I was hoping for a smooth month of May as the “choosy about work” colleague had left the company. I had been asked to take over a small part of her portfolio while the rest was distributed among the rest of the department.
Little did I expect the staff employed to have the same bad working habits as the departed one, as the staff that took over blurted out that she was in contact with her almost everyday. My boss’ and my concern was that this departed staff must have influenced this new gal with her bad working habits. It got so bad that my boss asked me to take charge of her. The problem with this gal was she is quite young, about 20, and does not like to be controlled. Despite telling her to cut out the bad habits, she got worse than her predecessor.
I had not expected the predecessor to teach her all the bad habits that she had. Because to me, it is always good to depart from a job nicely and peacefully, so that when your new employer asks for references, your ex employer can give a good reference for you.
On a happy note, to free myself from all these unhappy stuffs at work, I have restarted my NACLI course for Certificate in Community Development. I must say I have learnt a lot in the past two weeks during my Partners In Harmony & Effective Meetings Course. At least now, I know that Hari Raya Puasa is not Malay new year. It is a celebration that they are able to overcome difficulties by fasting.
I am also happy to receive 2 emails from IRAS yesterday. I will be receiving 2 awards for my contributions for the IRAS VES exercise this year. One is the outstanding volunteer award, the other being a long service award for 10 years of service for the exercise. The best part was all of us who were nominated will be getting the awards. It has not happened before. The whole team was nominated and everyone got it.
List of winners
Top 3 CC – The Serangoon CC
Long Service Awards
- Paul – 10 years
- Haris – 10 years
- Jason – 5 years
Outstanding Volunteer Awards
- Chun Feng
I would like to congratulate of you for getting the awards. You deserved it as your contributions & efforts helped to make VES at the Serangoon a success !!!