As usual everyone went for our monthly team meeting. Even three of my colleagues who just came back from BKK early morning specially came in office as my boss seemed to have some special announcements to make. So almost everyone turned up for the meeting. After the usual work reporting, my boss always prepare her part of things to inform us or say to us. She suddenly said that she has tendered her resignation and her last day is in end Jan. I remember vividly her words were, "This year will be my last year doing the performance appraisal with you all as I have already tendered my resignation and my last day is around end Jan." Some of them may have already gotten the news, but I guessed everyone should be shocked that she's leaving so soon. And few of us are a little affected by her sudden resignation including myself. I am rather saddened by the news though I don't seemed to show it. Afterall, I've been with her for more than 2 years now and she's all this time treat me quite okay. Many people have said that they can't work with female bosses but so far, I think I'm doing well with my current female boss. Though when I was working in Kestronics, my immediate boss who is a male treats me even better. But I believe that she treats me much better compared to her previous CSAs. I think when I organise and we throw the farewell party for her, I may not hold my tears. Think I will talk to her if I have the chance. Another guy colleague is also leaving us same time as my boss. He was the one who interviewed me and decided with my boss to hire me. But his departure wasn't a surprise to us as he's always mentioned that he's leaving soon. After my boss leaves, I do not know what will happen to our dept and who will take over as General Manager and who will review and assess my career advancement. She has offered me Project Coordinator but I guessed she won't be the one assessing and giving me the promotion. Okay still got 1 more month to appreciate her being my boss.
After that was a company meeting with the Executive Director and the meeting was telling us about the economic crisis and how our company may react to if need of implementing emergency measures within the company. And they gave us a small token of appreciation instead of calling it as an increment and I got lesser increment compared to last year. Two people from my colleagues got promoted, they call it a change of title and of course their pay is different now.
My boss called me in the office. I had thought she wanted to asked me how I felt after hearing the news of her resignation but instead she offered and asked if I was interested to join the Pico Conference committee. The intial venue for Pico Conference was in Bangkok, but due to the protest happening there, they had changed it to Singapore and it'd be organised by Pico Singapore. I was to stay over in Grand Copthrone Hotel for a week to help out with the whole 4 day conference. So I agreed cause she felt this will be a great consideration for my future career advancement and it'd be an exposure for me. Afterall, she felt I did well coordinating the D&D 2008. I went for a meeting and all the committee members were much more senior and experienced than me. They were either already from Events team or have been involved in past Pico Conferences so I felt I'm really a newbie there. I was in Logistics team so I was given the task of sourcing for a restaurant for the Opening Night Dinner on 17 Dec. I need to gather the information by latest Friday with a tight budget and limited choice of places to go. But this is how an Event is run and I'm really learning from it and from everyone else who are much more experienced than me. The Company GM was in that meeting too. Will be a stressful 2 weeks for me apart from my daily workload....
Labels: Life, Rantings, Work
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I'm so into Holiday mood right now. In less than a month, I'll be flying off to Korea and it's just after Xmas Day. So excited about it, I can't wait to start packing my bags. But it'd be a headache for me as I will have to consider what kind of clothes I will need to bring. Anyway, coming 3 more weeks will be Xmas and I have yet to do any Xmas shopping as all this time I was so occupied with shopping for my dress to wear for Xmas Eve. I intend to get a dress to wear for Xmas and an upcoming colleague's wedding in mid Feb. Really a headache now cause this year from my aunt, uncles was a Mango jeans I bought. I've only got 1 present to open for Xmas this year? Anyway I was the Santarina last year so it'd be good if I have lesser presents this year too as I'll most probably be taking over the Santarina role from Aunty Linda.
Besides shopping for my Xmas Eve dress, I need to shop for Xmas presents for people too. I must really find a day soon and settle the Xmas presents soon. Many will be taking leave soon in my dept. My Xmas dress must be black too, saw a few in mind but dun really like it. This year New Year's Eve will be spent in Seoul, my first time spending New Year Countdown at another country. I never really spent my Countdown outside with friends anyway so this will be quite a different experience for me.
Labels: celebrations, holidays, Xmas
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