Good day everyone. I've noticed that my readership has dropped by as much as HALF! HALF!! where have you guys gone to? tak mau baca my blog already ah?? I know I've not been updating much but stillll... what happened to brand loyalty?? blog loyalty in this case.
Big changes this month, more so from December onwards now that everybody has a day-time job already. Sigh speaking of work...work work work.
In this post I will attempt to describe what's it like to be working in a billion-dollar multi-national telecommunications company. What are the ups and what are the downs. Most of you might already have an idea, but what the heck.
I will start with the cons..
1) Politics - this is inevitable. Big or small, every workplace will have some sort of politics going around. The difference being, in a big company the politics is SO THICK, you can almost cut it with a knife. You will feel it the moment you carry out your job. Best thing to do is to avoid politics if you can, but somehow one way or another you'd have to face the music and confront it. Things such as managers delegating most of their work to you, snakes who'd take all the credit for your work, the relationship between your co-workers and their managers (read favorism, biased opinions)
2)E-mail - is your best-friend and also your worst nightmare. Everything you do has to be in black & white just to cover your own ass. But in doing so, becareful of who receives your e-mail, especially those in your CC list. Alot of damage can be done.
3)Gossip - is almost as bad as politics. Becareful of how you interact with the people around you, watch the things that come out from your mouth and never take it seriously. You'd be surprised how fast things can travel through the grapevine.
4) Benefits - probably the only good thing about working in a big organisation and the only reason why some people stay in the same company as long as they do (5-years, 10-years). Things such as free medical, maternity, subsidy on your expenses such as fuel, phone bill, meals. Company share options, performance bonuses.
As good as it may sound, these things will definately only keep in you in same company for a long long time.
*breathes* It's almost 2am now and I am blogging about work..blah. My mind is getting tired just thinking of all the things to say..I'd better stop here and start DOTA-ing :P