Thursday, 23 October 2008

The insider..

Well peeps..I really don't know how to start this one..I'm really not OK with what had happened yesterday...as if I'm nothing to the team? or he doesn't know the procedure as well as the purpose of me being a Team Leader here in Malaysia? I think you may have predicted the story here....aren't you?

Yesterday..I came in to work thinking of no works orders that were assigned to developers..but to my surprise, the newly appointed Product Delivery Manager (in my previous post, he was mentioned as Development Manager but..that's not the real post he's holding..still he's the person I would be dealing with in works orders allocation and delivery this time..) had allocated 1 work order to the female developer the day before..the problem was he didn't mention it at all to me....

How did I know she had a new works orders? Whilst checking my email..I saw one email from her, asking further requirements for the works orders that I have never heard of or never been informed...I then said to her that I will look into that and get back to her....so my first 40 minutes in the office was spent for reviewing that works orders and shared my thought with her...she was in the process of writing a TDD documentation for customer approval....

Half an hour before i left the office last night..that was somewhere around 11:30pm....I then sent an email to this Product Delivery Manager again if there were any works orders or tasks that I can allocate to developers here...again, to my surprise..he had allocated 3 works orders to the female developer earlier today..without letting me know!!!!!!....I asked him the works orders ID also asked if any works orders for the male developer...he gave me the IDs and replied none WO for the male developer..he then asked me to take any of that 3 and allocate to the male developer...I was like..blur?? NO!!...this is abs-fucking-wrong!!!!! I ended up working extra 1 hour to further my investigation on these 3 works orders...and earlier today..I received a call from my colleague..the support staff..she's having problem with one query...at the same time, the male developer asked me if I could check my email..checked my email..he's having problem to understand the sample handouts given to him...I just replied..I don't have enough info at this moment but write your TDD documentation using your best assumption..we will discuss further when I come in....that's how messy thing is when I'm left behind in the process...I should be able to collect as many information when I work during the UK shift as I can give a call directly to customer and gather as many requirements I needed...

The issues....
1. What am I as a Team Leader if I don't know anything about any works orders or tasks that been assigned to our developers here in Malaysia?
2. Where is the procedure that every works orders or tasks should go through me even if the works are coming from the Tech Director?
3. How can I help or guide or best to manage my team here if I'm not being informed of their allocated works orders or tasks?
4. Is he trying to make me stupid or sabotage my responsibility?

If this keeps happening I will have to escalate the misconduct procedure to our Tech Director...because if I don't..I know I will be the one to blame in any delay or poor performance...darn it!
On Monday, I received a birthday card from the UK colleagues that have 28 signs on it....missing 6 more..well they were on holiday..huhu..I actually receive a birthday card every year..I had thanked them for their wishes and to one particular colleague who has been very nice to me since the beginning...she was the one who came up with the card and signs..cheers mate!

8 comments:

XiGorX said...

wel, sa harap ko tabah menjalani liku2 hidup yang penuh pancaroba ini(hehe)...jan la telampau stress...hppy2 always kio...

Wel^Beiolman said...

XigorX..haha..mesti mau tabah ni mesh..kalu inda happy mcm mana mau enjoy life kan..hehe...thanks mesh..inda jg sia stress cuma inda suka tu jalan pintas ba..haha..

Mell_f said...

Tu gambar teamwork ba..haha..kucing jg la harapan tau. In ur case kan wel, mgkali they treat u macam yg si kaler coklat tu ba. Chill wel,ko mesti nasihatkan tu kucing supaya minta kebenaran ko dulu seblum ambil tu kek. haha..bermetafora pula sy di petang hari.

Good day wel ;)

kuai said...

Hello wel... bertemu lagi di lembaran kali ini.. di harap si wel tidak la se-tension mcm masa dia menulis entry dia ni.. (wakakakaka) ko suka berkata-kata kan wel..:P

bah.. mau minta kana belanja kali tu staff bah tu wel.. atau singaja mau kasi kena ko pasal ko birthday... wah birthday boy tiam2 ka? bila kunun ko birthday ni wel??!!!

so i have to say Happy Belated or Happy Birthday ni? *winkwink*

Cheers!!

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

lol.. u r a prep...! wel.. lol.. ^_^ i juz realized that u're a prep!! jk jk jk.. (erk.. u r... lol ^_^) anyway.. yes thats sux.. xpecially when u've given a task as a team leader but u didnt know anything bout it bcoz no one ever try to get back to u.. its like.. they're too... O_O"" hmmm.. not into.. "wanna coorporate wif u..? its not like wat i say.. but.. O_O"" i think they're trying their best.. to... O_O"" "being seen' O_O"" so... hmmm.. la la laaa.. i bet u know better.. lol no comment no commet wel.. haha! ^_^

xoxoxox wish all the best.. prep! lol jk jk jk.. ^_^ hahah!! okay.. watever.. O_O"" ttyl wel.. xD

Wel^Beiolman said...

mell..haha..bermadah berhelah ko hari ni ah mell..hehe..sia ka tu cokelat..haha..adada...ok ba kalu sia teda inda jg tu jalan tu projek durang mencuri kek ko dalam esbok..haha..suda sia kasi nasihat..sia balas dendam hari ni..haha..tdk la..sia kasi tunjuk apa jg bila tdk go through me...byk soalan dari dev..sia suru durang forward p him..cc me in sja...last2 email dpt email dr him seeking my view..adadada...apa ka itu..i guess he was tension these couple of days..meeting and meeting..kesian..

Kuai...haha...mcm ko pura2 pula inda tau bila darling ko beday ah kuai..haha...kalu ko rajin2 ko jumpa jg tu d post lepas..hehe..ok ba kuai..demi ko sia terima kalo lambat sampai hujung thn pun..haha..sia inda tension ba kuai..rasa d susahkan..perasaan sia tdk suka tu..bgs2 dapat kasi jimat masa and save keja dia..dia mau bersusah2 last balik p tempat sia jg..thanks again kuai..hehe..

Beck..sia masi lg inda paham apa sia mau paham dari komen ko ni tau..haha..sia budu ka apa ni beck..sia langsung inda paham..sia dapat baca sja..haha...tp apa pun..maybe u rite jg..i think he was just trying to work things himself..mau kasi prove he can do it and he can be a good manager..well he is a good colleague...hehe..

kuai said...

hi wel... uda sa jumpa post lama ko.. alalala... inda layak sa ni jadi laling ko.. hahaha.. ko jadi bapa sa la... LOL..

Bah... Happy Belated Birthday ah wel... I wish all you dream come true.. terutama yang mau jadi kaya, sebab nanti sa mau minta bili sesuatu yang mahal ni..*winkwink*...

and God Bless kio..:D!!

Wel^Beiolman said...

Kuai..hahaha..ko mau sia jd bapa ko.haha...mentang2 sia gentua..haha..thanks again for d wish terlambat...haha...ya sia pun mau jadi kaya ni..lepas tu sia kasi beli ko tu winkwink ko..haha...GBU too kuai...kalu ko kaya kestau sia ah..sia pun mau minta ko beli winkwink sia..hehe..