Tuesday, 29 July 2008

I'm having a bad day!!

I was trying not to burst out of my dissatisfaction and unhappiness today due to the news I've received from my manager who's currently in UK and my other developer who applied a half day off tomorrow...I just couldn't when suddenly it all went unexpectedly wrong...

It all started when...he (the developer) was given 2 tasks today...which were easy enough for him and he took the whole day to fix them?? one was a customised report meant for invoicing..and one required 'cosmetic' touch-up...I helped him doing the 'cosmetic' touch-up when he went out saying he needs to meet someone regarding his home loan application..this was after lunch break and he just got back..like 10 minutes from lunch break......I was not supposed to help him as that was his task but I just couldn't stand there waiting for him to release then re-check the amended report..I was going to leave the office in less than 2 hours at that time...and he hasn't finished any of these 2 tasks.....then suddenly when he came back from his meeting, he said to me that he needs to apply a 3 hours off tomorrow...wow! I then asked..why? he replied saying he needs to meet up someone who's organizing his wedding ceremony..would I say NO? I replied..why not weekend or during lunch break? He responded..that guys only free during this time...I'm trying to avoid thinking about this but I really can't..why didn't he plans all this since months ago or on any appropriate time...this is something that I would usually label as a typical moron kinda people..let me tell you my story..when I was still using public transportation 5-6 years ago...I always had a bad impression towards any passengers.....before you take on a bus ride, obviously you need to get your money ready..coins especially..but stupidity can never be more perfect than...6 out of 10 people who were standing patiently waiting for that specific bus hadn't done any of that...when that bus came..guess what? these 6 people that were operated by Pentium 1 processor queued at the bus's stair looking and counting their money to pay...what?!this is another factor that causes massive jam at the staircase to heavenly bus...is that a valid sentence?..I know that there's a song..staircase to heaven by led zeppelin..nice song..

Since I can't say no..I told him to fill-up the form as well as send an email to me, cc in the manager...reminded him to pass over the form to one of my colleague who is coming to work on UK shift later...she will then fax over the form if requested. Before I leave..my manager then called using his mobile...told me a shocking news...the report that was re-allocated to the new developer in UK is now ready for QA..he then expressed and shared his disappointment towards him (the developer) to me.....the shocking news was...the new guy was just been trained on our software last week...just a week!..and he was able to fix it when he got the report from us yesterday...more shocking news..he doesn't have any qualification at all..no diploma or no degree what so ever compared to our developers who have degree and been working with this company for over a year...I was ashamed of my own team when I heard that....then when I told my team..the married lady asked me what that guy would usually do....how old is he...married or not..she suspected that guys is a computer nerd....is that an excuse?..the manager then suggested to him to apply a half day off tomorrow instead of 3 hours..the maximum hours off allowed is 2 hours...he then applied (verbally) on the phone with the manager for a half day off....

20 minutes ago I received a call from the manager, investigating the reason for that leave...he forgot to ask when he called earlier...I then told him as what I had been told...he were saying that our Technical Director is not really happy with that leave application....he wanted a valid reason that...something inevitable...again stupidity prevails? I then received another message from my colleague saying the manager called her asking for the form...but she didn't received any form from him (the developer)....I gave them my trust and belief hoping they would act as an adult who knows their own responsibility...I was so pissed to hear this news..I helped him to cover his a**!!!..does he needs me to guide him how to pronounce A, B and C....I kinda knew what's going to happen tomorrow....load of frustration emails from my manager...emails from Technical Director probably..and worse, I heard the Technical Director has advised our manager to not to approve his leave....what's going to happen tomorrow? meeting sad and serious face in the office once he comes in....damn it! grow up man..you're going to get married in 2 weeks time...I asked you to fill up the form then pass over to that girl! I've helped you with 1 one of your task today!.....I don't know what happened to the other one..(my colleague sent a text saying the report is still producing incorrect output..) when I was leaving the office..he was still struggling fixing the script...I already gave you a good lesson last week and was that not enough?!!!...FYI..he's only entitled to 1 week leave for his wedding ceremony but he applied another 1 week unpaid leave...the Technical Director wasn't feeling good about that so he asked me to decide..I approved his extra 1 week leave..and now he's still thinking of applying leave when he's on the edge of being punished for his failure last week???? again stupidity never been perfect than this huh...he knows how to get married but doesn't know how to work things around between job and personal stuff...period!!

15 comments:

cLaiRe Bennet said...

Tu la ba kan..susah ba mo manage org ni...rambut sm ja hitam, hati lain2 jg..dia bingung sda tu kali sy rasa psl kawin..huhu

Vera said...

it's hard when come to managing but it's not impossible... have a 1 on 1 talk and see what's his goal and tell him yours.
as for your your manager, that's a different story. management is a whole new level. we can't protect our guys all the time and we can't go against the management cause at the end of the day, we still makan gaji kan.
good luck, wel. i know it's not going to be easy tomorrow.

