Online Shopping

Hokay since I am in the mood to blog, TWO BLOG POSTS! Because, why not? 🙂

This shall be a happy and light entry! Hopefully along the way it doesn’t change its direction and become an angsty one instead. Haha 😛

Recently I have been going for retail therapy because the amount of stress I face at work is enough to drive me insane so yes, I’ve sunk deeper and deeper into online shopping as my weird working hours won’t allow me to patronise shop fronts. Although it is very harmful to my wallet, it no doubt brings numerous joy to my mundane life, especially when I open up my mail box after a long day at work and see a parcel meant for me! HAHA. The little joy in life seriously!! But I seldom have the chance to wear my newly-bought apparels as they not suitable for work (will appear overdressed) so they will be kept in my closet until school starts!

Some of my top favourite online shopping sites are ASOS (prices can be a little steep but quality is assured), Love, Bonito (really good quality pieces at affordable prices!), Lily Pirates and Lacepipe 😀 The last three sites are based locally.

A few weeks back I went to ZARA@Somerset313 to hunt for a floral blazer which I came across online. IT WAS MAD GORGEOUS but super expensive (like duh it’s ZARA). I contemplated hard and left the boutique without getting it because I couldn’t part with my moolah. Major upset! 😦 So when I went to ION last Monday I had this temptation to enter ZARA again to see if it was still in stock! YES it was!! And in MY size! 😀 And my boyfriend insisted to get it for me -_- Almost tore the blazer in the boutique ‘coz we were snatching from each other (me wanting to put it back to the rack and him wanting to pay). Guess who won?


I lost!! But lost happily. HAHAHA I feel bad though……

That’s all from me! I wanted to blog about friends outing but tinypic doesn’t seem to work after uploading the above picture. Must be because my blazer too boomz already!! So yup, shall blog about it on my next entry!


Office Politics

Back to draft my first post in year 2012! 😀

Sorry everyone for not being very active here. I just can’t bring myself to pen down my uninteresting life stories because I get bored reading them too. So I’ll most likely be rambling a lot about work since I spend most of my time earning money and getting myself exposed to work politics and backstabbing! Yes, it FINALLY happened to me so let me talk mainly about work in this post. (Please, if I am already boring you, kindly give this entry a miss!)

This is already my third year working in my present company and before I got transferred to another branch, I was enjoying work so much because the environment, the relationship between my colleagues and myself were so fantastic that I’d be looking to my working days (i.e. the weekends, when I was still a part-timer). When I informed my bosses that I had decided to delay my studies until the next intake, they offered me a full-time position and got me to work at another branch which required a more experienced staff (because of the unbelievably high turnover rate) to supervise.

The first few months were the most torturous period as I had to train new staff who NEVER stayed for more than 2 weeks. So imagine me teaching the same things for more than 5 times! Now I finally understand the pain of teachers!! The was once I talked continuously for 5 hours and I fell SICK on the spot. But sick also cannot stay at home to rest because getting my medical leave approved is almost IMPOSSIBLE as the Centre is always very short-handed! So I die die also have to drag my sick self to work 😦

Anyway since my job is mainly to supervise, I am somehow not allowed to meddle with the day-to-day operations which are supposed to be taken care of by my subordinates. If I do, I’d get reprimanded by my boss even when my intention is to help (also because it’s a 职业病) -_- My job is to spot mistakes, scold, tell them to amend the errors and if they still don’t learn from them, I’d have to report to the superiors, which I rarely do because I understand how miserable one would feel from my bosses’ harsh scoldings.. unless the staff is really hopeless lah! And yah, also because if anybody gets fired, I’d have to train a new staff again.. What a vicious cycle right!

But recently I couldn’t tolerate this staff because of the recurring GRAVE mistakes she did, her nonchalant attitude and the roster problems because of her many ridiculous special requests like personal activities so she had to go on leaves, then I had to scour everywhere for a replacement. There was a total lack of commitment from her and I could feel that she was just there to clock the hours. These were tolerated for close to 8 months before she got the sack.

Clearly she knew I was the one who reported on her because, who else would? After all, I am the BAD PERSON. And honestly, if she was good in the eyes of my bosses, she would have given maybe another chance. But NO. She was told to leave immediately!! Do you get what I mean now? For the record, I was nice to her throughout her stay (at least to me.  Because I KNOW when I am nice and when I am not). Even if she makes a mistake, I’d at most bug her until she does her work but I NEVER scolded her jia lat jia lat like my bosses. Haha!!

So yes, when she was informed, she tried turning tables and accused me of not doing my job well when she wasn’t even aware of my actual responsibilities, claiming that I didn’t offer any help when the front desk faced heavy traffic of enquiries, or I spent more time on the computer (I needed to do invoicing and that would take me HOURS) instead of on the front desk. I really really don’t blame her for her ignorance but I am just seriously pissed.. because all these came from someone who (1) leaves the office on the dot most of the time so she didn’t even know on the BUSIEST period I actually had to stay up til 2.00am to sort things out, (2) persisted for a pay increment barely four months since her first day when she obviously didn’t deserve a single cent of increment, (3) brought so much inconvenience to my roster planning, (4) got complaints even from customers for her misconduct, (5) refused to use her BRAINS and keep depending on others for solutions! Whichever problem that crops up, first thing to do is to handover the responsibility to someone else or call out my damn name because I am the bloody supervisor what, right??, (6) does things haphazardly but I bet she never knew because most of the time I was the one clearing up her mess as I was TOO SICK AND TIRED to inform her again and again!! OMG why was I so nice? She totally didn’t deserve it!

Do I have to show you what I am doing to look super productive to you? Do I? NO! Who the bloody hell are you? -_-

Actually my bosses already knew her behaviour but we retained her because we were really short-handed! Now thinking back, wow look at the amount of time and effort in grooming her! WASTED. Should have advised my bosses to let her go!!

Never mind! I am very glad my bosses didn’t believe a single bullshit she said! She had probably brainwashed other staff to hate on me before her departure but all I can say is, GOOD RIDDANCE! Hate me then hate me loh, I don’t need your love to survive oh lord.

And there you go, MY RANT! :B

P/S: This post is most likely inappropriate but I am still in my learning phase. Of course when I enter the working society, my life would be so low key that I’d seem like I have disappeared from the face of this Earth! This is just for learning purposes 😉 So my dear friends, please do not be like her!