Tomorrow will be my last day with my employer after a wonderful 99 months. It is with mixed emotions that I’m writing this post.
My boss sent a short and sweet announcement on my resignation. Those kind words mean a lot to me of my contribution and achievement in Electrolux.
I was surprise when my colleague, KF came and say goodbye to me on Wednesday. He was about to leave for Ipoh and he knew he wont see me on my last day on Friday. It was such a sweet thought.
Another colleague from other office sent me a well wishes mail and mentioned “It has been … professionally stimulating to work with you, and I have for sure learned one or two things”. Professionally stimulating … hmmm, how interesting!
My 8 years tenure with the company has been a memorable one.
My boss and I have a very similar name … KSH and KSL and we both have the same surname. We both joined the company about the same time, both in July 2004. The colleagues then thought we are related.
I remembered an incidence where my boss and I were attending budget meeting in Bangkok. When we checked in to the hotel …
The hotel staff asked “One room or two?”
I replied “He is my boss”.
My boss asked “Why? You think she’s my wife?”
The hotel staff answered “No, I thought she’s your daughter”.
The not so good memory was my car got scratched in office car park. It was a brand new car then. Unfortunately, the building CCTV was not functioning and it was then, I felt so unsafe to work in that office building. When my boss asked me to take a look at new office building Jaya 33, I knew our company has to relocate there for branding and staff security purpose.
No, I didn’t take FY along with me. She resigned a month earlier than me and is now extending her service till this Friday. She’s brave and have the courage to start up her own business which has a good business model. I have good faith in her and I know she will succeed.
Oh no … I’m gonna miss all these cooking and baking activities by the company.
My advice to staff is to see opportunity in every problem and not problem in every opportunity. Do appreciate every opportunity that your superior presented to you and try your best.
Try if you fail but never fail to try. This little reminder has been following me for almost 20 years, since my first job with Coopers & Lybrand (now known as Pricewaterhousecoopers). Every time, when the path is difficult with obstacles, I will look at it and take a deep breath.
I apologize if I have offended anyone during my tenure with the Company. It’s nothing personal, it’s just business.
Forget me not!