anyway, she always have problem working here, ok...this place is not the ideal workplace and it did not help that our previous boss, the one who hired her, made a mistake in doing so, due to the mismatch of skillset to the work she is required to do...see the company i am working for is a microsoft and windows shop, and gosh as stingy as the big bosses are in spending, they somehow do not mind spending on microsoft, windows, etc. stuffs, or to hire external consultants for IT solutions, than to trust their own staffs to write their own applications, or the freeware open source stuffs (which is mostly Linux, Unix, etc.)...this bitch and also...sadly, our ex boss, is more pro-open-source (luuuuvvvv Linux) and trying to save costs for the company so...it was another story why our ex boss has left...but ever since then this bitch has been unhappy (errr...correctly, ever since i joined this bitch never stopped bitching about her "work" here)...
good news is that she finally got another job...but have to be stucked in this company for another two months to serve the notice....then her disappearing acts started...initially she would just leave earlier say around 4pm something which we all do not mind, and she was initially worried that she even asked me if anyone noticed...i was genuine when i told her i did not even realised that she had left earlier the day before...we also realised that she was on MC more and more often as well, ok, mabbe she really is sick, i dunno...but lately, dunno what got into her that she was starting to do this more and more often and until two weeks before, she started to come to work only during lunch time...and then not come in AT ALL....initially she will still sms our dept admin cum secretary that she was either late or on halfday or fullday but then our admin started to come to me to ask if she had called, i went HUH??
we have the company policy and practise to cover each other's phonecalls when one is not at his/her desk within the first 3 ring tones, to answer the call. And as she sits in the cube behind me, some of her callers can be damn persistent in calling over and over again, so leave me no choice but to answer them...when they asked if they should call back the next day, i am not even sure if i should say yes or no, for the simple truth we just do not know anymore!!
another thing, this bitch being the security person she is supposed to review our firewall rules change requests from the other offices...it is a great responsibility as she has to identify the changes present any security loopholes and vulnerabilities for external attacks...company data, no joke..and with her constantly disappearing like that, and our wonderful boss has no idea whether he should approve or not the requests as he has to rely on her "professional" input and review, so...imagine the delays...most of the time i would wait till very late and i would sms her if she is coming to work else i have to discuss with the boss for alternative solution and change to this procedure...
she came yesterday morning...and chatted with me...i made ONE VERY MAJOR mistake in my ENTIRE life!! and yes I AM LIVING TO REGRET THIS!! i dunno what got into me that i felt i had to have to take the opportunity to talk to her about this being not very professional how she is carrying herself, and leaving with the company a very bad impression upon exit...as a friend....her excuses:
1. she was very busy with her social life the past weeks...ok, she is a lesbian and she has a girlfriend, relationship problem? but who cares!!
2. she was so unhappy with this company, she simply did not care...this is her 2nd workplace, i told her there are worst companies than this one in the outside world...
3. she had nothing much to do only here to check emails, do FW rules change requests etc. like why our boss cannot review and make the decisions himself?? huh?? then why is the company hiring a security analyst for???
and the many other reasons i just could not remember...in the end, i left it at that, that i could only remind her as a friend, it is up to her how she wanted to carry herself "professionally"...and went about my work...went to lunch...
when i came back from lunch...i got an FYI email from her, cc to our boss...the email she wrote to our boss, the content summary:
1. she understood that she signed the offer letter to accept the two months notice period...but she now felt that it was too long (ok, then why did you sign your life away in the first place, this is afterall a CONTRACT and you AGREED to it! stupid bitch!!)
2. she said she was not those typical singaporeans to just come to office to work for the sake of coming to work, and she did not find coming to work any good for her any more, that it was BORING.
3. she is supposedly going to clear her leave (and i think our boss is just too good to her for allowing her to clear leaves during her notice serving period!!) from next week onward till end of the month...but she requested that she'd be let go, and that THE COMPANY PAY HER BACK HER ANNUAL LEAVES??? hello!! you will be lucky that you are not asked to pay the company for the two months notice serving that you FAILED to serve!!
seeing that i was CCed on HR issues that really should not be my business, i replied to her cc to my boss to request that she would leave me out of any communications with regard to her employment issues with the company and her boss. she was so thick headed that she had to reply and again cc to the boss that she wanted to show me that she TOOK my advise and that she was TRYING and hope we do not see her as IRRESPONSIBLE?? WTF!! if you had taken my advise you would just serve your notice period or at least let people know that you are not coming to work whatsoever!! nevermind that she cc my boss, by this time i was majorly PISSED, i replied to her alone that i was only chatting with her as a friend with regards to this, but whether she wanted to try or not, it was up to her as it was afterall her life and her career. i know the company she is going to next and it is a company that my current company had hired to do some consultancy work...imagine if the bosses would talk among themselves about her...but hey, it is just that an advise, she took it or not it was up to her...and i had to paint the picture even CLEARER for her simple mind to comprehend that i was "annoyed" (extremely understatement) for being involved in the communication between her and her boss. she came back accusing me being "sarcastic"??? and asked me not to bother her anymore with regards to her "career"...ok, since then i rested my case, i just wish her all the best and never talked to her.
today she again came in around lunch time, i was not even sure if she was going to come at all, when the dept admin cum secretary came to ask me i honestly said i did not know. and her phone was forever ringing it was disrupting my work and concentration i felt like unplugging it...beh tahan, so i sent her an email, cc to my boss and the secretary to take note:
I have received a number of phonecalls from your phone, some of them from the vendor (e.g. Patchlink). If you are not intending to come to the office, appreciate if you will contact them and let them know of your availability.
our secretary also beh tahan...she added to it to ask her to submit her e-leave online for all the halfdays and fulldays she had taken...when she later showed up around lunch, she replied to the secretary to thank her for the reminder, now who is the sarcastic one??
anyway, below is the exchange of emails between me and her from her reply to my first email above:
Next time if you are picking up my phonecalls, please direct them to call to my mobile when I am not around.
And, if *the secretary* asks you for my availability, please also just tell her that "you don't know" and "get her to call me directly", instead of going through you.
I am sorry but I feel that this is logical.
*the bitch who swing another way*
As your mobile phone is personal, I will take this as your permission to pass your number to your callers. And I have been telling other people who have been asking for you that I do not know, as that is the truth. I will take note of your request, whatever that works best for you.
My mobile number is not personal.
Especially when we are working in the Corporate field, there is a need to be contacted at anytime, anywhere.
This is well-understood in any company.
*the bitch who majorly swing another way, and could not decide if i should be a man or not*
Noted and understood. Please be informed the common practise from my previous (and even current) workplace is usually not to give to external vendors our personal numbers, as most employees usually do not have the time to entertain sales calls. But if you do not mind these calls, I will do as you said.
I will rest my case here.
I don't want to think about this thing anymore, because there are other things that awaits me to think about.
what case did you have to rest in the first place?? OH yes, not to mention in your exit interview you told the HR the reason why you want to leave was that you were not given a chance to be the manager when the company plans to hire a security manager to be your boss, instead of having you report directly to the company's CTO?? hmmm....you? a manager??? OH.PLEASE!! i have very little patience left to want to say to her "WAKE UP!! GROW UP!!"..
hello, 25yo leh!!! not small children oredi!! i would expect this from a teens or 23yo or younger but even most 23yo ladies are more matured with better common sense and brain power than THAT!! i know her next employment, if i were mean enough i would contact them to get her into trouble....but not worth my time!!
and all these while...our wonderful boss kept his mouth shut...good also, the secretary commented to me, next time we can do the same!! *evil laff* kekekeke!!