Office Politics …Lesson learned!!

Hey all you bloggers, its the month of Halloween and of course the Oktoberfest is here!!

Office Politics. Ever heard of it?

When you hear the phrase “office politics,” what comes to mind?

Do you imagine:

  • Favoritism
  • Back-stabbing
  • “Makes me want to run and hide”
  • Cronyism
  • Self-interest

It’s not a pretty list, is it?  Yet, whenever I talk with my friends about “office politics” their viewpoints tend towards these types of words. Which is actually I find it TRUE INDEED. And everybody has a really ‘GOOD’ experience with office politics….being manipulated is one of it and it already happen here quite sometimes in my offices.

I learned that no matter what your company, you’ve probably encountered organizational politics. Most of the people you work with misaligned priorities, pursuit personal goals, and unresolved issues — all often lumped under the umbrella of “politics.”
And there’s always one person among of all staff in the organization really don’t like to see you up in cloud nine and will always tend to bring you down. Jealous!!!

Here are just a few lessons I’ve learned:

1. Always give honest responses.

2. You don’t have to be friends with everyone.

3. Don’t settle in too much.

“If I had to, I could clean out my desk in five seconds, and nobody would ever know I had ever been here. And I’d forget, too.”

4. Everyone has distractions that sidetracks the task at hand.

“When I discovered YouTube, I didn’t work for five days. I did nothing. I watched Cookie Monster sing Chocolate Rain about a thousand times.”

5. It’s OK to think about the end of the day, no matter how much you love your job.

“Lord, beer me strength.”

6. Sometimes work makes you irrational and cranky.

“I want to clamp that 21 lady face in a George Foreman grill.”

7. Dreams die. Find new ones and move on.

8. Just be yourself.

9. You will ALWAYS have to do math.

10. Performance reviews are arbitrary and subjective to your supervisor’s mood.

Awww…this is so damn true!! Its happens everyday, so welcome to HELL.

11. Don’t skip lunch. It’s your one bright spot in a bad day.

“Whenever I encounter one of my worst day, food is your best friend” my friend told me this afternoon when we had our lunch together and I think its reasonable, I mean you can’t resist food because food is tasty (in general). At least it helps you feel better.

12. No one will ever really understand what you do for a living.

14. Your office is not your home. It is not worth dying for the job…unless your job is saving lives. Get out.

“Nobody should have to go to work thinking, oh this is the place that I might die today. That’s what a hospital is for…”

People said we should be a professional when handling with work but believe me…I know a few people that handling work that use “PROFESSIONALISM” in their own way. Hmm…way to go jerk!!  Here’s an advise for you : Please try not involved any emotion or get revenge on something or to somebody you don’t like and misused your powers. You should be a LEADER NOT A BOSS.

Well the conclusion is…..It’s easy to use “politics” as an excuse for a lack of achievement or an outlet for your frustration. But it may be a lot more effective to use “politics” as a way to get things done.

Until then, Happy Halloween everybody

P/S Watch out for Micheal #Thriller

diaries & connections to the past

fatim308:

Its great post!!! you guys should read this!! ;)

Originally posted on Accidental Pen:

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I have been thinking a lot about diaries – especially the old, hand-written ones.  In our local news, there have been several recent articles about a Civil War diary that is being examined by local historians.  It chronicles the daily life and struggles of a young Union soldier as he passed through this area.  The story is fascinating, but for me it is even more remarkable to look at the images of those pages … his handwriting on the old paper, the scribbles in the margins, the entire personal image that is captured not only by his words transcribed, but by the physical pages themselves.

It made me contemplate my own journaling and diary-keeping.  The mark of my pen, the paper and the books I choose to write in, the ink, my penmanship.  While I know there are many distinct advantages to maintaining a digital record – and there are…

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Sister love on Independent day

Sister love on Independent day

Quality time with my twins before on our way to work. Well as you can see here my pic might be a bit blurry ( I’m the one with red) and I remember we used to smile this way like when we’re still kiddies…years past by and it never change.

So enjoy your weekend and to all Malaysian out there, Happy Independent day

Twelve Habits of Happy, Healthy People Who Don’t Give a Shit About Your Inner Peace

fatim308:

I love this, well inform!! thanks for the post

Originally posted on I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog:

Every damn time someone in my facebook feed posts something like this, I click it. Every damn time.

We all have this facebook friend, right? People you genuinely love and admire. People you like hanging out with. People you invite to your birthday parties. You know. Actual friends. Until you’ve clicked links exactly like thisagain and again and again. For YEARS. And all of a sudden, you start to wonder if this is some elaborate hoax, if you’ve actually just been reading the same article over and over.

It’s not like I have anything against happiness, or success, or meditation, or yoga, or being nice, or smiling more, or eating healthy, or losing weight, or being your best you, or embracing the day with a positive attitude. Those all sound great. Honestly, they do. And there are some really smart, simple truths to be found in all…

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Welcome on board, Baby Rafael !!

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Today our office office celebrating one of the staff newborn baby full moon, and I was excited to hold the baby for the FIRST TIME!! Lucky I didn’t drop the baby as I’m not good holding newborn baby (trust me….I’ve dropped my younger brother when I was ten and turned out the whole night was a “THUNDERSTORM” inside the house…yikes!!)

Life has treating me well…I guess

Hey all you bloggers,  I’m having a break time from work so uploading some pictures of how good life been treating me recently ;)

 

 

 

Spending quality time with friends after work was indeed one of my greatest thing to do in life. Well without it, I’m sad

 

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This is when our first night run for the Borneo Marathon, well I’m always the slowest in the group but as long as I keep running and enjoying myself, no bother at all. Life’s Great !

 

 

 

 

…and my twins who always play an important role in my life and a loyal supporter!!