Showing posts with label work. Show all posts
Showing posts with label work. Show all posts

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Thanks for the kind words

Catatan Anggota dinilai:
Tq Aida. I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you for being my manager . You helped shape my career and work knowledge and showed me how to transform my mistakes into skills. I really appreciate everything you have taught me.tq again. 

This is just for my memory keeping. When my team was set up way back in 2015, I got the leftovers from other departments, and I trained them to be an expert in their tasks. I got even the seniors one, and it really was a daunting task for a new manager like me.

Sometimes, you just cannot underestimate what your staff can do, unless you guide and train them. I am so proud on how far they have improved their skills.

I try not to be an autocratic leader, and tend to try to show some empathy towards my team. Learned a lot from my previous bosses - I did have some kind of 'evil' bosses, hence I learned from there.

And what a colourful portfolio that I have in my company. I think my current assignment, is like the 10th assignment within 15 years.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Another award for PULONE PASANG

After so much drama of dropping or adding names for the award receipent, I am so so glad no names are being slashed!

Congratulations team for the great great great commitment and sleepless night!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Change of portfolio

In the blink of an eye, I need to change portfolio again due to business need. This was conveyed last Monday.

Oh, the dynamics of business.

Alhamdulillah, masih ada lagi rezeki untuk bekerja.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

We won!

I am so glad the bosses asked me to push through the paper submission for the award - because I worked on it at the 11th hour.

Received the news at 2.30 pm yesterday that we won the team award.

With the endorsement from top management, I am so glad the team was recognised because of their hard work.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

I need to take a breather

Overwhelmed with current, future and above usual tasks.

Broke down.

Friday, 20 October 2017

For the past months, or few weeks, I have been contemplating whether I need a change in my work environment. I am feeling that I am being complacent nowadays, and can complete tasks in hand with minimal amount of time. I was able to predict my boss's expectation and outline, hence, there were quite a few offers coming in.

The first offer came last 2 months, which I seriously considers.

And then, there has been some shift of tasks - not current, but future tasks. I was selected to be in this new team, and this week has been considered training with consultants hired by my company. I get to select who I will be working with (my teammates) and this is the most crucial part for my decision to take up the challenge.

The team need senior managers and expert in their field to oversee project managers and solution consultants.

Hence, the selection of the team was through HR and suggested by the top management. I am honoured to be chosen.

And this path is what I needed right now for my career diversity and progression.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

My boss. My mentor.

She is one of the earliest boss that I reported duty when I entered the company way back in 2003. We met back in 2012, and I was scouted into her team in 2014.

One of the best mentors that I ever had. Challenged me to broaden my perspective. I am now able to upskill myself - and acts as management analyst for technical and commercial team.

Thanks Puan Hamidah for your guidance.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Oh well well well

Last week has been quite an emotional roller coaster ride for me in term of office work.

Tips of the day by my uncle:
Ada kalanya kita laksanakan tugasan bukan kerana setuju dengan bos kita, tapi kerana patuh pada ketua dan demi menjaga hubungan dengan beliau.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Uh hullo May!

So we have a new CEO today.

And life goes on with work, work, work.

May Allah ease everything and lift the burden for us.
Ameen ya Rabb.

I am looking forward to public holidays for the past 2 weeks just because I need a break time.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Let the job find you

It was interesting that people assumed I would be in Accounting / Finance / Audit after I obtained my ACCA qualification. Well, who would expect I will be doing something entirely different.

When I come back from UK, I attended interviews related to these fields. Then, I decided to go with the flow. Back to my old team, I was assigned to do Business Strategy. Before I further my study, I have been doing Finance Operation / Strategy for more than 7 years. I have done (mostly) the entire cycle of Finance Operation when I was at State.

I didn't know that someone from the top was seriously thinking that I was wasting my talent in a such unrelated task.

Then I did something else, to be specific, Product Development. I realised that I love doing this, because developing a product for the consumers was something exciting. There were quite a few products that our team developed during my short tenure, and it was interesting to study how the consumers perceived our product. We even had to attend study field and get to know our competitors prior to product launching.

After I gave birth (and during my confinement), out of the blue, my previous boss from 10 years ago (to cut a long story short: I reengaged with her during my pregnancy since I received an offer to continue Masters in Australia, but decided not to pursue due to family) decided to offer a post in her division. Since I had been doing mass market for such a long time, I was actually excited to take up the challenge, and started being involved managed account.

Which is way, way, way harder. I can say that being in previous units / divisions was like a piece of cake.

But I realised that I love doing my job, eventhough I had to study technical reports and understand the network flow in my company.

So cheers for those who would never expect doing something out of your specialisation. I would say getting a specialisation does not mean that you will be getting the job related to your field, but embrace the changes. Insya' Allah, Allah will ease the ways for you.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

We attended a wedding last two weeks. And why it was so special, because we were invited by the parents (so, you know that we are old). And our friends are from our Hajj back in 2006/ 2007. The wife was actually my roommate in Makkah.

And the wedding was at my office building. So go figure, the father is a TM retiree.

My husband is very melancholic when he comes here. He was in the company for more than 10 years, but left for a better opportunity. Despite that, I am the one who is still with the company. We thought that in the first place, I will be the one resigning from the company first because of my ACCA qualification. Then, the plan switched after he was back from his umrah.

I know this is such an unrelated post, but I need a break for the past few months from work. Work has been hectic and non stop, that a friend remarked that she will (definitely) not in the future will be filling in my shoes. I am actually glad that I have a lot of work, because at least I feel compensated accordingly, when previously, I will have some times to even do other things (Internet surfing, chatting, etc.).