JerryInc said...

guess wat Wel, one thing i learned from my previous working experiences is that...sometimes you just need to be a bitch or a slave rider to get things done.

it's more about what needs to be done than what can or should be done :).

when i was a team leader in my marketing department doing credit cards, i faced more or less the same problem...irresponsible f***ers who doesnt give a shit bout anything, what i did was give her the ultimatum and became one of her hated person in the office hehe. then again, this is business..there's always a replacement if that person suddenly decide to dissapear :P. get what i mean?

XiGorX said...

Human beings are like that, we tend to take things for granted, and we always find excuses..and that is not always acceptable, or should I say, not acceptable at all..Now, being in your position, I totally understand the situation, management by definition is getting things done through OTHER PEOPLE, and working or dealing with human being with differing backgrounds is not a peanut..Sometimes you need to use hammer or gun to get their ass moving..Whatever it is..You are in charge, if they want you to bring it on..then show them what you got..Be patient and be brave bro..

Wel^Beiolman said...

claire...sebab tu jan kasi sama kawin sama pokok..hehe..

vera..agree with u..its not impossible at all..it was my fault at the first place because I've always trying to make them enjoy their work as well as get it done as requested...but its getting worse these days..their performance is going down..need to clear things out..

Jerry..as u said..getting things done require us to be bitch or the most hated guys in the office..i.e my manager..yups...I'd usually do things that would not affect me and benefit overall...replace is another options and getting a replace would not be hell easy as what had happened to that indian lady..

Xigorx..yups...I might need to bring the hammer down to the office tomorrow and smash their head..haha..can I get a gun to shoot them in the nose? I'm a very sensitive person yet still trying to consider other peoples feeling..and this has caused me some problem..being nice to people and they would expect they can take advantage of that 'weakness'..to be honest..am really bad tampered but I try to avoid this to happened as I can hate people easily once being hurt...especially betrayed....

so..my say..thanks for all your supportive comments...it really helps to ease my anger..actually I've been watching korean drama Full House..at least I can see song hye kyo's sweet smile..cute!

XiGorX said...

niceeee...thats the spirit bro..hehehe..bro juga ko ni kan..

Wel^Beiolman said...

xigorx..bro ba jg ni...bukan gurl ah..hahaha..mcm mana d sabah pun ada abang a.k.a bro ni ah..hehe..mau d sisasat tu tau..haha..

cLaiRe Bennet said...

hahaha..lawak2..budu2...hehe best kn tu full house...mm cuba ko tgk my name is kim sam soon...funny! then trus mcm mo makan kek ja ni..bercita2 mo buat kek pun ada...hehe

kuai said...

bagus la kalo 2 anger sudah dikawal.. that situation d mana2 pun ada.. tapi sa tau ko bukan jenis urang yang mau kasi besar masalah 1 inci p 1 ekar bah.. tapi masalah satu ekar jadi 1 inci..

kalo sa jumpa urang gitu.. sa bawa BOM kama di opis.. biar urang tu pengsan ketakutan.. wahahahaha..

bah enjoy kama 2 full house.. siok gila 2.. honestly, dulu sa tingu sampai nangis2 wakakakaka...
mau berulang2 uda sa tingu.. nanti abis tu, ko try tingu Pigung Mama a.k.a Princess Hour a.k.a Goong... Siokkkkk amat.. :D

Wel^Beiolman said...

hi claire..apa ba cuba ko kestau sia ni..hehe..kim sam soon..sedara ko ka tu..napa inda sama..haha..sia mau tinguk si song hye kyo sja..hehe..

hi kuai...ya best..nangis..sia pun dulu sampai sia lapar2 mau makan makanan multiplayer..haha..kalo ko bom tu org habis la ofis..kana tutup mau buat baik pulih..hehe..napa tiba2 kita cerita sal drama pula ni..haha..

thanks all once again..today..am feeling great..yesterday is yesterday and suda kasi lepas so lega d hati sehingga menjilat jari..hehe...again..cheers!

fie the elf said...

damn stupid lah that guy!! dont kasih manja him anymore. tell him straight that he'll be in big shit if he doesnt do his work properly. kesian you =(
*hugs*

kuai said...

pakai bom yang kicil ja ba wel... bom.. ya bom bah.. (yang kantut punya bom) wakakakaka...

ko tau napa drama? pasal kita taik wayang/DVD/movie/dan sewaktu dengannya..:D

Wel^Beiolman said...

hi fie...wow! amazing grace...u wrote sabahan BM.ahaha..well..he was actually tortured really bad last time by the manager when he first joined..but all that words goes right to the other side of his ears...hopeful he will learn more as he's now under the UK's radar..anytime the TD can give big bom at him..

Hi kaui..ya la..my dvds collection really helps a lot...that's one of the belonging I really care the most..

Vera said...

so wel, it's time to show a bit of belang :)
one more thing, when you staff do something wrong, don't scold just tell them this: i'm trying to help you but i can't if you won't help yourself. i feel very disappointed in you... then you walk off!!
psychology works all the time :)
try it out them let me know.

Wel^Beiolman said...

Vera..I did and I've said so many times as what u suggested vera...almost like.."I'm helping u because at the end of the week I'll be d one who needs to report ur performance...I can't help u if I can't see u r helping urself...I can't help u if i can't see ur good performance..." but I don't like to use the word disappointed la..i'd prefer '...u have failed to deliver.."