Friday, 10 October 2008

Thank You Boss!

At last...all went well so far...interview was good as well as the appraisal....I was the last person being interrogated and interviewed...and it went smooth for almost 2 hours...I couldn't complaint as we had lot of stuffs to discuss..office..support team..development team..strengths and weaknesses...I'm happy enough to get what I have expected for my contribution and hard work..thanks to myself for the hard works that I have put into my career....of course there still plenty of rooms for improvement and looking forward for another appraisal somewhere in March 2009....I seemed to be motivated after being told that the Management has a very high expectation from me...especially after the huge contribution I made during the User Acceptance Test somewhere in March - May 2008 meant for the Oz's customers..I was the Project Manager in setting up the Test Instruction Plan System (TIPS) for the whole Oz's customers....although I was not the one who really setting up the entire database..still I was the one who wrote all the Test Instruction Plan of our software for users in Oz...it may sounds easy but writing almost hundreds of test plans about our software features and functionality... from A to Z might gives you a definite headache....thanks to my colleagues who contributed in testing and validate those hundreds of test plans....I'm a workaholic, to be honest..during this period, I stayed in the office up to 5am just to catch up trying to get things done as quickly as possible although I came in for UK shift at 3pm.....went home at 6pm although I came in at 7am for Oz shift...I was told today that the whole system was charged for ASD$27, 000!!!! I was shocked and the Tech Director was thinking of applying the same service to our UK's customers......we had it running internally since years ago but it never been updated up to the most recent product we have recently deployed...he already informed me that my skill would be in demand during that time....I was happy enough to hear that I am so valuable to the company but thinking of the experience I had with the Oz's...this could be another big project for me..where we have more than 400 companies around UK and most of them are using the software 200% different or over than the Oz which consist of 8 companies.....

I could still remember..during setting up the whole TIPS database..I was the only (in Malaysia) that has the privilege rights to access and modify including the TD himself and another senior developer in the UK....none of my colleagues in Malaysia (including the Manager) had the access rights to access nor modify....until the project was 100% completed then they were given the rights....

The Management hasn't decided yet who will be the lucky candidates for the post of Software Application Developer (2x) and Software Support Specialist (2x)..whoever that persons would be...welcome abroad and wish you a good future in this small company...

Last night..we had a company dinner at our neighbour, Hotel Northam..it was decent but still..lucky enough to taste an expensive and exclusive foods that you can't taste everyday..I'm a poor guy bah not for some people who can afford to eat in a luxury restaurant almost everyday...the dinner was meant to be informal so most of the stories we had were totally not related to works....more into knowing each others..not me la sebab I already senior....I and the Manager are the current survivor of the Penang branch since it was opened 3 years ago...we're still young kan and we're already began to expand....for the record, the company is about to enter its 14 years in business....

The Penang Manager informed me that he might be flying back to UK later at the end of this month..that was the plan made by the Management and once again..I will be the one to train our new colleagues (Developers and Support)..if that happens then I will be re-scheduled to work in Oz shift until the whole training process is completed....2-4 weeks perhaps...Deep inside me saying..please no..I don't want to take that responsibility but another me were saying..come on Wel...with your charm and good looking face..you can do it! Wahaha...silap sudah ni tau..to be honest..I really wish the Manager himself to train them and I will be the one who will help to sharpen their knowledge...the Manager is the most suitable person to train them because he has lots of experience dealing with customers first handed, he was also a trainer in the UK and Oz..so he has plenty of knowledge of how most customers would apply our software in their works requirements...Of course if I were required to train them..I have the obligation to just go ahead with the order.."Yeah..sure, I'd be happy to train them..[smiling]" That was my quick response to a quick question given by the Manager if it is OK to me to train them...

I'm quite happy that this year (again) I managed to get the expected salary I had expected and targeted since entering year 2008....I had it coming last year as well...Thank God and may more great things to happen in future time...

*Extra budget to buy DVDs and beers???

12 comments:

Mell_f said...

Quote from you "with your charm and good looking face..you can do it!". lols. As per this post,with or w/out ur charm,i believe u still can do it.

All the best in ur career wel.

JerryInc said...

thumbs up dude...which means the next time i'm in Penang or when you're back home, the booze is on you hahaha

Ornest said...

