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

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

Rezeki

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

Alhamdulillah.
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.






Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Bekerja sempena cuti am

Sesuatu yang mengikat saya dengan komitmen kerja, adalah kami perlu bekerja semalam sempena cuti hari Malaysia.

Minggu lepas, sebenarnya nama saya tidak termasuk di dalam senarai mereka yang perlu bekerja semalam. Walau bagaimanapun, disebabkan kekurangan staf untuk membuat lawatan dari rumah ke rumah pelanggan di sebuah kawasan perumahan menyebabkan kami 'dipaksa rela' untuk melakukan kerja tersebut.

Rasa kemalasan melanda, kerana satu Malaysia bercuti. Masih lagi tidak pasti hendak turun padang atau tidak, kerana pada hari terakhir bekerja, di kala jam 5 petang, syarikat sudah habis masa kerja, kumpulan kami masih lagi menerima taklimat dan arahan terakhir. Nama saya pula tercicir dari senarai sedia ada.

Walau bagaimanapun, saya akhirnya tiba juga semalam. Walaupun dilabel sebagai 'bidan terjun', kerana rakan-rakan lain, rata-rata sudah menghadiri latihan mengenai produk dan cara berkomunikasi dengan pelanggan pada Rabu lepas, saya pula yang terkebil-kebil kerana tidak diberi informasi yang cukup. Lantas, seseorang dari pejabat mengajak saya untuk menemani beliau, kerana kami perlu menghabiskan senarai 40 rumah untuk mendapatkan maklumbalas mengenai servis, produk serta kepuasan pelanggan.

Sebagai 'bidan terjun', dan seseorang yang merupakan pengguna UniFi, alhamdulillah, saya dapat menerangkan dengan lebih jelas mengenai produk-produk yang ada. Saya yakin, kita sebagai staf, tidak akan arif mengenai sesuatu produk sekiranya kita tidak mempunyai produk itu ataupun kita tidak pernah menghadiri latihan pengenalan produk. Agak mudah saya kira, kerana saya mudah berinteraksi dengan pelanggan. Ini mungkin suatu kelebihan bagi saya, kerana rata-rata pelanggan mempunyai anak-anak kecil atau remaja, yang menyebabkan saya dapat memberikan pengalaman saya sendiri menggunakan UniFi.

Dalam beberapa rumah pertama, saya dapat 'engage' dengan pelanggan, dan itulah pengalaman paling berharga apabila dilayan dengan baik, walaupun kami hanya bercakap di depan pagar rumah dan di bawah panas terik mentari. Malahan, walaupun ada beberapa pelanggan menjemput untuk menjamu kami, bagi saya tidak perlu kerana mungkin menyusahkan mereka sebagai tuan rumah.

Saya juga hanya sedar, selepas program ini, bahawa saya sebenarnya mempunyai skil komunikasi untuk berinteraksi dengan pelanggan secara peribadi.Walaupun tidak banyak pelanggan yang dijumpai, tetapi kepuasan itu tetap terbit kerana kita berjumpa mereka secara peribadi untuk memahami kehendak mereka.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Jamuan raya

I am actually sometimes very amazed at the competitiveness of our division. We had our Jamuan Raya last Tuesday, and you guys would be impressed at the preparations done by each unit.

We had to select one dish to serve to the guests. Since we were quite late in picking up the list of dishes, we settled for 'Mee Kari / Mee Mamak / Mee Nyonya'.

We even had a weekly meeting to update on our progress for the Raya. Everything inside the room is top secret, BTW, since we competed with other units in the division.

I feel like we are a top secret agent or something, hahaha. We even had to rip off the meeting papers after we discussed everything.

This guy did the apron ironing for the whole team. Seriously, we even had matching aprons, in the spirit to win!

And I was like, "Oh my, he even ironed his own shirt every day!". He is married BTW. Tskk tskk, I think the wife knows how hard it is to iron a man's shirt, right? 

The preparation of our stall. I did mention yesterday that we won 'Best Stall'. The concept is 'kampung' style, with the overall theme as 'East Meet West'.

Just look at the 'bricks' done by the people in my team. I got to know that other divisions use our props later after we left it in the multi purpose hall. Quite a few people already asked our team to borrow it.

We even had atap nipah and chasing lights.

One of the props for the stall. We had this small stand for the menu, just like in the restaurant.

