? Or all of…

How Do You Know When Enough Is Enough?

I’ve been on a downward spiral in recent weeks. I blame it on the job. Granted, it’s quite a tough job, demanding even on the performance of my mental and physical health. But as everyone says, there is no such thing as an easy job. Everywhere you go, every job you do, there will always…

Learning To Deal With Difficult People.

Difficult people exist everywhere on our planet. From households to workplaces, this is one group of people whom we cannot avoid or wish never to have anything to do with them. You can have difficult parents who think they know what’s best or right for you. Don’t get me wrong because yes, our parents do…

A Bubbling Cauldron of Emotions.

Emo Nemo. Drama Queen. Cry Baby. Yeah, I’m almost certain that some of us have been called one of the names above before. At least once, and it isn’t a label that I’d welcome and be thankful for. Because emotions are part of us and it is normal for us to be emotional. Although, being…

What Does Happiness Mean to You?

What is happiness? How does one define happiness? What is it that brings happiness to us?  Yeah. These questions have been on my mind since starting that new job. It has been a very hectic three months for me since starting my new job. I’m all stressed and stretched out on weekdays, and I fight…

What Happens When Your Job’s Not Cut Out For You.

Have your family and friends ever told you how lucky you are to have a job (your job, to be precise), but all you feel is a sense of utter confusion? Perhaps you simply can’t put your finger on what exactly it is that you don’t like about your current role, and you’re still there…

Should Companies Have Counselling Services For Their Employees?

What do YOU think? Should you have someone to turn to when shit hits the fan? Or are you afraid of approaching anyone at your workplace for fear of misplacing your trust and jeopardising your career? These questions have been on my mind for a long time, swirling and whirling in my mind ever since…

Battle of the Sexes: Male Managers vs. Female Managers.

On our way home from lunch earlier today, I was telling my husband about my new job and then I realised that in all my past and current employments (I have been working for about 3 years now), the only managers I’ve reported to, served under, and worked with have all been females. Don’t get me…

What Happens When You’re Unemployed For Too Long?

The last time I was unemployed and looking for a job was in January this year (2016). The project I was working on last year had closed down and the whole team designated for the project were forced to look for work elsewhere. It took me four months to get a decent job, and even that…

Writing and Beyond.

Hello readers, It has certainly been awhile since I’ve published something here. Well, let me put your minds at ease (though I’m sure you all have better things to do than to sit and stare at your laptops 24/7 and waiting to see a post go up). I was quite occupied with doing some research…

It’s A Millennial Madness Out There.

I’m pretty sure everyone is familiar with the scene above. Rife in the corporate world with millennials hoping to secure a job that would actually allow them to sit outside somewhere besides the office and get work done. But I’m sure you are also aware that it is not possible. This post is based on…

Preparation is Key.

Two days ago, I attended an interview with an agency for an executive role. The interview would have gone well if it wasn’t for the interviewer’s persistent intrusion into my private life. The interviewer did not just ask about my experience, previous, and current work employment; the person even claimed it was to the “best…

What Happens When They Say, “No.”

Our parents had the hardest time of their lives when we learnt how to say, “NO!”. We said “NO!” to everything; from refusing to eat our greens to not wanting to do our homework. As children, we thought it was funny to say, “NO!”. However, as we got older, that word itself was thrown back…

A Millennial Jobseeker’s Dilemma.

Remember when I mentioned last week that I was finally recruited to rejoin the rest of the corporate world? Well, it turned out that the position I was offered wasn’t really what I was looking for, and the role was so new that nobody knew what sort of job description to give and explain to…

An Employment Update.

To all my beloved readers, I have an update for you. It has been a wonderful eight (8) months where I was able to publish one post per day (two, when I’m feeling inspired) for your reading entertainment. It was great to receive comments from you, and having you guys check in to see what’s…

Survival of the Fittest.

As many Malaysians would have known by now, times have soured and the economy is changing. The current situation of our ringgit has been deteriorating for many months now, the latest currency status puts US$1 against RM4.38. And that, my friends, is not a pretty sight. The economic situation is also changing, sadly, not for…

Hi, My Name is Jack.

WARNING: This post may come across as a rant, a complaint of some sort. If you do not wish to listen to my disgruntled opinion, you are welcome to leave the blog. SIX MONTHS AGO… JUNE 2015 I have been at my current company for six months now, having learnt the ins and outs of…