Monday, 26 January 2009

The Path I'd Take

As with the previous year, I'd be putting greater focus on career development. I figured that it'd be best for me to grow up as a professional since I'm not really getting any younger. (Personal maturity still on indefinite hold) =P

In several posts last year, I mentioned several aspects of my job, particularly the PA or performance appraisal. If last year, the PA was too much of a big deal, this time around it was too much, let me say downplayed, for lack of a better word. And yeah, I had passed my PA report already without me blogging about it.

The PA will, of course, remain the basis of the salary adjustment and/or promotion recommendation. However, some department *cough* (HR) *cough* must've thought that rushing the appraisal process might save money or something so they hurried us line employees to submit our individual PA reports with just a few days of notice.

Yeah, I spent a bit of time with my report so I wasn't able to blog for the past weeks. But I did put my career as priority#1, right?

Last year, I said I'd make sure to be ready for a promotion this time around. But meh... I was more confident last year to get upgraded as compared to now. I won't expound more, as I don't want to bring up bad memories. XD

But if there's one thing I also decided, it will be this: that I'll be basing on the outcome of the appraisal the path I'd be taking a year from now. Put straightforwardly, if I get upgraded during this appraisal period, I'd consider extending my stay in this company even after my bond expires in about a year's time. If I get promoted next time instead, I'd decide whether to leave the company or not when I can officially tender my resignation. But if I'd still remain as a Junior Engineer after next year's appraisal, then there's no question about it: I'd be leaving on the first plane that'll take me elsewhere.


Before we go further...

Happy New Lunar Year! =D

I wanted to write several updates today but had to drop the idea to give way to a few other things that came up. Hopefully I can come up with something before I get too sleepy. XD

Oh yeah, a few more words into this advisory. I said in my previous post that I'll think of 3 things this year (Career, wealth and health). And yes, this blog doesn't fall in any of them, unless I decide to monetize this in the future.

However, it doesn't necessarily mean that I won't be giving this blog much attention. I'll still update every once in a while, especially when inspiration strikes. But in the mean time, I'll try to emulate oxen by working hard and concentrating on my career, which is my top priority this year.

Well, I hope to let you read something new when you visit this blog again. Please drop by soon. =P

Monday, 19 January 2009

Starting time again

The clock on my PC clearly states that it's January 19, 2009 here in this part of the globe world where I'm in, but nonetheless, I'll begin my posts for this year with a brief outline of my plan of actions. Now, I won't be boring anyone coming to read my blog with a long list of mundane matters because in the first place, I have only three things to bear in mind this year:

  1. Career

  2. Health

  3. Wealth


I've decided to make separate blog entries for each of them, instead of expounding on a single post. More about these three soon. ^^,

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year!

Because the lack of a PC won't stop me from posting my greetings.

Happy new year! ^^,