Back In Malaysia/DAMN FUCKING TULAN

March 29, 2007 at 12:42 pm (Craps, GY 白 TULAN)

Before I start, I’ll just go over a list of shit that I made for myself last week…

Things to do before I go to Singapore

  1. Update CV
  2. Scan my portfolio Updated 22/03/07 1.15am
  3. File all my certificate Updated: 21/03/07 3.45am
  4. Look up job offers
  5. Buy bus ticket Updated: 21/03/07  11.15am
  6. Borrow an MP3 player STATUS: FAIL
  7. Pack a digital camera STATUS: FAIL
  8. Pay credit card bills Updated: 22/03/07 9.45am

Things to do in Singapore

  1. Get a Singapore mobile number STATUS: FAIL
  2. Update CV with Singapore number STATUS: FAIL
  3. Submit CV by hand
  4. Wait for interviews
  5. Call up companies to check on progress
  6. Get a copy of the Saturday paper
  7. Meet up with Wilf, Fooker, Aaron
  8. Take a picture with Wendy STATUS: FAIL

With that out of the way, here’s a vague attempt at a post mortem:

Item number 6 on list 1:  “Borrow an MP3 player
Reason for faliure:  Request posted up too late (less than 24 hours before departure).

Item number 7 on list 1: “Pack a digital camera
Reason for faliure: Failed due to a total lack of apathy towards the item. Only realized when on bus.

Item number 1 on list 2: “Get a Singapore mobile number
Reason for faliure: Wasn’t arsed to spend RM50 on a SIM pack since I was already short on cash.

Item number 2 on list 2:  “Update CV with Singapore number
Reason for faliure: No number, how to update? Tiu.

Item number 8 on list 2: “Take a picture with Wendy
Reason for faliure: Didn’t leave the hostel much. When I did, it was to go out with GF, and we never did bump into Wendy.

So in other words, I got back from Singapore after a week there, and to be honest, I didn’t achieve the primary objective of securing a full time job. I did manage to get myself a freelance assignment, but that’s only for one month. I also was called a stalker for wanting to take Wendy’s picture. Sigh. Poor poor Pun Pun.

On a side note, I heard something today from an ex-colleague that really pissed me off. It pissed me off so bad that it has already spoilt my whole day.

Imagine this – three months ago, an ex-colleague of mine persuaded me to join her company. She sold me the idea of walking away from a secure job to try out something new. Since she was an ex-Catcha staff, she knew the difficulties we faced in Catcha and knew exactly what to say.

I knew taking up the offer would be risky – it was a small start up and it could go bust any time.

But I took the gamble. I could either work there for a year or two and greatly increase my profile, or I could fall when the company did and be unemployed.

For those who didn’t know, I was forced to take the latter route.

Anyways, I was fine with it. In the beginning I didn’t blame anyone. Hell, doing business isn’t so simple right? She even gave me leads to finding a job. So I thought it’s ok. She’s cool.

Until today.

Fucking hell. Talk about unethical.

First she dug me out of the company. Then she dug out my designer, who incidentally only lasted in Digital fucking Lifestyle for two weeks. And now, guess where she’s going to work? Yeah, she’s going back to Catcha.

Thanks for nothing. Thanks for pulling us out and leaving us in the cold. Thanks bitch.

Well, you know what? Since I’m in the mood for making check lists, here’s one check list just for you:

The bullshit that Mediacreates laid on us

  1. Dismissed staff without paying compensation. Less than 24 hours notice given.
  2. Did not pay March salary.
  3. Did not pay EPF (both employers and employee’s section) for 3 months.

Well, I’m no lawyer, but I’m guessing that I have some valid points here. Personally, I don’t give a fuck if the company closed down because it was bankrupt or otherwise. I don’t give a fuck any more. I want what’s rightfully mine, and if I don’t get it, I WILL go to the courts.

You must remember, I don’t have anything better to do with my day since YOU TOOK AWAY MY FUCKING JOB.

So, anyone reading this familiar with the ways of the labor court? I’m going to need some council on these three points. Are they valid points? Can I hold the company liable? Can I win?

If it’s any consolation, I’m not in it for the money. Nope. I’m in it for the principal.

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1 Comment

  1. AHLOKKOR said,

    “Take a picture with Wendy “………WTF!!!! :)

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