How to pissed off your employee

September 18, 2007 at 6:54 am 1 comment

My entire day was totally wrecked in a 15 minutes brief face to face talk to explained about the number of days I will be compensated for my works over the weekend as well as during the past holiday’s season.

1st Replacement Leave Claim Form
I’ve worked my ass off during the Merdeka Holiday – which I’m told by the Project Director that we’re to received a 2 days replacement leave for each day of work. I’m working for the entire weekend – a total of 3 days, that allows me to claimed a total of 6 days and my form were approved by both Project Manager and the Project Director. Wait a minute, their signature doesn’t mean anything? How on earth can she asked me in the face – how did you claim 6 days? Hello? Can’t you communicate with your colleagues? You’ve got the Project Director signature! I’m furious.

2nd Replacement Leave Claim Form
This one is even better, although it makes sense to her – it simply doesn’t to us when we’re putting our “life” behind for projects we’re committed to. We’re working non-stop for 24 hours due to some people who over committed to client but it is OK. We’ve no choice but to deliver in the name of preserving the company’s dignity or we’re simple f**ked and slapped with fines that goes up to several hundred thousands shall we failed. We were told on the morning after which we deliver the project that we’re allowed to go home and rest, while the company will give us an additional replacement leave for the work we put up last night. Bang! She has her own rules again and goes on to says there is no such thing as we’ve taken the next day off.

Managers, read here
What impact did she create in the existing sore employee-management relationship? Hatred and anger towards the company and derailed morale level among employees – which is already at the lowest level.

How could one who sits at a secluded corner of the office behind closed door ever do understand the work we did for the company? Have she even sees how the production team worked? How we put our time in the projects? How we need to squeeze in a comfortable dinner with the RM10 which the company “awards” us for working late night? How we spend the weekend in office trying to get things done while she’s having a stroll down the neighborhood mall, or maybe pasar malam? I’m lucky to have a team of hardworking and fun to work with people. Life is so much more acceptable with them around despites all the bullshit we’re getting from company who doesn’t sees us.

How bullshit can it be when a matter as simple as a replacement leaves’s form that bears signature from Project Director and yet rejected from a Finance Manager? What about a Finance Manager that don’t even bother to check how much more annual leaves to compensate you despite the fact that earlier request to totally clear the remaining annual leaves in lieu with resignation notice which was rejected? We – the people who work in the production do communicate and clarify things we do not understand or doubted. Can’t Managers do the same thing? Is there no communications in the management level? I think, that is exactly what is happening.

The problem I have with the company was they never want to wake up from their dream. They envisioned huge projects. Big income. International awards. Multi-millions company as their client. And boy… what do we have at the back room? A very, very small team to execute their never ending promises to client. That very, very small team were never received enough acknowledgment and help always come at the very last minute, only when the gun were pointed at the empty skull.

I need someone to give them Management 101 lessons as well as some Karma lessons. When you treat your employee by the book, we will go by the book.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. earthkid  |  September 19, 2007 at 2:42 am

    screw her lar..u will soon be outta that place…such a bitch…


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