Bravo man! Now i know that at least one Sabahan is somebody in the eyes of the orang putih... Keep it up bro. It does feel great to know that we are being appreciated. That will give us motivation to work harder and smarter. All the best in your certainly next big project. Kana hantarlah ko pigi UK ni macam hehehe.. I foresee ah, you will be the Penang Branch Manager someday :D Jgn lupa kawan2 masa tu ah Wel hehehe...

Sabahan Bulih Bah!!!!

cLaiRe Bennet said...

hehe..good one la wel..;) satu sj yg penting dia ni..tiap kali sy p sana..on u la sda btl2..haha everytime aa! yeay!

neway...teda party meraikan kenaikan gaji ka? haha

Wel^Beiolman said...

Mell..hahaha...u believe ka mell..haha..do u believe in me mell?wahaha..thanks for the wish and of course same to u...

Jerry...thumbs down jerry...belum cukup untuk mau kasi buncit perut ko lagi ba..hehe..jadi masi on u la..hehehe...setakat ni belum sampai tahap berenang beer lagi..haha...no worries mate..we have our terms kan..hehe..

Ornest...wow! thats a good one from u ornest...yeah, years ago I saw them with high respect but by the time I know how they works..I believe I can be the same level with them..that was a good motivation ah..well yeah..we thought that mat salleh always better than us but if we work hard and really hard we can be better than them with all the things we lack behind them...ornest..I was once planned to be sent to UK and Oz but I dont see Im going there anymore...I have more obligation here in penang..Penang Manager? Well..that could be..cross finger..hehe...inda sia pandai lupa kawan ba ornest..hehe..sia bilionnaire..sia p beli tu sbh terus..hahaha..

Claire..adadadadadadada..itu sja sia dapat cakap la claire..everytime lagi tu kenen...lepas tu apa sia dapat dari ko claire..hahahaha...ko ingat sia mesin cap duit ka.ahaha...round helmet ba claire..ko ini..hehe..ok ba kalu kadang2..bukan la everytime..

Ornest said...

Samalah pandangan kita ni Wel tapi oleh sebab sya blm pernah bekerja sm org putih, sya masih menganggap dorang hebat hehehe... Tapi klu ko jadi billionaire, sya minta satu juta sj nanti wakakaka.. Bulihkah tu?

Wel^Beiolman said...

Ornest..haha..ya la ornest...mimang normal ba tu tp actually durang pun keja mcm kita jg..cuma sebab kita tinguk durang mcm lebih superior sebab durang kan kenen tamadun yg terbaik..haha..entah la..kalu jadi billionaire la kali..sekali umur suda 50 pun belum lg..haha..gaji buruh kasar..kais pagi makan malam macam mana mau jadi jutawan ni kan ornest..hahaha..buli ba kalu butul suda jd billionaire..haha..angan2 yg jauh butul ni tau...

Lett said...

Keep up the good work..... from your writings, i have to admit that i envy on how u feel about your job, your career developement, about being appreciated and the most is, about having the sense of responsibility towards ur job....

Sia tidak lah pernah rasa begitu sama kerja sia nih..... benci adalah... i really hope someday i will find a career which will make me cannot wait to get to work every day.

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

;) congrat~ wel!! I was thinking of teasing u with "alamak beer lagi" lol but the.. ;) at the end.. betul2 ada ni!! jk.. ;) haha!!.. BBKK wel.. haha!!.. xD rock on!..

all the best!!

Wel^Beiolman said...

Lett..haha..well..I really like what am doing currently...I keep the rules simpel...love what u doing and enjoy whatever u're doing...haha...not that i love to go to work but it just that..i know i got to love it to enjoy living..haha...ok ba tu rayner...no one like to work ba jg..haha...especially makan gaji kan..hehe..

Beck..hehe..thanks beck..yeah ah...mesti ko buring sda..cerita sal beer sja kan..haha..but of course without beer..the achievement means nothing jg ba tu...we work hard to get something better and the better we get the bestest we can live..hehe..

sweetie~ said...

oh naik pangkat ka? sry nda terbaca smua post ko, panjang ba....hehe

10k sda ka gaji kau? bah buli kawin sda tu....jgn tunggu lama2 wel....muahahaha

Wel^Beiolman said...

Sweetie...hahah..10k ko bilang..10 thn lagi kali baru sia sampai 10k sweetie..hehee..bukan naik pangkat ba sweetie...appraisal sja ba...tambah2 sikit budget tuk hidup d perantauan.hehe....

belum ada calon ba sweetie...sia tunggu ko ba ni sweetie..hehe..masi jg ko malas baca kan sweetie..hahaha..