I have forgone that luxury for the past few years when I was at work, since I do not have the time anymore.

At least, when I am back home, I will find this boy waiting patiently for me. Love you kiddos :)

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.

What a beautiful verse. What a simple and meaningful verse. Soothing to the soul.

I want to share a story last Friday.

My aunt's friend managed to find and engaged with me in a meeting. She was so excited to meet me. She told me she even come and stay at our house when she came for her scholarship interview. Obviously, I cannot remember this because I was in primary school. The age gap between my aunt and myself is 8 years. I cannot remember her, but she was really keen to find Aini and me, that she even asked me to snap a picture with her. And to her excitement, she shared the picture with my aunt.

I received a wonderful news last week about my work. People appreciated what I did, and it is indeed an achievement for me. Last 2 years, I was really really down. And that affects my work, a lot. Alhamdulillah, I met with my current boss (who is actually my superior more than 10 years ago), and she offered me to transfer to her division.

So, back to the story of meeting my aunt's friend, this wonderful person, who is kind hearted, just got to know that I am an accountant. And she did ask why I am in a division not doing Finance matters. After I joined the current team, I got some unexpected offers from the management, who are concerned about me not utilising my ACCA membership. I feel honoured to receive the offers, nevertheless, I feel indebted to my current supervisor.

During my ACCA journey, I found that I love to do business analysis and data analytic. That is when I decided that I should do something that I love, rather than being tied to do Operational Finance / Accounting matters. I have been doing operational accounting for more than 8 years, thus being a Business Accountant is like a dream come true for me.

I realised that after such a long working journey, even though my promotion come quite late, I would rather do something I love rather than being promoted but not enjoying my work.

Alhamdulillah for the blessing. Indeed, it is true that when the hardship is gone, then you will be at ease.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


Alhamdulillah, terima berita baik pada hari Isnin. Work wise, I am happier now - even with tonnes of workloads. Ada masa saya tertidur dengan bermimpikan kerja pejabat.

Which is not a good sign, I suppose? Being a workaholic?

Tengah sengih. Tapi balik rumah (semasa cuti), saya kena sambung buat kerja pejabat
Tahun-tahun yang lepas sangat menguji dari segi kerjaya. Saya dapat majikan yang sangat-sangat membantu (dan memang kuat berkerja). Dari segi itu, saya bersyukur. Pada masa yang sama, 2015 adalah tahun besar bagi Amni. Ya, dia akan menghadapi UPSR pada tahun ini. Dan, pelan untuk membuat latihan satu muka sehari sedang dijalankan dengan anak-anak.

Meluangkan masa bersama anak-anak semasa cuti sekolah pun, sudah cukup menggembirakan. Azam tahun ini pula, hendak tidak jadi too workaholic sampai masa dengan anak pun terpaksa disekat-sekat.

Meluangkan masa di musim cuti sekolah lalu bersama anak-anak di IKEA
Kau mudahkanlah urusan kami, ya Allah.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Nearing the end of the year

Year 2014 has been quite a long year for both of us, husband and wife.

In terms of career, both of us had made a major move. I would say last week my husband has decided to take a big step for his career. At the same time, my dream to pursue my higher education will be less prioritised right now because of his career move.

Work wise, it will be better for my husband. At the same time, I have bigger responsibilities in the office, and this has been a good personal development for myself. I was able to learn more in my new job function ( I changed division in May).

Next year will be a challenging year since my eldest will be taking her UPSR.

So, ending the year 2014 with a bang. Yesterday was our 12th wedding anniversary. Wishing the best for the upcoming years ahead, as well.

Monday, 5 May 2014

New environment

Starting 1 May 2014, I am transferring to a new division.
Allah, may You ease my journey.

Received a charm as my farewell gift. Thank you ^_^

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Busy as bee

In the midst of product cum service launching, my team has the privileges of attending meetings and UAT and whats not in between.

At one point of time, most of the engagements will be at the same date and the same time. I once got to attend 3 meetings, which started at the same time - thus I have to prioritise and give each meeting an hour each.

As for workshops, I got to know I have to attend 3 different workshops at the same date and the same time. Talk about being redundant, or cloning myself would be the best solution. Most of the time, I just asked my superior back which one that I should attend and which one I should forgo since for him, everything is important and I should attend all 3.. hehehe

Life should be made easier, since already received lots of warning on the stress level of my current job. I am not the one to lament about work, but this one has taken its toil on me too much. Imagine running from A to Z and the maximum speed is still not enough.

But at least when I am back home, I will not think about work - since it has been quite stressful for my health.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Rezeki Allah itu ada pelbagai bentuk

Tahun depan usaha lagi.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

4 hari demam

4 hari demam.
4 hari.

Saya makan sup dan bubur sahaja.

Masuk kerja, kerja bertindan-tindan sampai tidak tahu hendak kejar yang mana dahulu. Sambil pergi mesyuarat sambil buat kerja.

Ya Allah, Kau mudahkanlah urusanku.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

You know you have a fulfilling day

...when the highlight of last Friday's meeting is about a snake.

Ular sawa. Big ular sawa.

They found one crossing the road between our office building and the other building.
And it has been living in the parking lot all this time.

Totally awesome and gross at the same time.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Durian fest

Our boss parked in the parking lot of the office, and let us have a picnic. How cool was that?

And the funny part was, when other people were walking by, my boss even invited them - and these people join us to feast on durians. And also rambutans.