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Books I have completed reading since January 2018:

1. No Man's Nightingale - Ruth Rendell
2. One Day - David Nicholls
3. The Door - Margaret Atwood
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
I'm a very impatient person, but I have improved over these years. However, there are still times I'm very demanding where I say I need now means NOW. There are times I cannot comprehend why we have to push certain jobs to other people while we are able to accomplish them on our own.

There was an event today in collaboration with another internal department. I was fortunate that my boss pushed 80% of my responsibilities for organising the event to our partners so I could concentrate working on other things.

Anyways, the funniest thing happened during the event happened in a lecture hall. The projector automatically went into sleeping mode due to inactivity for over 20 minutes since the speakers were not using the huge screen. Later, my boss requested to use the screen. My colleague went into panic mode upon listening to my boss request over the microphone. I was walking down the aisle. She ran up to me and say "Faster call I.T.!!!" I gave her a blank look. "Quick call IT to turn on the screen!"

HUH? Why need to call?? She was holding a pen so I took it and went below the projector and pushed the ON button. The huge screen appeared a few seconds later.


Before that I was told off by this colleague's superior that I SHOULD know my position and role. I gave a blank look. I was just clearing the cups and saucers left by the participants. The superior tsked and told me to get the cleaner to clean the tables. I was totally OK to clean the tables maybe because I had worked as a waitress before.

I certainly find the whole thing ridiculous. It's never easy to find a cleaner in my block. They are usually performing their task somewhere in the building. I work in a huge building, mind you. I wonder did this superior think before she tells me to get a cleaner to do the job? In order to find the cleaner, I have to walk to the end of the event venue, turn right and then turn another right and walk pass all 10 rooms just to locate ONE cleaner. If the cleaner is not in any of those 10 rooms, then I have to climb another floor.

Excuse me. Why should I spend such precious time to look for a cleaner when I can clean those tables in just 10 minutes? To walk from the venue back to my office takes 4 minutes. Wasting time!! Another reason is there are birds flying around the block. Just afraid they come pecking on the leftovers. That look unimpressive.

When I finally found a cleaner, she told me she cannot say YES to clean the tables because that job may not be in her job scope. HAHA. Good answer! So dear superior, if you think that cleaning is not part of my and your job, don't think it's the cleaner's job just because she is a cleaner in the building! It's supposed to be the caterer's job, but the staff were not there as they have to deliver food to another event in another internal department. Why worry so much of position and status?

Just because some of us are ranked higher, does that mean we can order people around? I think there are times these superiors have to switch positions with midgets like me.

Did you feed back to the superior that it is not the cleaner's job to clear the tables?
» mun ( on 2012-02-18 11:36:19



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