Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Ownership and Dissatisfaction

Ownership and dissatisfaction are just two of the topics i thought i want to procrastinate about instead of reviewing about food. After all, i do not release stress on my food and definitely do not want to portray some delicious food as food from hell. So why am i so dissatisfied about ownership?

I guess this must be one of the days when the male species decides to have mood swings without using female's most infamous reason; menstruation or period. To be honest, i havent got a single clue why i suddenly feel so aimless, stoned and unhappy.

Lets start off with the most commonly used word by my partner, Ownership. From day one, we have been brainwashed to take more ownership of the jobs we do, so despite the fact that our work has been cleared by the managers, we as the small little fries of the ladder have to go through and make sure no mistakes are spared. We are encouraged to act as peers to the managers but when it comes down to the dirty work that is..Just recently, a set of slides were done by my manager as i was away on another job, the deadline was extremely tight and i had bearly half an hour to had a go at correcting what seemed to be alot of grammer errors at first but thinking to myself, yeah i get the point and its clear enough. Embarassingly, my partner came back from the presentation and my manager ask me to clear the slides again with him before sending out to the client. Hold and behold as i went through each slide, he lectured me and asked if he could murder me..the mistakes were clear and i couldnt say a word, if i said she did it, i get the ownership issue, if i said i did it, im screwed because it was of poor quality nevermind the fact that he thinks all australian educated graduates doesnt speak english..Why put such a small fry in a dilemma?

Ownership it is, which brings me to yesterday.. I ordered a cake from Just Heavenly and the cake didnt show up after being half an hour late. It seems there was some mix up and lots of apologies were given. I guess Nigel must have mastered the definition of ownership as he decided that since it was their fault, the cake was given free to us.. It definitely impressed all my friends with the good business etiquette he possessed.. Happy belated birthday to him and my friend, Ruben..

Thought i at least have a picture as a rest from reading me procrastinate..

Second issue is again to do with my mood swings.. I am somehow disorientated and disheartened by work, somehow i realised more and more that this just might not be the dream job for me. Everday i dread going to work, even if theres work for me. I feel that in the 1.5 years i have worked in the department, i have not absorbed any knowledge that will be valuable to me, its as if i just slept my years away in a very long dream. The greener pastures down south suddenly seem so pleasing and i can already hear them calling me now..Could it be job dissatisfaction? Well i reckon its just the bonus and increment fever.. The results will be out 29 July and after bumming for a year with dog's pay, i will know how much i truly deserve.. Lets hope that its enough for a Canon EOS 400D..Fingers crossed..

23 comments:

Kok said...

joe,
Hope you'll get your Canon EOS 400D soon! Then you'll be the professional flogger.

The Cooking Ninja said...

We small fry are always damn if we say it, damn if we don't. We are seldom in a win-win situation with bosses.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

kok: may your wish come true la..18 more days to go..but in between i got to study and finish an assignment and of course deliver some work b4 my mgr goes on maternity leave...argh!

cooking ninja: i know..its kinda sad isnt? how those times when we say freedom of speech is the way to go..

Coketai said...

Cool man!!!! You will find your way, in real life there are a lot of up and down...you just have to keep on looking. I believe you are still young and energetic to fight in corporate jungle war. Think out of the box....you will get what you want!!! Canon EOS 400D - not a problem for you!!!

Eat more food, blog for food!!

LY.Tai

jason said...

Aww... I hope that you're better now, dude. Clear your messed mind with food! Btw, Babe_KL and I are going for double boiled soup at Changkat Thambi Dollah tomorrow, keen to join? ;)

lilia edlina said...

hey, if i were you (referring to the slides incident), i would have just told the partner that i wasnt involved in the preparation.. i dont think he will say you have ownership issue by telling the truth...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

coketai: i am opening my eyes very big to look around now..

jason: hmm so far so good lar..wat time and where exactly is it ar??

lilia: knowing my partner, he can twist and turn despite his size..the fact i was given the slides to have a read, thus the ownership..

leo said...

ah the ugly side of the glamorous corporate world that no one sees...

if i were you i'd throw the letter, take a year off and do some soul searching =)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: hey you blogging again! good job buddy..

im planning to..*wave hands to keep you quiet* got office staff reading lar..wahahah..the year off? i got no moolah to last so long though..

fatboybakes said...

wah, nips, free cake from Just Heavenly?!!! that shoulda knocked you right out of your mood swing. its okay lah, pity (or fortunately) we guys dont have menstruation to blame it on, but i swear, my moods are correlated to the moon. i seem to get low/moody/mildly depressed about once a month for a few days. especially when i was your age. then as the hormones settle with age, the way the snow in a snow globe settles with the passage of time....well, these tendencies become less frequent.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

fbb: haha well good customer service..now can you offer that for your chicken pie?? i make sure i bug you until u forget the order to get a free pie.. hahah ur mood swings lagi teruk la..i thought it was a yearly thing..?

teckiee said...

With ownership comes responsibility. I guess its how you take things. Sometimes its better to take ownership of things... tai chi and play ping pong is so annoying.

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

Hallo! Wish u all the best down south & hope u get better camera so, can post up even better food pic to torture ur reader!! Have a nice day.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

teckiee: sounds like spiderman now rite? hahah sometimes its not you want to play the tai chi..its ur superior playing ping pong.. eh how u know the term "tai chi" hahaha.. i remember being praised for being very clever at tai chi wahaha

horny ang moh: hey thanks for dropping by ar.. cant wait to torture u lar..wahhaha...

SLACKER said...

dumbass... told u to leave that stupid department... where got future one? thanks' for the cake.. really appreciate it..

Tummythoz said...

Crappy mood day was it. No wonder I cannot access to your blog yesterday. Could oni load your header.

jason said...

Somewhere beside Times Square I guess. 8pm someting.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

slacker: how lar..leave and move to your dept and look at ur boss day in and day out ar..not easy to work wif frens especially if they r u seniors ok..no worries wif the cake

tummythoz: hahaha really ar?.. ur internet slow isit? 200 other ppl managed to go in wat..kekeke...

jason: will let you know..can give me ur hp numbeR??

zewt said...

friend... i hate this ownership terminology too. it is the sole thing that chain us down. everything we do... we must take ownership.. fair enough, we must be responsible, but we cant be taking all the risk of the entire job when the rewards of it are never enjoyed by us... right?

the cake looks nice... and allan is really getting more famous.

Anonymous said...

though it up matey. look at the big picture. learn and move on i would say.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

zewt: sigh spot on.. but what can we do but just work our way up the chain..

anon: sounds familiar and heard it from some one b4..learn and move on i would..thats y the blog is here to procrastinate and clear up my mind..

Precious Pea said...

No notti cake?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pp: no wor..hahaha did it in office..dont dare lar..