The main dishes that were provided; kambing golek, nasi & lauk kampung, satay and burgers.
Other units had to come up with a stall, and each stall serve different dishes.

The dessert stall.

Buah potong and popcorn stall.They even had asam, garam, cili kicap to serve with the fruits.

Our stall! Finally, phew.. after weeks of preparation. We served mee kari, mee mamak and mee nyonya.

And the amazing part was, it was cooked by our own team, Kak Ton. She cooked for 100+ people. We did not even need to book outside caterers.

Lemang and ketupat stall.

The famous kebab Jalan TAR stall. This stall won 2nd place with their Arabian concept.

The ice cream stall. They even rented the ice cream machine. We can choose many types of ice creams and toppings. The girls who served the stall did not even had a break since people were queuing non stop.

Chcolate fountain stall. Unfortunately, the fountain could not be operated.

Our lucky draw prizes. Only mine was not on top of the table. Even the MC, who is from our team, won a hamper himself. It was kind of funny to see him announcing his own name and he took the hamper from the VIP.

Our team had been really lucky that day. We won 3 hampers and 2 gifts from the lucky draw. One of the guys won 'Best Dressed', and the best part was, we won for 'Best Stall'!

Cam whoring. Seriously, all of us always had time for the cameras.You guys should see the amount of pictures from the team. Haha! There are tonnes of it.

Another group picture.

And lastly, the famous 'Burger Bakar Kaw-kaw' come to our Raya open house. They opened a little bit late, but we were finally able to taste the delicious budget. They had 3 outlets, but the most prominent one is located in Wangsa Maju.

We need to order a few days before, for 'take aways'. The burger is really yummy-licious!

I did overeat that day after a few days of fasting. But I look slim right? ^_^

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Finally..

After so many unlucky-ness during lucky draw, I won a rice cooker as 2nd place winner. Should be asking my mom whether she wants it or not.

I did bring my rice cooker for heating the curry mee. And it was kind of funny to get another one, when I have to bring back home two rice cookers.


We had our Jamuan Raya yesterday, and our stall won the best stall. Will be updating the pictures soon. .

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Bumiku hijau

I got a flower pot just now, in exchange of used electrical item.

Zue and I just found out about it yesterday when the company opened a booth in our office next to the sundry shop. It is quite weird seeing old computers in the same place with lots and lots of potted plants.

Apparently, the company has been opening their booth starting last Thursday and already gathered a lot of used electrical items in exchange for potted plants. We can trade in old hand phones, computers and other stuff for the green plants.

Since I am quite 'kayu' in gardening, I thought why not if I tried to exchange something. So today, I brought our broken water heater (I asked my husband yesterday whether we can change that with a plant, sheshh), with Zue carrying her rice cooker to be exchanged for a flower pot. Aini brought her toaster, which apparently had also been broken.

Apparently, the more valuable your item is, the more potted plant selection is given. And I think the staff understand our concern when we said we were unsure how to ensure our plant growing, so he tell us a little bit about the plants and we choose the most low maintenance plant we found.

Mine is.. err.. I am not sure the name of the flower, I think I have to ask my parents, but apparently it only needed to be watered every 2-3 days and can sit in an air conditioned environment. So fine with me since my potted plant will be in the office and not at home. Haha!

Err, maybe next week I have to update the progress of the plant. I hope the flowers do not die on me. I am counting on it *cough* *cough*

P/S: Malaysians are still new to recycling, so of course I find this initiative OK since most of us do not know how to dispose our used electrical items wisely (including me).

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Suami cakap kena banyak bersabar bulan puasa ni.

As sabiron wa minal iman

Sabar.. sabar.. kang banyak kurang pahala puasa.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

What I did today on a holiday

Wrote a management report on Saturday. This is an adhoc requirement conveyed to me during our meeting on Thursday.

As I told my colleagues, "Selagi tak meeting tu, selagi tu lah asyik mengubah jer kerja." The problem is, the person commented on the fonts, the colours.. etc, etc, yes, the mundane stuff. Manalah makcik tak stress.

But since this report is a new requirement, and I am still in a blurry mode since no guidance at all, I started this 12 pages report from scratch. I do feel like writing a mini thesis, with the analysis done by me.

Adoi, pening makcik!

Adeh, sampai boleh terlupa hari ni ada orang dalam rumah dah ada angka 3 kat depan umur dia!