Emotions

Memoirs of Bosses

20 Nov , 2014  

I was returning from KL to board my plane back home. My eyes popped up in happiness to see one of my ex bosses whom I met last a decade ago. I rushed to him and exchanged notes (biz cards) and got chatting about what I do now for a living. He shared how proud […]

Emotions

Name Dropping

20 Nov , 2014  

“What was that email about!?” asked my colleague. He was referring to me forwarding (to him) an email from my boss on how bad our financial performance was for the previous month. He went on to say, “ you could have just told me. Forwarding that email just made it worse!” “Pressure tactics”, I said […]

Out of The Blue

Signs

20 Nov , 2014  

Once upon a time, on a busy last Monday of the month, my Account Manager took an emergency leave. He told one of our colleagues that he had to visit his uncle who was on a short trip to Singapore from Dubai. To nail the point of how desperate his uncle was to meet him, […]

Communicate

MH

20 Nov , 2014  

One of my occupation hazards is frequent flying. However in recent times it has allowed me to pen a few lines like I did this piece on a MH (Malaysia Airlines) flight to Delhi. I have been flying MH for the past 10 years with no fuss. But now, all that has changed – I […]

Emotions

The Bully

20 Nov , 2014  

“Son, your age is equivalent to my experience,” once said an ex-boss of mine. He was driving across a point during a strategic discussion. I was 24 and he was 46. And the point was made to have his way in the discussion. I promptly shut up and followed his line of thoughts from there […]

Emotions

Pets

20 Nov , 2014  

Are you the blue eyed boy/girl of your boss? If you are not, then somebody else is; Many times when you did not get that promotion which somebody else got, what did you tell yourself, Boss’s favorite got it! In every organisation I have worked in, people always talked about the boss’s blue eyed employee. […]