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August 6, 2003

travel

I received a schedule from my senior today – my travel for the month of Sept & Oct. Scary. I’ll have to travel to Singapore 3 times every 2 weeks, a week’s duration for every travel. And since my company doesn’t pay our allowances upfront for our travel expenses, we’ll have to swipe our cards to be able to survive there… and then, to claim them expenses back 2 weeks later when we return.

What’s with all the Singapore trips? Well… there is this project that requires us engineers to make proactive visits to customers and educate them the necessary fundamentals of computers. Sometimes, to even fix their problems. Sort of like a car service guy… but the difference is… the products are different, and a car service guy doesn’t visit your miserable ass. I think I’m going to be very broke in the month of Sept & Oct, I guess no more clubbing for me…

Nothing special happened today – except for my amok incident in the office this morning. This time, a very unlucky Taiwanese supplier was the victim, got blasted with my breath of fire for delaying my reports. I will give that fucker another 3 days to come up with what I want, else, I’m gonna get his ass fried.

Right after that incident… my cube partner told me “You will have a very good prospect becoming a loan shark…” BLAAASSST… my breath of fire struck its second target. Perhaps he should know, a shark doesn’t breathe fire.

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July 7, 2003

caught !

Was approached by the big boss (no no .. not Rob … this is Rob’s boss) caught on to me while I was about to do some presentation in a meeting,

BigBoss : “Hey mike! when are u going to attend the departmental team building? You’ve been working here for so many years but I haven’t seen you before in any of our teambuilding before… ”

Me : “Errm … ok … I’ll make it on February…”

BigBoss : “Which year? Trying to trick me again eh?”

Me : “Alright boss … the next one…”

BigBoss : “No… you are to organize one. This is your next assignment. I bet you don’t even know what the word ‘TEAM’ stands for…”

Me : “TEAM stands for Together Everyone Asks Money… from you… boss… heheh…”

The whole meeting room then laughed at BigBoss ….

BigBoss : “Hey!”

Me : “Calm down boss … I’m just kidding. I’ll do it. You have my word.”

I’m thinking of using the teambuilding budget to organize a kick ass buffet. I bet that’ll be way more fun than running around like overgrown dorks!

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