Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
|I am not the only who complained!|
I am apalled by the attitude of their delivery man.
My bank which is also one of the worst banking institution in the country, had sent out my redemption coupon to me using the mentioned courier service. I had no inkling at all that they had tried to deliver to me twice before the notice from my bank as there were no Undelivered Notice left at my doorstep or even my mailbox. I subsequently made an arrangement for the 3rd delivery directly with the courier service and waited patiently on that day. I dare not even step out of the house and was still in jammies till late afternoon ... until when I opened my door and an Undelivered Notice fell in.
Wow, the delivery guy had so silently come and go. No knock on the door and mind you ... I have a door bell that will jolt the hell out of you if anyone rings it. He dare not even put a time on the notice but only the date ... now we can understand why. Sneaky right?
Call my bank to complain and a second time because no one got back to me on their next course of actions. Then they promised to get Nationwide Express to escalate delivery again. On Monday, the courier service called to double-confirmed my delivery address and if I will be home that day. I waited and waited with my front door ajar the entire day but till today, zilch!!!
Called the bank again today and I was put on hold for ages while they check. Then the killer response came ... "The courier service will not deliver after the 3rd delivery. I have to pick up personally at their centre."
What the .....! Why don't they tell me that on Monday?!
Not the first complain I've ever wrote to my bank (which I am still loyal to because of location convenience) ,,, let's see what they say when they hear the 3 voice recordings between their customer service officers and myself.
Frankly, there's nothing wrong with both companies ... the bank or the courier service. It is the people working down the line. Malaysians! Many are still not matured to understand about integrity and responsibility as an employee to their respective employers and customers. They simply don't realised that a business is like a food chain ... unhappy customers go away, less earning for the company and there goes the bonus and in worst situations ... downsizing or close shop!
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
I'm doing a recruitment exercise for my employer. Our business is growing and we need to get our team ready to absorb more work and responsibilities.
In my 20-something years of human resource experience, I know we will come in contact people of varied characters. It's never easy but a good laugh over it is the best cure.
I had quite a number of responses to my job ad today. Many queried about the job out of curiosity even though my ad was very specific. The glaring message is do not call if you don't fit the entire list of pre-requisites. But alas ... curiosity kills the cat! They still called.
Anyway one lady stood out. I actually like her tenacity but sadly it was inappropriate. My job ad specified that the candidate must have accounting qualifications and relevant work experience. Shouldn't that mean working on the books. She had no related qualifications but had worked in an accounting software company as a quality assurer. She enquired and claimed that I was not specific in my ad. She was even far-fetched to think my job ad was for positions selling accounting software. I humored her for awhile with her persistence. I had to tell her at point blank that she does not fit the bill in order to discontinue the conversation.
It's good to be determined but not all the time. There's always the place and time. However sometimes some people are just plain mental!
Sunday, January 4, 2015
I am always confident in multi-tasking. Yet while trying to blog from two separate gadgets today got me into a sticky situation.
Had a thought that I wanted to share earlier and blogging from my smartphone can be quick & easy. But the fingers were too trigger-happy that I accidentally deleted my last posting in a jiffy!
I'm glad after spending the last hour recovering my deleted blog post ... all's well now. The moral of the story here is 'pick up a lesson or two' rather than getting angry with the situation.
Now I've learned that we can actually recover our deleted post. All this while I had thought that once it's deleted ... it's gone forever! Arghhh ... thinking back those times I had to rewrite my postings.
Anyway with Google we can always try our luck finding a solution. It may or may not work but it's worth a try.
So folks, if you do get into such a predicament as this, know that you can undo the mistake by checking out Easy Methods To Recover Deleted Blogger Blog Post.
Remember ... stay cool don't jump. If there's no solution in sight the worst case scenario is to just re-do. Cheers & Happy Sunday!!
Now I've lost my train of thoughts to the entry I had in mind earlier ... gosh!
Friday, January 2, 2015
When I first started blogging, my ideas and objectives were so different from what it is today. 5 years ensued and my blog has evolved although it took a backseat for most part of last year.
Yes, that was in 2008. Today 2015 has opened its door. Here goes to another beginning to another exciting and bountiful year. Happy New Year Folks!!!
Despite my initial apprehension when I undertook the early retirement, I am pleased that my days since had been more than just humdrum. Life's been good providing the adventures and excitements and it has definitely been bountiful ... that's according to the measure of my own expectations.
All I can say ... "there are no regrets to my early retirement." In fact, I believe I have experienced more, learned more and grown exponentially since.
As one Chelle Thompson aptly puts it, "Each choice we make causes a ripple effect in our lives. When things happen to us, it is the reaction we choose that can create the difference between the sorrows of our past and the joy in our future."
So folks, I hope you will welcome 2015 with open arms and embrace all its challenges and opportunities with fortitude, enthusiasm and gratitude.