Monday, March 22, 2010

Tick Tock


"menghitung hari, detik demi detik.."

Ya, itulah kerja saya setiap hari since 1st March 2010. I have submitted my love letter to the management on that very day. After 12 years being with the company, I felt this IS the time to make a move, a big decision with a big leap.

4th February 1998, I first joined m.o.t company where I was recruited in the states, fresh out from the oven joining ~30+ fresh grad all over US universities to be based in KL and Penang. It was in Texas, that I first met Elisa. She was one of the interviewers flown in from KL. There I was with my pierced eyebrow together with my 2 piece mini skirt, went for 2 rounds of interviews and got the job. Seriously if I was in M'sia, they would not hire me due to a)I'm not an A student b)I had a ring stuck at my eyebrow :P but being American company, they saw something else in me. On our 3rd day, we knew the results and I postponed my trip back to M'sia for a month and did some trips in the country.

I kept the good news to myself :) No one in the family knew that I got the job. So, when my family picked me up from the airport, I remember clearly how my mother was damn worried that I will not get any jobs due to the global economic crisis. She was ranting..blah blah blah all the way from airport to the house. Once at home, I broke the news, goshhh..the feelings was indescribable, esp looking at their faces and even more funny when I mentioned my starting salary was RM2.4K. Their jaw dropped! heheh...why, you may ask? some of you might know that I have an older brother who worked as a doc in government hospital, he is 7 years older than me. He has to work in long hour shifts, he even did locam (sp?) as part time to earn a decent living. That shows how poor he was, gov paid them, doctors peanuts during 1998.

I reported duty on 4th Feb 1998. My circle of friends grew, from Lily & Hani to Famy, Elisa, Mdm Y and Mdm S and not forgetting Ninuk :) I think I had great time during m.o.t era. Gaji bagus, kerja bagus, lots of training available, ada shares for high performance employee, bonus pun bagus until....we were outsourced to managed services company where everything is about money! so kena laa undertake cost effective measures and my career graph started to plunge :P From somewhat career minded lady, I turned to lifeless woman whose hands on the computer but her mind is elsewhere. I did try to move on to different company, same line but with better prospect, I had to let it go due to giving way to my other half as he has much more promising career path than I do..so like any other working mother, I made sacrifices. Sticking to the same company doing the same mundane work with a slightly more challenging environment where you have to suck up to your customer's bad day te he he..

What's next?

Watch this space for Tick Tock II

5 comments:

OO said...

pierced eyebrow??? wow! I cannot imagine you now with that image!!

*waiting for the next entry*

again, congratulation for making the big move!

Lollies said...

pierced eyebrow? cayalah minah!

saya dedicatekan lagu ni khas untuk awak

tik tok tikitikitok
jam berbunyi di dinding rumahku
tik tok tikitikitok
masa terus berlalu

saya tunggguuuuuuuuuuuuu :)

elisataufik said...

eh I interview you ke?? I tak ingat pun! But I remember the trip.. it was in Arizona lah, bukan Texas. And I was 4 months pregnant with Ilham :)

BTW, such happy news!!!
So, 3 down (me, famillah and now u), tinggal 3 more to go! (Yat, sabrina & norehan) ... mari kita tengok apa jadi...

zan said...

ELisa : kah kah kah!!..bukan texas ker? sungguh karat otakku. u did not interview me but we met when i crashed your room and ambik your asam :P and yeah u were preggy with ilham :)

Lollis : tunggu jangan tak tunggu :)

OO : looking back, i pun tak sure what got into me, saja gatai and my facial skin actually wasn't suitable for piercing :P

famyGirl said...

pierced eyebrow??? amboi amboi... eh how come i tak perasan you ya? i think i was interviewed masa tu jugak. hmmm... i only remembered meeting pakcik azrin, coz we shared a cab together from the airport to the hotel :P

eh you ingat you sorang je ke menghitung hari? i pun menghitung hari utk you juga hahahaha

*goes to read tick tock II*