Friday, February 20, 2015
Besides being busy with work, it is usually the period that I would start registering to be a volunteer at the upcoming volunteer e-filing exercise, that will happen on 21 March 2015 this year and will end on 12 April 2015. My mum & my IRAS volunteer friends have encouraged me to continue in this activity, which I have been on for the past 10 years. I am glad to say that I have acceded to their request and I will be leading a team of volunteers at The Serangoon CC again this year.
I would like to thank my team mates & liaison officer for showing the faith in me to lead the team. I was quite surprised that I managed to form the team within a day, will and way before the official registration was out. I would like to welcome 3 new team members to my team as well. I will not be revealing the names here, as there is a volunteer, who is jealous of the minimal effort that I made to form up my team, saying that my team was made up of a majority of senior volunteers.
Just to set the record straight, I had only made a phone call to each volunteer who have joined me in the last year's session, and asked them to indicate if they wanted to continue this year. I was rather surprised that most of the regular volunteers of the team indicated that they wished to continue. In fact, 1 of them, pulled her friend to join us, while the other, was pulled in by liaison officer, as the centre, she used to volunteer at, was no longer in the list. I was quite surprised that this person decided to join us, as the distance from her place to the centre was rather far. I also did not expect this person, to pull in another two volunteers to join the team. The final member of the team that completed the team was a returning volunteer, who volunteered in the past.
I have always believed that if you have treated people with respect, the other party will treat you with respect. I have always been willing to share my knowledge about what I know, instead of bragging about my experience. As I feel that, even with my work experience in an accounting firm as tax senior, there will be some areas which I am not aware as I have not come across at work.
I hope that this year's exercise will be smooth flowing, given that the number of centres have been drastically reduced. I hope that the plans that I have put in place with the liaison officer, is sufficient to cater to the expected crowd.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Hello, to all the readers of my blog, sorry to have kept you all waiting for my 1st blog post for 2015.
It has been a whirlwind January for me. I have been pretty busy the last month due to the issues that is happening in my office and I am expected to be busy this month as well after something unexpected happened at work last Friday.
This incident made me realise that you should treasure your life, every minute of it, be happy, be positive and try to banish negative thoughts and negative people around you and do what you enjoy doing.
Just hope that the dark clouds hovering over my office matters will be over, and all of us face it with positive mindset.
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