Thursday, April 20, 2006

Love the game

I received a forward mail today regarding a guy died in his office for 5 days and nobody knows. The cause of the death is heart attack and the guys just lie on top on his desk when he dies. The article also mentioned about this guy is the first employee comes to work early in the morning and work until late at night. The person who actually finds out was the cleaning lady where she expected nobody will be back to office on weekend until she saw the guy lying there for 2 days. The main point was the end of the forward mail where it was added by the email author. “There is no point working so hard, because nobody will notice it”

I’m not really agreed with it. My point wasn’t about working hard and someone should get notice with it. It about notice shouldn’t be related to working hard at all. If I want to get noticed by someone, I can just run around the street in naked and no doubt everybody will get noticed.

Working hard is about what the person love to do and get really serious about it. The guy above is actually a proof-reader, which before an article goes out into the street, the article has to be checked to make sure there is no mistake such spelling or content by the proof-reader. From here, I can imagine that his job has to be really serious and plays an important role in his organization. Does the guy had in his mind that working hard will get him noticed? Nobody knows except the guy himself.

But somehow, I found that some people nowadays love recognition, power and money more than the job itself. Example, the email author believes in getting noticed on the job and not about loving the job. Not to mention all those agents along the hallway of LRT station giving out leaflet on how to get higher pay by working at home but no description on what’s the job about. People knows how to get rich by opening businesses but do not have the interest in the business itself. (Maybe that’s where the criminal comes in. The person doesn’t care whether the business is legal)

I believe working hard comes naturally when you really love the game. It’s a game that you can play really well and love doing it again and again. Bill Gates is a multi billionaire and has a fortune to feed him for a lifetime. However, he still appears in public promoting his software. Why? I bet he really loves his game.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Cut and paste credentials

I was reading the new paper this morning and found an interesting article regarding credentials. It was about people who create their own fake certificate to apply jobs in order to get a higher pay.

The author mentioned more on an chinese idiom; regarding people who didn't go for education end up building wealth and network in the first hand instead of spending time in education. However, for those who earned the education end up working with the imposter. So, for those who has wealth, the education can be sorted out by itself.

I believe the article is not a new issue because I have seen it before. However, there are questions to be pondered upon. There are 3 types of scenario here.

1. People who earn the title or the education.
2. People who has experience but fake the education
3. People who has no experience and fake the education.

People with scenario 1 and 2 can be acceptable since the knowledge and skills are there. The question comes in for those people in scenario 3. How would they able to perform when the environment requires their skill and expertise? BS thru their working life? Or maybe the company just want to show to the shareholders they have so called "expertise" working with them? Well, i believe the question remain there. Beside that, if they really can fake their expertise and knowledge thru the rest of their working life, I think it's better for them to go into sales line where their "skill" is much required in that field. :P

Finally, I really like the author final conclusion which is not the certificate but the education journey that makes the difference. :D

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

BBQ gathering

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