Office Hiccup

Thursday, 7 April 2005

I was about to rant about a colleague of mine who threw a minor tantrum in the office a few minutes ago, but decided not to.

I was a bit careless with her report this month, so I supposed I deserved that treatment. What happened is that I had to skim through a sea of numbers and pick out her portfolios' top 5 holdings in terms of value*, and I missed out some major holdings which should have been on the list. It's not the first time that it's happened. Anyway she regained her composure and has left for a meeting. I'm sure the prospect of having a free Japanese lunch helped to brighten her mood somewhat. 😐

On another note--this propensity to err is making me doubt myself in whether I'm competent enough to be considered for a promotion. 🙁 I've always been aware of my carelessness and I do check my work, but why are mistakes still slipping through?

Okay. Next time, I'm just gonna go through my work slower and see if that helps. I get sloppy when I rush.

*Note: The report's in PDF format, so I can't sort the numbers and rank them--gotta do it manually by eyeballing the sheet. You may ask why the report can't be done in an Excel spreadsheet...

WELL.

You see, on the PC which generates this report from a backroom system, Microsoft Office has not been installed. Nope. Management wants to save on the few hundred ringgit for the suite, and has opted for Star Office instead.

I'm sure a few others who work in this building can appreciate the twisted irony of the anatomically-correct statue of a bull in the lobby.

4 Comments

#1Gravatar imageWu Han says:

She’s not kidding about the bull. It’s very anatomically correct. Big Sam and the twins in solid gold. It’s like having an [Oscar](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award) stuck between your legs.

#2Gravatar imagekOtAk says:

I got a scolding fr my boss on Wednesday for sending out an email asking for approval for a design (when the design was already approved the day b4). The thing is, she was on MC, and reading her SMS, I thought she wanted me to get approval 1st.

Jeng jeng jeng!

Now I know lowly executives cannot send email’s straight to the Big Bosses… and never trust SMS messages 😛

#3Gravatar imageruach says:

…and i thought my company was stingy. we try to cut down on licenses for vendor software, meaning that half the time you can’t get anything done because someone forgot to log off.

also, tantrums in the office, whether petit or grand, are never acceptable, unless you kidnapped her firstborn or something. mho, anyway, and mho is top-notch! 😉

#4Gravatar imageLigeirim says:

I think me and Lynn saw the same bull… probably the original one in New York… makes one feel anatomically insufficient…

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