Firstly, i managed to steer clear of junkfood, chickadees, breakfast with Nescafe as usual and few Hwa Tai plain biscuits. For lunch, despite my fave masak lemak, i managed with 1/2 bowl of rice (they do use bowl you know!!!) and fried fish and vege. *sigh*
Today is monday, and i shouldn't be wearing this white 3-inch heels of mine. Hectic as usual and today is no exception with plant shutdowns are everywhere. Late delivery, wrong items which costs us USD40K, super urgent expedited orders which kept me running the whole day.
I know i should be grateful as i have stabil and steady job but...sometmes, i do fee like resigning and go back to college or take up simple non-challenging job. Forget career growth. All i want is peace of mind. haha. i wish.
Workspace can be a battle ground sometimes. Office politic is a must and we must know who to talk to and when. Timing is an important factor. We do sincerely hope for the best for our friends (if any). However, personal growth in terms of money and persnal space usually reigns above everything. Cynical remarks and sarcasm,can also be found in the office directory and i do pity newcomers who get these w/o having their bullet-proof vest being nurtured and matured accordingly.
Talking about sarcasm, lots of people in the office forget that office means a place to work and hence professional etiquette complies. Well, not for me, having continued this write-up on Tuesday, Nov 11th, i am wearing shirt and jeans and my fave Adidas sneakers. Why? There was lots of running yesterday and i am expecting the same today. Well, it didn't happen anyway. My lady boss used to subtly remind us that professional attire is preferred but having a bunch of deaf subordinates, she gave up. We do dress-up to according to occasions though. Same goes to verbal conversations and speech where broken English is abundant and we do sometimes talk in made-up foreign language. However, when it comes to manners, well, it's up to individual. Hence, as guidelines, below are samples of largely used offending words and the substitutes:
TRY SAYING: I think you could use more training.
INSTEAD OF: You don't know what the f___ you're doing.
TRY SAYING: She's an aggressive go -getter.
INSTEAD OF: She's a f___ing bit__.
TRY SAYING: Perhaps I can work late.
INSTEAD OF: And when the f___ do you expect me to do this?
TRY SAYING: I'm certain that isn't feasible.
INSTEAD OF: No f___ing way.
TRY SAYING: Really?
INSTEAD OF: You've got to be sh___ing me!
TRY SAYING: Perhaps you should check with...
INSTEAD OF: Tell someone who gives a sh__.
TRY SAYING: I wasn't involved in the project.
INSTEAD OF: It's not my f___ing problem.
TRY SAYING: That's interesting.
INSTEAD OF: What the f___?
TRY SAYING: I'm not sure this can be implemented.
INSTEAD OF: This sh__ won't work.
TRY SAYING: I'll try to schedule that.
INSTEAD OF: Why the f___ didn't you tell me sooner?
TRY SAYING: He's not familiar with the issues.
INSTEAD OF: He's got his head up his a__.
TRY SAYING: Excuse me, sir?
INSTEAD OF: Eat sh__ and die.
TRY SAYING: So you weren't happy with it?
INSTEAD OF: Kiss my a__.
TRY SAYING: I'm a bit overloaded at the moment.
INSTEAD OF: F__ it, I'm on salary.
TRY SAYING: I don't think you understand.
INSTEAD OF: Shove it up your a__.
TRY SAYING: I love a challenge.
INSTEAD OF: This f___ing job sucks.
TRY SAYING: You want me to take care of that?
INSTEAD OF: Who the f___ died and made you boss?
TRY SAYING: He's somewhat insensitive.
INSTEAD OF: He's a pr_ck.