Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Consider this a fair warning

I never like Mondays because after a short weekend, I become lazy and unproductive especially on Monday. Everybody (in my office- that is) came late to work yesterday - 8:30 a.m is late o-kay? We start work on 8:00 a.m on the dot.

Yesterday, like any Monday that have passed, I was in a blurry state. Probably the night before I didn't sleep well. No, this time is not like my sons have fever or what  - I sleep late cause I was hooked up reading the thriller book by Stieg Larsson - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I seldom read thriller/mystery books (Read : I'm not Dan Brown's fan) but Larsson has really fascinate me.The characters in this book felt oddly familiar to me, quirks and all. Once Larsson got into it and started digging deeper into the plot and revealing more details, my head started spinning and I had smoke coming out of my ears (hypothetically speaking). I wasn’t expecting to be sucked in so quickly by the plot but I did! So, you have to understand the urgent need on my part to quickly finished the book.

I wish sometimes we can press on the escape button - to go somewhere else for a while - In my case to read!! Hye, it's not wrong to read you know, our government encourage us to read, we even have campaign to read in the public transport and sleeping with book! (uhuh..p/s : Please don't make a stunt and read during office hours like me - it's not wrong to read but it's unethical)

Needless to say, I manage to finished reading the book by 12:00 p.m. Bravo to my wicked act. (Sorry boss, don't worry about the report - you know I'll complete it on time. - I am after all - very efficient...daaaa :-)) I must say that this book entertaining right up to the last sentence. Lingers in the mind long after the book is finished. Geez.Can't wait to read the sequel.

What am I bragging about? Iskk....I was actually want to share this quote from the book :

"Never engage in fighting you're sure to lose. On the other hand, never let anyone who has insulted you get away with it. Bide your time and strike back when you're in a position of strength - even if you no longer need to strike back." - Hendrik Vanger, The girl with the dragon tattoo - Steig Larsson

Don't you agree? Don't fight the battle that you will lose. Oh and never-never fight with the pig, you both get dirty but the pig likes it!

Throughout my working life, I've met few people that I really detest. People that I wish I can spit on their face and say fuck off!! (But of course I never did that, just in my imagination) I think in most organisation these kind of people does exist, though in different forms and sexes.
Mr. CYA (Cover Your Ass)
I often heard this phrase - "We have to cover our ass!" Sounds familiar? This person, his work is to "protect himself" or you can say "protect his ass". He would make excuses, act dim-witted, sometimes even pretending he doesn't heard or know anything. This to avoid him to be held responsible on whatever it is - be it his work, or be it the lousy tea that the tea lady prepare this morning..heheh. To the extend, if the circumstances allows, he would recorded every comment that other people made. He actually spend more time on his CYA activities than on getting real work done. I think his CYA activities is very demanding and tiring. 

Mr. JYE (Justify Your Existence)

Hu hu hu...this guy, you may have a good laugh at him first. But when the situation repeated, you will get annoyed to the point you want to bang his head on the wall!! How to describe this guy in the simplest way...hmm. Imagine this situation, when the management have a site visit, you will see this guy at the front row, try hard to answer and make conversation with the bosses, when in actual fact he is just a (let say) office boy. What I'm trying to say is that, this guy, to some extend, was in absurd manner trying to get recognize. Oh well, to be direct - He's a cock sucker. (Pardon my language)
Mr. BTOB (Blame The Other Bloke)

This is a person who always point his finger to other person without cleaning his finger first. He is some sort of Mr. Pious and Clean to the management because on the surface he's excellent in his work - never makes mistakes. Excellent my ass!! How can you never makes mistakes in your work? Unless of course you never did anything!! He exist in the organisation and get recognition with something that he never did. Duuh!!. Whenever something wrong happen, he would quickly blame another person - if there no other person to be blame, he would blame the computer, table, chair or even the lousy pen just to ensure someone or something get the blame. I think he must've feel superior by blaming others.Unfortunately, there are people who actually believe in what he said - and worst if the top management believe him.

Mr. RM (Retarded Manager)
RM not stands for Ringgit Malaysia ya. It's actually the initial for Retarded Manager. This manager have all the three character above, CYA, JYE & BTOB. Why does he still in the management team? I don't know - don't ask me, ask the management team. Or maybe they are retarded as well?

If there ever these kind of people in your company, don't mess with them. These people are spoil and tyrannical. If they ever insulted you, and you want to strike back like the quote says - here my advise : Crush them totally - crush them not only in body but in spirit. If you don't - they will recover and seek revenge.

For me, I wouldn't want to waste my time to deal with these people, revenge is horrid. Revenge never does anyone any good. Move onwards and upwards with your life. Consider this a fair warning. Cheers!! 


Nay-MrsNurl said...

wow.i think hud go hunt for this book :) oh my. can i relate to those type people?

Siti said...

Nya, go get the book :-). But make sure you didn't start reading at the middle of the night - otherwise you won't be sleeping at all.

Nay-MrsNurl said...

haha.ok..people with high n wild imagination needs to read books like that book at daylight..tgk citer Long Khong dulu2 pun i had troule sleeping at night for 2 weeks!sheesh

ilyani said...

my, I liked your blog instantly! :) and the first book rental blog I know around, keep it up! will keep checking back.


Siti said...

Hye ilyani, thanks so much.