Friday, 17 October 2008

A brighter day...

TGIF!!!Kehaa..

This whole week was a bit slower than usual for me (lots of chatting though with the manager)..perhaps because I had only couple of things to do in the office..(not quite right)..I was actually quite busy but I managed to complete them within the 8 hours of my paid working hours...at least less than 9 hours..I'm actually trying to manage my time more efficiently..it's not that I don't know how to manage them..but after the recent one-to-one discussion with my Tech Director..I told him that I'm having problem managing my time when the Development Team as well as the Support Team are forcing me to expand my working hours in order to ensure quality and delivery are met....I wasn't complaining the whole idea of more responsibility..it was more likely of seeking some brilliant advices...perhaps it was my mistake and am trying to make a better ride this time...I'm not going to let myself to be sucked away into things that are not my responsibility..especially guiding and advising the 5W1H thingy to developers which they should have already knew 6 months ago.....I was usually disturbed by the fact that they keep on asking almost the same question over and over again which they already had been explained..anyway, things are getting better this week and we have a new Product Delivery Manager in the UK taking over the work load from the Tech Director....

I'm quite happy today..well, it's Friday and why shouldn't I be happy kan..hehe...I spent 2 hours of my time today chatting with my manager..he's flying to UK on 21st Oct so he gave me a brief update what would going to happen in couple of weeks time....the CEO/Founder is visiting as well as conducting another round of interview later on 28th Oct (He's currently in Sydney..I had a chat with him earlier today, in relation to the departure of the new staff on Wed as well as updating me on several crucial plans for the Penang office within 6 - 12 months time....just a brief one)..in case, if he can't make it to the Penang office..the newly appointed Product Delivery Manager will pay us a visit on 3rd Nov..conducting the delayed interview...my manager's mood seemed OK today..we renamed most of our PCs to have the country's state names i.e. mine is Sabah..the other are Penang, Johor, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur etc..if we have another 5 PCs then we're a complete country..huhu..

Last night when I log into my friendster account...whilst checking the message received, I was smiling when looking at one of the sender...although it was a short message but it was so meaningful..to me la not to you..hehe...Oh yes..starting next week..we will be allowed to wear a casual attire only on Friday...the last time I tried to get this done was 2 years ago..especially working at night...Finally huh...actually the manager was trying to implement a similar practice as in the UK office....that's great news! I can wear jeans on Friday!..ya la...maybe you're not excited as me...sebab kamu buli pakai jeans hari-hari....haha...want another great news? I discussed with him if I could implement the idea of developers supporting the Oz's customers....perhaps in an emergency case if the support staff were having some problem and he/she were left with no choice other than taking an emergency leave....he advised me to ask my team..I then asked the team if they think they're able to..they gave us couple of excuses..I then explained (supported and agreed by the manager) that developers in the UK are supporting the customers from time to time especially junior developers in order to enhance their knowledge about the software....left with no choice, they agreed and said they would try...the manager will then assured me that he will escalate the issue to the management later in the next meeting...earlier in the morning, when there were only me and the manager in the office, we had a quick review on their works and characteristic....and I shared with him my concern/worries when we spoke about their knowledge on the software...after a year they had not been that far than the junior developers in UK.......I then came up with that idea (developers should be able to support customers if required) which I think will eventually build up their skills including their communication skill as well..cross finger!!!..if my proposal is being approved...then I may not felt guilt nor worry anymore to apply and enjoy my 25 days of annual leave....

Many thanks to those who have contributed on the making of 50 comments in my previous post....you words and advices will be remembered as well as appreciated..Cheers! Happy Weekend!

6 comments:

urang ranau said...

siok kan perasaan dia, wpun hanya pd hari jumaat, tp sorou poh.Dulu mau dekat 2 thn sia pakai formal ja wel, sia paham betul perasaan ko...now hihihih sia inda payah pakai formal, pakai jeans ja gi kerja hari2. Sbb di site sepa mo tinguk, cuma thgari baru balik upis. Anyway, selamat berehat di hujung minggu..

Wel^Beiolman said...

Joy...hehe..ya la...siok ba tu casual p keja...at least once a week ok la..daripada teda kan..hehe..ko p site pula..wah..best tu keja mcm tu kan..sia dari dulu suka jg tu keja yg jalan2 tp last2 keja d ofis sja.nasib lg keja yg sia suka jg..hehe...

cLaiRe Bennet said...

jd sy yg pakai uniform?? haha...nda adil durang cni ba..kalau lelaki kan pakai uniform kemeja buli pakai jeans..tp kalau ppuan either pakai skirt atau pakai sluar slack ja...aishhh

neway...i think u r a really good managier la...hehe keep up the good work k...;)

†bandaged-knee† †Broken-Medusa† said...

hahah!!!.. wel.. lol ^_^ ya baa.. punya siuk pakai casual p keja sa lagi suka! haha! (but on friday jak oo.. haha!) <-- alang2 baa.. jadi laa baa gut-boi! LOL.. trus jak pakai formal! mau kasi "ala bisa tegal biasa" <-- lol haha.. praktis tu juga on sat n sunday! LOL haha! ^_^

ugh.. -_-"" cant imagine me.. wif formal attire 24/7 oo.. ewww.. -_-"~ smpai sa tinguk tu doktor2 sma tu yg keja2 opis xpecially cigu kan.. (opps sowie.. hahah!) bikin hati sa wanna ban em! lol.. haha!.. naaa.. its cool..

baa bebeh wel rock on! lol

fie the elf said...

looks like you're coming up with good ideas at ur workplace! congrats!! im sure ur boos will like it :)

Wel^Beiolman said...

claire..haha..mau jg ko pakai jeans ka..haha...ok la ba kalo pakai uniform..bukan ko suka ka tu company ko..hehe..good manager?im not a manager la claire...just a maid to my manager..huhu..perhaps in another couple of years..

Beck..hehe..ala bisa tegal biasa..bagus jg tu kan..tp kadang malas ba kalu formal sja...slack and shirt every day at work..mau jg casual..hehe..maybe d working mood get effected jg kan.hehe..last time we had weekend shift..so mimang formal jg la..lex ko beck...sometimes wearing formal attire does have it owns good...reminding u of ur responsibility...made u think brilliantly and motivated...hahaha..sia rasa la...haha..

Fie..hi fie...well the idea was not new among me/manager..its one way of building up their knowledge...and at the same time would give me lesser thing to worry for support team as well as development team....and thanks for the congrats..cheers for that and really hope it'll work..